Tuesday, 2 October 2018,
18:00 to 20:00
The lecture starts at 18:00 with registration from 17:30.
Britain is a historic home to the invention of the professions and institutions of accounting and banking, and many of these innovations have gone global. Today, Britain has become home to some of the world’s biggest scandals in accounting and finance, and this culture has been exported abroad through offshore tax havens, money laundering and the City of London. What went wrong and why? What can be done to transform these significant flaws in our theories, education, training, culture and institutions? Author of books on the subjects of ethical finance, politics of banking and reforming accounting and finance education, Professor Shah will provide a stimulating and creative vision of how accounting and finance professionals and institutions can become servants to nature and society and not its masters or rentiers.
The lecture will be Chaired by Professor Richard Murphy of City University, a son of Ipswich who is one of the world’s most famous influencers and bloggers on the subjects of accounting and finance.
Professor Atul Shah is a Chartered Accountant and has a PhD from the London School of Economics, and has taught at the Universities of Bristol, Essex and Maryland. In 2017/2018, Routledge published three books ‘Jainism and Ethical Finance’ (with Aidan Rankin, nominated for CMI Book of the Year), ‘The Politics of Risk, Audit and Regulation – A Case Study of HBOS’ (nominated for Financial Times Book of the Year) and ‘Reinventing Accounting and Finance Education – For a caring, inclusive and sustainable planet’. He has been profiled or quoted in some of the world’s leading media including Financial Times, Guardian, Forbes, BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service.
Guests are welcome to use the University car park free of charge, the postcode is IP3 8AH.