Roundtable on the relevance of sustainability information for the accounting profession

Roundtable on the relevance of sustainability information for the accounting profession

On Feb 27, 2023, we co-organized a roundtable to share the growing importance of #sustainability #accounting for organizations and companies with students, lecturers, and other members of society. The panelists were Nuria Rodríguez, CSR and environmental maanager in Grupo Naturgy; Javier Cavero, ESG manager in RSM Spain; Andrés Ferrer, CEO in OMAWA Huella Ecológica S.L.; and Nicolás García, coordinator of the Erasmus+ Account4GreenEco project and the University of Burgos’ Master on Sustainability Information and Assurance.

The panelists highlighted that sustainability should not only be a matter of directives and regulations but a change in how companies are managed. The achievement of this goal requires multidisciplinary teams to understand all social, environmental, governance, and economic dimensions of business. They also reflect on the growing importance of sustainability information in their respective arena – business, auditing, consulting, and academia – that calls for new practitioners’ profiles and the university’s involvement in responding to that demand.

You can watch the full roundtable (in Spanish) on the Youtube Channel of the University of Burgos.

Account4GreenEco Kick-Off Meeting

Account4GreenEco Kick-Off Meeting

On February 8, 2023, we held the Kick-Off Meeting (KOM) of the project at the General Library of the University of Burgos. The purpose of the KOM was to set the basis for the development of the next three years of Account4GreenEco and design the first steps to produce the first module of the platform and the organization of the first teaching activity with students that will be held in Trento in fall 2023.

Ten project members of the five partners – University of Burgos (Spain), the Center for Sustainability Management (CSM) of the Leuphana University of Lüneburg (Germany), Montpellier Business School (France), the University of Trento (Italy) and Gestionet Group (Spain) – participated in the KOM. You can learn more about then in the “Partners” section of our webpage.

Account4GreenEco aims to promote the integration of sustainability information in the curricula of the European Higher Education Area with the ultimate goal of supporting the green transition of the EU economy. During the three years of the project – which will end in November 2025 – an open online platform will be developed that will provide a dynamic and interactive environment through a series of learning materials and resources on sustainability information, such as its production, assurance, and internal control systems.