Among the keynote speakers were experts on sustainability measurement, management accounting and control from international organisations, research and corporate practice, including: Professor Dr Teemu Malmi (Aalto University Helsinki); Dr Rodney Irwin (World Business Council for Sustainable Development); Andrea Dreifke-Pieper (World Wildlife Fund for Nature); Dr Susan Dreyer (Carbon Disclosure Project); Paul Druckman (International Integrated Reporting Council) and Dr Mathis Wackernagel (Global Footprint Network).
The ecological measurement approach behind WWF’s Living Planet Report and what it means for corporate management and accounting
Andrea Dreifke-Pieper, WWF
Ms Dreifke-Pieper is Director of Sustainable Business and Markets at WWF Germany. She also acts a member of WWFs international market practice. Prior to this role, she worked as head of sustainability in different industries and as a consultant for marketing, communication and change management. Ms Dreifke-Pieper studied forestry, economics and philosophy.spac
How to change the world with data: CDPs approach to reporting and measurement
Susan Dreyer, Carbon Disclosure Project
Susan Dreyer leads CDPs activities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and also oversees CDPs pilot work with consumers globally. She holds a master degree in economics and has an extensive background in the banking and asset management sector. She worked eight years with Deutsche Bank running German and European equity funds and won the Lipper Fun Award twice for her performance. Susan has co-lead working groups on non-financial reporting and is also the author of a prize-winning German bestseller on behavioral finance and ethical investing.
Paul is Chief Executive Officer of the IIRC. Paul is well known and respected in business and in the accounting profession worldwide. Following an entrepreneurial career in the software industry, Paul operated as a non‐executive chairman and director for companies in a variety of sectors until taking over this post. Formerly a Director of the UK Financial Reporting Council; member of the City Takeover Panel; and President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). Other interests have included chairing The Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S) Executive Board.
Dr Rodney Irwin is responsible for a portfolio of projects designed to advance corporate reporting taking sustainable development into the mainstream reporting of an organization. He is the link between WBCSD members and standard / regulation setters and he is leading projects in risk management, mandatory reporting and governance. Rodney is also the course director of WBCSD’s executive education programs including the WBCSD Leadership Program in partnership with Yale School of Management and Centre for the Environment at Yale. Prior to this role, he was the Group Director of Risk Management, Control and non-Financial Reporting at TNT NV. He has also held senior positions in Motorola, Abbey National and started his career at Ernst & Young. Rodney holds the position of teaching Fellow at Lancaster University School of Management.
Practically relevant and theoretically solid research in management accounting and control. Conclusions for sustainability research
Teemu Malmi, Aalto University Helsinki
Teemu Malmi has served Helsinki School of Economics, today Aalto University School of Business, for most of his career, holding today a position of Professor of Accounting. Malmi’s research focuses on cost and profitability accounting, performance measurement, management systems, and the implementation of strategies. His research has been published in the leading publications in his field and he is a member of the editorial boards of many international journals.
Malmi’s work as a trainer and educator sees him occupy several teaching positions in open and corporate training programs. He has experience of director roles in both publicly listed and unlisted companies.placeholder]
Mathis Wackernagel, Global Footprint Network
Mathis Wackernagel, Ph.D. is the co-creator of the Ecological Footprint and CEO of Global Footprint Network. This think-tank focuses on bringing about a sustainable human economy in which all can thrive within the means of one planet. Mathis’ awards include the 2015 IAIA Global Environment Award, the 2012 Blue Planet Prize, the 2012 Binding-Prize for Nature Conservation, the 2012 Kenneth E. Boulding Memorial Award, the 2011 Zayed International Prize for the Environment, an honorary doctorate from the University of Berne, and a Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship.