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7th International CSR Communications Conference (CSRCOM)

Hosted by the University of Bath School of Management.

  • 17 Sep 2024, 9.00am to 19 Sep 2024, 5.00pm BST (GMT +01:00)
  • 10 East, University of Bath
A view across the Pavilion cafe in 10 East
The conference is a great opportunity to network with others working in the CSR comms field.

We are delighted to be hosting the 2024 CSR Communication Conference here at the School of Management, focusing on the theme of ‘CSR communication for a world in crisis’.

Still recovering from the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, we are facing a harsh new reality of a rapidly warming globe, escalating social inequalities, ongoing socio-political conflict, and looming economic crises.

Many organisations are stepping up to raise awareness of – and challenge – these issues under the guise of corporate social responsibility. Others may be (inadvertently) exacerbating them.

We seek to bring together new conceptual and empirical research that builds upon insight at the intersection of CSR and communication and explores the role of CSR communication in these various crises, including:

  • Grand challenges and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Climate change and activism in and around organisations
  • Social injustice and marginalisation
  • Conflict, war and political instability
  • Artificial intelligence and surveillance
  • Futurism and post-human interactions
  • Post-truth and denial

This biennial event discusses concepts, theories, and methodological and managerial approaches to corporate social responsibility and sustainability strategies, management and communication.

It provides a wonderful opportunity for academics and professionals to network, discuss, debate and exchange ideas and viewpoints on CSR challenges and opportunities.

Key dates

  • Paper submission deadline extension: Monday 25 March 2024
  • Early bird registration deadline: Saturday 15 June 2024
  • Registration deadline: Monday 5 August 2024


Register for the conference.

Venue and Accommodation

Find out more about the conference venue and accommodation.

Keynote speakers

Read biographies for our keynote speakers.

PhD workshop

The PhD workshop will run from 16 to 17 September, and aims to provide doctoral students in the communication and CSR field with an opportunity to discuss their dissertation research with fellow students and leading academics.

The first day of the workshop will be hybrid, which will enable students who cannot come to Bath to participate online. The activities for this day include:

  • Keynote speeches
  • Seminars on publishing and reviewing
  • Insights into methodologies
  • One-to-one meetings with mentors

Dinner with the workshop team is planned for in-person participants. The second day will be in-person only, and will include roundtable sessions with PhD students' pitches and feedback.

Workshop team

Mentors involved in the workshop include:

Discussing your work

Doctoral students who would like to discuss their work at the PhD workshop may submit an abstract of their research project to

The abstract (up to 3 pages plus references) should concisely present the purpose or aim of the project, main theoretical framework/assumptions and – if applicable – research methods and final or preliminary results.

View the flyer for the PhD workshop.

Conference hosts and organising committee

7th International CSR Communications Conference


This event will take place on campus.

10 East University of Bath Claverton Down Bath BA2 7AY United Kingdom

Contact us

If you have any questions, please get in touch.