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The aim of this workshop is to create a unique forum for worldwide academic exchange of qualitative and quantitative research in the area of Sustainability Management, ESG Reporting & Impact Accounting, Governance for Environment & Social Issues, Integrated Reporting, SDGs and 2030 UN Agenda, Marketing and Greenwashing, ESG Data and Business, Sustainability Reporting Assurance (SRA), Green & Sustainable Finance.

Even though the tectonic shift towards sustainable investing is still accelerating, business and academic worlds should not make no mistake: the fair pursuit of profit is still what animates markets, and the long-term profitability is the measure by which markets will ultimately determine your company’s success (Blackrock CEO, Larry Fink).

In this context, ESG (Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance) is an umbrella term that refers to specific data designed to be used by investors for evaluating the material risk that the organization is taking on based on the externalities it is generating. The data produced can also be used within an organization as metrics for strategic and managerial purposes. Investors may also use ESG data beyond assessing material risks to the organization in their evaluation of enterprise value, specifically by designing models based on assumptions that the identification, assessment and management of sustainability-related risks and opportunities in respect to all organizational stakeholders leads to higher long-term risk-adjusted return. Organizational stakeholders include but are not limited to customers, suppliers, employees, leadership, and the environment.

Hence, making emerge what is the state of the art pertaining to sustainability in business is deemed timely and necessary.

Research in all stages (PhD thesis, research in progress, and completed research) is welcomed.


The workshop lasts two days, and is divided into the following five tracks:

  • Sustainability Management and Business
  • ESG Reporting and Sustainability Performance Measurement
  • Governance for Environmental and Social Impacts
  • Communication and Marketing in Sustainability: Spotting Greenwashing 
  • Green and Sustainable Finance


Click HERE to download the Workshop Programme.


Patrizia Tettamanzi

Full Professor of Business, Sustainability and Accounting at LIUC – Cattaneo University (Italy). Graduated in 1993 with a degree in Business Administration from Bocconi University, where she also earned a Ph.D. in 2000. She attended a research training programme at LSE (London School of Economics) in 2004.

At LIUC, she holds the courses in Consolidated Financial Statements (basic and advanced), Strategic Management Accounting, International Financial Reporting, Management and Principles of Accounting, Accountability and Sustainable Accounting, Environmental and Social Governance, Impact Accounting and ESG Reporting. She is also Coordinator of the track course in Sustainability Management at LIUC – Cattaneo University and member of the steering board and teaching body of the Ph.D. Program in Manage-ment, Finance and Accounting.

She has also been a lecturer at courses in the "Administration, Control and Corporate Finance" area at SDA (School of Management) Bocconi in Milan and has been teaching since 2000, collaborating with the Institute of Business Economics, at the University of Italian Switzerland – USI in Lugano.
Scientific director of the Journal "Bilancio e Revisione“, reviewer and author of numerous publications in the field of business economics, she has been the promoter of several studies and researches concerning ESG dynamics, the theme of “Sustainable Economy“, B-Corp, recent evolutions of Integrated Reporting and, more in general, of international, financial (and non-financial) reporting and disclosure.
Since 1998, she has been licensed to practice as a CPA – Certified Public Accountant and Auditor.

Chiara Mauri

Director of the School of Economics and Management and Full Professor of Business, Economics and Management at LIUC – Cattaneo University (Italy).

Her areas of expertise pertain to marketing and retailing, with a particular focus on the topics of small and medium enterprise (SME) marketing, brand management, place branding, category management, loyalty management, and new technologies in retail.
She is currently delving into issues related to the effects of imitations on shopping choice errors, tourist behaviour, and the effects of omni-channelling on both store patrons and business enterprises.

She has designed and directed numerous executive training programs. She has participated in numerous training, research and consulting initiatives with leading companies including Barilla, Eusider, Fedon, Ferrero, Illy, Luxottica, Mazzucchelli, OMET, and Pirelli.

She was the Director of the Master in Marketing and Communication, the Executive Master in Marketing & Sales and the Executive Master in Food & Beverage from 2002 to 2017. As part of the activities of the Executive Master in Food & Beverage, she designed and accompanied six study tours of one week each in Tuscany, Piedmont and Veneto, targeting executives from all countries of the world.

She is a member of the Board of Directors of Esprinet SpA (listed on the Stock Exchange) and Colorificio San Marco SpA.

She is also member of the President's Council of the Italian Marketing Society.

Isabel Mª García Sánchez

Full Professor of Accounting at the University of Salamanca (Spain). In 2004, she obtained the degree of Doctor (Ph.D.) in Economic and Business Sciences from the University of Salamanca. Previously, she has worked full time in several companies.

She has published in top journals ranked with a high impact factor in the JCR, such as Corporate Governance: An International Review, Journal of Banking & Finance, and Long Range Planning and British Management Journal.

Her research has been awarded in several congresses and international journals: i.e., Carlos Cubillo Valverde Award to the article published in 2010 in the Spanish Accounting Review granted by the ICAC, the Roleski Best CSR Research Paper or Case Award in the IFERA 2014 Annual Conference, and the Best Paper Award “Sustainability Quality Assurance: Attributes of Assurance Providers as Determinants” by the Sustainability Research Group at the School of Earth & Environment of the University of Leeds (UK).

She is Associate Editor of several national and international journals.

She has been Dean (acting) and Vice Dean of Learning and Teaching of the Faculty of Economics and Business and has been Director within the University of Salamanca of different Master and specialization courses.

Domenico Campa

Associate Professor of Accounting at the International University of Monaco (Principality of Monaco). Graduated in 2006 with a MSc in Accounting, Finance and Control from Bocconi University, he earned a Ph.D. in 2011 at the University College Cork – Ireland.

At the International University of Monaco, he holds courses in Financial Accounting for Investments, Financial and Managerial Accounting, and Developing Research Proposals. He is Deputy Coordinator of the track in Private Equity and Investment Banking for the MSc in Finance. He has also been a lecturer of International Financial Reporting in the Master in Accounting, Auditing and Control at Bocconi in Milan since 2017.

He is member of the Standing Scientific Committee of the European Accounting Association, co-founder and member of the scientific committee of the EIASM Workshop on Fraud and Accounting Scandals, Ph.D. Board member at the University of Genoa.

He is associate editor of Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance, guest editor for a special issue of Critical Perspective of Accounting and serves on the editorial board of Comptabilité, Control, Audit.

He has published in international journals as ABACUS, Accounting and Business Research, Accounting in Europe, Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, Journal of Small Business Management, International Jour-nal Accounting, International Review of Financial Analysis, International Review of Law and Economics. His research interests are focused on auditing, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, earnings quality, and IFRS adoption.

Nazim Hussain

Associate Professor of Sustainability Accounting at the University of Groningen (Netherlands). His research interests lie in the area of Sustainability Accounting, Corporate Governance, and Financial Accounting. His mission is to enable myself to analyse and provide solutions for tackling societal challenges. To achieve this mission, he focuses on true corporate sustainability with an aim to analyse and understand why corporations greenwash and misinform their stakeholder concerning sustainability. The ap-proach he has taken stands out from approaches that currently still dominate in the literature on corporate sustainability as I analyse the truthfulness of corporate claims. He believes that embracing corporate sustainability needs fundamental changes in the way of doing business. These fundamental changes need top-management commitment to bring change in the organizational structure as well as processes.

While studying these topical issues with a great motivation, he has received several awards and scholarships in his academic career. He won a Ph.D. scholarship from Italian Ministry of Education under which he completed a Ph.D. in Business Administration (Doctor-Europaeus) at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (Italy) in 2016. The title of his thesis was “Determinants and consequences of corporate sustainability performance and disclosure”. Since then, he has been actively studying various aspects of corporate sustainability. One of his recent research paper, together with his co-authors, received a best paper award in the annual conference of European Academy of Management held in June 2022 in Zurich, Switzerland.

During the last six years, at the Department of Accounting of the University of Groningen, he has continued his line of research. He empirically studied the determinants and consequences of sustainability performance and disclosure as well as the quality of sustainability disclosure, the role of corporate external governance in improving efficiency of internal corporate governance concerning corporate sustainability performance, the ability of top managers to compliment the positive role of corporate governance in fostering sustainable practices and, more recently, the role of women leaders in reducing greenwashing and carbon footprints of a corporation by reducing waste generation and improving waste recycling.

Beatriz Aibar-Guzmán

Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance at the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain). Her research lines are related to corporate social responsibility (CSR), corporate transparency, and management accounting. She has published papers in top journals ranked with a high JCR impact factor (e.g., Corporate Social Responsibility & Environmental Management, Business Strategy & the Environment, Sustainable Development, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Innovation & Knowledge, Business Ethics, the Environment & Responsibility, Technological Forecasting & Social Change, Sustainability, Sustainability Accounting Management and Policy Journal, Sustainability, and Spanish Accounting Review), which have received more than 600 citations in WoS (H-Index: 12), more than 700 citations in Scopus (H-Index: 13) and more than 2,000 citations in Google Scholar (H-Index: 21). She has presented more than 90 papers at conferences and other academic forums, some of which have been awarded, and contributed with chapters to books. She has participated in several competitive research projects and agreements with companies to carry out knowledge transfer work (design of cost models). She has supervised several doctoral theses, some of which have been awarded.

Collaboration with other areas of knowledge (mainly, health sciences) stands out, obtaining the Professor Barea Award for the Management and Evaluation of Healthcare Costs awarded by the SIGNO Foundation (Modality 4) in 2006. Collaboration with other countries also stands out. In particular, Portugal, as an associate member (Dec. 2008 – Dec. 2014) of the Centro de Investigação em Contabilidade e Fiscalidade (CICF), a scientific research unit recognized and funded by the Portuguese national public agency for science, technology and innovation, and Mexico, through participation in the doctoral program "Methodologies and Research Lines in Accounting and Auditing" based on the Framework Collaboration Agreement between the Secretary of Public Education (SEP) of Mexico and the University of Cantabria, within the Program for the Improvement of Teaching Staff of the Secretariat (PROMEP), with the participation of 11 Spanish universities.

She is a member of the editorial board of several indexed journals (Revista de Contabilidad – Spanish Accounting Review and Administrative Sciences) and has been guest editor of an Special Issue in Sustainability (Business Strategies concerning the Sustainable Development Goals and the SDG Compass). Also, she has been member of the scientific committee of several national and international congresses (e.g., XVII, XVIII, XIX, and XX International Congresses of ASEPUC – Asociación Española de Profesores Universitarios de Contabilidad, I Reunión Internacional de Investigación en Contabilidad y Auditoría (RIICA) held in Manzanillo (México), 7ª, 8ª and 9ª GECAMB – Conference on Environmental Management and Accounting, II Encuentro Intternacional de Economistas Contables). She is one of the 3 coordinators of the Cost Accounting and Management network of ASEPUC.

Michael Murgolo

Ph.D. Candidate in Finance, Sustainability and Accounting at LIUC – Cattaneo University (Italy) under the supervision of Prof. Patrizia Tettamanzi. His research revolves around ESG Reporting, Green Finance, Sustainability, International Financial Accounting, Sport Governance and Higher Education in Business.

He is currently teaching assistant of Consolidated Financial Statements and Accounting and Financial Reporting, and subject-matter expert of International Financial Reporting and Strategic Management Accounting at LIUC – Cattaneo University.

He studied Analytics, Data Science & Decision Making at the University of Essex (UK) and Leadership, ESG & Sustainability at the University of Nottingham (UK). He holds a degree in Business Administration (BSc and MSc) from Bocconi University.

Before starting his Ph.D., he worked, as a practitioner, dealing with issues related to corporate finance (i.e. M&A), international taxation and accounting mainly in the football, real estate, energy and technology industries, supporting companies listed on stock markets, public entities and SMEs in taking fair economic decisions.

He has been involved in various projects pertaining to R&D, innovation and industry 4.0, with the aim of assessing the possibility of obtaining incentives/credits provided for by international/domestic regulations, as well as on issues concerning international tax litigation. He has dealt with issues pertaining to ESG dynamics and green finance, supporting non-profit organisations (NPOs) in compliance procedures.

He has also carried out audit and financial consulting activities for banks, asset management companies (REOCos) and investment funds.
Former Member of the Deloitte Network and CPA – Chartered Public Accountant in Italy.

LIUC – Cattaneo University

– Cattaneo University (Italy) was founded in 1991 by 300 entrepreneurs in Castellanza as a joint venture among Italian corporations who provided the initial funding and continued to provide support and guidance under the seal of the Industrial Association of the Province of Varese (UNIVA).

Castellanza is a town located in the province of Varese, along the boundary of the province of Milan, in the Lombardy region of northern Italy.

The university, housed in a restored nineteenth century cotton mill dating back to 1830, is organized into two  Faculties (Business & Economics, Corporate Law and Management Engineering). The university is named after Carlo Cattaneo, a nineteenth-century local thinker and economist. The university offers, among the different graduate program, a track on Sustainability Management and ESG Reporting.

The university campus complex comprises also a green space: LIUC park, of 26,000 square metres, where the Degree Ceremony, among other events, takes place each year.


The key submission dates are the following:

• Abstracts and/or well developed paper submission (see below for details): June 30, 2023
• Notifications sent: July 10, 2023
• Registration deadline: August 15, 2023
• Final paper submission deadline: October 1, 2023


Please be informed that both Accounting in Europe and the Journal of Management and Governance have supported this initiative,  

As per Accounting in Europe, it invites submissions of developed research papers that investigate policy-relevant topics in line with Accounting in Europe's aim and scope to follow a fast-track process for publication in the Journal. Please indicate clearly in the cover page [i.e. in the up-front part of the manuscript, first sentence, before the title] if you want your paper to be considered for the fast-track of Accounting in Europe. Only fully developed papers will be considered and, in this case, you should directly submit your well-developed or full paper by June 30,2023 (instead of the 3-page abstract). Accounting in Europe aims to contribute to policy debate by publishing high quality articles that provide new insights for research, practice, policy and regulation. The journal therefore welcomes contributions in all areas of accounting, including, but not limited to, analyses of contemporary developments in accounting, auditing, standard setting and regulation. Accounting in Europe welcomes papers from a wide range of paradigms and research methods, as long as they are presented in an accessible manner to its mixed academic and practitioner readership and enhance the understanding or the development of accounting and auditing either in Europe or for Europe from a global perspective.

The Journal of Management and Governance is involved in this Workshop launching a Special Issue with the specific aim of exploring new developments within the context of Sustainability and ESG Dynamics. The Journal encourages the submission of both theoretical and empirical papers on this theme which should be also submitted and eventually presented during the EIASM Workshop here proposed. Deadlines are the same as for all papers submitted to the Workshop: Abstract and/or Full Papers (June 30, 2023) and Full Papers (October 1, 2023). When submitting a paper for the specific JMG session, make sure that you clearly state in the up-front part of the manuscript [i.e. first sentence, before the title] that “The authors are willing to submit their manuscript to Journal of Management and Governance”. Selected papers for the special session in the Workshop will be evaluated following the usual review process the Journal of Management and Governance expected to be published conditional on satisfactory responses to reviewers’ comments.

Should you not be interested neither in the fast track nor in the special issue, but still in presenting your contribution, please provide a 3-page abstract by June 30, 2023 which must be, then, submitted in its full version, in case of acceptance, by October 1, 2023.



The workshop concluded with the following 3 Awards for the best papers presented:  

Quick, R. & Kühle, K. -
Technische Universität Darmstadt -
for the paper entitled
"The Impact of Corporate Governance Statement Assurance on Financial Professionals’ Decision"


Nadicksbernd, M. -
Technische Universität München -
for the paper entitled
"Consensus or Confusion? Finding Common Grounds in ESG Data Requirements in the Industrial and Automotive Manufacturing Sector"


Carey, P., Bray, M. & Tan, E. -
Deakin University -
for the paper entitled
"Evaluating Integrated Reporting Quality (IRQ): A Comprehensive Measure"



The workshop will take place at the

LIUC  – Cattaneo University

Corso G. Matteotti, 22,
21053 Castellanza VA (Italy)

Joining information https://en.liuc.it/how-to-find-us/ 

The LIUC can be easily and quickly reached by public transport, since it is located just 20 km from Malpensa Airport (MXP) and well connected to the City of Castellanza by train.

Castellanza is a strategic place since it is connected to Varese and Como lakes, where the world of business, finance and the environment meet without imposing on each other.


The Workshop will start around 8:30 am on October 26 and will be over on the following day around 5pm.



The local organizers have negotiated special rates in a selection of hotels which are close to the workshop venue.

It is recommanded to book your room as soon as possible. Other events are also taking place in the city at the same time as our workshop. 

Please contact the hotel and mention that you will attend an event organized by LIUC – Cattaneo University and EIASM. 

See list of hotels HERE



The fees include participation to 2 days Workshop, access to the web site and papers, lunches, morning and afternoon refreshments and the workshop dinner.

Participants affiliated with LIUC are entitled to get a special rate. Please contact Graziella Michelante to get the special invoice.

Note that you do not necessarily have to present a paper to participate in the workshop. You can participate and listen to the presentations and thus meet and discuss with your colleagues in the field !

For participants affiliated with an institution that is member or associate member of the EIASM's
Academic Council
329,40 € (including 59,40 € VAT)
For participants coming from another academic institution 378,20 € (including 68,20 € VAT)

Cancellations made before October 1, 2023 will be reimbursed minus 20% of the total fee. No reimbursement will be possible after that date.

Payments should be made by :

  • The following credit cards: Visa or Eurocard/Mastercard/Access




Ms. Graziella Michelante - EIASM Conference Manager
Tel: +32 2 226 66 62 - Fax:
Email: michelante@eiasm.be