Dr Nana Osei Bonsu is a research fellow at Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Responsible Business at the Birmingham Business School.
His professional and research interest relates to sustainability policy and governance, exploring the linkages among diverse local, regional and global priorities for policy and socio-ecological change required towards sustainable futures. He examines Sustainable Development Goals, with links to: Sustainable Transportation, Land-Use Ecosystem Governance initiatives such as Sustainable Forest Management and Biodiversity Protection.
Nana’s background include contributing to research projects funded by the European Commission to achieve more coherent processes for integrated forest and land-use management policy formulation. His approaches range from locally focused case studies exploring cross-institutional and cross-boundary interfaces. Recent interdisciplinary and published research include the examination of societal conflicting demands on Land-Use Ecosystem Services, and the role of Integrated Land-Use Planning towards multi-stakeholder desired outcomes.
His work at Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Responsible Business at the Birmingham Business School includes emphasis on businesses integration of Global Value Chains on society, focusing on Britain’s policy vison towards low-carbon economy and zero emission vehicles.
Before joining Birmingham University, Nana worked for Surrey County Council, London Borough of Hounslow and London Councils where he worked on Infrastructure, Transport, Environment-Health related policy and projects. Prior to that, Nana spent four years at the University College of Dublin, School of Agricultural and Food Science where he worked as Research Scientist on EU FP-7 funded large-scale collaborative research project INTEGRAL. He has conducted research and applied work in multi-stakeholder processes and participatory scenarios development.
Previous postgraduate research looked into environmental sustainability practices amongst Small Medium Enterprises, and the scope of improvement in Ireland. Within the private sector (both in Europe and Africa), Nana has worked with businesses, including, multi-nationals, to review and implement Quality, Environmental, Health and Safety management systems - towards ISO standards certifications. Past professional experience include working as a Production Engineer with Union Espanola de Explosivos, GH (currently MAXAM, GH), - responsible for explosives and blasting solutions for Mining, Quarrying and Construction applications.