Innovation and the environment talk

February 26, 2009

Innovation and the environment – Friday 6th March, 2pm – SIFE Southampton


This is a unique opportunity for university staff and students to meet many local business representatives and academics, talk to our exhibitors about careers issues, and increase their understanding at two very interesting seminars. If you are wondering how intelligent small businesses in the UK are responding to the current environmental and economic climate, this is your chance to find out.

There are two speakers: the first, The Rt hon. John Denham, Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, will be talking about ‘The role of innovation in solving our environmental problems’. The second: Phillip Duddell, from The Olive Consultancy, will discuss ‘Sustainable Business: Myth or Reality?’.

There is also an exhibition where several University departments and Local Companies will be represented. This event is also a brilliant chance for networking and building relationships between the University and the local community. For full event details, you should visit: There are only a limited number of seats available. To secure yours now, before they run out, go directly to


CSR on trial – the case for and against

February 24, 2009

I would like to invite you to the School of Management’s forthcoming evening seminar.

Thursday 26th February 2009

CSR on trial – the case for and against – Dr Denise Baden, School of Management, University of Southampton

Corporate Social Responsibility – or CSR as its known is the biggest thing in management speak since quality management. But never has a term achieved so much popularity in the face of so many criticisms.

Further information on the seminars is available at This event will be taking place in the School of Management (Building 2) on the University’s Highfield Campus at 6pm.

If you, or any of your colleagues, wish to attend please send me an e-mail with names and contact details of all delegates and I will reserve your places.

Please feel free to pass the details of the events on to anyone else whom you feel may be interested in hearing the seminars.

Best regards,


Christopher Hopper
Alumni and Enterprise Coordinator
School of Management
Room 1001, Building 58a, Highfield Campus
University of Southampton   SO17 1BJ
Tel: +44 (0) 23 8059 8613
Fax: +44 (0) 23 8059 3844

Fairtrade Fortnight

February 24, 2009

It’s Fairtrade Fortnight (23rd Feb – 8th March). Details here:

Southampton Uni events here:

Latest calls

February 24, 2009

Some calls from the latest BAM newsletter:


Conference: Ashridge International Research Conference: Global Leadership, Global Ethics? In search of the ethical leadership compass – CALL FOR PAPERS

Abstract submission by 15 March 2009

Dates of conference: 15-17 May 2009

Ashridge Business School, near London

The conference is being run in association with a special issue of the Journal of Business Ethics. Authors may opt to submit a paper to the conference and for consideration for the special issue 12 of JBE.

Contact: Professor Carla Millar, Conference Chair,



Conference: Sustainable Industrial Development in China – CALL FOR PAPERS

Abstract submission by 15 December 2008 and full paper by 1 March 2009

Dates of conference: 16-17 April 2009 Fudan University, Shanghai, China

Organised jointly by Fudan University, China; Lancaster China Management Centre and Brunel University Business School

Contact: Professor Alasdair MacBean, Conference Co-Director,



5th Annual Family Enterprise Research Conference, Canada, April 2009.

“Rethinking Business Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environmental Sustainability and Stakeholder Management: Does Family Make a Difference?”


Submission deadline: January 31st, 2009.

Further information is available at

And the conference website: HERE

For general information please contact Reg Litz,

CSR Case studies / teaching resources

February 23, 2009

Some great resources here, including case studies and lesson plans, some of which are relevant to CSR/stakeholders/ethics:

CSR bibliography

February 19, 2009

Here’s a great bibliography of other CSR resources developed by the British Library and the BAM CSR SIG:

Ashridge Sustainable Innovation Award deadline extended

February 17, 2009

Due to unprecedented demand for workshops at business schools and universities across the EMEA region, the deadline for entries to the Ashridge Sustainable Innovation Award is being extended until May 3, 2009. Ashridge, in association with EABIS, and supported by HP and WWF, is running this competition to find the best ideas from management and other post-graduate students on how organisations can innovate to create value from the shift to a low carbon economy.

The author of the best submission as judged by a distinguished panel will be awarded with a cash prize of €7000, a six-month mentorship with HP and career advice from Spencer Stuart. Second prize is €5000 and third prize is €3000, also with career advice from Spencer Stuart. Workshops around the award are led by Dennis Pamlin, Global Policy Advisor at WWF.

For more information about the award, please visit the award website.