Carol Adams

Professor Carol Adams MSc PhD CA FAICD is an internationally recognised researcher in corporate accounting and reporting and its role in the relationships between business, society and the environment. Carol is currently a member of the Australian Accounting Standards Board’s Sustainability Reporting Project Advisory Panel. She served as technical expert to the UNDP’s SDG Impact Team in 2020 and 2021 contributing to the development of SDG Impact Standards. She is immediate past Chair of the Stakeholder Council of the Global Reporting Initiative. She is currently Chair of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland’s (ICAS) Sustainability Panel and member of their Policy Leadership Board. She is also currently a member of the Taxonomy Advisory Group for the Australian Sustainable Finance Initiative. She served on the ACCA’s Global Forum on Sustainability (2011-2021) and the Climate Disclosure Standards Board’s Technical Working Group (2015-2021). She was a member of the International Integrated Reporting Council’s Capitals Technical Collaboration Group.

Carol is Founding Editor and Editor-in-Chief of the Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal which she established to promote research that addresses practice and policy issues capable of improving the relationships between accounting, organisations and sustainable development.