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Giovanna Michelon has been at the University of Bristol since June 2019 and has been Head of the Accounting group since September 2020. She obtained her PhD from the University of Padova. Her research interests are in the field of sustainability accounting and reporting, and her published work has focused on the governance process and systems that underpin corporate actions and accountability on sustainability issues, as well as on the role that sustainability information plays in capital markets. Giovanna has more than 40 publications in leading academic journals such as, among others, Science, Accounting, Organizations and SocietyEuropean Accounting Review, Accounting Auditing and Accountability Journal, and the Journal of Business Ethics. Highly engaged with both the academic community and practitioners, she is currently Editor of Accounting Forum, where she advocates and promotes the diversity of interests and epistemologies in accounting research and also serves on the editorial board of several Journals. She is Chair of the EAA Virtual Activities Committee, and a member of the EAA Management Committee and EAA Publications Committee. She is also a Council member of the Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research (University of St. Andrews) and Chair of the ACCA Global Forum for Governance, Risk and Performance where she helps setting the research agenda of this professional body in the fields of corporate governance and risk management.


Corporate Social Responsibility and Disclosure

  • Social and Environmental Accounting, Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Disclosure, Stakeholder Engagement

Corporate Governance and Accountability

  • Shareholder activism, Shareholder Engagement, Corporate Governance, Board of Directors, Transparency



External positions

Visiting professor, University of Padua

Structured keywords and research groupings

  • AF Accountability Sustainability and Governance
  • AF Financial Reporting
  • Cabot Institute Environmental Change Research
  • Cabot Institute Low Carbon Energy Research
  • Cabot Institute Natural Hazards and Disasters Research


  • corporate governance
  • sustainability reporting


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