Measuring the Unmeasurable: the Sustainability Accathon

12.10.2023 – 13.10.2023

The applications are now closed. For additional information including the event summary report, please visit our folder

Together we are greater than the sum of our parts and we can make a bold move forward in the measurement of corporate social performance


Finding accounting tools for accurately measuring corporate social performance requires the contribution of diverse stakeholders. Recent polycrises and socialwashing scandals accentuated the urge to solve this challenge.

How can we measure corporate social performance in a credible and impactful way?


We are organizing a 24-hour accounting hackathon (hereafter Accathon), entitled: Measuring the Unmeasurable:  Sustainability Accathon in Rome October 12-13, 2023 (4pm – 4pm).


Respond to our call for action  by submitting a short proposal on how to tackle the challenge of measuring and reporting corporate social performance i.e., the social dimension of corporate sustainability/ESG, by 31 May 2023 and include it in the Accathon application form. The proposal can take various formats, including written abstracts, video, PowerPoint, or poster.


Upon selection you will be invited to Rome, and we will cover the costs of your visit and one-day stay. During the Accathon, we will further develop your proposals and exchange ideas on innovative tools to evaluate corporate social performance, co-create practical solutions to address the challenge within an international and interdisciplinary environment.


Gaia Melloni – Assistant Professor HEC University of Lausanne – Principal Investigator

Anastasiia Dobson – Postdoctoral researcher HEC University of Lausanne – Project Manager

Janet Lake – Postdoctoral researcher HEC University of Lausanne – Participants Manager

Arianna Pisciella – PhD Candidate HEC University of Lausanne – Content Manager


For additional information including the selection criteria please see our call for action.



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