Drawing on fieldwork in a transnational Fortune 50 finance sector company's environmental management team, this paper attends to the transformation of the company's environmental accounting infrastructure. I analyse ethnographic vignettes of situations in which environmental agents interact with financial data strategists, rendering expectations, dreams and limits of dreams mutually accountable. I am interested exploring how environmental agents socio-technically achieved to maintain dreaming of particular improvements that they were looking for in the transformation, whilst data strategists offered wake-up calls, disillusioning the dream. Conceptually, I explore Verran's take on metaphysical commitments in ontic & ontological politics in relation to the role of ignorance in reality-making. Politically, this analysis raises concerns about how the maintenance of the environmental agents' dreaming may prefigure erroneous environments, sustaining unsustainability.
|Status||Udgivet - 2016|
|Begivenhed||Danish STS Conference 2016 - Aarhus University, Aarhus, Danmark|
Varighed: 2 jun. 2016 → 3 jun. 2016
|Konference||Danish STS Conference 2016|
|Periode||02/06/2016 → 03/06/2016|