I am a Professor of Business and Society and the director of the Centre for Business, Organisations and Society (CBOS) at the University of Bath, UK. I am a multi-award winning author and teacher, as well as being a popular speaker and media commentator.
For the past 25 years, I have been examining the changing roles and responsibilities of the corporation in the global economy. I specialise in issues of corporate social responsibility and business ethics, with a particular focus on modern slavery, the political role of business, cross-sector partnerships, and CSR communication.
With over 100 publications, including books, articles, chapters, and reports, I am one of the most widely-cited researchers in responsible business. My goal is to use the power of academic research to drive positive change in the world. At Bath we call this #research4good.
In addition to my academic roles, I am a member of the Transparency in Supply Chains Advisory Group at the Home Office for the UK Government, a founding member of the Data Strategy Board for TISCreport, and since 2017 part of the Development Committee of the Slavery and Trafficking Risk Template (STRT), a free, open-source industry standard template for companies to manage their supply chain risks.