Kuntal Goswami

IPA Public Accountant (MIPA AFA)
Climate and Environmental Governance Network (CEGNET)


BA in Hospitality Management (RGU, UK/India); B.Com (Hons) 1st Class

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Dr Kuntal Goswami (MIPA AFA) a IPA Public Accountant and member of the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), Australia, the Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting (CSEAR), University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK and the Social Impact Measurement Network (SIMNA) Australia.

He is trained as an Accountant, Marketing Specialist and a Researcher, with a research interest in:
• Sustainable Development;
• Accounting Standard and drafting Non-Financial Accounting Standard and Measurement;
• Low Cost Food waste mitigation strategy.
• Trade, Investment and Finance.
• Business Management Syllabus.
• Public Policy.

Kuntal’s diverse career in India, Oman and Australia includes working in the private sector (hospitality industry, retail industry, and publication industry), public sector (South Australian local governments) and university sector. After completing his ANU-CDU Joint PhD program in 2018, Kuntal started his own company Business and IT Worlds Pty Ltd (www.businessitworlds.com)

Kuntal also created a Think-Tank to do further research on Sustainable Development (www.saisd.org.in). In Australia the organisation is known as Australian Centre for Sustainable Development Research & Innovation (ACSDRI)

Academic Awards and Achievements

• 2017 Emerging Scholar Award at the 13th International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability, Niteroi, Greater Rio, Brazil.

• 2013 Chancellor’s Letters of Commendation for Honours performance at UniSA.

• 2012 My honours paper selected as one of the top three papers for National Accounting Honours Colloquium at Curtin University.

• 1999 Certificate of Merit during BA in Hospitality final year for a case study project


(Forth-coming Publication) Goswami, K (2019) (Book Reviewed), ‘The Political Economy of Sustainability, Cheltenham and Northampton, MA, Edward Elgar Publishing’ in Journal of Development Policy and Practice, Vol. 4. No.1, pp 1-3.

Goswami, K (2018), ‘The Commitment to Sustainable Development in Three Australian States: Policy-Lifecycle Analysis of Three Over-Arching Holistic Sustainability Policies’, Joint PhD Thesis, RegNet, Australian National University, Canberra & Northern Institute, Charles Darwin University, Alice Springs.

Goswami, K (2018), ‘Sustainability Reporting Practice of Public Agencies at three Australian States: A Case Study’, Proceedings of the 2018 30th International Congress on Social and Environmental, Accounting Research (28-30th August 2018, I-CSEAR, UK), University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK

Goswami, K and Bidari, R (2018), ‘MYOB Accounting Software Training Manual for Small Businesses’, Business Planet, Adelaide.

Goswami, K (2018), ‘What Drives Sustainability Reporting Practices in Selected South Australian Local Councils: A Case Study’ The International Journal of Sustainability Policy and Practice, Vol.13. No.4, pp.1-14.

Goswami, K and Gerritsen, R (2018), ‘Analysis of Three Australian State-Level Public Policies: Stakeholders’ Perspective’, Proceedings of the 2018 14th International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability (2018 On Sustainability Conference), The Cairns Institute, James Cook University, Cairns, Australia.

Goswami, K (2017), ‘Australian State Governments’ contribution towards sustainable development: A case study’, Proceedings of the 2017 13th International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability (2017 On Sustainability Conference), Fluminense Federal University, Niteroi, Greater Rio, Brazil.

Goswami, K (2015), ‘Housing as a sustainability issue in South Australia: A case study’, Proceedings of the 2015 Australasian Housing Researchers Conference (AHRC 2015), University of Tasmania (UTAS), Hobart, Australia.

Goswami, K and Lodhia, S (2014) Sustainability Disclosure Patterns of South Australian Local Councils: A Case Study, Public Money and Management Vol. 34, No.4, pp. 273-280 (ABDC 2013 Rank: A, Impact Factor = 0.781).

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