Research Magazine Issue Five
Welcome to the latest issue of the Alliance MBS Research magazine which features a selection of highlights from our academics over recent months.
Features include Andrew Stark’s analysis of the continued importance of traditional forms of advertising, Duncan Shaw’s research on disaster planning, and in interview with our new Director for Social Responsibility Eva Niesten who outlines her vision for the role.
Mat Johnson also reflects on 20 years of the Living Wage, while Frank Geels talks about his pioneering work helping policymakers address challenges such as climate change.
Indeed in this issue we also talk about how Alliance MBS is playing a leading role in tackling the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals such as promoting gender equality, good health and well-being, and eradicating poverty.
The magazine also reports on our latest business engagement news, and specifically on two Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) that have been running between the School and companies 365 Response and HMG Paints.
Finally, we also feature a special guest welcome from Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham, who discusses the importance of the city’s Local Industrial Strategy and its links with the University of Manchester. And we interview Ian Funnell, Chief Executive of ABB UK and North West Chair of the CBI, who talks about the need for UK manufacturing to be more automated.
Research Magazine news
Thursday, May 7, 2020
Contemporary businesses are frequently challenged to invest the profits from their commercial successes into projects that benefit society. Yet the idea that the pursuit of competitiveness should also promote the common good is not a new one. Indeed its origins can be seen in the Middle Ages. >>
Friday, March 20, 2020
Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) standards are having an increasing impact on financial markets. During a recent lecture at Alliance MBS by Sacha Sadan, Director of Corporate Governance at Legal and General Investment Management, academics also shared their work on the subject. >>
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Amid much recent talk of ‘levelling up’ the UK economy, the latest issue of our Research Magazine looks at specific research that has been undertaken by our academics into the regional economic disparities that exist across the UK. >>