Key-note speakers

Prof. Dr. Anne d’Arcy, Full Professor for Corporate Governance and Management Control and Head of the Institute for Corporate Governance, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria. She worked 8 years in the financial industry for Deutsche Börse AG and Deutsche Bank AG. Amongst others, she is member of the Austrian Working Group Corporate Governance, academic director of the Working Group " External and internal monitoring of the company" of the Schmalenbach-Gesellschaft, and member of the Scientific Committee of the German Institute of Internal Auditors. Her research focuses on corporate governance and financial reporting, regulatory cost accounting, empirical international and comparative accounting as well as the effectiveness of internal control systems including internal audit issues. She applies experimental and empirical research designs.

Prof. Dr. Stefan Schaltegger, Full Professor for Sustainability Management and Head of the Centre for Sustainability Management (CSM), Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany, will present on the role of accountants and management controllers in the corporate practice of managing sustainability information. Stefan Schaltegger has been with Leuphana University since 1999 and was before an assistant professor of economics at the University of Basel, Switzerland. He holds a PhD in Business Administration and graduated in economics and business administration. His research covers various areas of sustainability management with a focus on measuring and managing sustainability performance, environmental and sustainability accounting and management control and sustainable entrepreneurship. Stefan Schaltegger has more than 400 publications, including leading journal articles and books on environmental and sustainability accounting and management control. He is member of the editorial boards of 14 academic journals, including Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal (AAAJ), Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal (SAMPJ), Social and Environmental Accountability Journal, Meditari Accountancy Research, Advances in Environmental Accounting and Management, etc. Stefan Schaltegger is chairman of the Environmental and Sustainability Management Accounting Network (EMAN) and member of various sustainability boards.