Professor Carol Adams is professor of accounting in the Business School at Durham University. She is an internationally renowned author on integrated reporting, social and environmental accounting and sustainability reporting. She is also 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, among other committees and working groups. She has a financial audit background and holds an MSc in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics, and a PhD in international corporate reporting from the University of Glasgow. Carol has held senior management positions in universities, and is an experienced non-executive director.
There are 17 UN sustainable development goals—too many for a business to implement all at once. Carol Adams writes that the best way forward is to select the ones which align best with your business strategy.
Integrated reporting is gaining in popularity, but it needs the right skills among non-executives if their credibility is to be enforced, writes Prof. Carol Adams, professor of accounting at Durham University.