Dr Roger Burritt

PhD(ANU), MPhil(Oxon), BA(Jt Hons)(Lcr), FCPA, CA, ACIB
Honorary Professor, Fenner School of Environment and Society
ANU College of Science

Areas of expertise

  • Sustainability Accounting And Reporting 150106
  • Management Accounting 150105
  • Accounting, Auditing And Accountability 1501
  • Environment And Resource Economics 140205
  • Business And Management 1503
  • Other Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services 1599

Research interests

  • Corporate Environmental Accounting
  • Environmental Management Accounting
  • Sustainability Management Accounting
  • Modern slavery
  • Water risk management


Roger Burritt is Honorary Professor, Fenner School of Environment and Society, College of Science, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia.

His main research interest is in sustainability accounting from a management perspective. His special focus is environmental management accounting.

Roger is an active publisher with about 150 refereed academic publications, 110 professional articles, and 20 books.

Recent publications include:

Burritt, R.L. and Christ, K.L (2023). Modern slavery and the Global Reporting Initiative – a bridge too far? Business Strategy & Development,  DOI: 10.1002/bsd2.239. 

Christ, K.L. and Burritt, R.L. (2023) Exploring effectiveness of entity actions to eliminate modern slavery risk: early Australian evidence. The British Accounting Review, 55(1), 101065. [Refereed. Accepted 26.10.21] [Quality: A*]. 

Christ, K. Burritt, R. and Prider, H. (2023). Modern slavery disclosures in mining: a comparison of large UK and Australian companies, Journal of Behavioural Economics and Social Systems. 

Christ, K.L., Burritt R.L. and Islam, A. (2023). "Modern slavery and the accounting profession", The British Accounting Review YBARE-D-22-00388. [Refereed. Online.9.1.23] [Quality: A*] [Weight: 5] [Mission Code: REP-PUBLICATIONS].

Schaltegger, S, Burritt, R.L., Christ, K. (2022), "Environmental management accounting" in Adams, C.A. Ed., Handbook of Accounting and Sustainability, Research Handbooks in Accounting, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, USA.

Rao, K.K., Burritt, R.L. and Christ, K. (2022), "Quality of voluntary modern slavery disclosures: top Australian listed companies", Pacific Accounting Review, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/PAR-07-2021-0117 [Quality B].

Schaltegger, S., Christ, K., Wenzig, J. and Burritt, R.L. (2022). "Corporate Sustainability Management Accounting and Multi-level Links for Sustainability – A Systematic Review", International Journal of Management Reviews, https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ijmr.12288 [Quality A].

Burritt, R.L. and Christ, K. (2021). “Full Cost Accounting: a missing consideration in global tailings dam management”, Journal of Cleaner Production [Quality: A].

Christ, K. L and Burritt, R.L. (2021). “Accounting for modern slavery risk in the time of COVID-19: challenges and opportunities”, Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, 34(6), 1484-1501. [Quality: A*].

Researcher's projects

Corporate sustainability accounting for management.

Economic and Management Implications of Environmental Accounting.

Material flow cost accounting.

Modern slavery and business.

Tailings management in mining.

Materials and energy accounting.




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