Five Questions about SRI – Weekly Expert Interview with Alicia Gómez Martínez, Research Professor, Faculty of Accounting, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP), Mexico – September 6, 2013

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Each week Emerging Markets ESG publishes an interview entitled, “Five Questions about SRI.”  The interview features a practitioner’s insights about SRI in emerging markets and through Emerging Markets ESG shares this expertise with a wide global audience.  The goals of Five Questions about SRI are fourfold:

  • To collect a catalogue of examples of SRI in practice in emerging markets;
  • To raise awareness about SRI in emerging markets;
  • To reflect on what SRI in emerging markets means to practitioners; and
  • To enable SRI practitioners in emerging markets to network with peers around the world.

This week’s interview is with Alicia Gómez Martínez, Research Professor, Faculty of Accounting, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP), Mexico.

The Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP) is a Mexican university founded on April 14, 1578.  It is an autonomous institution, located in the city of Puebla.  The university has a large impact in Puebla because of the conferences it holds and the research it conducts.  It is considered one of the most important universities in Mexico.  It is one of six Mexican public institutions that are part of the Macrouniversities Network of Latin America and the Caribbean.  It offers academic degrees in several career paths.  The university offers face to face and on-line courses.  Since 2011 business administration, communication and public accounting are offered online.  The symbol that identifies the University is related to its history: the phoenix rising from the tongues of fire that destroyed a past and give rise to a future framed by Athena.  Its academic slogan is: Think Good, For Better Living. It summarizes the importance of knowledge in human development.

Alicia Gómez Martínez is a Research Professor in the Faculty of Accounting of the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP). Her interests include business administration, finance and small and medium size enterprises (SMEs).  She has work experience in private enterprises.  She holds a PhD. in Accounting from the Universidad de Cantabria, Spain.