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The underlying theme of my research is the interface between accounting and the environmental impacts of economic activity. This encompasses investigation of how non-financial reporting at the corporate level can be optimised to support decision-making, including through the use of values derived from environmental economic techniques, and the response of financial markets to such information as well as to corporate sustainability performance more generally.

My research deals also with allied issues such as extending perspectives on the accounting entity and environmental impacts, considering aggregates such as economic sectors and countries, as embodied in a recent pan-European, cross-disciplinary EC Framework VI project on the marine environment, and the role of the accountant in achieving sustainable development. The latter is necessarily part of a broader research agenda that I am pursuing, dealing with the evolving role of the business accountant and the consequent educational and developmental needs that arise.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of the University, University of East Anglia

Award Date: 1 Jan 2000

Master of Science, University College London

Award Date: 1 Jan 1996

Master of Business Administration, City, University of London

Award Date: 1 Jan 1987

Master of Arts, University of Oxford

Award Date: 1 Jan 1980

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Cooper, P. & Taylor, T.

European Commission


Project: EU Commission

  • Centre of Excellence

    Cooper, P.



    Project: UK charity

    Research Output

    The use of international agreements in transnational environmental protection

    Finus, M., Cooper, P. & Almer, C., 28 Feb 2017, In : Oxford Economic Papers. 69, 2, p. 333-334

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    55 Downloads (Pure)

    Challenges of achieving good environmental status in the Northeast Atlantic

    Alexander, K. A., Kershaw, P., Cooper, P., Gilbert, A. J., Hall-Spencer, J. M., Heymans, J. J., Kannen, A., Los, H. J., O'Higgins, T., O'Mahony, C., Tett, P., Troost, T. A. & van Beusekom, J., Mar 2015, In : Ecology and Society. 20, 1, 49.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 4 Citations (Scopus)
    145 Downloads (Pure)

    Sustaining Europe's seas as coupled social ecological systems

    Mee, L., Cooper, P., Kannen, A., Gilbert, A. J. & O'Higgins, T., 31 Mar 2015, In : Ecology and Society. 20, 1, p. 1-10 10 p., 1.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    14 Citations (Scopus)
    64 Downloads (Pure)

    A methodology for the assessment of local-scale changes in marine environmental benefits and its application

    Hooper, T., Cooper, P., Hunt, A. & Austen, M., Jun 2014, In : Ecosystem Services. 8, p. 65-74

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 7 Citations (Scopus)
    142 Downloads (Pure)

    Incorporating ecosystem services in marine planning: The role of valuation

    Börger, T., Beaumont, N. J., Pendleton, L., Boyle, K. J., Cooper, P., Fletcher, S., Haab, T., Hanemann, M., Hooper, T. L., Hussain, S. S., Portela, R., Stithou, M., Stockill, J., Taylor, T. & Austen, M. C., 1 May 2014, In : Marine Policy. 46, p. 161-170 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 71 Citations (Scopus)
    214 Downloads (Pure)


    Corporate Social and Environmental Reporting: A User Perspective

    Author: Wong, R., 31 Jul 2012

    Supervisor: Millington, A. (Supervisor) & Cooper, P. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


    Evaluating the Costs and Benefits of Tidal Range Energy Generation

    Author: Hooper, T., 31 Mar 2014

    Supervisor: Cooper, P. (Supervisor) & Hunt, A. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


    The Quality of Corporate Environmental Reporting (CER): Theory and Practice

    Author: Eakpisankit, A., 30 Apr 2012

    Supervisor: Cooper, P. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD