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Professor Gunnar Rimmel

Professor of Accounting and Corporate Reporting

Director of HARP
BISA Research Division Lead

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Specialisms

  • Accounting for Sustainability, 
  • Biodiversity accounting, 
  • Non-financial disclosures, 
  • Stakeholder reporting, 
  • ESG engagement, SRI & Green Finance

Location

G24, Henley Business School, Whiteknights

Gunnar Rimmel is a full professor and holds the Chair in Accounting and Corporate Reporting at Henley Business School. He is founder and director of The Henley Centre for Accounting Research & Practice (HARP) and the Research Division Lead of BISA.

Gunnar Rimmel previously worked in Sweden as full professor in Accounting at Jönköping International Business School and Gothenburg Research Institute at the University of Gothenburg. He received his PhD in 2003 for the thesis “Human Resource Disclosures” from the School of Business, Economics and Law at Gothenburg University.

During the past 10 years he has been leading research programmes such as "Accounting for Sustainability - communication through integrated reporting", “Accounting Communications - trust in numbers, text and images”, and “Accounting Communication II – practice and change”. These projects have attracted 5.7M SEK in competitive external funding by the Handelsbanken research foundations as well as from the NASDAQ OMX Nordic Foundation.

He is active in a number of associations, notably in the European Accounting Association (EAA). He was Secretary General the EAA's 28th Annual Congress in Gothenburg in 2005, and has been on the EAA management board as well as Co-Chair and Chair of the Conference Committee. He is currently a member of the EAA Stakeholder Reporting Committee.

Gunnar Rimmel's research and teaching interests include Accounting for Sustainability, Biodiversity Accounting, Non-financial Disclosures, Stakeholder Reporting and ESG engagement, SRI & Green Finance.