MSc (Psychol), FCIPD
Carole Parkes is co-Director of Social Responsibility and Sustainability at Aston Business School. As part of Aston's commitment to the United Nations (Global Compact) Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRiME), Carole participates in Forums at the UN and regularly speaks at events on Responsibility and Sustainability including the Association of American Business Schools, the UN PRiME event on Climate Change in Copenhagen and in June 2009 hosted a UK Universities event at Aston for the UN PRiME supported by the British Academy of Management, the Association of Business Schools and the Association of MBA's.
Locally, Carole also works with the Birmingham Centre for Business Ethics and Business in the Community.
In June 2012, Carole was a Discussion Leader at the PRME Global Forum at Rio+20 Earth Summit, contributed a case study on Aston for the ‘Inspirational Guide for Integrating Sustainability’ and co authored the Report on Fighting Poverty as a Challenge for Management Education.
In July 2012, Carole had an article published in the New Statesman, titled 'to change the banks, we must first change the business schools.'
Recent book: Strategic HRM: Building Research Based Practice: (2008) Chapter ‘Corporate Responsibility, Ethics and Strategic HRM’ Aston Centre for Human Resources, CIPD publishing.
Dr John Blewitt
BScEcon, MA, MEd, PhD, FRSA
John Blewitt is Director of Lifelong Learning at Aston University, UK. Formerly Director of the MSc Sustainable Development at University of Exeter, he is author of The Ecology of Learning (Earthscan, 2006) and Understanding Sustainable Development (Earthscan, 2008) and editor of Community, Empowerment and Sustainable Development (Green Books, 2008).
He has experience of community activism, local government, consultancy and has a strong interest in professional education. His most recent project involves working with Wildscreen on the use of film, television and new media in conservation education and lifelong learning. His latest book Putting Animals in the Frame is due out in the autumn of 2010.
He is a member of the Commission for Education and Communication of the IUCN, the UK Sustainable Development Panel and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
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Teaching staff are drawn from a range of different disciplines within and beyond the Business School.
External speakers also provide insights that add to the applied nature of the programme.
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