Virtual research conferences brings international scholars together

Academics from 16 countries joined the conference to share their expertise on governance, fraud, ethics, as well as women and sustainability in business.

Date: 25 September 2020

A recent conference hosted by Dr Abu Naser, Senior Lecturer and Course leader for Accounting & Finance, brought together researchers from 16 countries around the world.

The 11th International Conference on Governance Fraud Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) & Women and Sustainability in Business (IConGFESR & IWBG), was hosted at the end of August. It was developed as an interdisciplinary space, and welcomed contributions from scholars with a focus on sustainability, corporate governance, business ethics, environmental accountability, transparency, corporate reporting or climate change risk for businesses. 

Spanning two days, the first day focused on the roles of information systems, artificial intelligence and internal control in fraud prevention; while the second explores themes surrounding women and sustainability in technology and business.

Professor Don MacRaild, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange at London Met, was the conference’s keynote speaker drawing on his significant experience of the UK funding landscape. He has been a peer reviewer for UK, Irish, South African, Canadian and US funding councils and has held major grants totalling around £1m in value from the AHRC, ESRC and Leverhulme and others. 

Dr Naser, also the President and organiser of the IConGFESR & IWBG, will be hosting the conference again at London Met in September 2021. Early expressions of interest, whether to submit a paper or to attend, are welcome.  

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