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The Centre for Research into Sustainability

CRIS in the News

Royal Holloway SustainabilityExcellent sustainability teaching in the School of Management recognised in teaching awards
Six members of the Centre for Research into Sustainability (CRIS) at Royal Holloway have, between them, won all three College excellence in teaching prizes.
July 2016


Dr Andreas ChatzidakisDo you think consumers care about ethical purchasing?
Ethical Trading Initiative blog post on CRIS's Andreas Chatzidakis (pictured) and colleagues' ESRC seminar series on consumer ethics includes a video.
July 2016


Royal Holloway SustainabilityWe are living in the ‘Anthropocene’, but does ‘big business’ care?
Blog post by Alice Bryer on business, and living in a crucial moment in humanity's relationship with the planet.
July 2016


2016 PRME ReportPrinciples for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Report 2016 published
The latest report, published on June 9th 2016, highlights the significant improvements and developments undertaken both in teaching and researching sustainability at Royal Holloway.
June 2016


Staff and students from RHUL and NottinghamPostgraduate student research preparation seminar on sustainability and corporate social responsibility
Masters students from Royal Holloway and the University Nottingham University took part in seminars and workshops held at Senate House in Central London last month.
June 2016


Professor Itziar CastelloCRIS PhD Day 2016
Another successful CRIS PhD Day was held in May. Prof. Itziar Castelló of UC3M gave a talk and valuable career tips, whilst five PhDs gave presentations and received feedback from CRIS staff members.
June 2016


CRIS logoCRIS Annual Report and Review published
The annual review reports on a shift of governance within CRIS, collaboration with the Department of Geography at Royal Holloway, as well as social media and events held over the last 12 months.
May 2016


Professor Mette MorsingProfessor Mette Morsing visit to Royal Holloway
A five-day visit by the Professor, from Copenhagen Business School, which included social media training and a 'Twitter takeover', as well as research paper development and discussions.
January 2016


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What can the Olympics do for sustainability? What can sustainability do for the Olympics?
We are looking for several top quality PhD researchers to join CRIS. Potential applicants are encouraged to prepare a full PhD research proposal and send it to Professor Laura J. Spence.
January 2015


Dr Lutz PreussCorporate Social Responsibility and Trade Unions: Perspectives across Europe
New book published by Routledge on CSR and employment relations, edited by Lutz Preuss, Michael Gold, and Chris Rees.
October 2014


Sugar cubesCoke Life lands a blow against sugar, but its worthy credentials could still be trouble
Noticed the green Coke Life bottles hitting shop shelves? Find a brief analysis by Justin O'Brien and Stephanos Anastasiadis in The Conversation
October 2014


Management Matters, Research from the School of Management RHULTwo new blogs in Management Matters by CRIS members
"Integrated Reporting: Insights, gaps and an agenda for future research" Charl de Villiers (Universities of Waikato and Pretoria), Leonardo Rinaldi and Jeffrey Unerman; "Supermarket supply chain sustainability: what are you buying into?" Laura Spence and Leonardo Rinaldi. October 2014


CRIS logoFive new videos launched by CRIS
The Centre for Research into Sustainability has launched five new videos on what CRIS does and illustrating its wide-ranging work around research, teaching and impact.
September 2014


CRIS logoCentre for Research into Sustainability Annual Report, 2013-3014 published
It has been another busy year for the Centre for Research into Sustainability, which now incorporates the Sustainability, Research and Ethics Research Group of the School of Management, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. September 2014


ddPrestigious awards for CRIS members at Academy of Management meeting in August
Vivek Soundararajan won Best Doctoral Dissertation, and Sarah Glozer won Best Paper by a Doctoral Candidate. Also Prof. Laura J. Spence was elected to a 5 year term as ‘Representative-at-Large’ to the executive of the Social Issues in Management Division of the Academy of Management. August 2014.


Dr Macarena Marchante LaraVisiting Scholar from Santander Corporate Social Responsibility Centre, University of Malaga, Spain
Dr Macarena Marchante Lara visitng CRIS, June 2014


Financial Times promotes CRIS Director and colleagues critique of ‘Creating Shared Value’
Harvard business guru Michael Porter publishes formal reply, April 2014

RHUL Sustainability Society launched by Management student
Sustainability student Alex Cuschieri launches new RHUL society, March 2014

Should bankers swear an oath to God?
CRIS Director quoted in CNBC article on banking, February 2014

Olympic boss reveals how London 2012 became most sustainable Games ever
Interview with speaker of 2013 Annual Sustainability Lecture, November 2013

CRIS Annual Report (.docx)
2012-13 report published, September 2013

The future of CSR
Prof. Laura Spence guest blog posting on new perspectives on CSR, July 2013

CRIS welcomes business ethics founder as visiting professor
Professor Patricia Werhane now a Visiting Professor of Business Ethics, May 2013

IJITSA special issue on 'green IT' co-edited by CRIS member
Dr Jose-Rodrigo Cordoba-Pachon co-edited special issue, May 2013

Humboldt conference and doctoral workshop
CRIS member Dr Stephanos Anastasiadis chaired session and took part in doctoral workshop, October 2012

Practising social responsibility without the CSR label
CRIS Director quoted in Guardian article about CSR in SMEs, September 2012

Royal Holloway promotes sustainability at the Egham Royal Show
Staff & students offered a range of information and activities, August 2012

Barclays scandal prompts furious public backlash in Britain
CRIS Director quoted on reputation of UK banking. July 2012

Climate change deniers are crackpots, says Motion
Professor Andrew Motion, English, was interviewed about the new MA Creative Writing course in Environmental writing, run jointly with Geography, and his new role as President of the Campaign to Protect Rural England. 23/02/2012

CRIS Newsletter
January 2012

CRIS Director Laura Spence launches CSR seminar series in Hull
January 2012

New research into the effectiveness of CSR activities in education
October 2011

Lutz Preuss runner-up for Academy of Management award
August 2011

CRIS Director interviewed as part of Women in Research Lecture Series
June 2011

Lord May issues a warning for tomorrow's world (Annual RHUL Sustainability Lecture)
February 2011

CRIS Director ranked in the Global Top 20 for business ethics researchers
September 2010

CRIS represents the Faculty of History and Social Sciences
September 2010

CRIS members support Prince of Wales' Accounting for Sustainability Project
June 2010

Lutz Preuss article wins Emerald Outstanding Paper Award
June 2010

Laura Spence's co-authored IBE article referenced in piece by Andrew Crane for ICAEW Finance and Management
April 2010

Independent features MSc in Sustainability and Management

RHUL Hosts Visiting Scholar, Minka Woermann, from South Africa

New School of Management Working Paper on Unilateral Standards for Social Responsibility by Dr Laura Spence

CRIS members leading the way on corporate responsibility and sustainability

CRIS member Lutz Preuss climbs Mount Kilimanjaro

CRIS member Kleine cited in New Scientist for Fair Tracing Project

Research for the Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project aims to embed sustainability in decision-making

COMMENT: 'Greening' the Budget

Business Ethics expert participates in roundtable talk at the House of Lords

Re-launch of the Centre for Research into Sustainability

Dr Laura J. Spence shares expertise on competitive intelligence

Royal Holloway scores twice in national student essay competition

Dr David Bevan interviewed by South China Morning Post on business need for sustainability skills

Coca-Cola pledge to become "water neutral"

Renewed Interest by Corporations in their Ethical Codes

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