Degree completed in 2022.

Taking Planetary Boundaries Seriously: The Role of Accounting Practices in Corporate Climate Change Mitigation



Marcel Metzner is a PhD Candidate at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at Oxford University. His research explores how companies navigate tensions between financial and environmental objectives. In particular, he is interested in the role of accounting practices in integrating climate-related risks and opportunities into decision-making processes.

Marcel works with the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) as a member of the Special Interest Group on Integrated Thinking & Strategy. He also currently serves as a research assistant for the Mutuality in Business project at Saïd Business School, Oxford University. Prior to joining Oxford University, he worked as a sustainability analyst in the investment management industry.

Marcel holds a MPhil in Nature, Society and Environmental Governance from the University of Oxford and a BA in Sociology, Politics and Economics from Zeppelin University, Germany.

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