Advancing Sustainability - Forum

The La Trobe Institute for Social and Environmental Sustainability invites you to its 2012 Sustainability Symposium.

The Symposium, held on the 20 February 2012, will bring together work from a range of disciplines to:
•    consider the role education plays in addressing the long term viability of the economy, social order and the environment; and.
•    promote multi-disciplinary perspectives to developing practical and policy solutions to improving social and environmental sustainability.

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Sustainability) Carol AdamsIt will consider how evidence based research can effect change and manage social and environmental impacts (including, for example, human rights, workplace well-being, carbon emissions, natural resource consumption, waste management, corruption) through informing policy in private, public sector and non-governmental organisations and societies and how education for sustainability can develop attitudes in future leaders and society to expedite change.  Papers may use any approach to identify ways in which advancing sustainability can be furthered in organisations and society.

Confirmed speakers include:
Professor Carol Adams, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Sustainability), La Trobe University
Jeremy Baskin, Director, Cambridge University's Programme for Sustainability Leadership (CPSL)
Professor Suzanne Benn, Director, The Australian Research Institute for Environment and Sustainability (ARIES)
Professor Ken McPhail, Professor of Accounting, La Trobe University
Professor Geoff Scott, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Quality), University of Western Sydney
Professor Daniella Tilbury, Director of Sustainability, University of Gloucestershire
Vanessa Zimmerman, Legal Advisor at UN SRSG Business & Human Rights

Schedule for conference submissions:

  9 January 2012:              Abstracts to be submitted to Carol Adams (
16 January 2012:               Responses to authors regarding suitability for Symposium
 6 February 2012:             Final versions of accepted papers to be submitted.

Authors are invited to also submit their papers on line to the Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal (SAMPJ) at

Further information about the journal and submission guidelines can be found at

Papers submitted to the Symposium should follow Emerald author guidelines.

Further enquiries, please email