Leanne Keddie is an Assistant Professor of Accounting in the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University. Her current research examines the use of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance-based incentives in executive compensation contracts and, more broadly, sustainable corporate governance. Practically, she aims to provide evidence that informs boards and regulators on the use and design of ESG incentives and how corporate governance supports (or inhibits) these initiatives. She is keen to explore how business plays a role in the circular economy and to understand how incentives and corporate governance can help to transition firms. Leanne holds a PhD in Accountancy from Concordia University.
Leanne was selected as one of the inaugural Public Scholars at Concordia University while completing her PhD. She was trained in writing and speaking to engage with the public on the amazing and high-quality research coming out of our universities. She has contributed to The Conversation, The Director’s Journal, The Montreal Gazette and the International Investor Magazine among others. She also presented at the inaugural CPA Ontario’s inaugural ESG Summit, has been interviewed on the Sustainable Kingston podcast as well as on radio. Most recently, she was a panel member at the DFCG Summit in France for CFOs. She is the Director of the Alterna Social Ventures Institute which seeks to develop a social entrepreneurship ecosystem in the Ottawa area. She is a member of the inaugural Steering Committee of Accounting for Impact and contributes to event coordination and outreach.