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Centre for Research in Accounting, Accountability and Governance

Public engagement

We engage with a range of stakeholders in the academic, professional and industrial spheres.

Through a wide variety of interdisciplinary and inter-university research projects, both in the UK and overseas, CRAAG members engage with a range of stakeholders in the academic, professional and industrial spheres. 

Sustainability reporting  

Over the past twelve months Southampton Business School has been running a pilot, working with local small and medium-sized enterprises (SME’s) to help them prepare sustainability reports.  

The service is free and it involves our students getting some practical experience under the supervision of academic staff.  

We are now at the next stage of the project and we are looking for a number of additional SME’s interested in sustainability to take part in the project.  

If you would like more information, or would like to get involved please reach out to either Prof Alaa Zalata or Prof Ven Tauringana.

Developing a National Corporate Governance Code for Ghana  

Southampton Business School academics – Dr Renata Konadu, Dr Pingli Li and Professor Collins Ntim – working in close collaboration with the Institute of Directors-Ghana (IoD-Gh), several major Ghanaian stakeholders, such as the Association of Ghana Industries, Bank of Ghana, Ghana Stock Exchange, Ghana Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Securities and Exchange Commission, Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Ghana Bar Association, and academics from local (e.g., Universities of Ghana and Professional Studies, etc), and international (e.g., Universities of Auckland, Essex, Mauritius, Loughborough and Nottingham, etc) universities have developed a national corporate governance code for Ghana.  

Tax reliefs 

Dr. Hosam was invited and provided expert witness evidence as part of the panel of experts to the Parliamentary Treasury Select Committee on tax relief, sitting on Monday, 19 December 2022, in London. You can watch the proceedings on 

Exporting the DEFRA environmental reporting guidance to Africa to save our planet 

Scientific evidence suggesting that the threats to human life, such as flooding and drought, are caused by global warming as a result of accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is mounting. At the Conference of the Parties (COP, 21) meeting held in France in 2016, many countries agreed to binding targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  The UK was the first country in the world to set a legally binding target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80% from the 1990 levels by 2050 when it passed the 2009 Climate Change Act.  To achieve this ambitious target, the Act committed the UK government to publishing guidance on how companies should measure and report their greenhouse gas emissions. The guidance was published by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) in 2009 and revised in 2013. 

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