The Corporate Citizenship Unit (CCU) aims to become a globally recognised centre of excellence in the area of research and teaching in corporate citizenship by bringing together diverse people from business, government, and civil society organisations to examine changes in the relationship between corporations, states and communities. We recognise that the role, scope and purpose of business is changing rapidly as the global economy develops and that management priorities and business responsibilities are under scrutiny as never before.
The Unit incorporates the Mining and Energy Research Network (MERN) led by Professor Alyson Warhurst with a research focus on the environmental, social and economic impacts of development projects within the mining and energy sectors, and their implications for public policy and corporate strategy.
The study of corporate citizenship is multidisciplinary and cross-cutting, covering issues such as: community investment, human rights, corporate governance, environmental policy and practice, social and environmental reporting, social auditing, stakeholder consultation and responsible supply chain management.
The new economy and the new relationship between corporations, states and communities demand a fresh approach. Through its activities, the Corporate Citizenship Unit offers insight, understanding and learning in the complexities of managing in the new world of corporate responsibility.
The Annual Conference is attended by delegates from industry. government, academia and NGO groups.
Other events include a regular seminar series and modules on Corporate Citizenship on the Warwick MBA, MPA and Executive programmes.