Dr Roger Burritt

PhD(ANU), MPhil(Oxon), BA(Jt Hons)(Lcr), 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:

Christ, K.L., Burritt, R.L., Sardesai, A and Guthrie, J. (2024). Academic accounting and interdisciplinary research – Australian evidence, Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal. Published 5.1.24 Ahead of print.

Christ, K., Dijkstra-Silva, S., Burritt, R. and Schaltegger, S. (2023). Sustainability management accounting - enabling macro-level sustainability transformation towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Meditari Accountancy Research. Published 6.11.23 Ahead-of-print.

Burritt, R.L, Schaltegger, S. and Christ K.L. (2023). Environmental Management Accounting – Developments Over the Last 20 years from a Framework Perspective, Australian Accounting Review, Open Access.

Busch, T., Barnett, M.J., Burritt, R., Cashore, B., Freeman, E., Henriques, I., Husted, B.W., Panwar, R., Pinkse, J., Schaltegger, S. and York, J. (2023). Moving beyond “the” business case: How to make corporate sustainability work, Business Strategy & the Environment,  Open Access. 

Burritt, R.L. and Christ, K.L (2023). Modern slavery and the Global Reporting Initiative – a bridge too far? Business Strategy & Development, 6(3), 296-309. Open Access. 

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. 

Christ, K.L., Burritt R.L. and Islam, A. (2023). Modern slavery and the accounting profession, The British Accounting Review, 55(3), 101174.

Christ, K. Burritt, R. and Prider, H. (2022). Modern slavery disclosures in mining: a comparison of large UK and Australian companies, Journal of Behavioural Economics and Social Systems, 4(2), 23-40.

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.


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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