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HARP 2nd Symposium on Accounting for Biodiversity

Date: Tuesday 14th January

Location: LG01 IRC Seminar Room - Henley Business School

Registration: If interested in participating, please contact Gunanr Rimmel <>


Monday 13th January

Socialising Early Bird Dinner & Drinks (somewhere in Reading – own pockets dinner)

Tuesday 14th January

9.00 – 9.30 Tea/Coffee

9.30 – 11.15 Session 1: Current research in accounting for biodiversity

  • All participants to speak for approx. 5 minutes to briefly outline: - what they see as the purpose of research in accounting for biodiversity; - a research project they are currently working on or planning; and - how this research project does/will contribute to this purpose.

11.15 – 11.30 Tea/Coffee

11.30 – 13.00 Session 2: Theoretical/conceptual approaches and the development of the field

  • Tom Cuckston on SEAJ commentary that tries to set up the vision for the research programme in Accounting and Conservation
  • Madlen Sobkowiak – Constructing a national account of biodiversity
  • Mira Lieberman-Boyd – Mass extinction, Integrated Reports & Hedgehogs?
  • Madlen & Mira “Out of an Early Scholars view”
  • Professor Jill Atkins / Martina Macpherson on a new book on extinction accounting – from theory to practice & AAAJ Special Issue

13.00 – 13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 15.30 Session 3: Future directions for research in accounting for biodiversity

  • Question for discussion:
  • (i) What theoretical/conceptual approaches might enable researchers in accounting for biodiversity to respond to the visions set out in these papers?
  • (ii) Group discussion on what more we can do to facilitate further development of the accounting for biodiversity research field.
  • More time for the new extinction book

15.30 Closing & Rolling home

Event information
Date 14th January 2020
Time 9:00am - 3:30pm
Venue Henley Business School, Whiteknights Campus
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