Is Sustainable Fashion an Oxymoron? A Look at Fashion Week and Beyond

By Dr Charika Channuntapipat, Department of Accounting, Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Responsible Business Dr Solon Magrizos, Department of Marketing Professor Craig Smith, Department of Marketing  Fashion Weeks have been around for more than half a century and set the trend for fashion lovers worldwide. Recently, the term ‘sustainable fashion’ has become more popular and … Continue reading “Is Sustainable Fashion an Oxymoron? A Look at Fashion Week and Beyond”

World Water Day 2019: Leaving No One Behind

By Dr Nana Osei Bonsu, Research Fellow Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Responsible Business, University of Birmingham Water is life – and rising human daily consumption patterns is causing water scarcity in many parts of the world. This over-consumption of water comes from not only everyday domestic use but the often invisible water used in … Continue reading “World Water Day 2019: Leaving No One Behind”

Is recycling crisp packets enough for Walkers to become a responsible business?

By Dr Roshan Boojihawon, Senior Lecturer in Strategy Department of Strategy and International Business, University of Birmingham After its recent decision to make recyclable crisp packets in response to mounting pressure from its consumers, Walkers seems to have become known as the ‘responsible’ crisp manufacturer. Although some see this as a responsible move, I would … Continue reading “Is recycling crisp packets enough for Walkers to become a responsible business?”

Responsible business, Sustainable Development Goals and trading fairly

By Professor Ian Thomson, Professor of Accounting and Sustainability, Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Responsible Business Centre Director Department of Accounting, University of Birmingham We need to recognise that our personal pleasure from an unfairly traded product, such as coffee or chocolate, results in increased poverty for many. The value of trading fairly is often underestimated, the … Continue reading “Responsible business, Sustainable Development Goals and trading fairly”

Is corporate wellness an indicator of responsible business?

By Dr Geraint Harvey, Senior Lecturer in HRM and Industrial Relations, Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Responsible Business Associate Department of Management, University of Birmingham scholars have called for businesses to not focus on new health initiatives, but on more established aspects of human resource management that give workers the tools to live healthier lives. … Continue reading “Is corporate wellness an indicator of responsible business?”

Responsible business, time travel and intergenerational equity

By Professor Ian Thomson, Professor of Accounting and Sustainability, Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Responsible Business Centre Director Department of Accounting, University of Birmingham There is an implicit social contract between generations that requires businesses to consider justice across time. Businesses enable time travel; distributing costs, benefits, risks, liabilities and possibilities backwards and forwards through time and … Continue reading “Responsible business, time travel and intergenerational equity”

Mirror mirror on the wall, is responsible leadership the fairest of them all?

By Professor Kiran Trehan, Professor of Leadership and Enterprise Development, Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Responsible Business Associate Department of Management, University of Birmingham Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world – Nelson Mandela The notion of ‘responsible leadership’ as a motto for various policies seems to be ever present … Continue reading “Mirror mirror on the wall, is responsible leadership the fairest of them all?”

The Industrial Strategy, responsible business and embedding new energy solutions for Clean Growth

“There is a growing consensus that our use and abuse of energy must change. Resolving runaway climate change predictions and encouraging clean growth for all is the most urgent challenge for our generation.” By Professor Ian Thomson, Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Responsible Business and Marc Stone, Energy Systems Catapult Energy, and its clean and sustainable … Continue reading “The Industrial Strategy, responsible business and embedding new energy solutions for Clean Growth”

Inspiring Trust in Business – A Responsible Business Perspective

By Professor Ian Thomson, Professor of Accounting and Sustainability and Director of the Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Responsible Business Trust means different things to different people in different situations. Positive attributes associated with trust within organisations includes integrity, respect, responsibility, selflessness, equity, fairness, accountability, openness, honesty, competence and reliability. Trust confers many advantages to individuals … Continue reading “Inspiring Trust in Business – A Responsible Business Perspective”

How businesses can help curb obesity this Sugar Awareness Week

This sugar awareness week, while we should think twice about putting sugar in our tea and coffee or having that second soft drink in a day, we must also put pressure on suppliers and manufacturers to act responsibly and present us with products that help us reduce our calories and of course tooth decay. By … Continue reading “How businesses can help curb obesity this Sugar Awareness Week”