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Office for Social Responsibility

Social responsibility describes the way we are making a difference to the social and economic well-being of our communities through our teaching, research and public events and activities. Social responsibility is one of our three core strategic goals in our Manchester 2020 strategy, sitting equally alongside our commitments to world-class research and outstanding learning and student experience.

We have committed to pursuing change across five social responsibility priorities:

Keywords: 
Social responsibility, corporate sustainability, Sustainability, Student engagement, Community, Public engagement, Engagement

Research

Bioenergy value chains

Most energy system studies of the UK indicate a strong role for bioenergy in the coming decades, especially if the UK is to meet its climate change mitigation ambitions. However, there is a need to understand how bioenergy systems can be implemented without negative sustainability-related impacts.

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Prof Graham Winch

Project management is Graham's principal research interest, particularly around the organisation of the project process and innovation in project-based industries. Although he is a specialist in construction project management, his research has encompassed a wide range of engineering-based industries ranging from motors to aerospace as well as international comparative work.

Within MBS, he is the Director for Social Responsibility and Programme Director of the BP Managing Projects executive education programme.

Keywords: 
Project management, Business, Sustainability, Social responsibility

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Dr Tristan Pocock

I am interested in developing Enquiry-Based Learning (EBL) activities and have been made an honorary EBL fellow by the Centre of Excellence for Enquiry Based Learning (CEEBL). I also have an interest in sustainable development issues.

Keywords: 
Education for Sustainable Development, Sustainability, Health

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Dr Stanley Blue

My research is concerned with developing 'social theories of practice' that can re-frame and re-consider issues of public health and sustainability that might promote new initiatives for intervention, policy and practice.

Keywords: 
Health, Sustainability, Engagement

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Becoming Global

Seeing sustainability and environmental issues from different positionings

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Environmental Sustainability Team

Keywords: 
Environment, Sustainability, Estates, Workplace engagement

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Dr Stephen Boult

Hydrology and hydrochemistry, is studied at all scales from laboratory simulation where conditions are wholly controlled to field scale where, though uncontrolled, conditions are monitored.  This work has been developed through the founding of a University spin out company Intelisys Ltd, which develops commercial monitoring equipment.

Keywords: 
Water, Chemistry, Hydrochemistry, Business, Instrumentation, Monitoring, Carbon, Environment, Climate change, Climate, Networks, Evaluation, Pollution, Governance, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Prof Stephen Bottoms

I have a wide-ranging set of research interests, covering many aspects of contemporary theatre and performance. I am also increasingly concerned with exploring inter-disciplinary research initiatives, and believe that theatre/performance studies has much to offer in such two-way dialogues.

Keywords: 
Environment, Evaluation, Arts, Theatre, Applied research, Sustainability, Climate, Climate change

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Prof Stephanie Barrientos

Stephanie has researched and published widely on gender, global production, employment, decent work, trade and labour standards, corporate social responsibility, fair trade, and ethical trade.

Keywords: 
Political economy, Politics, Economy, Employment, Standards, Governance, Globalisation, Production, Gender, Business engagement, Social responsibility, Business, Consumption, Plants, Trees, Sustainability, Impact, Evaluation

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