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Doctor Faizul Haque

Dr Faizul Haque

Associate Professor in Accounting

Research interests

  • Carbon and biodiversity accounting
  • Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) disclosure and performance
  • Corporate governance and business Ethics

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Accepting applications from PhD students.


Dr Faizul Haque is an Associate Professor and Head of Research in the Department of Accounting at Southampton Business school, University of Southampton. He is also the Director of the Centre for Research in Accounting, Accountability and Governance (CRAAG).

Faizul has been featured in the prestigious Stanford University Ranking of top 2% global scientists in 2023. His research interests include, Carbon and biodiversity accounting, ESG disclosure and performance, corporate governance and business ethics, audit quality and auditor behaviour, earnings quality and management and implications of emerging technologies in accounting and sustainability. Faizul has presented his research at several international conferences in the UK, Italy and France, and published papers in top ranked international journals such as British Journal of Management (ABS 4), British Accounting Review (ABS 3*), Critical Perspectives on Accounting (ABS 3*), Business Strategy and the Environment (ABS 3*), International Review of Economics & Finance (ABDC A-ranked), Applied Economics (ABDC A-ranked).

Faizul has been awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s Award 2023 as part of the Sustainability Reporting Team of the Department of Accounting in recognition for the team’s outstanding contribution towards the University of Southampton’s Triple Helix Strategy and Values on for ‘Supporting Sustainability’. He is currently working with several SMEs and Charities to help them to prepare their first ever GRI-certified Sustainability Reports.

Faizul’s research is cited widely by policymakers and practitioners. (e.g., European Commission, European Central Bank, and Bank for International Settlements). He has been collaborating with colleagues to engage in consultation with the policymakers and standard setting bodies such as the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) and International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB). Consequently, he submitted expert comments and scientific evidence on several proposed regulatory guidance and standards. These include, (i) ‘Mandatory climate-related financial disclosures by publicly quoted companies, large private companies and Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs)’ to BEIS; (ii)  ‘IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Taxonomy on IFRS S1 and  S2’ to ISSB, and (iii) International Standard on Sustainability Assurance Engagements (ISSA) 5000 General Requirements’ to IAASB.

He has also developed and led external in-house training programmes on ‘Corporate Governance’ for early-career and mid-level executives in the public and private sectors.