Influence on sustainability commitment and reporting practices among South Australian and Tasmanian public agencies

Unnamed waterfall, Mt Lindsay, Tarkine, Tasmania

Event details

PhD Seminar

Date & time

Wednesday 12 August 2015


RegNet Meeting Room, Level 3, Coombs Extension, Building #8, ANU
ANU Canberra


Kuntal Goswami


Julia Wee
+61 (0)2 6125 3948

This seminar investigates the influences on sustainability reporting practice and related policies among the key state government agencies in South Australia and Tasmania and the extent to which they report sustainability information in their respective annual reports.

The findings suggest that normative and other institutional factors influence the adoption of a sustainable development based policy framework and also motivate public agencies to improve their reporting accountability.

However obtaining continuous political support for the concept of sustainable development at a policy level requires far-slightness of leadership as well as a stable economic situation of the jurisdiction. Hence to have a permanent policy framework based on the concept of sustainable development needs the blessings of a champion in political domain and prolonged economic prosperity.

About the Speaker

Kuntal Goswami started his career in the field of hospitality marketing (India) followed by retail management (Oman) and institutional marketing (India). After migrating to Australia he worked as finance tutor in the university sector then shifted to South Australian local government and worked as senior finance officer/ finance manager for different local councils. After completing his honours, he started his PhD at the Northern Institute, Charles Darwin University.

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