The Laboratory of Forest Economics (Department of Forestry and Natural Environment, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece) organizes the 27th Conference of the Environmental and Sustainability Management Accounting Network (EMAN Europe).

Conference title: Sustainability Management Accounting and Reporting for enhancing Bioeconomy practices within organizations

Date: June 1st-2nd 2023 (Launching on May 31st, evening)

Place: Department of Forestry and Natural Environment of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Finikas Campus)

Bioeconomy is a new term relevant to business, as it tries to build a new economy model that it will rely only on renewable natural resources for material inputs. Thus, the production outputs will be independent of fossil fuels, creating less emissions and wastes. Circular Bioeconomy enhances this model by managing these wastes in a circular manner, minimizing impacts on natural environment.

The Bioeconomy approach is expected to put pressure on for profit organizations, for changing the classic linear production model based on fossil fuels. International and national (i.e. EU) strategies with innovative ideas and new techniques are required to be adopted by companies in order to introduce them to a more environmentally sustainable operation. This means that traditional accounting systems have to adapt to new challenges paying more attention to the utilization of materials coming from renewable resources, and their outputs and wastes.

We invite extended abstracts that deal on the main conference theme, or that include but are not restricted to areas linked to Sustainability Management Accounting and Reporting for enhancing Bioeconomy practices within organizations. The conference also welcomes extended abstracts on the general theme of the EMAN network.

Traditional EMAN Topics:

  • Sustainability management and measurement tools for management control
  • Sustainability (Integrated) reporting and accounting
  • Social entrepreneurship, sustainable entrepreneurship and sustainability performance
  • Sustainable Supply Chain Management
  • Material and energy flow accounting
  • Water, forest, biodiversity accounting and sustainability of business
  • Life Cycle Assessment for Innovations
  • Incorporating Sustainability competences in Higher Education Institutions
  • Others traditionally accepted in EMAN conferences

Abstracts should be in English and no more than 300 words including title, authors, and affiliations.

Deadline for abstracts: March 31st, 2023.

Notification of acceptance: April 10th, 2023.

Deadline for the extended abstracts for publication in the conference proceedings (2-6 pages): May 15th, 2023.

Abstracts to be sent to Associate Professor Konstantinos G. Papaspyropoulos: eman2023@for.auth.gr

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us to eman2023@for.auth.gr