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Prof Nigar Sultana

Professor of Accounting

UN SDG13 Lead, Sustainability in Business and Law Steering Group

ESG and Carbon Accounting Lead, Curtin Institute of Energy Transition

Climate Research Expert, Australian Accounting Standard Board
 

BIO 

Professor Nigar Sultana is a chartered accountant with over 15 years of experience in tertiary education and research.

Over the years, Nigar has been teaching executive education programs, undergraduate and graduate courses on sustainability, ESG regulations, reporting and assurance and carbon accounting both nationally and internationally. 


Nigar has a strong track record of grant income and research outcomes in the top 10 A and A* accounting journals in areas such as corporate governance, gender diversity, environmental, ESG sustainability, natural capital accounting, climate and carbon accounting. 


Nigar’s research work has also been showcased on multiple media platforms including 7News Australia, ABC News, MSN News and other news outlets.

 

Nigar has a very strong research engagement profile with industry including government departments, corporations, and the not-for-profit sector providing operational and workable solutions in areas such as financial literacy and the empowerment of vulnerable communities, gender equity on corporate boards, natural capital accounting, climate and carbon accounting and reporting.

 Apart from being a climate research expert on the Australian Accounting Standards Board, Nigar also works with regulators internationally in the areas of mandatory climate-related financial disclosure, GHG assurance, and ethical requirements in GHG assurance to name a few. Nigar is currently serving as the Climate Action Lead and ESG and Carbon Accounting Lead within the Curtin Institute of Energy Transition.

 In recognition of her research excellence and industry engagement, Nigar has been awarded the “New Researcher of the Year 2015”, the “Researcher of the Year 2019”, the “Research Industry Engagement of the Year (highly commended) 2020” and the “Research Industry Engagement of the Year (highly commended) 2022” awards.

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