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Researcher of the Month - Katrin Hummel, Abteilung Accounting & Reporting


The title Researcher of the Month is awarded every month as a special recognition and appreciation of the research achievements of the distinguished person.

More and more states are planning to make climate reporting mandatory for companies (parallel to financial reporting). In the light of climate change, climate reporting is also becoming increasingly important for investors. At the same time, the past years have shown that greenwashing particularly affects sustainability reporting. Katrin Hummel, Head of the Accounting & Reporting Group at WU, examines the consequences of mandatory climate reporting.

In recognition of her outstanding research, Katrin Hummel has been named our latest Researcher of the Month. This video provides insights into Katrin Hummel’s work.

Katrin Hummel has been Professor of Accounting & Reporting at WU Vienna since 2021. She received her PhD in Business Administration from the University of Stuttgart before continuing her academic career as a postdoc at the University of Zurich. Her research addresses issues at the interface between accounting and sustainability with a particular focus on sustainability reporting and sustainability performance. Her research has been published in numerous prestigious international journals.

We cordially congratulate Katrin Hummel on this achievement and look forward to her future research!

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