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Charl de Villiers is Professor of Accounting at The University of Auckland, New Zealand. He is internationally known for his Sustainability Accounting and Integrated Reporting research and expertise, including Corporate Governance perspectives. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Charl has over 400 research-based publications and presentations, including more than 100 articles in refereed journals, and two Routledge published edited books, namely Sustainability Accounting and Integrated Reporting (2018), and The Routledge Handbook of Integrated Reporting (2020). As an indication of impact, his research has been cited more than 13,000 times, and his h-index is over 55. A Stanford University study ranks Charl 52nd among the 5,919 accounting academics globally, based on citations during 2022, also placing him in the top 2% of scientists worldwide. In 2022, he was inducted into the AAAJ/APIRA Hall of Fame, which has a small and exclusive membership (currently 26), for outstanding contributions to the interdisciplinary accounting research community. Charl serves on the editorial board of several academic journals, and is editor-in-chief of Meditari Accountancy Research and deputy editor of Accounting & Finance.

Examples of corporate governance work, usually linked to CSR/ESG/Sustainability:

Li, Y., De Villiers, C., Li, L. & Li, L. 2022. The Moderating Effect of Board Gender Diversity on the Relation Between Corporate Social Responsibility and Firm Value, Journal of Management Control, 33, 109-143.

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