Corporate transparency for society. 

René was once an international banker, now he is an innovative scholar with a focus on integrated corporate reporting - the future of reporting in a changing society. He is a dedicated lecturer.

René is an accounting scholar with a focus on the blend of corporate financial and social issues. He finalized his PhD at Leiden University in 2012 with the thesis “Societal Determinants of Corporate Social Disclosures”. 

He is an associate professor at the Center for Corporate Reporting, Finance & Tax. He teaches, performs research and chairs the Nyenrode AoL committee. He is also a member of the Nyenrode Research council and a member of the Research data management committee.
Secondary positions

  • Member of the panel of experts of the transparency benchmark of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy of the Netherlands (2018-present).
  • Member of the Exam committee, Master-track Science-based Business / Science, Communication & Society, Leiden University (2018-present).
  • Guest assignment, Leiden University, Faculty of Science (2018-present).

International activities

René was once an international banker (Netherlands, Germany, Luxemburg and Vietnam). Now he is performing research in international contexts and in international projects. 


René coaches his kids’ sports teams during the weekend – field hockey and soccer.

Most relevant publications 

  • Hussain, N., Rigoni, U., & Orij, R. P. (in paper 2018, online 2016). Corporate Governance and Sustainability Performance: Analysis of Triple Bottom Line Performance. Journal of Business Ethics: 1-22.
  • Fulgencio, HT., Orij, R.P. & Le Fever, H. (2016). Mapping and conceptualizing the measurement of organizational social value using systems thinking, European Social & Public Innovation Review, vol. 1, no. 1: 17-31.
  • Orij, R. (2015). Corporate Social and Environmental Reporting Institutionalized. Journal of Modern Accounting and Auditing, 11(2), 112-123.
  • Orij, R.P. & De Bruijn, S.M.M. (2012). Institutionalisering van maatschappelijke ondernemingsverslaggeving, Maandblad voor Accountancy en Bedrijfseconomie, 86e jaargang juli/augustus: 286-294.
  • Orij, R.P. (2010), Corporate Social Disclosures in the Context of Culture and Stakeholder Theory, Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, vol. 23, no. 7: 868-889.