Welcome to Global EMAN 2018!
It is my great pleasure on behalf of the EMAN-AP Committee to welcome you to the 2018 Global Environmental and Sustainability Management Accounting Network (EMAN) and the 10th EMAN in Asia Pacific (EMAN-AP) Conference in Bangkok, Thailand.
The 2018 EMAN-AP conference theme ‘Global supply chain, corporate social responsibility and sustainability management – Strategies and the use of sustainability accounting’ highlights the urgency of global sustainability challenges, in particular corporate responsibility and sustainability beyond corporate value chains. The challenge associated with balancing the three perspectives of sustainability (social, environmental and economic) is huge and accounting and management scholars have played an important role in developing tools and approaches seeking to understand current business practices. However, scholars note that there are still limited, lack of academic and practical investigation in environmental and social aspects of sustainability under global supply chain context.
The roles and use of sustainability accounting and management to socially responsible supply chain is currently unclear and warrants our attention. During the 10th EMAN-AP conference (31 October – 2 November 2018), we are seeking theoretical and practical approaches to address the roles and strategies of sustainability accounting to support business organisations to integrate business sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) in local and global supply chain practices.
This conference brings scholars and practitioners together who represent a large spectrum of thinking and approaches in the Asia-Pacific region. The conference theme challenges academia and corporate practice alike to reflect on the role and (potential) contribution of environmental and sustainability accounting to sustainability management.
I look forward to bringing theoretical insights and practical ideas.
I thank all the organisers for their hard work and wish everybody a most enjoyable and productive meeting.
Prof. Dr. of Business Sustainability and Sustainable Enterprise
Griffith Business School, Griffith University in Australia