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.
- Early bird registration deadline: Saturday 15 June 2024
- Registration deadline: Monday 5 August 2024
Conference hosts and organising committee
- Professor Andrew Crane, University of Bath
- Dr Diletta Acuti, University of Bath
- Dr Sarah Glozer, University of Bath
- Professor Emerita Anne Ellerup Nielsen, Aarhus University
- Professor Christa Thomsen, Aarhus University
- Professor Klement Podnar, University of Ljubljana
- Professor Urša Golob, University of Ljubljana
- Professor Wim Elving, Hanze University of Applied Sciences
The PhD workshop will run from 16-17 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.
Doctoral students who would like to discuss their work at the PhD workshop may submit an abstract of their research project to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.