Centre for Research into Sustainability
The Centre for Research into Sustainability is a multidisciplinary, international group of researchers and educators. We are actively engaged with the understanding of organizational responses to the multiple facets of sustainability. Our purpose, ultimately, is to advance scholarship and contribute to positive social change in terms of the contemporary challenges of poverty alleviation, social injustice and climate change.
Research is our primary purpose, which we use in our teaching and seek to develop through collaboration with external partners. We have particular strengths in business ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), accounting for sustainability, sustainable consumption, accounting for sustainability and the London 2012 Olympics. Besides our extensive global academic partnerships we collaborate and study private sector businesses (both large firms and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs)), cooperatives, social enterprises, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), supply chains, policy makers, professional associations and the local community.
The Centre for Research into Sustainability is embedded in the University structure and includes Faculty from the School of Management and the Department of Geography. No one is employed by the Centre but we all have a common interest in sustainability and work together as appropriate on a project by project basis. We are an international, multidisciplinary, supportive group of researchers and educators interested in long term research partnerships.
Laura J. Spence
Professor of Business Ethics and Director, CRIS