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July 09, 2020 01:21 PM

Farewell tribute to Prof. Rob Gray

On behalf of the CSEAR Council and Directorate
 
We are deeply saddened for the loss of our friend, colleague and mentor Professor Rob Gray.
Rob pioneered the field of social and environmental accounting (SEA) and was the founder of the Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research (CSEAR), of the Social and Environmental Accounting (now Accountability) Journal and established the CSEAR UK Conference in the early 1990s, which has now developed into a series of local and regional CSEAR conferences all over the world.
Rob’s publications have appeared in several journals and have been cited over 31,000 times. His work has been seminal for many of us, as it has inspired social and environmental accounting research and will continue to do so for many years ahead.
Rob was an incredible scholar, committed, engaged, a great mentor and good friend.
 
Rob, your loss has been devastating for all of us across the CSEAR community. We will all miss you dearly. Thank you for all you have done to pave the way and create our field. We will work hard to continue your legacy to make the world a better place.
 
 
Charles Cho
Massimo Contrafatto
Ericka Costa
Lori Leigh Davis
Colin Dey
John Ferguson
Matias Laine
Giovanna Michelon
Stephanie Perkiss
Gunnar Rimmel
Robin Roberts
Michelle Rodrigue
Shona Russell
Ian Thomson
Carol Tilt
Helen Tregidga
Eija Vinnari
 
 
 
A funeral will be held for Rob at 1:30pm, Wednesday 15th July 2020 BST. Due to the current Scottish Government coronavirus guidelines, attendance is strictly limited. In lieu of being able to attend in person, it is possible to attend a live stream of the service. You can find the details at Rob's online memorial with instructions on how to join the service:
 
 
The memorial page also allows you to leave condolences, add photos, share a story or donate to charities that Rob was passionate about. 
 
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About Giovanna Michelon

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
ARC Editor-in-Chief

Giovanna is Professor of Accounting at the University of Bristol. Her research focus is at the interface between corporate governance and social responsibility, broadly this involves: building upon a stakeholder-oriented approach to governance;...

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