Industry experts join Centre for Sustainable Business Practices

Date 26.10.2020

The University of Northampton’s Centre for Sustainable Business Practices (CSBP) has welcomed five influential industry leaders as External Associates.

CSBP was established in 2016 as an interdisciplinary platform for research in the area of sustainability and corporate social responsibility. A fast-growing area of interest for the CSBP is the Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) movement – how businesses measure, monitor and report on their social and environmental impacts.

The new external associates, Rachel Mallows MBE DL, Jane Deamer, Mark Mulcahey, Campbell McDonald, and David Logan bring with them a wealth of experience from the fields of training and development, strategic fundraising, IT, corporate governance and social responsibility, charity leadership and organisational transformation.

Dr Amin Hosseinian-Far, Associate Professor and Chair of the Centre, said, “I’m delighted to welcome Rachel, Jane, Mark, Campbell and David to the Centre for Sustainable Business Practices, they each bring a unique skill set which complements the academic researchers working at the Centre.”

Rachel Mallows and Jane Deamer are well known in the regional business and charity sectors. Mark Mulcahey, who is also Chair of the University’s Board of Governors, and David Logan bring a wealth of international experience. Campbell’s expertise ranges from working with charities and social enterprises to central government departments and large international businesses.

The Centre is at the heart of the ESG movement within the South-East Midlands and beyond, helping charities, civic institutions and businesses work together. Adrian Pryce DL, CSBP Outreach Lead and Associate Professor at the University of Northampton, said: “There are growing consumer, press and government pressures on businesses, with a need for the public-private-third-academic sectors to work more closely together for greater collective impact in addressing some of society’s most pressing challenges. This means developing cross-sector social partnerships.

“By bringing in high profile and leading external practitioners as associates, with their insights and connections, the Centre for Sustainable Business Practices will further be able to create valuable research, with practical and demonstrable impact, to support organisations to thrive, and create a vibrant and socially responsible regional economy.”

Find out more about the new External Associates on the CSBP website.