Contact email: Professor Giana Eckhardt
The Sustainability theme group is embedded in the cross-disciplinary Centre for Research into Sustainability and leads the School's contribution to the Principles of Responsible Management Education. The group is engaged with a wide range of issues relating to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Business Ethics and Environmental Sustainability issues for business. Our research includes but goes beyond the ‘usual suspects’ of large multinational corporations, being also on small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), non-governmental organizations and professional associations. Specific strengths include sustainability accounting, small business social responsibility, consumer ethics, ICT and sustainable development and responsible lobbying. A major theme in the group is the Olympics and Sustainability, building on the Commission for Sustainable London 2012’s work, and hosting its website since early in 2013.
In addition to departmental seminars, PhD events, Masterclasses and other collaborative research development activities, this theme is a contributor to the College’s research theme on Security and Sustainability. For example, through the Centre for Research into Sustainability we contribute to the Royal Holloway Annual Sustainability Lecture. Members of this research theme engage with colleagues from other departments in Royal Holloway, including Geography (Politics, Development and Sustainability group; ICT4Development) and Politics and International Relations. We also have a strong global perspective, being engaged in research in areas such as Albania, Cambodia, Canada, China, Colombia, Germany, Ghana Greece, India, Italy, the Netherlands and the United Arab Emirates.
For 2014-2016 we have been awarded (with Universities of Nottingham and Middlesex) an ESRC Seminar Series grant on CSR among Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in Developing Countries.
See the CRIS website for further information on all the work of the Sustainability
The group's 2016-17 activities are reported here.
Past research seminars, workshops and other events 2017-18
15 November 2017: Joint research seminar hosted by Working Life and CRIS - Developing research impact. A number of guest speakers gave talks on `Reflections on academic research from policy-oriented bodies' and `Developing policy-related research at Royal Holloway, University of London'.
Future research seminars, workshops and other events 2017-18