Tag Archives: CSR

White paper – Seeking sustainability in the coffee shop industry: Innovations in the circular economy

One of the most interesting projects I am involved in focuses on coffee shops as loci of construction of social and economic realities (wherever they may be). My colleague and project lead – Dr Jennifer Ferreira – refers to coffee … Continue reading

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Politics, measurement and morals: the biodiversity offsets trilogy

As I mentioned in a previous blog post, back in August the third paper derived from my PhD was published in New Political Economy. It was quite an important moment for me, not just from a work point of view, … Continue reading

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Economies, and what to do with them

A while ago I was challenged to write a thought piece for Social Business, a relatively new but very interesting academic journal.  I decided to talk a bit about the failed promises of CSR, and what to do about them. … Continue reading

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Can luxury ever be ethical?

This article was first published in the Historic Futures blog.   How can companies in the luxury segment be responsible? For a long time it has been assumed that companies producing luxury articles are immune to concerns about wider societal concerns and … Continue reading

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Biodiversity Offsets As Corporate Responsibility: Opportunity Or Paradox?

This article was first published in the Ecosystem Marketplace blog.   A visit to the SpeciesBanking website confirms what specialists have known for some time: that the practice of offsetting impacts to biodiversity is widespread. And while national, regional and local practices … Continue reading

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Far from sight, close to the heart?

This article was first published in the Historic Futures blog.   The move towards a better understanding of supply chains and the origins of products is predicated on a number of assumptions about the value of that information. Firms are told they should know where … Continue reading

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Project: Ethical Jewellery

Throughout 2014 and 2015 I had the pleasure of being part of a team working on a project about ethics in the jewellery industry. At the time we produced a report of findings; the first part of the report deals … Continue reading

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