Stanford University Accounting Conference on Sustainability Reporting and Control

Conference dates

10 Mar 2023 - 11 Mar 2023


Stanford Graduate School of Business


The Stanford Graduate School of Business and Doerr School of Sustainability are pleased to host a conference on the subject of "Sustainability Reporting and Control," at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, on March 10-11, 2023.

This conference seeks to bring together leading academic accounting scholars working on and interested in ESG and Sustainability-related research topics. We invite the submission of research papers examining the measurement, reporting, and disclosure of a firm's environmental and sustainability-related practices, the governance role of sustainability-related information and systems inside the firm, and the use of sustainability-related information by parties both inside and outside the firm. Relevant topics for the conference include (but are not limited to):
- Incentives surrounding ESG or Sustainability Reporting decisions.
- Economic consequences of ESG and Sustainability reporting activities.
- Measurement of environmental risks, costs, and exposures.
- Use of sustainability metrics, information, and control systems for stewardship, governance, and internal decision making.
- Interaction of sustainable reporting with the firm's governance structure and activities.
- How investors or other capital market participants use, process, gather, and produce sustainability-related information.
- How non-capital-market stakeholders use, process, gather, and produce sustainability-related information.
- Analysis of alternative reporting or measurement regimes.
- Effectiveness and impact of Integrated Reporting practices.
- Role of the International Sustainability Standards Board.
- Sustainability disclosures and regulation.

Conference attendance will be limited to encourage meaningful engagement and discussions. For more information about the conference or to apply to attend, visit the conference webpage:

Prospective presenters are encouraged to submit Papers or Abstracts, no later than December 1, 2022, to the following webpage:

If you have specific questions or require further information about the conference, please contact the conference organizer, Professor Joseph Piotroski, via email at: