Research group The Research Institute for Sustainability and Ethics in Business (RiseB) strives to be a force for change in a sustainable and ethical direction. This is achieved by developing and communicate research, and by training and interacting in relation to business-related decision making.
Questions on the individual and organizational levels are focused and a diversity of perspectives and methods is seen as necessary to analyse globally recognized social and environmental problems. Different types of organizational forms are studied and activities at the institute involve researchers from all research areas at Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics (USBE) at Umeå University and also researchers and networks within and outside the University of Umeå.
The purposes of the institute are to:
At RiseB we are always interested in coming in contact with companies, organizations, networks, researchers, students and the public to discuss sustainability and business ethics.
Responsible for the institute is Maxim Vlasov at Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics, Umeå University.
RiseB is a member of Cradlenet, a Nordic network that supports businesses and organizations in transition to circular economy.
RiseB´s annual thesis prize in Sustainability and Business Ethics is awarded to Djenane Liasse and Jana Tigges, Lund University. The thesis entitled “Branding Public Transportation in Sweden An Experimental Study of Three different Branding Concepts: Green, Love and Technology” will be awarded 25.000 SEK which is handed out as a scholarship and has been made financially possible through RiseB´s collaboration with Umeå Energi.
Paper from Stål and Babri now available for free download.
In their paper “Educational interventions for sustainable innovation in small and medium sized enterprises” Stål and Babri examine a competence development program aiming at regional SMEs. The paper uses a translation/power lens to highlight some of the challenges that arise with this type of collaboration.
The article can assessed via the following link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.118554
On studying coopetition, taking a second PhD degree, and doing things with mindfulness.
On passion for sustainability education and new ways to think about accounting.
On climate transitions in the transportation system, opportunities and risks of circular economy.