Social and Environmental Sustainability in Organisations Research Group
SESIO combines the strengths of accounting and management scholarship to examine organisational processes, structures and practices to promote social and environmental sustainability and business ethics. Its projects integrate the study of behaviours, cultures, norms, ethics, performance and reporting for an interdisciplinary understanding of organisations’ contributions to sustainable practices in society.
SESIO’s ultimate aim is to produce knowledge that empowers organisations to effectively avoid unethical, socially and/or environmentally exploitive business practices.
The group functions as a nexus of knowledge sharing and innovation in sustainable organising – connecting academic researchers, industry researchers and practitioners from the business, government and civil society sectors, in Australia and internationally. A selection of the group’s current projects includes:
- Australian business and public sector entities’ engagement with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
- Using impact assessment to achieve the SDGs in Asia
- Needs analysis and designing programs for building ethical capability for accounting professionals
- Value and value creation in sustainable business models (with CSI collaboration)
- Key sustainability issues in the strategic management of systemic social and environmental problems
- Innovation for sustainable supply chain management: addressing the problem of modern slavery
- Stakeholder influence on adoption of carbon management strategies by Australian listed companies
- Organisational responses to climate change
- Users’ perceptions of integrated reporting and its relevance to the capital markets.
In the media
- ‘Direct Action not as motivating as carbon tax say some of Australia’s biggest emitters’, Kumarasiri, J. C. Jubb and K. Houghton., The Conversation, 2 September 2016
- 'What businesses can do to stamp out slavery in their supply chains', Julia Benkert, The Conversation, 17 August 2017