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Dr Matthew Haigh

Profile summary

  • Central Academic Staff
  • Senior Lecturer in Accounting
  • The Faculty of Business and Law
  • The Open University Business School
  • Department for Accounting and Finance
  • matthew.haigh

Professional biography

Matthew is a chartered accountant, a certified information systems auditor and a financial auditor. He gained his PhD and professional accounting qualifications in Australia. In a past life, Matthew was a working musician and music teacher, and he retains a keen interest in the cultural industries.

Research interests

Career planning, transnational environmental management agreements, cultural tourism development, labour migration

Teaching interests

  • Creating and sustaining value (Open University MBA)
  • Financial accounting in context (Open University BA Management) 

Impact and engagement

Founding editor, Journal of Sustainable Finance & Investment (Routledge)

External collaborations

Academic advocate, ISACA 


Environmental communications: The reader’s perspective (2015-10-31)
Haigh, Matthew
Semiotica, 207 (pp. 233-250)
Do environmental policy instruments influence fiduciaries’ decisions? (2013)
Haigh, Matthew M. and Shapiro, Matthew A.
Environment and Planning A, 45(4) (pp. 853-871)
Deconstructing myth: low-carbon sustainability (2013)
Haigh, Matthew M.
Social Semiotics, 23(1) (pp. 47-66)
Carbon reporting: Does it matter? (2012)
Haigh, Matthew and Shapiro, Matthew A.
Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, 25(1) (pp. 105-125)
Fiduciary finance ≠ stakeholder management: A reply to Cadman’s governance theory (2012)
Haigh, Matthew
Journal of Sustainable Finance & Investment,, 2(2) (pp. 119-135)
Climate policy and financial institutions (2011)
Haigh, Matthew
Climate Policy, 11(6) (pp. 1367-1385)
Management practices in Australasian ethical investment products: a role for environmental regulation? (2010-03)
Haigh, Matthew and Guthrie, James
Business Strategy and the Environment, 19(3) (pp. 147-163)
Incorporating Sustainability into Accounting Curricula: Lessons Learnt From an Action Research Study (2010-02)
Hazelton, James and Haigh, Matthew
Accounting Education: An International Journal, 19(1-2) (pp. 159-178)
The implications of reform-oriented investment for regulation and governance (2009-04)
Haigh, Matthew and de Graaf, Frank Jan
Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 20(3) (pp. 399-417)
A political economy approach to regulated Australian information disclosures (2009-04)
Haigh, Matthew and Guthrie, James
Business Ethics: A European Review, 18(2) (pp. 192-208)
The Transnational Corporation and New Corporate Citizenship Theory: A Critical Analysis (2007-09-01)
Jones, Marc T. and Haigh, Matthew
Journal of Corporate Citizenship, 27 (pp. 51-69)
A Critical Review of Relations between Corporate Responsibility Research and Practice (2007)
Haigh, Matthew and Jones, Marc T.
Electronic Journal of Business Ethics and Organization Studies, 12(1) (pp. 16-28)
Social investment: Subjectivism, sublation and the moral elevation of success (2006-12)
Haigh, Matthew
Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 17(8) (pp. 989-1005)
Camouflage play: Making moral claims in managed investments (2006-09)
Haigh, Matthew
Accounting Forum, 30(3) (pp. 267-283)
Managed investments, managed disclosures: financial services reform in practice (2006)
Haigh, Matthew
Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, 19(2) (pp. 186-204)
Financial Markets: A Tool for Social Responsibility? (2004-06)
Haigh, Matthew and Hazelton, James
Journal of Business Ethics, 52(1) (pp. 59-71)
The Transnational Corporation and New Corporate Citizenship Theory: A Critical Analysis (2015-06-01)
Jones, Marc T. and Haigh, Matthew
In: McIntosh, Malcolm ed. Business, Capitalism and Corporate Citizenship: A Collection of Seminal Essays (pp. 129-152)
ISBN : 9781783531868 | Publisher : Greenleaf | Published : Leeds
Challenges in responsible investment research (2015)
Haigh, Matthew
In: Hebb, Tessa; Hawley, James P.; Hoepner, Andreas G.F.; Neher, Agnes L. and Wood, David eds. The Routledge Handbook of Responsible Investment. Routledge Companions in Business, Management and Accounting (pp. 536-542)
ISBN : 9780415624510 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Abingdon
Climate change and health: from adaptation towards a solution (2014)
Butler, C. D.; Stott, R.; Bowen, K.; Haigh, Matthew; Smith, B.; Braidwood, M. and Bowles, D. C.
In: Butler, Colin D. ed. Climate Change and Global Health (pp. 284-292)
ISBN : 9781780642659 | Publisher : CABI International
Incorporating Sustainability into Accounting Curricula: Lessons Learnt From an Action Research Study (2013-03-26)
Hazelton, James and Haigh, Matthew
In: Sangster, Alan and Wilson, Richard M.S. eds. Liberalising the Accounting Curriculum in University Education
ISBN : 9780415659802 | Publisher : Routledge
Stakeholders in Climate Policy Instruments: What Role for Financial Institutions? (2013)
Haigh, Matthew
In: Cadman, Timothy ed. Climate Change and Global Policy Regimes: Towards Institutional Legitimacy. International Political Economy Series (pp. 111-124)
ISBN : 978-1-349-43493-0 | Publisher : Palgrave MacMillan
Disclosing climate risk to investors: Is corporate reporting giving investors what they need? (2012)
Haigh, Matthew and Guthrie, Lois
In: Jackson, Felicia ed. Corporate Climate Risk Disclosure: An Executive Guide to Monitoring and Disclosing Climate Risk (pp. 37-42)
ISBN : 9780955372094 | Publisher : Environmental Finance
Activism in European Pension Funds: Exerting Pressure on Intermediaries (2011)
de Graaf, Frank Jan and Haigh, Matthew
In: Sun, William; Louche, Céline and Pérez, Roland eds. Finance and Sustainability: Towards a New Paradigm? A Post-Crisis Agenda. Critical Studies on Corporate Responsibility, Governance and Sustainability (2) (pp. 119-143)
ISBN : 978-1-78052-092-6 | Publisher : Emerald
What Counts in Social Managed Investments: Evidence from an International Survey (2007)
Haigh, Matthew
In: Lehman, Cheryl R. ed. Envisioning a New Accountability. Advances in Public Interest Accounting (pp. 35-62)
ISBN : 978-0-7623-1462-1 | Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing Limited