About 2021 CARE Conference

Accounting for Sustainability and Responsible Investing

There is no denying the global climate is changing. 2019 was the second warmest year on record, and ended the warmest decade on record. Climate change is affecting every continent on earth, disrupting the economy and affecting lives. The Paris Agreement, adopted in 2015, aims to strengthen the ability of countries to deal with the impacts of climate change through appropriate financial flows and new technology frameworks; additionally, the UN Secretary-General has proposed six climate-positive actions for governments to take as they begin to individually and collectively begin to build back the economy post-pandemic. Companies will need to adopt long-term systemic shifts to address the changes necessary to comply with the Paris Agreement. This conference will discuss some of the changes that will be necessary to create the accounting framework for sustainability and responsible investing necessary moving forward.

The CARE Conference is virtual in 2021 to safeguard the health and well-being of all conference participants and speakers, and to make our content more widely available for those unable to travel globally. With over 70 industry and academic speakers, this conference is the first of several conferences on the topic Accounting for Sustainability and Responsible Investing. The 2022 conference will have a similar focus, highlighting select academic research papers that are based on discussions held at this year’s conference. These conferences will bring together accountants, finance-professionals, law-professionals, law-makers, standard-setters, economists, investors and scientists as well as academics from the sciences, accounting, finance, law and economics as a vehicle for change.

Who attends and why join?

 

  • The CARE Conference will bring together accountants, finance-professionals, law-professionals, law-makers, standard-setters, economists, investors and scientists as well as academics from the sciences, accounting, finance, law and economics.
  • As with all CARE conferences, the main goal will be to set a research agenda for many emerging scholars, which will address key issues related to accounting for sustainability and responsible investing.  We look forward to your participation in the discussion of the critical issues of accounting for sustainability and responsible investing.

Organised by

Established in 2004, the Center for Accounting Research and Education at the University of Notre Dame supports academics worldwide in the creation and dissemination of accounting and investment knowledge through education, timely and thoughtful research, and partnering with accounting practice to inform the accounting and investment professionals of tomorrow.

Our Focus: Encouraging and supporting young faculty by providing a venue to discuss and develop accounting research that; affects the way both undergraduate and graduate students are trained and educated; affects the practice of accounting and the use of accounting information; is relevant to accounting standard setters.

The Objective: To strengthen the bridges between accounting research, accounting education, and accounting practice.

The Vehicles: Annual Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation Conference, Annual Midwest Accounting Research Conference,
Annual Department of Accountancy Fall Research Conference, Department of Accountancy Research Seminar Series,
Financial Statement Fraud Seminar Series
Development and Maintenance of Research Databases.

Our Mission: To support domestic and international faculty in the creation and dissemination of accounting knowledge.

In collaboration with

The 2021 CARE Accounting for Sustainability and Responsible Investing Conference will be held in collaboration with Sustainable Investment Forum North America 2021. The Forum is the largest finance forum during Climate Week NYC, in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP-FI). The Sustainable Investment Forum North America has run for 3 years in official partnership with UNEP-FI, with the mission to mobilise sustainable investment towards a 1.5°C world. The Forum is one of two flagship climate finance forums in Climate Action’s Roadmap to COP26 series.