Contact email: Dr. Diego Vazquesz-Brust
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
Previous research seminars, workshops and other events 2016/17
Wednesday, 28th September 2016. One-to-one paper development.
Thursday 29th September 2016. Q&A session with Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Professor Ralph Hamann, University of Cape Town, South Africa.
Thursday, 29th September 2016. Doctoral workshop.
Wednesday, 5th October 2016. Workshop on research impact in sustainability research.
Wednesday, 19th October 2016. Guest Lecture. Professor Ralph Hamann Distinguished Visiting Scholar, University of Cape Town, South Africa. Title: "The perpetuation of inequality; Inequality and its intersections with our research on sustainability".
Wednesday, 16th November 2016. Research Seminar. Speaker: Tobias Hahn, KEDGE Business School, Marseille, France. Title: `Ambidexterity for Corporate Social Performance'.
Monday, 6th March 2017. Public professorial lecture by Professor Jeffrey Unerman, Royal Holloway, University of London. Title: `Managing sustainability through accounting without numbers'.
Thursday, 9th March 2017. Guest Speaker Annika Zeyen, triple Paralympic medal winner. Title: `How to go for Gold in your Career and Personal Life'.
Tuesday, 21st March 2017. Annual Sustainability Lecture: Baroness Diane Warwick, Chair of the National Housing Federation. The lecture wqas followed by a reception in the Windsor Building
Wednesday, 22nd March 2017. Research Seminar. Speaker Dr. Helen Tregidga, School of Management, Royal Holloway, University of London. Title: `Shall we Drink Pepsi or Coke? Problematising Engagement through and Agonistic Democracy lens'.