Dr. Anna Young-Ferris is an established responsible investment and corporate sustainability accounting academic. Her award-winning PhD study examined integration of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) information in investment decision-making processes. She continues to focus and publish her academic research in the field of institutional investment. Anna lectures at the University of Sydney Business School in the areas of corporate sustainability and integrated reporting; carbon accounting; responsible investment; and management accounting. Anna is on the Steering Committee for the Balanced Enterprise Research Network (BERN), heads up the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment Australasia Academic Network, is a founding member of the Australian Business Leaders Reporting Forum for Integrated Reporting, is a technical specialist for One Stone Advisors and has convened a number of research forums. Previously, she was a climate change and sustainability management consultant at Ernst & Young. Anna graduated with Honours in Economics, her thesis examined Triple Bottom Line accounting.
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