The study, teaching and practice of social and environmental accounting has grown steadily over the last 40 years in both developed and emerging economies. Researchers entering the field today are faced with a complex and demanding landscape, as the impetus on the world of accounting and finance to understand the social justice agenda becomes stronger. Drawing on a carefully selected range of sources that balance history with urgency and the mainstream with innovation, this four-volume set aims to equip students, teachers and researchers with a deep primer in the essentials of the field, and encourage them to challenge and further develop those ideas.
It contains 80 key articles, selected from across the literature on social and environmental accounting, reprinted together for the first time. Compiled and introduced by an editorial board of wide experience and renown in the professional, governmental and academic spheres, this work is an essential resource for libraries, academics, researchers and practitioners with an interest in accountancy or the rapidly expanding social and environmental agenda.
Jan qualified as a chartered accountant in New Zealand where she also held her first academic post before moving to the UK to pursue her academic career. Previously Professor of Accounting at the University of Aberdeen, Jan is actively engaged in many aspects of the application of academic research in sustainable development to practice in industry, non-profit and political organisations.