Carol Adams is an internationally renowned author with over 7,000 citations to her work in sustainability and financial accounting and reporting including books and articles in leading peer reviewed accounting journals. She is a Professor at Durham University and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Sustainability Management, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg.
Carol provides advice on integrating sustainability to senior executives and finance professionals in companies, universities, public sector organisations and NGOs around the world. She writes on her website Towards Sustainable Business at www.drcaroladams.net
Carol has led the development of international award winning sustainability reports and award winning sustainability management and governance processes.
She has been involved in various global corporate reporting initiatives and is currently a member of the Stakeholder Council of the Global Reporting Initiative, the Sustainability Committee of ICAS, the ACCA's Global Forum on Sustainability and the Climate Disclosure Standards Board's Technical Working Group. She was a member of the Capitals Technical Collaboration Group for the International Integrated Reporting Council and Fuji Xerox's Sustainability Advisory Board.
She has a financial audit background qualifying as a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland with KPMG and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She holds an MSc in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics and a PhD in international corporate reporting from the University of Glasgow. She is an experienced Board Director, Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has passed the Graduate Diploma and Mastering the Boardroom courses.
Publications and citations listed at http://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=wzIsuJUAAAAJ&hl=en
Profile at au.linkedin.com/in/profcaroladams/
Second Sustainability Report, Creating Futures (2011), ranked fifth in global awards, competing with experienced multinational reporters. Corporate Register www.corporateregister.com. In addition, it was ranked 5th for relevance and materiality, 8th for honesty and openness and 2nd for credibility through assurance.
Best first time sustainability report. Won for 2010 Sustainability Report, Responsible Futures. Corporate Register www.corporateregister.com Global awards, competing with multinational companies.
Best first time reporter award, ACCA, Awarded for 2010 sustainability report, Responsible Futures.
Runner up, sustainability reporting category, Australasian Reporting Awards, Awarded for first sustainability report published in 2010, Responsible Futures, competing against experienced reporters.
Continuous improvement – institutional change, Green Gown Awards, 2011, The award was made for sustainability governance and management systems.
Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales Academic Fellowship, 1994-1998: Approx. 15 awarded p.a. through an application and interview process.