Anna Estelle Young
H69 - Economics and Business Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia
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Anna is a sustainability and carbon accounting specialist bringing more than 12 years of academic (research and lecturing) and corporate experience. Her PhD examined the 'integration' of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) information in institutional investment. She is a lecturer at the University of Sydney Business School teaching in postgraduate and undergraduate programs in the areas of corporate sustainability and integrated reporting; carbon accounting; responsible investment; and management accounting.
She is leader of the UN Principles for Responsible Investment Asia Pacific Academic Network and is a founding member of the Australian Business Leaders Reporting Forum that represents key Australian stakeholders responding to the International Integrated Reporting Committee.
Anna brings professional corporate experience as a climate change and sustainability management consultant in a 'Big 4' accounting firm having advisory and assurance expertise in sustainability strategy and reporting; greenhouse gas accounting; and environment, health and safety risk management. Anna graduated with Honours in Economics, her thesis examined Triple Bottom Line accounting.
Research forums Anna has convened include:
- 2013: Principles for Responsible Investment and National University of Singapore "Investing for sustainable and long-term returns in the Asia-Pacific Region", 20 November, National University of Singapore, Singapore.
- 2011: Principles for Responsible Investment and University of Sydney Business School "Dynamics of Investing Responsibly", 24 and 25 November, University of Sydney Business School, Sydney.
Young A and O'Halloran L 2015 Forthcoming 'Responsible Investment in Australia' in The Routledge Handbook of Responsible Investment, ed. Tessa Hebb, James Hawley, Andreas Hoepner, Agnes Neher, David Wood, Routledge
Young A 2014 'Academic insights panel: responsible investment and ESG integration, GTQ Investing in Responsibility Conference (Credit Suisse), Sydney, Australia, 15 May 2014
Roberts J and Young A 2013 'Making Environmental, Social and Governance Issues Calculable and Accountable?', Accounting, Organizations and Society workshop - "Performing Business and social innovation through accounting inscriptions", Gallway, Ireland, 24th September 2013
Young A and Roberts J 2013 'Materiality for whom? Responsible investment and the societal function of listed equities', 36th Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association EAA 2013, Paris, France, 8th May 2013
Young A 2013 'On Trying To Make Investment Responsible: An Analysis of Integrating Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance Issues into Institutional Investment Processes', Discipline of Accounting, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Young A 2013 'The multiple forms of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) integration in investment, HEC Business School Seminar Presentation, Paris, France, 19 February 2013
Young A 2013 'The multiple forms of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) integration in investment, London School of Economics Seminar Presentation, London, United Kingdom, 6 February 2013
Young A 2012 'Materiality for whom: responsible investment and the societal function of listed equities', Initiative for Responsible Investment at Harvard University –The Societal Function of Investment Asset Classes: Implications for Responsible Investment, Harvard University, Cambridge, United States, 4th October 2012
Young A 2012 'Materiality for whom: responsible investment and the societal function of listed equities', PRI-CBERN Academic Network Conference 2012- Evolution of Responsible Investment: Navigating Complexity, York University, Toronto, Canada, 3rd October 2012
Young A 2012 'What the models cannot see: Integrating environmental, social and governance information in investment', Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Accounting Conference 2012, Cardiff, United Kingdom, 13th July 2012
Young A 2012 'Academic insights: responsible investment and ESG integration, UN Principles for Responsible Investment Australian Signatories Network Meeting (Goldman Sachs JB Were), Sydney, Australia, 20 December 2012
Young A 2012 'The investor perspective: integrating ESG information in investment and implications for integrated reporting, Inaugural Meeting of the Academic Network for Integrated Reporting - University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, 26 November 2012
Young A 2012 'Materiality for whom: responsible investment and the societal function of public equity investment, CPA Town and Gown Series, Sydney, Australia, 24 October 2012
Young A 2012 'What the models cannot see: Integrating environmental, social and governance information in investment, Discipline of Accounting Seminar Series - University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, 10 June 2012
Young A 2011 'Article Review of Burritt.R, and Schaltegger.S (2009) “Sustainability accounting and reporting: fad or trend?” (Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal)', Social and Environmental Accountability Journal, vol.31:2, pp. 168-9
Young A 2011 'The propositions of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment: enrolling and mobilising interest and interests', Global Management Accounting Research Symposium: Emerging Scholars Forum, Sydney, Australia, 21st June 2011
Young A, Roberts J and Boedker C 2011 'The art of valuation: Translating environment, social and governance information', United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment and oikos Third Annual Young Scholars Finance Academy 2011:The Future of Responsible Investment, Gais, Switzerland, 28th January 2011
Young A 2011 'Model behaviour: Integrating environmental, social and corporate governance information', 4th Annual Academic Conference on RI/PRI Dynamics of Responsible Investment - "Research Meets Practice", Sigtuna, Sweden, 28th September 2011
Young A and et al. 2011 'The perspectives of Australian stakeholders on the business case for Integrated Reporting (March 2011)', prepared by the Australian Business Leaders Reporting Forum for the International Integrated Reporting Committee
Young A 2011 'Model behaviour: Integrating environmental, social and corporate governance information, Kings College Seminar Presentation, London, United Kingdom, 23 September 2011
Young A 2011 'Feeding capital markets: investor indigestion, Institute for Chartered Accountants Australia (ICAA) Town and Gown Seminar Series - “Flavours of Accounting: Measuring and Reporting Non-Financial Information”, Sydney, Australia, 29 March 2011
Young A 2010 'Greenhouse gas accounting: global problem, national policy, local fugitives', Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal, vol.1:1, pp. 89-95
Young A and Boedker C 2010 'The art of valuation: translating social, environmental and governance information', 22nd Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research (Special Track on Social and Environmental Accounting and Finance Research), St Andrews, United Kingdom, 3rd September 2010
Young A and et al. 2010 'Landscape Review - Australia: An overview of the regulations, standards and frameworks in place in Australia of relevance to integrated reporting and the implications for the integrated reporting framework (December 2010)', prepared by the Australian Business Leaders Reporting Forum for the International Integrated Reporting Committee
Young A 2010 'Paper Discussant for Hartmann and Perego (forthcoming) “Carbon Accounting: Challenges for Research in Management Control and Performance Measurement”, Abacus and CPA Australia Sustainability Reporting & Decision Making Forum, University of Sydney, Australia, 26 November 2010