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Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Postponed - Ethical Vanities: The Promise and Pitfalls of Social Responsibility

Unfortunately, this event has been postponed.

Event Time
25 Mar 17:00 - 25 Mar 19:00
Event Type

Unfortunately, this event has been postponed.

The belief that corporations have social charter to operate goes back many decades.  This has, for better or worse, been encapsulated in more recent discussions of the social responsibility of corporations and can be seen operationalised in the environmental and social positioning of companies.  However, despite the promise of corporate social responsibility (CSR) the evidence that it ‘matters’ materially is open to question.  In this talk, Professor Devinney goes over 20 years of his own work on the topic and addresses the question of whether we can have CSR without other forms of social responsibility that are reflected in the behaviour of consumers, investors, managers, and employees.  He takes this a step further by also addressing the question of whether our failure to deal with larger social issues, such as climate change, are really a failure of Individual Social Responsibility.

The lectures provide an opportunity for new or recently promoted Professors to celebrate their achievements, and present an overview of their own contribution to their field of cutting-edge research and highlight the latest developments in a particular discipline.


5.00pm –Registration and refreshments

5.15pm- Welcome and introduction by Fiona Devine

5.20pm – Inaugural lecture

6.15pm – Q&A and discussion followed by drinks and canapés

7.00pm- Close