Lars Hassel is the Öhrling’s PWC Professor of Accounting and Auditing at Umeå School of Business, Umeå University, in Sweden. He holds a Dr.Sc. degree in accounting from Åbo Akademi University in Finland where he also is a professor. Hassel is since 2006 the Director of Sustainable Investments research program funded by Mistra, the foundation for strategic environmental research in Sweden. Mistra funds and organizes interdisciplinary research aimed at solving strategic environmental problems. Research from this program can be found on the Sustainable Investment Research Platform webpage (www.sirp.se
). The SIRP group was recognized with the Globe Award in May 2008 with the motivation for an outstanding and tangible research in the field of CSR.