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Social and Environmental Sustainability in Organisations (SESIO) research group datablitz

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Date: Friday 17 November 2017
Venue: Moot Court, Hawthorn Campus

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november 2017

SESIO launches into the world stern-first!

Falling short of sacrificing a bottle of champagne over the bow, the Social and Environmental Sustainability in Organisations (SESIO) research group was the first to take the opportunity of a research Datablitz session and tell their story.

On Friday, 17 November 2017, in a full Moot Court within Swinburne Law School, SESIO leaders and members entertained an eager and diverse Swinburne audience about their ideas, work in progress and future plans. The Datablitz session was graciously facilitated by Professor Michael Gilding, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Faculty of Business and Law).

The group’s co-leaders, Dr Cristina Neesham and Dr Subhash Abhayawansa, provided an overview of SESIO, including its aim, scope, objectives, modus operandi, current membership, collaborations and projects.

Reflecting the group’s focus on research mentoring, the following two presentations showcased work on the adoption of integrated reporting in Australia (by PhD candidate Zihan Liu, with SESIO members Professor Christine Jubb and Dr Subhash Abhayawansa as supervisors), and on mapping a future research agenda for social sustainability in supply chains (by Dr Julia Benkert, one of SESIO’s high-flying early career researchers).

The three presentations were followed by an animated Q&A discussion, bringing together academics from accounting, finance, management, marketing, entrepreneurship, and law – among others. The event also enjoyed the participation of Professor Tim Marjoribanks, FBL’s Associate Dean (Research and Development) and Associate Professor Simon Pervan (Chair, Department of Management and Marketing).

Encouraged by the feedback received, the SESIO members are looking forward to sailing into fresh territory, by building new collaborations and partnerships with interested individuals, groups, centres, institutes and industry organisations.