ANZAM is currently developing a sustainability statement and has supported sustainability measures in its conference planning over the past two years.
Extract from Report: ANZAM 2021 Carbon Neutral Conference Report
Dr Mehran Nejati ECU School of Business and Law Centre for People, Place & Planet
The 34th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference was hosted by Edith Cowan University School of Business and Law (SBL) on 1-2 December 2021 in virtual format. It included 119 paper presentations and 15 workshops. Supported by SBL PRME and Sustainability Steering Committee, SBL aimed to make ANZAM 2021 a carbon neutral conference. This goal was achieved through emission avoidance and reduction, as well as offsetting initiatives. Specifically, organising the conference in virtual format enabled the organisers to avoid more than 63.5 tonnes of estimated CO2 emission which would otherwise be generated from flights alone. This first attempt at making ANZAM Conference carbon neutral paves the way for future ANZAM conferences to continue evaluating their social and environmental impact, and transparently report it to ANZAM members.
To view Dr Mehran Nejati’s full report: ANZAM 2021 Carbon Neutral Conference Report