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Director of ICCSR, Professor in Business Ethics/Responsible Business

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I have enjoyed a long relationship with the ICCSR, completing my PhD here in 2007, taking a visiting fellow position in the interim period, before joining as a member of staff in 2011.
My research focuses on the moral dimensions of the corporate-consumer interface. In this I have developed new ways of thinking about consumption and morality by considering the views of alternate academic disciplines. Much of my research is focussed on the moral dimensions of consumption in the tourism market, where human rights, exploitation, socio-economic exclusion, resource allocation and sustainability are pressing global concerns. Here, my research explores how corporate communications shape moral concepts such as responsibility and freedom, and how this implicates various constituents (e.g. consumers, environment, employees and communities). This has enabled methodological insights into how consumer’s responsibility knowledge is constructed and organised by corporations through text and language.

Topics I have engaged with include:

  • Consumer Social Responsibility
  • Ethical Consumption
  • Corporate CSR Communications
  • Freedom in Tourism Markets
  • Critical Discourse Analysis
Claire Ingram2
Assistant Professor in Responsible and Sustainable Business

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I joined the ICCSR as Assistant Professor in Responsible and Sustainable Business in August 2018, having completed my PhD at the centre earlier that year.  My ESRC-funded doctoral research examined the ways in which consumers construct their agency to act ethically at different stages of the tourism experience.  Prior to my PhD, I obtained a MSc in Corporate Social Responsibility and BA (Hons) in Management Studies from Nottingham University Business School.

My research interests include responsible consumption and consumer ethics, the market-consumer interface, and  responsible tourism.   

Karen Maltby
Senior Administration Officer

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I joined the Business School in January 2000 working as a receptionist and in August 2003 moved to the ICCSR as Centre Secretary. In my current position of Senior Administration Officer I work closely with the academic team around managing the centres activities and I also form part of the Business School Research Support team reponsible for post award administration and PGR funding.

Associate Professor in Corporate Social Responsibility

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I was introduced to the concept of CSR whilst working in the non-profit sector in Kenya in the area of women and economic development, community development, and volunteering which included corporate volunteering. I’ve been in ICCSR since 2003 as a Masters of Research student and then proceeded on to do my doctoral studies. I joined the ICCSR team in September 2007 as a full-time Lecturer in CSR. My research and teaching interests are in CSR and Development, Corporate Community Investment, Corporations and Citizenship, and CSR in Developing Countries. In my pastime, I try to recreate a ‘Kenyan Safari’ experience in Nottingham by taking walks in the Nottingham University Park’s lakeside woods, and of course the Sherwood Forest! I also enjoy music and dancing.

Assistant Professor in Sustainable Business/CSR

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Niamh acts as a new Assistant Professor in Sustainability/Corporate Social Responsibility/Business Ethics, in the International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (ICCSR).  She joins ICCSR with over 15 years’ experience in the inter-governmental, academic and practice spheres related to sustainable development, CSR, sustainability reporting, sustainable finance and responsible investment.

Niamh most recently worked for two years as an Associate Analyst with Sustainalytics, a responsible investment research firm, headquartered in Amsterdam; where she managed Sustainalytics Academic Programme, led a seminal research project on responsible investment engagement processes, and co-authored Sustainalytics’ sector reports.

Niamh completed a PhD (cum laude) and post-doctorate in The University of Amsterdam Business School, where she taught an MSc course on “Sustainability, Accountability and Ethics”, as well as a specialised MBA elective course on sustainable finance. Her PhD and post doctorate research won a series of academic and practice awards, including the 2010 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award in the Interdisciplinary Accounting Research Category; and the French Social Investment Forum (SIF) Best Published Article Award 2010. Her research has been published in Accounting, Organisations and Society, and Accounting, Accountability and Auditing Journal.

Before her PhD, Niamh also spent four and a half years with the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) in Geneva, Switzerland. Here, she acted as project manager for the UNEP FI African Task Force, and the UNEP FI- GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) Financial Services Sector Supplement Working Group.

Niamh’s current research interests span the broad intersection between social and environmental accountability, sustainable finance – in particular responsible investment engagement processes – institutional theory and valuation studies.

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