A roundtable on developing an innovative performance measurement and reporting framework for UN sustainable development goals (SDG)

Project lead: Prof. Nava Subramaniam, School of Accounting

Team members: Dr. Suraiyah Akbar (lecturer of accounting, ECR, RMIT), Dr. Renzo Mori (Senior Advisor, Sustainable Development, RMIT), Corinne Schoch (Senior Adviser, Global Compact Network Australia)

Project Summary

This roundtable is inspired by the recent Australian Senate Enquiry into the UN SDGs and is supported by the UN Global Compact Australia. The purpose of this event is to draw insights on how Australian firms can make meaningful progress towards achievement of the UN SDGs, and enhance accountability and transparency of their reporting processes. It will enhance industry engagement by bringing together stakeholders from different governance levels to formulate a pathway for developing a more innovative SDG performance measurement framework for organisations. These stakeholders will comprise representatives from government agencies, Australian businesses, not-for-profit organisations, universities, industry bodies and civil society.

Project outcomes

The roundtable was held in Sept 2019. Two external research grants were derived because of the networks built pre and post the event:

1) Title: An assessment of SDG disclosure within the top 150 Australian public listed companies

Other Applicants: Dr. Renzo Mori Jnr., Dr Suraiyah Akbar, Dr. Sophia Ji and Dr. Hui Situ.

Funding Body: UN Global Compact Network Australia

Project Completed now. Outcome - Report shared on the UN Global Compact Network website and Linked-in.

2) Project Title: The role of accounting and accountants in Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) governance in Australian firms

Other Applicants: Dr. Renzo Mori Jnr., Dr. Suraiyah Akbar, Dr. Sophia Ji and Dr.Hui Situ.

Funding Body: CPA Australia - Global Perspectives Programme. Funding received in 2019

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer