Why the government is morally obliged to help low-income people buy electric vehicles

By Dr Nana Osei Bonsu, Research Fellow Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Responsible Business, University of Birmingham Electric vehicles (EVs) have finally come of age. With a 43% rise in global sales last year, analysts forecast 2021 as being the tipping point for the mass adoption of EVs. While in the UK, the government has … Continue reading “Why the government is morally obliged to help low-income people buy electric vehicles”

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George Floyd rests, but in peace?

By Nicholas Bailey, Birmingham Business School and Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Responsible Business When George Floyd walked in to Cup Foods in Minneapolis a year ago he didn’t know he was about to die. Reflecting on May 25th 2020, I remember watching the video, frozen and incredulous and not discovering I was crying until … Continue reading “George Floyd rests, but in peace?”

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Climate change, pandemic preparedness, and a public inquiry

By Professor John Bryson Department of Strategy and International Business, University of Birmingham COVID-19 has been responsible for many deaths and long-term illnesses. Nevertheless, the UK is already experiencing a much more important national crisis that will change lives and impact on mortality and morbidity rates. This crisis is climate change. The UK must increase … Continue reading “Climate change, pandemic preparedness, and a public inquiry”

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“The Game’s Gone”: Where is Football Going and Where Should it Go?

By Hannes Read, Policy and Data Analyst, City-REDI Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham “The Game’s Gone, Jeff!” Those three words can describe pretty much anything new and controversial in football. The phrase can sometimes refer to trivial matters but, with the announcement of the European Super League, the principles of the game of football … Continue reading ““The Game’s Gone”: Where is Football Going and Where Should it Go?”

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Back to the High Street

By Dr. Sarah Montano, Senior Lecturer in Marketing  Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham Throughout the pandemic, retail has been classified into essential and non-essential – and shopping as a leisure activity has been quite restricted since Christmas 2020. In early January 2021, all non-essential retailers once again had to close their doors. After four … Continue reading “Back to the High Street”

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Good growth vs parasitic growth for responsible business

By Professor John Bryson Department of Strategy and International Business, University of Birmingham Spring, and especially Easter, is a time when growth is on the agenda. It is time for renewal. For companies, it is a time to consider the end of one tax year and the beginning of another. A successful business is defined … Continue reading “Good growth vs parasitic growth for responsible business”

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Valuing water in the transition to net-zero emissions

By Dr Nana Osei Bonsu, Research Fellow Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Responsible Business, University of Birmingham Tackling climate change via reducing greenhouse gas emissions will take a massive, global transition to cleaner energy technologies, such as electric vehicles, renewables like wind and solar power, and more efficient energy storage. But all of these will … Continue reading “Valuing water in the transition to net-zero emissions”

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5 Ways Your Brand Can Champion Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Beyond Black History Month

By Jasmine Cruz, Account Manager, BBH LA Birmingham Business School Every February, at the start of Black History Month, brands champion an emotional cry for unity. But by the time March rolls around, most brands are back to business as usual. In fact, a recent report found that about 76% of companies still have no diversity or … Continue reading “5 Ways Your Brand Can Champion Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Beyond Black History Month”

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Building Back Better and the UK’s Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution

By Professor John Bryson Department of Strategy and International Business, University of Birmingham COVID-19 has been extremely disruptive, with impacts including enhanced mortality and morbidity combined with unemployment, the collapse of firms, and concerns about mental health and wellbeing. Nevertheless, the direct impacts of COVID-19 occurred over a very short period requiring immediate action. The … Continue reading “Building Back Better and the UK’s Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution”

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