About 2022 CARE Conference

Accountability in a Sustainable World

Navigating CSR, ESG and sustainability issues is a complex and often heated matter with multiple pressures on business from regulators and investors to ensure proper measurement while also making responsible decisions for the future.

We recognize the immediate need for dialogue among academics and practitioners about sustainability, accountability, data and measurement, related assurance, high quality information to inform responsible investment decisions, and accountability in setting of personal, corporate, and public sector goals.

The aim of this conference is to meet this need by focusing on those 4 key pillars to a sustainable future: investment, assurance, regulation, and target setting while building and strengthening the links between academia and practice, encouraging younger academics by providing an opportunity to present their work to both other academics and practitioners, while providing opportunities for practitioners to communicate with academics and influence their work.

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 2022 CARE Conference, Accountability in a Sustainable World, will be held in collaboration with Sustainable Investment Forum North America 2022. 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 4 years in official partnership with UNEP-FI, with the mission to mobilise sustainable investment towards a 1.5°C world.