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Environmental, Ecological and Extinction Accounting, Governance and Economics Research Group

The Environmental, Ecological and Extinction Accounting, Governance and Economics Research (EEEAGER) Group, formally recognised in October 2023, is a world-leading forum for interdisciplinary, international academic and practitioner research in the fields of accounting, governance and economics.

Addressing 21st century environmental, ecological and extinction challenges arising from the climate crisis, global warming, ecological and ecosystem degradation, biodiversity collapse, mass species extinctions, and water scarcity.


The EEEAGER Group is an inclusive community which integrates environmental, ecological and extinction researchers from other business and governance-related disciplines including financial management, management, marketing, strategy, international business, logistics, human resource management, and operations, as well as from other academic disciplines. All our research activities contribute to Cardiff Business School’s Public Value strategy.

The EEEAGER Group acts as a forum for international and interdisciplinary researchers from academia and practice in the fields of accounting, governance and economics to meet, share ideas and work collaboratively to address the environmental and ecological challenges faced by organisations across all sectors and their stakeholders today.

Such collaborative research will lead to the development of theoretical and practical frameworks, tools, mechanisms and solutions that can be applied in practice to solve, or at least progress, towards solutions to these challenges.

The EEEAGER Group will contribute to the School’s objective of producing internationally excellent research by providing a forum for like-minded researchers from around the world to meet, exchange ideas, collaborate on research projects, write and publish papers and books together, apply for research funding and produce research outputs of the highest quality in world-leading international journals.

The EEEAGER Group’s work will also lead to substantial impacts on organisations, society and the environment.

The History of the EEEAGER Group

The EEEAGER Group provides a physical home at Cardiff Business School for the existing online EAGR (Extinction Accounting and Governance Research) Network which was established in January 2021 during the pandemic as an online network of international and interdisciplinary researchers who run regular online seminars under the title ‘IFEAR4FUTURE’. We are continuing this online seminar series with regular seminars and discussants throughout the year.

Meet the team

Management team

Director and Founder


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Dr Hui Situ

Lecturer in Accounting

+44 29208 74271

Academic staff members

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Dr Carmela Bosangit

Senior Lecturer in Marketing

+44 29208 76915
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Dr Roberta De Angelis

Lecturer in Marketing and Strategy

+44 29208 76631
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Professor Carla Edgley

Professor of Accounting and Finance, Deputy Head of Section (Learning and Teaching)

+44 29208 76567
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Dr Bo Guan

Lecturer in Accounting and Finance

+44 29225 11772
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Dr Simon Norton

Senior Lecturer in Accounting

+44 29208 76675
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Professor Ken Peattie

Head of Marketing and Strategy, Professor of Marketing and Strategy, Director of BRASS

+44 29208 79691
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Dr Ivana Rozic

Lecturer in Accounting and Finance

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Dr Maki Umemura

Reader in International Management and Business History

+44 29208 75484

Postgraduate students

  • Martina Macpherson


Inaugural EEEAGER Conference

We are pleased to announce that the EEEAGER Group will host the inaugural conference on 11-12 April 2024 at Cardiff Business School.

Given the urgent need to address climate change, biodiversity loss and species extinctions, this conference offers a forum for researchers to share their research and seek solutions to these challenges. Further, this conference will assist in developing international research collaborations, as well as the development and implementation of new frameworks.

Please submit your Abstract (maximum 250 words) by Thursday 29 February 2024, stating whether you wish to be considered for the Doctoral Colloquium or the main conference (or both) to the organisers:

Professor Jill Atkins, and Dr Hui Situ,

We will notify paper acceptance by the end of February.

Keynote speaker

We are delighted to welcome Dr Paul Jepson, CreditNature Ltd. as the inaugural conference keynote speaker.

Dr Paul Jepson is an internationally recognised thought leader in nature conservation policy and practice. His mission is to mobilise technology and entrepreneurship to make nature recovery investable and, with this, build confidence in humanity's capacity to navigate the linked climate and nature emergencies. As Head of Innovation and Science at CreditNature Ltd, he leads on the development of ecosystem analytics and the design of Digital Nature Assets designed to 'unlock' nature-positive investment.

Paul is a pragmatic conservationist with a scholarly edge and a deep-seated passion for innovation, whose diverse 40-year career has spanned the government, civil society, academia, and private sectors in the UK, Indonesia, and Brazil. He formerly directed Oxford University’s MSc in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management, and held Senior Research Fellowships at the Saïd Business School and Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment. He is a highly published academic in the area conservation governance, co-founder of the field of Conservation Culturomics, and author of 'Rewilding: the radical new science of ecological recovery' (MIT Press).

Dr Jepson’s presentation will be on ‘Accounting for a Nature Positive Future: The Design, Prospect, and Challenges of Digital Nature Assets’.

Book launch

During the conference there will be a book launch by Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing of a new book Protecting natural capital and biodiversity in the agri-food sector.

We look forward to welcoming Martina Macpherson, Head of ESG Product Management at SIX, who will talk about her chapter on "Addressing Systemic Issues in the Agriculture, Food and Other Land Use (AFOLU) Value Chain and the Role Global Investors Can Play for More Secure Eco-System Services".

There will be two copies of the book awarded as 'Best Paper' Awards.

The two prizes are as follows:

  • Best Environmental Accounting and Finance Paper: In honour of the late Professor Rob Gray
  • Best Accounting and Finance for Biodiversity Paper: In honour of the late Professor Michael John Jones

Conference fees

  • Full Conference fee for Academics and Practitioners, to include Doctoral Colloquium and Gala Dinner - £200
  • Full Conference fee for PhD students, to include Doctoral Colloquium and Gala Dinner - £100
  • Doctoral Colloquium for PhD students - Thursday only - £50

To register for the conference, please complete our online registration.

EEEAGER IFear4Future Online Seminar

2 February 2024, 10:00 to midday

A New Measure of Quality in the English and Welsh Water and Sewerage Industry - John Peirce

John Peirce is a PhD student in Economics at Cardiff University. His thesis is titled "Efficiency and Quality in the English and Welsh Water and Sewerage Industry", and focuses on creating and applying a new, novel measure of industry quality to empirical models of company performance.

Recently, his interests have begun to branch out to related inter-disciplinary fields, such as Biodiversity in Accounting, Water Monitoring, and Citizen Science. In his field, his interests also include Econometrics, Behavioural Economics, and anything else that looks interesting.