Deadline date: September 1, 2012
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In the last decade, a growing number of for-profit corporations across the world have started voluntarily augmenting their annual financial reports with reports on “corporate sustainability,” “corporate social responsibility,” and “corporate environmental performance,” among others. As of April 2011, there are over 32,000 such reports on the Corporate Register, a database archiving “global corporate responsibility” reports. Relatedly, a number of private organizations have emerged that bundle the standard setting and assurance/ auditing activities for corporate accountability reporting, including the Global Reporting Initiative, B Lab, and AccountAbility.
Harvard Business School in collaboration with one of the world's leading accounting journals, the Journal of Accounting & Economics, is sponsoring a conference on corporate accountability reporting. Hermes Fund Managers have also provided a generous prize money fund for the best papers presented at this conference. For more information on papers and deadlines, please see the above link.