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Annual lectures on sustainability return to York

Posted on 20 January 2016

Weekly public lectures on corporate social responsibility (CSR), organised by the University of York’s Environment Department, return this week.

Environment building (credit: David Rippin)Credit: David Rippin

Open to both students and members of the public, the free events start on Friday 22 January and run until March.

Each week, a business leader will host a public lecture on a challenge of our time. The theme of this year’s event, Corporate Citizenship and Politics, builds on the 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21) that took place in December 2015, and will explore the relationship between business, government and citizens.

The first event will feature Pete Dyson, Choice Architect at Ogilvychange, a behavioural practice that combines cognitive psychology and behavioural economics with the expertise of leading communication agency Ogilvy. ‘Behavioural Economics: Real World Applications and Challenges’, will take place on Friday 22 January at 3.00pm on Heslington West campus.

Professor Mark Hodson, Head of the University of York’s Environment Department, said: “This is the second year we have organised the events. The success of last year’s events shows that our students and the public are eager to engage in learning about CSR.

“Weekly lectures by practitioners expose our students to real-world experiences that prepare them for their future careers as social entrepreneurs or sustainability managers.”

Places for lectures are limited and booking is required. Registration for tickets and full programme details can be found at

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