Carol Adams

Carol Adams

Chair, Global Sustainability Standards Board, Global Reporting Initiative


Carol is Chair of GRI's Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB) a Chartered Accountant and a Professor of Accounting at Durham University Business School. She is Chair of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland's Sustainability Panel and member of the Expert Panel for Accounting for Sustainability. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has served on a number of public sector and not for profit boards. She has held senior leadership roles at universities. Her research is concerned with the role of accounting and reporting in the relationships between business, society and the environment. She has led the development of sustainability reports and advised on sustainability and integrated reporting to major organisations. Recent policy work has included advising the UNDP on its SDG Impact Standards and CIPFA on public sector sustainability reporting.

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Cooperation & partnerships, Finance, Industry, Private Sector, Transparency

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