School of Management
Royal Holloway University of London

The Centre for Research into Sustainability

CRIS events

International workshop coordinated by Dr Diego Vazquez-Brust (RHUL) and Prof. Lucila Maria de Souza Campos (Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil)
Measuring and Reporting to Embed Sustainability in Policy and Practice
23-25th May 2017, Florianópolis, Brazil

2nd CRIS Reserach Day
Key speaker Prof. Alan Bradshaw
Fri 16th June 2017, RHUL Bedford Square

How to find us? See our contact page.


Previous events

CRIS Research Seminar: Dr Helen Tregidga, RHUL
Shall we drink Pepsi or Coke? Problematising engagement through and agonistic democracy lens
Weds 22nd Mar, 1-3pm MX34

Baroness Diana WarwickAnnual Sustainability Lecture: Baroness Diana Warwick, Chair of the National Housing Federation
2017 Royal Holloway Annual Sustainability Lecture » Podcast (MP3)
Tues 21st March, 16.15om Windsor Building Auditorium, Royal Holloway, Egham

Anica Zeyen Lecture
How to go for Gold in your Career and Personal Life
Thurs 9th March, 6:15pm at Royal Holloway

Public professorial lecture by Prof. Jeffrey Unerman
Managing sustainably through accounting without numbers
Mon 6th March, 6:15pm at Royal Holloway

CRIS Research Seminar: Professor Markus Beckmann, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg
Sustainability Management Quo Vadis? Reflections on the Evolution of a New Corporate Function
Weds Feb 15th 1-3pm, MX034 (lunch from 12:45pm in Moore Building Foyer)

CRIS Research Seminar: Prof. Tobias Hahn, Kedge Business School, Marseille
Ambidexterity for corporate social performance
Weds 16th Nov 2016, 1-3pm MBSO-08

CRIS Research Seminar: Jean-Pascal Gond, CASS Business School, City University of London
An economies of worth approach to corporate responsibility and sustainability
Weds 19th Oct 2016, 1-3pm, MBS0-08

CRIS hosted the following events with Professor Ralph Hamann Distinguished Visiting Scholar from the University of Cape Town

Guest lecture followed by masterclass with Professor Ralph Hamann
Thursday 6th October 2016, 2-5pm in Founder's Large Board Room
Coffee & pastries included
Organiser: Stephanos Anastasiadis (email for more information)
Event flyer » The perpetuation of inequality; Inequality and its intersections with our research on sustainability (PDF)

Workshop on research impact in sustainability research
Wednesday 5th October 2016, 10.30am-1pm in FE139
Coffee & lunch included
Organiser: Laura Spence (email)
Event flyer » Impact in South Africa: Research-Practice Collaboration (PDF)

Q&A session with Distinguished Visiting Scholar Prof. Ralph Hamann
Thursday 29th September: 2-4pm, MB-04/05
Coffee & pastries included
Organisers: Anica Zeyen (email) & Katharina Husemann (email)

Doctoral workshop
Thursday 29th September: 9-12noon, MBS-016
Coffee & pastries included
Organisers: Anica Zeyen (email) & Katharina Husemann (email)

One-to-one paper development sessions
1-to-1 sessions. Wednesday 28th September, individual one-hour slots
Organiser: Anica Zeyen (email)

CRIS Research Day
Friday 17th June 2016, Royal Holloway’s London campus (11 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3RA) » Further details

Postgraduate student research preparation seminar on sustainability and corporate social responsibility
Staff and students from RHUL and Nottingham were present » read more
Wednesday 25th May 2016 1.30-6pm, Senate House, Central London

CRIS PhDs present their work, take part in a collaboration workshop, plus careers interview with Itziar Castelló
Wednesday 18th May 2016 all day » timetable | event report

CRIS Seminar: Itziar Castelló, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Collective identification in framing contests: an interaction perspective
Wednesday 18th May 2016, MBS0-8, 1-3 pm

Craig BennettAnnual Sustainability Lecture 2016: Craig Bennett, Friends of the Earth
What is progress? How are we doing, and where next? (recording available)
Monday 8th February 2016 Windsor Building Auditorium, 6.15pm

ESRC Seminar Series
Cross-cultural issues in consumption ethics (3 speakers confirmed)
Thursday 14th January 2016, 9.30am -5pm, Room 264, Senate House Library, University of London, WC1E 7HU

Gender strategy round-table: Nilufar Verjee, Director of Public Engagement at the Fairtrade Foundation
Marketing gender equity through the Fairtrade brand
Tuesday 15th December 2015, 11.45 – 1.15pm, IN244

CRIS-mas tea: a holiday theme network event for academics and PhD students
This event is to allow CRIS PhD students to network with academic members of CRIS in a more informal setting. There will be tea and Christmas pastries. If you wish to participate, please email Anica Zeyen by December 8th.
Wednesday 9th December 2015, 4pm-6pm, FE139Professor Ian Thomson

CRIS Research Seminar: Prof. Ian Thomson, Birmingham Business School
Activism and accounts in conflict arenas
Wednesday 9th December 2015, 1-3pm, MBSO-08

Distinguished Visiting Scholar Programme: Interview with Prof. Mette Morsing
Thursday 26th November, 10.30-12, Bedford Room, SCR (co-ordinated by Dr Sarah Glozer) followed by lunch

Distinguished Visiting Scholar Programme: Prof. Mette Morsing, Copenhagen Business School
CSR Communication Masterclass, open to all School of Management staff and includes breakfast
Wednesday 25th November 2015, 10am-1pm, Large Boardroom Founder's

Inaugural Lecture: Professor Laura Spence
The business of Business Ethics and the ethics of business
Tuesday 24th November 2015, Windsor Building Auditorium, 6.15pm

Distinguished Visiting Scholar Programme: Prof. Mette Morsing, Copenhagen Business School
Paper development one-to-ones co-ordinated by Leonardo Rinaldi (appointments to be pre-booked and papers sent to Mette in advance) Tuesday morning 24th November 2015

CRIS Research Seminar: Prof. Dan Kärreman, Copenhagen Business School and RHUL
The Bored Self in Knowledge Work
Monday 2nd November 2015, 10-11.30, MBSO-02/03 (with breakfast from 9.45)

Professor Dan Karreman seminar

CRIS PhD one-to-ones with Prof. Dan Kärreman, Copenhagen Business School and RHUL
Monday 2nd November 2015, 1-4pm, MBSO-02/03 (co-ordinated by Anica Zeyen)

ESRC Seminar Series
Ethics in Consumption: Interdisciplinary Perspectives Doctoral Colloquium
29th October 2015, 9am – 4.45pm, University of Glasgow » Flyer | Agenda

ESRC Seminar Series
(Small) Social Enterprises and CSR in emerging/developing countries
Tues 16th June 2015, 10am-4pm, MBLT » Programme (PDF)

ESRC Seminar Series
Consumption Ethics in Society
Tuesday 2nd June 2015, 9.30am – 4.30pm, University of Leicester

CRIS/Sustainability, Responsibility and Ethics Group Seminar: Craig Smith, INSEAD
Beyond the "Win-Win": Creating Shared Value Requires Ethical Frameworks
Weds 6th May 2015, 3-5pm, MBSO16

ESRC Seminar Series
SMEs & corporate social responsibility in supply chains: an emerging/developing counties perspective
Thurs 31st March 2015, Nottingham University Business School

CRIS/Sustainability, Responsibility and Ethics Group Seminar: Stephanos Anastasiadis, Royal Holloway
Neither fish or fowl, but good red herring: The pastor-in-waiting scheme in a German Protestant bishopric
Weds 25th March 2015, 1-3pm, MBSO-08

CRIS/Sustainability, Responsibility and Ethics Group Seminar: Uwe Luebbermann, Premium Cola
Markets, Morals and Cola: Insights into the Premium Cola Collective and its Alternative Business Model
Weds 25th February 2015, 3-5 pm, WIN1-04

CRIS/Sustainability, Responsibility and Ethics Group Seminar: Jann Bebbington, University of St Andrews
Friday 13th February 2015, 2-4pm, WIN1-04

ESRC Seminar Series
Ethics in Consumption: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Thurs 5th February 2015, 9.30am-4.30pm, Room 264, Senate House Library

Governmentality Round Table
Weds 17th December 2014, 10am-12, SCR (coordinator

Paper Development One-to-ones
Mon 15th December 2014, 10am - 5pm, papers to Andy by Monday 8th (coordinator

Lunchtime workshop: Publishing strategies for CSR/sustainability work
Mon 15th December, 1-2pm, MC218

PhD One-to-ones and Lunch
Fri 12th December 2014 (coordinators &

Marketing Round Table & Coffee
Thurs 11th December 2014, 10am-12, SCR (coordinator

School of Management Away Day
Weds 10th December 2014

Seminar and Business Ethics Masterclass with Prof. Andrew Crane, Schulich School of Business
George R. Gardiner Professor of Business Ethics, Director, Centre of Excellence in Responsible Business (profile)
Tues 9th December 1-5pm, WIN 1-03, lunch provided (coordinator

Annual Sustainability Lecture 2014: Gregory Barker MP
Climate Change: Can we rise to the challenge?
November 13th 2014, 6:15pm Windsor Auditorium

CRIS Business Meeting
Mon 27th October 2014, 11.30-1pm in IN045 All members welcome

CRIS and Marketing Group Seminar: Dr Marcus Phipps, University of Melbourne
"Releasing the Captive Consumer: Understanding the Virtual Structures within Routines"
Weds 1st October 2014 in MBSO16, lunch at 1pm is included

Special seminar chaired by ICCSR Visiting Fellow Dr Kate Grosser, La Trobe University, Melbourne
Masculinities and CSR’ (in collaboration withDr Lauren McCarthy, ICCSR, and Prof. Laura J. Spence)
July 16th 2014, ICCSR, Nottingham University Business School

CRIS Research Seminar: Prof. Daniel Nyberg (University of Nottingham)
"Creative self-destruction: corporate responses to climate change as political myths"
Wednesday 14th May 2014

CRIS Research Seminar: Dr Krista Bondy (University of Bath)
"Individual approaches to reconciling logics: a corporate CSR case study"
Wednesday May 7th 2014, 1pm MBS008

ESRC Seminar Series
"Comparative perspectives on CSR among SMEs"
Wednesday 30th April 2014, 11am - 5pm, Middlesex University (Hendon campus)

CRIS/Marketing Group Seminar: Prof. Timothy Devinney (University of Leeds)
Capitalizing corporate social responsibility: paths to making social responsibility both meaningful and profitable
Thursday 27th Feb. 1-3pm Principal’s Meeting Room (Principal’s corridor, Ground Floor, Founders East)

Prof. Timothy Devinney

CRIS Research Seminar: Dr Sepideh Parsa, Middlesex University
"Labour and Human Rights Disclosures"
Wednesday 26th Feb. 1-3pm in MBS008 » Slides

Dr Sepideh Parsa and members of CRIS

Sustainability Workshop: PhD Presentations
Wednesday February 12th 1-4pm in MBS 06
A chance to hear about some of the innovative work our PhD students are doing around sustainability and support their research with constructive feedback » Speakers & abstracts

Staff and students at the PhD presentation

Special ESRC-funded training workshop on ‘Researching CSR’
7th January 2014, Gaborone, Botswana » Call for papers | ESRC Seminar Series for 2014 & 2015

Annual Sustainability Lecture 2013: Shaun McCarthy OBE
"London 2012 – Sustainable Legacy?"
Tuesday 5th November 2013, 6pm Windsor Building

School of Management Research Seminar: Anastasiadis, Brightwell & Spence
"Sustainability and London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics"
Thursday 19th September, 1-3pm MBS008

School of Management Research Seminar: Chijioke Uba
"Accounting for persistence in and desistence from pro-environmental behaviour: University students and car use"
Wednesday 22nd May, 1-3pm MBS0-16 » Abstract

Sustainability Masterclass with Professor Jan Bebbington
Monday 20th 2013. 12:00-16:30, MBS006 (pictured below)

CRIS Sustainability Masterclass

Professor Guido Palazzo and masterclass attendeesPolitical CSR Masterclass with Professor Guido Palazzo
Tuesday April 30th 2013. 9:30-12:30, MX001 (pictured right)
» More details on Professor Palazzo’s publications

Research Seminar: Professor Marylyn Carrigan
"From conspicuous to considered fashion: A harm chain approach to the sustainability of the luxury fashion industry"
March 6th 2013, 13:00-15:00 » Further details

Research Seminar: Dr Diego Vazquez
Reducing social vulnerability and environmental deterioration through market mechanisms? The case of Petrobras and small-scale farmers in Brazil"
January 30th 2013,13:00-15:00, ABLT 3 » Further details

Research Funding Discussion
January 28th 2013,16:00-18:00 Round table funding discussion with Martin Kelly, Research & Enterprise at RHUL  

Dr Judy Muthuri, second rightSustainability, Responsibility & Ethics/Centre for Research into Sustainability Seminar (pictured right)
28th November 1-3pm, MX001, 'Corporate Social Responsibility in Africa' » Further details

Business, Sustainability & Society Guest Lecture
Amanda Aukett, Sustainbility Venues Manager, LOGOG.
Bourne Lecture Theatre 1, 10:00-11:00. Monday 19th November 2012

RHUL Environmental Research Symposium
13th November 1:15 - 5:15pm, MX34 » Programme & further info

Public Annual Sustainability Lecture
13th November 6pm, Windsor Auditorium » Further details

Sustainability, Responsibility & Ethics/Centre for Research into Sustainability Seminar
24th October 12-2pm, MBLT, 'Lobbying and the responsible firm' » Further details

Sustainability, Responsibility & Ethics: Lunchtime Article Discussion
19th September 12:45-2:30pm, 'Imagine' downstairs at the Hub » Further details

Sustainability, Responsibility & Ethics: Research ExchangeSustainability, Responsibility & Ethics: Research Exchange (pictured right)
3rd July, 2.30-7pm, Loch Fyne, Egham » Further details
This inaugural research exchange is an opportunity for researchers to talk for 10-15 minutes about their work

Sustainability, Responsibility & Ethics/CRIS seminar
21st June, 1-3pm, IN029, Prof Jan Bebbington on accounting for sustainable development » Further details

Sustainability, Responsibility & Ethics: Food for Thought
June 14th, 1pm (lunch provided from 12:45) Imagine, downstairs at the The Hub
Paper discussion "Neither Sustainable nor Development: Reconsidering Sustainability in Development"

Old School Sports Day – Sustainable Travel and the Olympics
Sunday 18th March, 11am-4pm, Founder's North Quad and Hockey Pitch
Free day of sporting events to mark Royal Holloway's role as an official Olympic Village » Further details

From student to environmental entrepreneur: Neil Jennings
Thursday 12th January 2012, 6pm, Rialto, RHUL Students' Union
Student event organised by Royal Holloway Entrepreneurs, attendance is free and no need to register

Marketing and sustainability workshop
Wednesday 11th January 2012 (WIN1-05) » MA Marketing blog for further details (event organised by RHUL's Marketing Group Dr Alan Bradshaw and will include presentations by Pierre McDonagh and Ray Benton)

Guest Lecture: Dr Russell Seymour, Sustainability Manager, Lord's Cricket Ground
Monday 28th November 2011. Please contact Professor Laura J. Spence for further details.

School of Management Research Seminar
Wednesday 23rd November 2011 (WIN1-02) 13.00-15.00
"Does better labour standard compliance pay? Linking compliance and competitiveness of supplier firms"
Dr Chika Oka, Lecturer, School of Management, RHUL


Ethical and Sustainable Consumption Workshop
Wednesday 14th September 2011 » Event details

Governmentality and Corporate Responsibility Workshop
Wednesday 7th September 2011 » Further details | Programme (PDF)

RHUL Women in Research Lecture Series
Wednesday 18th May 2011 (MBLT) 6 - 7.15pm
CRIS Director Dr Laura J. Spence interviewed on how her work on ethics was influenced by Prof. Carol Gilligan
» Listen to the interview

Spring Meeting
Wednesday April 13th 2011 (Archives Seminar Room) 10:30am - 12:00

School of Management/CRIS Research Seminar
Weds 9th March 2011 (FE139) 12:30 - 2:00pm
Dr Gloria Agyemang: "NGO Accountability mechanisms as a means of knowledge sharing"

ffCRIS Research Seminar
Weds 2nd March 2011 (WIN 0-03) 12:30 - 2:00pm
Prof. Dirk Matten (pictured right with Dr Laura Spence), Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto: "Why sustainability is here to stay as a business imperative in the new decade – towards a new theory of the private firm"

Winter Meeting
Weds February 16th 2011 (Archives Seminar Room, enter through Founders Library) 10:30am - 12:00

CRIS Research Seminar
Weds 9th February 2011 (New Science Block 1-11) 12:30 - 2:00pm  » Abstract
Professor Steve Brammar (Warwick): "Sustainable supply chain management in an international context: A systematic literature review"

Annual RHUL Sustainability Lecture
Mon 31st January 2011 (Windsor Building) 6pm  » Abstract and further details
Lord Prof. Robert May: "Best of Times, Worst of Times: Hard Choices for Tomorrow’s World"

School of Management/CRIS Research Seminar
Weds 26th January 2011 (WIN 0-03) 12:30 - 2:00pm
Dr Romano Dyerson & Dr Lutz Preuss: "Going with the flow? What CSR can learn from innovation"

External Speaker: Celia Moore, Corporate Citizenship Executive, Europe Middle East Africa, IBM
17th January 2011 (School of Management, MBLT) 6.15pm

ACCA/CRIS Event: SME and SMP perspectives on sustainability
Friday 19th November 2011 (ACCA, 29 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3EE)  » Further details

Autumn Meeting
Wednesday September 29th 2010 (Senior Common Room) 10:30am - 12:00

CRIS Summer Term Meeting
Weds 16th June 2010 Archive Seminar Room (via Founder's Library) 11:00-12:00 am

CRIS Spring Term Meeting
Tues 9th February 2010 Archive Seminar Room (via Founder's Library) 11:00-12:00 am

RHUL Sustainability Lecture

Driving Change: Meeting the Transport Technology Challenges of the 21st Century

Mon 8th March 2010, Windsor Building Auditorium 6pm
Professor Julia King, Vice-Chancellor of Aston University » Abstract and further details

CRIS Spring Term Meeting
Tues 9th February 2010 Archive Seminar Room (via Founder's Library) 11:00-12:00 am

CRIS Christmas Social
Mon 7th December 2009, Crosslands 5:00 pm

CRIS Autumn Term Meeting
Weds 4th November 2009, FE139 3:30 pm

CRIS Research Seminar – Reporting on sustainable development: a case study of Manaaki Whenua
Weds 4th November 2009, FE139 2:30-3:30 pm
Speaker: Jan Bebbington, Vice-Chair (Scotland) Sustainable Development Commission, and Director, St Andrews Sustainability Institute Location
» Abstract Word document

CRIS Social
Mon 2nd November 2009, Crosslands 5:00 pm
The return of the CRIS Social! All welcome

CRIS Research Seminar – Corporate identity, responsibility, and the ethics of complexity
Weds 28th October 2009, ABLT3 12:30-2:00 pm
Speaker: CRIS Visiting Scholar, Minka Woermann, Stellenbosch University
» Abstract PDF

Centre for Research into Sustainability Relaunch
Wednesday February 18th 2009, Windsor Building 1-05
» Presentation slides and further details

CRIS Research Seminar – The Conditions of our Freedom: Foucault, Organization and Ethics
December 16th 2008 12:30-2:30, Royal Holloway, University of London. IN244
Professor Andrew Crane, Schulich Business School, York University, Canada 
» Abstract Word document

CRIS Research Seminar – Are Sustainability and Human Rights Frameworks for Understanding the Ethical Obligations of Corporations Compatible?
November 10th 2008 10:30-12:00, Royal Holloway, University of London. IN244
Professor Wesley Cragg, Schulich Business School, York University, Canada
» Presentation slides PDF

CRIS Research Seminar – Sustainability Reporting
October 27th 2008, 12:00-2:00, Royal Holloway, University of London. IN244.
Abdul Razeed, Visiting Scholar, RHUL - 'Exploring a New Relm of Stakeholder Communication'
Dr Benedetta Siboni, Visiting Scholar, RHUL  - ‘Sustainability Reporting in Local Governments: The Italian Case’
» Abstract PDF

External Events

ESRC Economic and Social Research Council» ESRC Seminar Series

» Forthcoming conferences etc.


CRIS Centre for Research into Sustainability