Collison, David


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External Affiliations

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants - Sustainability Forum
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland - Sustainability Advisory Group
  • Member of the Sustainability Advisory Board, Scottish and Southern Energy


  • Varieties of capitalism and their relationship with accounting and finance practice
  • Social indicators
  • Social and environmental accountability
  • Corporate propaganda

Research Grants

  • "Exploration of the rationale for shareholder primacy in UK company law" ACCA (Collison D.J., Cross, S.,Ferguson J., Power D.M. & Stevenson L.A.), £11,500
  • ICAS "The Role of the Textbook and other Teaching materials in the Construction of Accounting Knowledge: A Stakeholder Approach" (Jointly with R.J.Ferguson, D.M.Power and L.Stevenson), 2004, £7,000



  • Business Environment
  • Management Accounting
  • Social and environmental accounting

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production


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