Sustainable business or Un-sustainable hypocrisis?

Sustainable business or Un-sustainable hypocrisis?

The first appointment of our Executive Master in Business Sustainability is ongoing this morning in Brescia with professor Charles H. Cho: “Sustainable business or Un-sustainable hypocrisis?”

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About Charles H. Cho:

Charles Cho is Professor of Accounting and the Erivan K. Haub Chair in Business & Sustainability at the Schulich School of Business, York University. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, a Master of Science in Accounting, and a PhD in Business Administration (Accounting Track) from the University of Central Florida. He also worked for KPMG LLP and other public accounting firms for several years in auditing and taxation. His research interests include Social and Environmental Accounting; Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR); and Accounting and the Public Interest. Professor Cho has published papers in prestigious academic journals such as Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, Accounting, Organizations and Society, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, the European Accounting Review, and the Journal of Business Ethics, and was an invited author of chapters in several books. His work has been presented at various national and international conferences such as the American Accounting Association (AAA) Annual Meeting, the Canadian Academic Accounting Association (CAAA), the European Accounting Association (EAA) Annual Congress and the International Congresses on Social and Environmental Accounting Research.

He currently serves as an Editor of Accounting Forum, the Accounting and Business Ethics Section Co-Editor of the Journal of Business Ethics as well as an Associate Editor of Accounting and the Public Interest. In addition, he is an Editorial Board member of 14 other academic journals. He is regularly invited as plenary keynote speaker at international conferences and is actively involved in the academic community as a Council member of the Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research and Chair of the International Associates Committee. Finally, he has taught financial and managerial accounting courses and designed some CSR/sustainability and business ethics courses at the undergraduate, graduate (MBA, MSc), PhD levels as well as in executive programs for corporate managers.


2019 Plenary Speaker for the 9th International Scientific Conference – “Financial Reporting and Auditing – Meeting the Information Users’ Needs”, Cracow, Poland.

2019 Keynote Speaker for the 2nd Global Accounting Chinese Sumit, Nanjing, China

2018 Keynote Speaker and Plenary Panelist for the 8th African Accounting and Finance Association (AAFA) Conference, Dakkar, Senegal.

2018 Plenary Panelist for the “Hypocrisy in Individual and Corporate Social Responsibility” Developmental Workshop, London, UK.

2017 Plenary Speaker for the 16th Australasian Social and Environmental Accounting Research Conference (A-CSEAR), Nadi, Fiji.

2017 Plenary Speaker for the 1st CSEAR North-Asia Conference, Hong Kong, China.

2017 Plenary Panelist for 4th PRME (Principles for Responsible Management Education) Regional Meeting North America, Guelph, Canada.

2017 Plenary Speaker for the Meditari Accountancy Research Conference, Kobe, Japan.

2016 Plenary Panelist for the 11th International Conference on Accounting and Management Information Systems (AMIS 2016), Bucharest, Romania.

2016 Keynote Speaker for the 4th International Responsible Business Research Conference, Tampere, Finland.

2015 Plenary Speaker for the 7th International Scientific Conference – Financial Reporting and Auditing –Economic, Social and Regulatory Conditions, Cracow, Poland.

2015 Keynote Speaker for the 2nd Henley Inter-Disciplinary Sustainability Seminar, Reading, UK.

2015 ESSEC Foundation Research Award.

2014 Plenary Speaker for the 5th Social and Environmental Accounting Research Conference (CSEAR Italy), Padova, Italy.

2014 Keynote Speaker for the Centre for Impression Management in Accounting Communication (CIMAC) Conference, Bangor, UK.

2014 Emerald Literati Network 2014 Award for Excellence – Outstanding Reviewer for Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal.

2013 ESSEC Foundation “White Project” Award.

2012 Best Paper Award, American Accounting Association’s Public Interest Section Mid-Year Meeting.

2010 Plenary Speaker for the 4th GECAMB Conference on Environmental Management and Accounting (the Portuguese CSEAR Conference), Leiria, Portugal.

2009 Plenary Speaker for the 1st South American Congress on Social and Environmental Accounting Research, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

2008-09 Dean’s Award for Junior Distinguished Scholarship, John Molson School of Business, Concordia University.

2007 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award – Interdisciplinary Accounting Research category, Highly Commended Award Winner.

2007 Best Paper Award, 9th European Conference on Accounting Information Systems, Lisbon, Portugal.

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