St Chad’s College Lunchtime Lecture, Wednesday 30th January, 12.30 – 1.30 p.m.
Carol Adams, Professor of Accounting in Durham University Business School, will consider the appropriateness of measures of university performance. Her talk will be based upon her recent report: ‘Let’s Talk Value: How Universities create value for students, staff and society’. In her lecture, Carol will ask what universities create for society and how that can be better communicated.
Professor Adams is an expert in integrated reporting, social and environmental accounting, sustainability reporting and developing strategy to address sustainable development. She is founding editor of the Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal and writes on her website at www.drcaroladams.net.
Carol has been involved in various global corporate reporting initiatives and is currently a member of the ACCA’s Global Forum on Sustainability, the ICAS Sustainability Panel, the Climate Disclosure Standards Board’s Technical Working Group and she is Chair of the Stakeholder Council of the Global Reporting Initiative.
She was a member of the Capitals Technical Collaboration Group for the International Integrated Reporting Council. She has also served as a Director and Council Member of AccountAbility and was involved in the development of the first AA1000 Framework.
Carol is an experienced non-executive director and consults to multinational corporations and other organisations on corporate reporting and integrating sustainability into business practices. She has led the development of internationally award winning management and governance processes and sustainability reports