Innovating from business NGO partnerships: 14 July
Sara Holmes, current Cranfield Executive Doctorate student, presented findings from her three year research study into how UK companies innovate through their relationship with social issues charities.
The presentation used a selection of mini case studies to highlight key factors which appear to have helped the firms involved realise innovative benefits from such partnerships and will discuss what companies and charities) can do to ensure productive collaborations. Click here to see the slides.
A sustainable cup of coffee: 16 June
Gabriela Alvarez (Nespresso) and Mercedes Tallo (Rainforest Alliance) gave a presentation on "A sustainable cup of coffee". Click to view Mercedes Tallo's presentation. Click here to view Gabriella Alvarez's presentation. Click here for an audio recording of the lecture. Click here for a video recording.
Has CSR got a future? 11 May
David Logan gave the final of a series of four Doughty Centre lectures on seminal turning points in corporate responsibility history such as:
- Slavery, Opium trade and other early corporate crimes
- The British East India Company
- Cadburys: from Bourneville to Green and b(l)ack (sic)
- Leadership and Values - the Levi Strauss experience
- Understanding the total footprint of business: Unilever and India
- Business and cultures of capitalism - CR in Islamic and other worlds
- Vodafone and other examples of companies finding opportunities from CR
- Dynamite India - factory closure ICI
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Responsibility and Internationalization: Developing CR Strategy to Prevent Crises: 22 April
Patrick Reinmoeller, Professor of Strategic Management at Cranfield School of Management gave a presentation on Responsibility and Internationalization: Developing CR Strategy to Prevent Crises.
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Risk Governance: towards improved accountability in the environmental goods and services sector: 26 March
Professor Simon Pollard from the Centre of Waste and Environmental Risk Management at the School of Applied Sciences, Cranfield University spoke on "Risk Governance: towards improved acountability in the environmental goods and services sector."
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Why CR? From data to decision making: 16 March 2009
David Logan gave the third in a series of four Doughty Centre Lectures on seminal turning points in corporate responsibility history. The lecture examined the importance of core values, the emergence of global values, values and stakeholders, measuring and managing CSR performance and the importance of benchmarking.
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Sustainable Innovation: 05 March
Dennis Pamlin, Global Policy Advisor, WWF led a seminar on sustainable innovation with a focus on the role information and communication technology can play in reducing climate change. Dennis is a renowned expert on climate change and initiated WWF’s work on Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and sustainability in 2000.
Students were invited to submit essays on "Sustainable Innovation: Creating Value from the shift to a low carbon economy” for the Ashridge Sustainable Innovation Award.
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Why CR? Making the case from righteousness to riches: 12 January
David Logan led the second in a series of four lectures on seminal turning points in corporate responsibility history. Click here to see the slides. Click here for the breeze recording.