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Take a look back through our events and engagements from the past five years.
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17 August 2022
As consumers have become increasingly aware of their shopping habits and how they impact the environment, fast fashion brands have come under fire.
04 May 2022
There is a huge disparity between public opinion on how businesses should behave on environmental and social issues, and how they are actually behaving.
02 March 2022
The University of Birmingham has become the first Higher Educational establishment to introduce climate change into its BSc Accountancy and Finance degree course.
24 February 2022
The BSc Accountancy and Finance degree is incorporating climate change into the programme, which is believed to be the first of its kind in the world.
Professor Ian Thomson, Dr Mayya Konovalova and Dr Madlen Sobkowiak lead mainstreaming of climate change into University of Birmingham's accountancy course.
04 January 2022
By Professor Ian Thomson, Director of Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Responsible Business Business
20 December 2021
Professor John Bryson, Department of Strategy and International Business
16 December 2021
By Professor John Bryson, Department of Strategy and International Business.
15 December 2021
By Professor Ian Thomson and Dominic Bates, Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Responsible Business
29 November 2021
As the NHS braces for its tough winter period, which traditionally runs from 30 November to the end of February, new research proves how vital PPE is to the mental wellbeing of healthcare workers.
19 November 2021
Professor Andy Mullineux writes about COP26, responsible capitalism and the dumping of raw sewage from water companies.
11 November 2021
By Professor Andy Mullineux, Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Responsible Business, Emeritus Professor of Financial Economics