Dr Ibrahim Kalaji

Senior Lecturer

Centre for Inclusive Societies and Economies (CISE)

Faculty of Business and Law
Economics, Finance and Law

I possess a PhD in Accounting and Finance, as well as an MSc in Economics, both earned at the University of Essex. I have attained recognition as a Fellow at the Higher Education Academy. My expertise converges at the intersection of accounting, finance, and sustainability, emphasizing responsible corporate behaviour. Dedication to ethical business practices is evident in my focus on sustainability reporting, ethical investing, and cultural considerations within corporate social responsibility. Active participation in the Global Reporting Initiative underscores my commitment. I am open to diverse professional engagements, including consultancy, PhD supervision, and collaborative projects in sustainability and corporate social responsibility.

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I am an accomplished professional with a focus on sustainability reporting, serving as a catalyst for ethical corporate practices. My commitment extends to the pivotal role of ethical investing in corporate decision-making, emphasized in my research and teaching. In capital investment, I am passionate about the paradigm shift where indicators go beyond finances. Sustainability, reflected in corporate social responsibility initiatives, is pivotal, driven by investor preferences and corporate awareness of climate change.

My approach integrates cultural nuances in corporate social responsibility, emphasizing global diversity and respect. Research spans critical issues, including gender equality and preventing greenwashing.

Research interests
  • Real Options
  • Ethical Appraisal of Capital Investment
  • Greenwashing
  • Sustainability Reporting
  • Executive Compensation with a Focus on Gender Nuances
  • Cultural and Regional Differences in Business Practices
  • Impact of NGO and UN Funding in Developing Economies

Current Courses:

  • Financial Management
  • Financial Investment Analysis
  • BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance
  • BSc (Hons) Banking and Finance
  • BSc (Hons) Business Management with Finance

Previous Teaching Experience:

  • Accounting for Finance
  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting
  • Corporate Finance
  • UK Taxation and Audit
Memberships, editorial boards

I am a member of the British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA), the American Accounting Association (AAA), and the GRI Community.