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Academics Engaging with NGOs and Grassroots Organizations

When: June 21st from 10:00 to 11:30 am EST (on Zoom)

Join our next Accounting for Impact (AFI) event where we will discuss the topic of academics engaging with NGOs and grassroots organizations, and the use of participatory methodologies to increase the impact and relevance of research. The event will feature three speakers, Noomi Weinryb (Södertörn University), Julie Bernard (Ivey Business School at Western University) and Nelson Dueñas (Universidad Externado de Colombia) who will share their experiences and insights on this subject, moderated by AFI's Joel Bothello. Don't miss this opportunity to learn about how to foster mutually beneficial relationships between (accounting) researchers and non-profit organizations, and how participatory methodologies can be utilized to create meaningful impact.

Register HERE.

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Past events

Teaching with Cases: Impact in the Classroom

When: May 10, 2023 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am EST (on Zoom)

Join us for an interactive session on teaching with cases, led by Nadine de Gannes, Faculty Director of the HBA Program and Curriculum Coordinator of the Sustainability Area Group at Ivey Business School.


This session will begin with a discussion on what makes good cases and why we teach with cases. Drawing from research in the classroom and generating future ideas, Nadine will lead participants in a first exercise to identify their triad (practice, research, and teaching) for case writing. The second exercise will focus on mapping the space to identify motivations, expertise, and space to teach and write cases.


Presenter: Nadine De Gannes

As an assistant professor of Managerial Accounting and Control & Sustainability, as well as a case author, teacher, and reviewer, Nadine brings a wealth of expertise and knowledge to this session. Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of what makes great cases, as well as practical ideas and strategies for teaching and writing cases in their own areas of expertise.


Access the recording HERE and the slides HERE.

Academics involved in Policy and Regulatory Bodies

When: March 24, 2023 from 9 am to 10 am EST (on Zoom)

This workshop will feature a prominent accounting scholar who has been very involved in policymaking and regulatory bodies such as the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). He will share his experience in terms of the work he did, his overall insights and any outcomes of this work that made an impact on policy/regulation and/or society.

Presenter:  Daniel Aobdia

Daniel is an Associate Professor of Accounting at Penn State University and served as Senior Economic Research Fellow (2014-2016) in the Center for Economic Analysis at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.

The panel will be moderated by Leanne Keddie (Sprott School of Business, Carleton University), Event Coordinator and Outreach at Accounting for Impact.

Access the recording HERE.

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Academics' participation in the policymaking process

When: November 8th, 2022 from 9 am to 10 am EDT (on Zoom)

This workshop will build the capacity of (academic) participants to engage with the process of policymaking. It will provide information on resources available to contribute their expertise to problems of public interest in the field of social and environmental accounting. The session will equip attendees to:

  • Understand how to successfully approach the world of policymaking in the field of social and environmental accounting.

  • Develop a capacity to connect their research with policy-making issues in the field of social and environmental accounting.

  • Learn about some of the opportunities available to participate in policymaking processes in the field of social and environmental accounting.

Presenter: Mercedes Luque-Vílchez
Mercedes is an Assistant Professor of Accounting in the Agricultural Economics, Finance, and Accounting Department at the Universidad de Córdoba. She is a member of the ERGO research group (Universidad de Burgos) and part of the Secretariat of the Project Task Force on European Sustainability Reporting Standards of the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG).

Access the recording HERE.


Write Compelling Commentary


Part 1: September 14 from 9:30 - 11:30 EST 

Part 2: September 21 - 9:30 - 11:30 EST 

Participants should attend both parts

Registration (free and open to everyone): HERE

This highly interactive workshop builds participants' leadership capacity and enhances their credibility and influence. It provides participants with the confidence and tools to contribute their expertise to the public discourse through compelling, short-form written commentary for newspaper op ed pages and online sites. The session equips attendees to:


• Own and articulate their authority as experts;

• Understand the essential elements and format of newspaper commentaries, including how to build a concise, persuasive and accessible argument that is likely to engage a lay audience;

• Increase their publication prospects by linking their expertise to the news and enhancing the relevancy and timeliness of their knowledge;

• Submit their work to online and print editors.

Workshop facilitator: Shari Graydon

Canadian Accounting Association Conference - Concurrent Session: Accounting for Impact

When: June 9th and 10th, 2022. 9.45 am to 11.15 CEST

Check the hybrid sessions available on those slots here

The purpose of this session is two-fold: the first is to introduce participants to AFI’s mission and describe the motivation for launching this initiative. The second is to introduce participants to the fundamentals of using the social platforms most used in business and academia: Twitter and Linkedin. Discover how to connect with your audience and create engagement on topics that matter to you through social media. 

Workshop facilitators: Erica Pimentel and Leanne Keddie

More information: HERE


Social Media: Basics and Beyond 

When:  May 4th, 2022 

Time: 9 AM – 10:30 AM EDT

In this workshop, you will learn the fundamentals of using the social platforms most used in business and academia: Twitter and Linkedin. Discover how to connect with your audience and create engagement on topics that matter to you through social media. 

By the end of this 90-minute workshop, participants will be able to:

· Create a basic LinkedIn and Twitter profile

· Learn when and how to use hashtags, retweets and create     posts that will gain traction

· Understand how to use Twitter engagement data

  to measure impact

Workshop facilitators: Erica Pimentel and Leanne Keddie

Access the recording HERE.

Accounting for Impact Launch

When: March 29th, 2022

Launch event of Accounting for Impact - a network to inspire accounting academics to create impact and engagement. The event will showcase Stephanie Bertels and the Embedding Project, and provide interactive space for Q&A. We will create opportunities to learn how to turn research into action.

Access the recording HERE.

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