Social and Environmental Sustainability in Organisations Research Group (SESIO) combines the strengths of accounting and management scholarship. We examine organisational processes, structures and practices to promote social and environmental sustainability and business ethics.
At the Social and Environmental Sustainability in Organisations Research Group (SESIO), our 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 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. We connect academic researchers, industry researchers and practitioners from the business, government and civil society sectors, in Australia and internationally.
A selection of our current projects include:
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
Impacts of global engagement on the design, introduction and operation of codes of conduct for parliamentarians
Value and value creation in sustainable business models
Organisational responses to climate change
Users’ perceptions of integrated reporting and its relevance to the capital markets
Innovation for sustainable supply chain management: addressing the problem of modern slavery.
Management research, value distribution decision making and income inequality
Key sustainability issues in the strategic management of systemic social and environmental problems
Institutional entrepreneurship in inter-sector partnerships
Stakeholder influence on adoption of carbon management strategies by Australian listed companies
From environmental sustainability to ecological civilisation: changing the business school curriculum.
We collaborate with local and international partner organisations on our research projects.
Browse Social and Environmental Sustainability in Organisations Research Group's publications via Swinburne Research Bank.
Media and Conference:
Adams, C, ‘Integrating sustainability and the SDGs into University Strategy’, Advance HE - Let’s Talk Value Conference, London, UK February 2020
Melles, G, ‘Human-centred Design Thinking for Inclusive Growth in India: Choices’, 5th International Conference on Economic Growth and Sustainable Development, India, Mysore, 15-16 November 2019
Abhayawansa, S, ‘business reporting for sustainability’, The role of accountants and economists in tackling today's big challenges, Yarra Valley Water, 23rd October 2019
Melles, G & Paixao-Barradas, S, ‘Human-centred Design Thinking for Inclusive Growth in India: Choices’, 7th International Conference on Research into Design, Bangalore, India, 2019
Neesham, C, Benkert, J & Abhayawansa, S, ‘Social and Environmental Sustainability in Universities’, Webinar organised by the University of Melbourne on Sustainable Tertiary Education Leadership and Governance
Neesham, C. & Tsahuridu, E. ‘Assessing and Improving Professional Accountants’ Ethical Capability’. International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) - Global Knowledge Gateway, 17 April 2018
Neesham, C. ‘Banking royal commission has some thinking it’s the customer’s fault. Here’s why they’re wrong’. ABC Online, 24 March 2018
Adams, C. A. ‘Five steps businesses must take to reach their sustainable development goals’. Minute Hack, 22 March 2018
Neesham, C. ‘Big Idea: The Australian Parliament should have a code of conduct’. Politics HQ, Sky News, 16 February 2018
Benkert, J. ‘What businesses can do to stamp out slavery in their supply chains’. The Conversation, 17 August 2017