Recent engagement by CRIS members:
Professor Laura Spence is currently a member of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Corporate Responsibility, and contributor to an All-Party Parliamentary Sustainable Resource Group publication: Vazquez-Brust, D. and Spence, L.J. (2016) ‘Supply chain metrics’: Driving Resource Efficiency Across Supply Chains. Policy Connect. London. Pp 79-86. http://www.policyconnect.org.uk/apsrg/research/link-link-driving-resource-efficiency-across-supply-chains.
Professor Jeremy Unerman is a Member of the Expert Panel of the Prince of Wales’s Accounting for Sustainability Project. He is also author of ‘Accounting for externalities’: an academic research paper commissioned by the ICAEW as one of four papers for presentation at a high-profile academic/practitioner conference in December 2017 and to be published (subject to peer review) in a special issue of Accounting and Business Research in 2018. Includes a grant of £6,000 to undertake and analyse interviews with a sample of key opinion leaders.
Professor Laura Spence is also involved in a long term collaboration with the Supply Chain Sustainability School (the leading group for sustainability in the construction industry with 10,000+ members, mostly SMEs but including e.g. Skanska, Carillion, Balfour Beatty, Wilmott Dixon). This has resulted in developing impact based on published research on small business ethics and social responsibility including: Two co-created e-learning modules on business ethics, participation in a ‘Horizon Group’ collaborative committee (Chair from 2017) between academics and construction industry leaders, and co-authorship of an SME guide on sustainable procurement standard ISO20400: Spence, L.J. and McCarthy, S. (2017) How to be a responsible supplier: Making sense of ISO20400 Sustainable Procurement for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises. Supply Chain Sustainability School, London. https://www.iso20400.org/documents/how_to_be_a_responsible_supplier_final_final.pdf