Saurabh Vij
School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
Member ID 3250
Member since May 21, 2022
Status Active


Sustainability Researcher focused on connecting corporate goals with broader sustainable development agenda. Striving for moving targets of "Just Sustainabilities"


Saurabh Vij is a passionate individual with dreams of a just and equitable society and a sustainable future for all. He lives in Hong Kong with his wife and beautiful, young daughter. Currently, he is conducting research as a PhD student in sustainability stream at the School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong. His current PhD project is focused on the study and development of non-monetary financial integration of environment and social impact topics for business entities.

He also works as a Senior Consultant at a firm in Hong Kong. He specializes in consulting on Engineering design, Manufacturing, Compliance and Quality matters with more than 15 years industry experience. He has an engineering background and MBA in Operations & Marketing from The University of Hong Kong. He holds certifications in Supply Chain, Data Science and Lean Six Sigma Operations.

Saurabh's research agenda aims to help businesses connect with sustainability science and in the due process help them take a transformative role in fighting the global challenges of sustainable development. To achieve this goal, he is engaged in a challenging multidisciplinary research effort to develop an "Accounting System for Sustainable Development". He is open to collaborate with researchers from different disciplines for following two projects:

Project-1: Sustainability Conflicts. Goal of this project is to identify and propose a "conceptual basis of justice" in sense of a blue print of a universal agreement. This initiative is expected to set humanity on path of consensus building over global sustainability issues and justice conflicts

Project-2: Integrated Accounting System. Financial accounting is the lubricant which is required to move capitalist society but it has only led us to a world of inequalities, social injustice and climate disaster. Therefore, we are attempting to change it.

Research Interests

Sustainability Accounting and Management
Social and Environmental Impact valuation and assessment techniques
Sustainable Development Goals, indicators and targets at multiple scales
Governmentality, Poly-scalar governance approaches
Social and Environmental Regulations and Audits
Technologies for transparency and sustainability performance monitoring (i.e. Blockchain, DLT)