The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are in the minds of members and the strategic practices of co-operative boards and management. Hot on the heels of this year’s Co-op Week theme, “Co-operating on Climate Change”, this Co-op Conversation will feature a new online tool, called, “ACT: Accounting for Co-operative Transformation”. Designed through an action research project, ACT is a tool made by co-operatives to help co-operatives shift from conceptualizing their contribution to SDGs to implementation, measurement, and reporting. ACT builds on the complementary nature of the Co-operative Principles and the SDGs to support co-operatives to record impact, measure results, and broadcast their story. This Co-op Conversation features the research leads of this project, Drs. Daphne Rixon and Fiona Duguid. They will present the research that led to the development of the tool and provide a demonstration of the tool.
About our Speakers
Dr. Daphne Rixon is an Associate Professor of Accounting, Saint Mary’s University. She has a PhD from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA). She has over 20 years’ experience in the private and public sectors as a Controller and Director of Finance. She is also currently the the Executive Director of the Centre of Excellence in Accounting and Reporting for Co-operatives (CEARC) and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Co-operative Accounting and Management.
Fiona Duguid (PhD) is a researcher and educator based out of Chelsea, Quebec. She is a Research Fellow with the Centre of Excellence on Accounting and Reporting of Co-operatives, Saint Mary’s University (SMU) and an instructor in the SMU Co-operative Business Management program, and an instructor in the Shannon School of Business, MBA program (CED) at Cape Breton University. She conducts research focussing on co-operatives, social economy, sustainability, and community economic development.
Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (Saskatchewan time or Central Standard Time)
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