interesting article from the FT

April 30, 2008

I thought readers of the blog might be interested in this article which provides an unusual twist on the food packaging debate:


Sustainable Energy Research Group – Soton

April 30, 2008

Here’s a link to the Sustainable Energy Research Group at the University of Southampton…

CSR Textbooks

April 29, 2008

I’ve added a new page to the blog that contains some CSR textbooks… I’ve only listed those that have been published recently but if you have read anything inspiring in the CSR/Sustainability/Ethics field that is not on there then either add it directly if you’re signed up to the blog or leave us a comment.

Wikipedia ‘police’

April 29, 2008

Harumph… I’ve twice put a link to this blog on the ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ page on Wikipedia… clearly linked as an academic (non-profit) source… but it gets deleted  by someone who labels it as ‘spam’. I thought Wikipedia was ‘open source’ (and in need of some academic rigour), so who are these (nameless) people who think they know what’s best to be on Wikipedia? The link generated quite a bit of traffic to this blog which has now been stopped 😦  I think I’ll persevere and put it back on there… anyone else had any similar experiences?

EABIS conference – call for contributions

April 23, 2008

Here’s a call for contributions to the 7th Annual Colloquium of the European Academy of Business in Society (EABIS) Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability: Leadership and Organisational Change –


The conference is at Cranfield 11-12th September 2008, contributions to be submitted by 19th May 2008.

Student job opportunity

April 17, 2008

I have received an enquiry from David Dawes, PR Manager at the BP Oil Terminal at Hamble. BP want to conduct a market research survey among the people who live in the parish of Hamble (circa 3,000) to find out what they think of the company and the community relations programme it operates. David is offering this as a paid “hands on” project for a student. If any of you know a student who might be interested please ask them to contact David on 02380 456028. 

It strikes me that David might also be a useful contact for academics who may be interested in researching this area….? 

‘Project Response’ CSR conference

April 15, 2008

“Understanding and Responding to Societal Demands on Corporate Responsibility”

Academic Team to Present Findings and Insights from “Project RESPONSE”, Europe’s Largest Ever Research Initiative on Corporate Responsibility

Date: Thursday and Friday, June 25-26, 2008

Location: Bocconi University, Milan, Italy

Host and Organizer: Bocconi University

Event Background: The RESPONSE project has been led by INSEAD in partnership with Bocconi University, Copenhagen Business School, Leon Kozminski Academy and Impact, and the active collaboration of the European Academy of Business in Society (EABIS). It has been supported financially by the European Commission under the Sixth Framework Programme of the European Union (FP6).

Project Information: To download the final EU Report as well as an Executive Briefing please go to the EABIS RESPONSE Project website. A conference website for June 2008 should be available shortly.