He has been called as an expert witness to the Scottish Parliament’s Finance and Infrastructure & Capital Investment Committees, Special Policy Advisor to the Scottish Parliament’s Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee, Budget Advisor to the Scottish Parliaments’ Cities and Infrastructure Committee, worked with The Princes Charity, Business in the Community and as an accountability expert to UN World Food Programme and Food and Agriculture Organisation and Sustainable Development Commission (Scotland). His current projects include responsible and ethical accountability and data use, citizen accounting and social media, accountability for food aid, carbon accountability and responsible business transformation and outcome measurement.
Ian is part of the Birmingham Plastics Network, an interdisciplinary team of more than 40 academics working together to shape the fate and sustainable future of plastics. This unique team brings together chemists, environmental scientists, philosophers, linguists, economists, and experts in many other fields, to holistically address the global plastics problem.
Ian Thomson is chair of C-Change Scotland, a charity that provides individually tailored person centred support to enable individuals with complex learning needs to live independently and achieve their desires and aspirations (www.c-change.org.uk).
Ian Thomson is a board member for Scottish Council of Deafness, a charity that represents organisations working with and on behalf of Deaf Sign Language users, deafened, deafblind and, hard of hearing people, in order to provides effective working partnerships between the Voluntary Sector, Social Work and Education Departments, NHS Trusts, Health Boards and the Government (www.scod.org.uk).
Ian Thomson is Director of the Centre for Responsible Business. He is also Convenor of the Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research.