Maria Balatbat

UNSW Business School

Maria is a Senior Lecturer at the Business School and Fellow of CPA Australia. Maria’s research interests include integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) dimensions in investment decision making including, disclosure of climate change information. She is a recipient of several Australian Research Council (ARC) grants with projects that examine the capital market implications of Integrated Reporting and use of environmental and social indicators to develop a valuation methodology for investment decisions. Maria also led a team to develop a built environment impact assessment framework that aims to unlock the value creation capabilities of sustainability reporting in the built environment sector. Maria teaches courses on climate change and sustainability to business students at UNSW. Maria is also a Director at the Australasian Reporting Awards and a member of the Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and the Technical Working Group of the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB). Maria has a PhD in Economics at the University of Sydney.

The following lists Maria's publications released through CEEM

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Title & place of publication Author Research area Type Links Year
'Finance & Investment Rapid Review: Identification and measurement of circular assets and risks for the finance and investment sector in the transition to a circular economy', NSW Circular Rapid Review, 2022 Maria Balatbat , Karin Kobelentz Sustainability & general Reports and Working Papers 2022
'The use of Environmentally Extended Input and Output Analysis to measure and evaluate the carbon and employment footprint of an equity investment', European Accounting Association Annual Conference, Milan, Italy, 31 May 2018 George Chard, Maria Balatbat , Tommy Wiedmann Emissions trading Conference Papers 2018
'Is there an early-mover market value effect for signalling adoption of Integrated Reporting?’ Australasian Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research (A-CSEAR) Conference, Nadi, Fiji Balatbat, M.C. Electricity Markets & Restructuring Conference Papers 2017
'Measuring project sustainability maturity level - A fuzzy-based approach’, International Journal of Sustainable Development, 86, p784-791. Siew, R.Y.J., Balatbat, M.C., Carmichael, D. Sustainability & general Journal Papers 2016
'Improving the attractiveness of CDM projects through allowing and incorporating options’, Energy Policy, 86, p784-791. Carmichael, D., Ballouz, J., Balatbat, M.C. Emissions trading Journal Papers 2015
'The financial additionality and viability of CDM projects’, Environment, Development and Sustainability, DOI 10.1007/s10668-015-9630-5 Carmichael, D., Lea, K., Balatbat, M.C. Emissions trading Journal Papers 2015
'The Impact of Assurance and the Choice of Assurance Provider on the Market Value Effects of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Disclosures’. Bose, S., Balatbat, M.C., Green, W. Emissions trading Reports and Working Papers 2015
'Carbon Abatement and its Cost in Construction Activities’, Proceedings of the 2014 Construction Research Congress Carmichael, D.G., Malcolm, C.J., Balatbat, M.C. Emissions trading Conference Papers 2014
‘A Review of Building/Infrastructure Sustainability Reporting Tools (SRTs)’, Smart and Sustainable Built Environment, 2(2). Siew, R.Y.J., Balatbat, M.C., Carmichael, D. Sustainability & general Journal Papers 2013
The Relationship between Sustainability Practices and Financial Performance of Construction Companies’, Smart and Sustainable Built Environment, 2(1), pp 6-27 Siew, R.Y.J., Balatbat, M.C., Carmichael, D. Sustainability & general Journal Papers 2013
Performance Risk Associated with Renewable Energy CDM Projects, ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering, 28(1) pp 51-58 Balatbat, M.C., Findlay, E., Carmichael, D. G. Emissions trading Journal Papers 2012


Event Presenter Type Research area Location Date
PPA 2022 Conference Dr Iain MacGill, Dr Maria Balatbat , Anna Bruce , Atul Raturi , Janendra Prasad , Edoardo Santagata Conference Electricity Markets & Restructuring, Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation, Large-scale Renewable Energy, Sustainability & general Brisbane, Australia Tuesday, November 22, 2022
An examination of the impact of integrated reporting on early-moving firms Maria Balatbat Seminar Emissions trading 2015 Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference, Hobart, Tasmania Monday, July 6, 2015
The market-value effects of GHG emissions, assurance and assurance provider: an international study Maria Balatbat Seminar Emissions trading 2015 European Accounting Association, Glasgow, Scotland Thursday, April 30, 2015
The impact of assurance and the choice of assurance provider on the market value effects of greenhouse gas emissions disclosures Maria Balatbat Seminar Emissions trading Henley Business School Sustainability Seminar, University of Reading Monday, April 27, 2015
The Impact of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Disclosures and Institutional Ownership on Market Information Asymmetry Maria Balatbat Seminar Electricity Markets & Restructuring, Sustainability & general City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Thursday, December 4, 2014
Value Relevance of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Disclosures on Stock Market Performance: An International Study Maria Balatbat Seminar Emissions trading UTS Business School, Haymarket Campus Monday, April 7, 2014
Value Relevance of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Disclosures on Stock Market Performance: an International Study Maria Balatbat , Li Ming Koo, Leon Wong Seminar Emissions trading, Sustainability & general European Accounting Association 2013 Annual Congress, Paris, 6-8 May 2013 Monday, May 6, 2013