School of Management
Royal Holloway University of London

The Centre for Research into Sustainability

Social Accountability and the International Financial Sector

Project Description

This project examines and theorises the main drivers, responses and organizational contexts associated with the approach of particular financial institutions to the social accountability of specific financial activities. In doing so, it seeks to identify both the challenges and opportunities inherent in the progression of financial sector accountability within the realm of sustainable development.

Expected Outcomes


Longitudinal case study drawing on extensive documentary analysis and in-depth interviews with key stakeholder groups involved in and impacted by a financial institution's project finance activities.


Niamh O’Sullivan (Doctoral Researcher, University of Amsterdam)

Brendan O'Dwyer (Professor of Accounting at the University of Amsterdam)