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”

Resource orchestration for sustainable entrepreneurship: multiple actors’ perspective

To celebrate Responsible Business Week we will be posting a series of blogs on this topic. In this post, Senior Lecturer Dr. Natalia Vershinina and Research Fellow Dr. Vivek Soundararajan tackle sustainable entrepreneurship. We are living in the age, when climate change is accelerated by collective human activity, which includes irresponsible business activity. We seem to think that … Continue reading “Resource orchestration for sustainable entrepreneurship: multiple actors’ perspective”

Sustainable Global Supply Chains: Some Observations From the Field

To celebrate Responsible Business Week we will be posting a series of blogs on this topic. In this post, Lecturer in Management Dr. Vivek Soundararajan offers his own perspective on sustainable global supply chains. Midday in South India, the weather is terribly hot (somewhere between 36 and 38 degree Celsius) and the long-drives, undisciplined eating, lack of … Continue reading “Sustainable Global Supply Chains: Some Observations From the Field”