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Corporate biosphere stewardship: keystone actors and novel governance in the Anthropocene ocean

Professor Jan Bebbington, The Rubin Chair in Sustainability in Business, Director of the Pentland Centre, Lancaster University

Thursday 5th May, 2022: 4pm, OC0.01, The Oculus or online using MS Teams

Professor Jan Bebbington

This presentation will reflect upon a science-business collaboration that seeks to encourage ocean stewardship through systematic engagement with large corporations (termed keystone actors) who have a disproportionate effect on the systems they are a part of. At the same time, this work also seeks out organisational leverage points (such as ports) where ocean stewardship can be strengthened as well as identifying factors (such as owner agency) where effects are less likely to be observed. This work will be of interest to organisational scholars, sustainability focused researchers as well as those focused on governance for sustainability outcomes.

About the speaker

Professor Jan Bebbington focuses on research that emerges at the intersection of sustainable development concerns and organisational operations. As an accounting scholar she focuses on the use of accounting technologies to create organisational control as well as reporting activities that might discharge accountability relationships. Her work includes a focus on the Sustainable Development Goals; how reporting norms emerge and carbon acounting/accountability.

Professor Bebbington is the Director of the Pentland Centre for Sustainability in Business

A hybrid event

This talk will be hybrid. When you register your attendance you will have the option to indicate whether you plan to attend in person or join online. Should coronavirus advice change in a way that affects the event, we will write to everything who has registered to attend and we will update the information on this web page.

This event is a joint event between WBS and The Institute for Global Sustainable Development.

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