ALCRL appoints Extraordinary Professor

Posted on September 08, 2016

The Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership (ALCRL) is proud to announce the appointment of Prof Carol Adams as Extraordinary Professor in the Department of Accounting, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, for the period 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2019.

In 2015, the ALCRL invited Prof Adams to spend a month presenting a number of lectures to students enrolled for the Postgraduate Diploma in Integrated Reporting programme and offering expert advice within the curriculum. She is a renowned author in integrated reporting, sustainability reporting, change management and performance management. She holds a part-time professorship at Monash University, is a visiting professor at the University of Glasgow's Adam Smith Business School, and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Sustainability Management, Leuphana.

She also serves on a number of boards and consults through Integrated Horizons on corporate reporting strategy and processes, and embedding sustainability into mainstream management and governance processes. She helps organisations realise lasting value from social and environmental sustainability initiatives.

Her appointment will see her visiting the ALCRL at least once a year, have virtual interactions with colleagues throughout the academic year, be a guest lecturer in the Postgraduate Diploma in Integrated Reporting, and act as advisor to PhD students and supervisors. She will also work on research projects, mentor and co-author articles with academic staff at the ALCRL as well as the Department of Accounting, participate in research proposal defences for master's and doctoral students, and assist with supervision where appropriate.

Prof Adams has held senior management positions at several universities. She was involved with the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) project team that developed the Capitals Background Paper for Integrated Reporting and has written over 100 articles, many of which were published in top global accounting journals.

She also consults to multinational corporations and other organisations on corporate reporting and integrating sustainability into business practices. Recent assignments have included work with Royal Bank of Scotland and Dairy Australia on sustainability reporting, and the Cbus Superannuation fund on integrated reporting. She has also led the development of award-winning sustainability reports, management and governance processes. Her expertise and immense knowledge will greatly enrich the ALCRL's Postgraduate Diploma in Integrated Reporting.


- Author Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership

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