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21st - 22nd June, 2018, Danubius University of Galati, in partnership with Environmental Management Accounting Network (EMAN), organizes the 22nd edition of the International conference on Social responsibility and sustainability accounting – Key corporate performance drivers and measures.

The participants of this edition will have the opportunity to meet well-known researches in the field.

Among those invited as keynote speakers, we mention: Prof. Stefan Schaltegger (University of Luneburg, Germany, Director of EMAN and promoter of the fundamental concepts of the domain); Prof. Adriana Tiron Tudor (Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj Napoca, Romania); Prof. Francesca Manes Rossi (University of Salerno, Italy, coordinator of several networks and research groups at European level in the field of public accounting), Prof. Adrian Henriques (Coordinator of the Quality Standards Committee for Sustainability and Social Responsibility ISO 26000 , ISO 22095, a world-renowned scientist for his work on social responsibility, stakeholder theory, or business social imprint).

Director of the conference, from the “Danubius” University of Galati, Mr. Associate Professor Florian Nuţă, PhD, considers this scientific prestigious international manifestation:  “a good opportunity to bring to the attention of the scientific and business community in our region the theme of sustainability and social responsibility.”

Keynote Speakers



“Sustainable development requires creating sustainability contributions from all actors, including companies. To assess whether the contributions are just reductions of problems caused (e.g. less additional pollution) or whether these contributions really enhance sustainable development requires the measurement of sustainability performance, including decisions on adequate sustainability indicators, data collection, assessment, and communication. While some indicators may be easy to measure as data is available other indicators may be more meaningful or require new ways of thinking and the redesign of (sustainability) performance measurement approaches.”

Stefan SCHALTEGGER is currently Professor at Leuphana University of Lüneburg (Germany) and head of the Center for Sustainability Management.

He has been, among others, a member of the jury of the German Corporate Sustainability Award, of the Daimler Environmental Award, assessment partner of the German Next Economy Award (sustainable start-up award; since 2015), member of the Scientific Board of the R.I.O. Impulse Management Forum for Sustainable Development (since 1997).

He is Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Environmental Management Accounting Network (EMAN) and he is involved in the EMAN International Conferences, promoting all over the world the field of environmental management accounting and sustainability issues.





“In the public domain, there has been a growing demand for accountability by citizens and governments. This reflects the growing need to demonstrate value for money while respecting intergenerational equity. In addition to this, increasing financial constraints impelled public entities to produce – alongside traditional financial information – a variety of reports aiming at improving transparency and dialogue with stakeholders and more specifically with citizens both as tax-payers and as public services consumers.”

Francesca MANES ROSSI is Associate Professor of accounting in the Management and Innovation Systems Department at Salerno University, Italy, where she teaches and conducts research on accounting and auditing.

She has also trained local, state and regional government officials on public budgeting, financial management and audit practices in Italy and has been active in providing consulting services to public sector entities. Her main area of research regard performance measurement in local government and cultural organizations, intellectual capital, sustainability and integrated reporting, auditing and accounting standards both in private and in public sector.

Her publications are related both to private and public sector and in the last years she has developed special skills in the field of IAS/IFRS and IPSASs. Francesca is co-chair of the XII Permanent Study Group of EGPA (European Group of Public Administration), promoting research on Public Sector Financial Management in European Countries and co-chair of the mini-track on Intangibles in Public Sector in the EIASM conference on Intangibles





“The development of a knowledge economy together with the growth in the recognition of the fact that universities can be drivers of development, have led to a increasing awareness of the role of universities as producers of knowledge and innovation. Nowadays, the fundamental tasks of universities are knowledge generation by education, knowledge development by research - and interaction with the local economic and social environment by knowledge transfer to industry. The universities are playing a crucial role in preparing human capital and generating new knowledge for achieving a sustainable economy.”

Adriana TIRON TUDOR  is Professor at Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj Napoca, Romania. Her main domains of interest are: sustainability and integrated reporting, public accounting, international reporting standards, new trends in accounting education, financial audit, etc., member of IFAC in the Public Accounting Standards Committee of European Accounting Association, al European Auditing Research Network, al American Accounting Association etc.

She is coordinating PhD theses at the University of Cluj Napoca and in co-partnership with foreign collaborators.

She is frequently invited speaker at conferences in Romania and abroad. She has numerous publications in her areas of interest and has led national scientific research projects, collaborating with overseas partners.





“Approaching traceability. Very few products or their components can be traced fully to their source – or to their final disposition after use. This lack of traceability exposes businesses of all kinds, from primary producers through to retailers, to sustainability risks, as well as to compliance, reputation and financial risks. Currently there is no feasible, credible and widely accepted framework for assuring the source or destination of materials, components and ingredients throughout a value chain. I will be talking about the ways that companies are approaching – or neglecting - this challenge, and about how it could be tackled more systematically.”

Adrian HENRIQUES has wide, international experience of social and environmental issues and organizational responsibility. He has been extensively involved in work on the development of standards, including the Global Reporting Initiative for company reporting of sustainability performance.

He is Chair of the UK committees on the ISO 26000 standard for organizational social responsibility and on ISO 22095 for Chain of Custody systems.  

He has also been involved in the development of standards for the assessment the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative and in the development of British standards on governance and on sustainable development. He was also actively involved in the development of a nanotechnology framework.

Adrian has also audited numerous sustainability reports for a wide variety of organizations. He is Visiting Professor of Accountability and CSR at Middlesex University Business School and Chair of the Assurance Committee of Social Value International. He advised on the development of the national CSR plans for Lithuania and Bulgaria. He has produced research on social sustainability, taught widely on accountability and social measurement and reviewed the social performance of numerous organizations.

His publications include: Quantifying natural and social capital: guidelines on valuing the invaluable; ICAEW (2015) and “Corporate Impact: measuring and managing your social footprint”; Earthscan (2010). Website:

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