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Dr James Hazelton joined Macquarie University in 2001. Prior to his academic career, James was with Price Waterhouse Coopers, where he worked in audit and risk management consulting in Sydney, London and New York.

James specialises in business ethics and sustainability and has consulted, researched and taught extensively in these areas. He led a team engaged by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology to analyse the benefits of adopting national water accounting standards and was part of a team engaged by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage to develop energy efficiency training for the accounting profession. He developed and teaches the undergraduate unit Measuring Sustainability and has developed and teaches undergraduate and postgraduate units in business ethics. His current projects include the use of General Purpose Accounting reports by the NSW Office of Water, accounting for mercury under the Minamata Convention, accounting for carbon emissions by cities, accounting for (in)equity, the disclosure of corporate political donations and the development of optimum habits for professional excellence.

Education/Academic qualification

Chartered Accountant, Institute of Chartered Accountants

PhD, Macquarie University

Graduate Diploma in Environmental Studies, Macquarie University

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Research Outputs

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Greenhouse gas emissions disclosure by cities: the expectation gap

    Parvez, M., Hazelton, J. & James, G., 13 Sep 2019, In : Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal. 10, 4, p. 685-709 25 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
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    Submission to Panel of Experts – Political Donations

    Shane Leong (Participant), James Hazelton (Participant), Edward Tello Melendez (Participant)
    30 Sep 2017

    Activity: Other

    The Illusion of Control: An Account of Innovation and Employee Emotions

    James Guthrie (Speaker), M Rundley (Speaker), James Hazelton (Speaker)
    4 Dec 20175 Dec 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Measuring the Climate Actions: A Disclosure Study of World Ten Megacities

    James Guthrie (Speaker), Parvez Mia (Speaker), James Hazelton (Speaker)
    29 Sep 201730 Sep 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Submission to Global Reporting Initiative G4 Guidelines

    Shane Leong (Participant), James Hazelton (Participant)
    18 Sep 2012

    Activity: Other

    Submission to the NSW Select Committee on Electoral and Political Party Funding

    Shane Leong (Participant), James Hazelton (Participant), Cynthia Townley (Participant)
    28 Feb 2009

    Activity: Other