What can CDA and Ecolinguistics contribute to Social and Environmental Accounting? 2 Days at the Toulouse Business School in search of better stories to live by

After meeting Prof Delphine Gibassier at the conference in Hamburg and sharing my plans for my methodology and passion for CDA and ecolinguistics, she kindly and generously invited me to her faculty at the Toulouse Business Centre to disseminate and share how CDA and ecolinguistics can be operationalized in social and environmental research. The most… Continue reading What can CDA and Ecolinguistics contribute to Social and Environmental Accounting? 2 Days at the Toulouse Business School in search of better stories to live by

Accounting for Biodiversity Symposium

In this very first post on environmental accounting I bring you highlights from some of the world’s leading social and environmental accountants’ current work. Last Thursday, I had the wonderful opportunity to be invited to meet many current scholars in the field whose work I admire. As followers of my blog @Sociolinguini, you may know… Continue reading Accounting for Biodiversity Symposium

The importance of grammar: A talk by David Crystal

One of the things I realised in the last few months since I started my PhD here at the University of Sheffield is that education and the education system itself are not only about the receiving and disseminating of information (yes, ok, and promoting certain ideologies and more problematic aspects of mass education – but… Continue reading The importance of grammar: A talk by David Crystal

Finance as a response to environmental crises? Conference Day 3

The last day of the conference’s theme is insurances and their models. Climate change becomes more and more apparent (not to say obvious) through increased natural disasters, tolling human and nonhuman animals’ lives. Financial markets have recognised the need to develop tools to better evaluate climate change and its impact on investments and insurance. An… Continue reading Finance as a response to environmental crises? Conference Day 3

Finance as a response to environmental crises? Conference Day 2

Here I bring you highlights from today’s papers presentations that are useful in extending theoretical observation into the practical application of accounting to enact corporate behavioral change. Our second day starts with a research paper on biodiversity accounting and conservation, elegantly delivered by fellow CSEAR member Delphine Gibassier (Toulouse Business School) where she asks: Can… Continue reading Finance as a response to environmental crises? Conference Day 2

Finance as a response to environmental crises? Conference Day 1

November 29- 1 Dec (You can read more about the conference here) “A multivalent concern for all living things” (from Vera Ehrenstein’s paper titled: Geopolitics of carbon sinks or: the negotiation of REDD+) I am grateful to the organizers for allowing me to participate in this closed workshop as a (very) early researcher. As most… Continue reading Finance as a response to environmental crises? Conference Day 1

Academia and Activism: Direct Action through Discourse Analysis

22 November 2017, Manchester #discourseactivism For some, academia is a pathway to develop personal and cumulative knowledge, engaging in mentally stimulating work. But for others, academic research (and teaching!) is an inseparable component from their personal moral and ethical paradigms. The location of this conference makes the discussions and our subject matter tangible and urgent.… Continue reading Academia and Activism: Direct Action through Discourse Analysis