Associate Professor, Strategy & Organization
Desautels Faculty of Management
Desautels Faculty of Management
COURSE AT A GLANCE
Sustainability & Environmental Accounting covers the emerging field of sustainability accounting, which provides a framework for developing measures of corporate environmental and social performance, assessing their reliability, reporting to external stakeholders, and assisting managers in strategic and operational decisions that affect environmental costs and risks. By incorporating the existing multidisciplinary knowledge in corporate sustainability accounting, the course responds to the growing need among organizations to develop and implement management systems for social responsibility – a need that stems in part from increased regulatory requirements and demand from various stakeholders.
Through a combination of lectures and experiential learning, students are encouraged to think critically about corporate cases that pertain to sustainability, and have an opportunity to analyze and interpret data, such as McGill University’s Greenhouse Gas emissions.
This course was developed with support from Rojin Mansouri, PhD student at Desautels Faculty of Management.
“We are very proud of initiatives such as Professor Etzion’s course on sustainability accounting, which champion social responsibility, innovation, and interdisciplinary perspectives. Through his teaching, Professor Etzion is helping ensure that future business leaders act in such a way that safeguards the quality of our environment and contributes to the betterment of society overall”.
– Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou
Dean of the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University
Dror Etzion is an Associate Professor of Strategy and Organization at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management, an Associate Member of the McGill School of Environment, and the Director of the Centre for Strategy Studies in Organizations.
Throughout his career, Dror’s research has examined the use of metrics and information in organizational settings, primarily metrics for sustainability. His current research emphasizes the importance of local initiatives to promote sustainability, as opposed to an over-reliance on hierarchical approaches. Through his research, he argues that local, open, emergent initiatives to promote sustainability increase the recruitment of diverse stakeholders, foster creativity, and yield impactful outcomes.
Dror’s research has been recognized through distinctions such as the 2017 Roland Calori Prize for the best article published in Organization Studies and the 2013 Organizations and the Natural Environment (ONE) Division Emerging Scholar Award, presented by the Academy of Management. As a PhD student, in 2007, Dror received the Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Program Dissertation Proposal Award.
He holds a Ph.D. from IESE Business School and an M.Sc. in Geophysics and Planetary Sciences from Tel-Aviv University.
Rozhin Yousefvand Mansouri (Rojin Mansouri) is a PhD candidate (ABD) in accounting at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University. Expecting to graduate soon, she is joining the University of Southern Maine as an assistant professor of Accounting in Fall 2018. She has an M.A. degree in Economics from Concordia University (2012).
In her thesis, Rojin studies the relation between Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), corporate financial performance and executive compensation. She focuses on employee health and safety aspect of CSR in extractive industries and explores the circumstances in which the board of directors decide to link the executive compensation to safety performance. Her main research interests include executive compensation, corporate social responsibility and corporate governance.