‘Green Human Resource Management: The effects of green talent hunting in the case of Vattenfall Wind’

Skoglund, A. and Böhm, S. (2014) ‘Green Human Resource Management: The effects of green talent hunting in the case of Vattenfall Wind’, Second Annual Sustainable Business Mini-Conference ‘Embedding Sustainability: What does it mean and how can it be achieved’, University of Edinburgh Business School, Edinburgh, UK, 12 May 2014.

But we are Vattenfall Wind!’ – The contestation of environmental responsibility via quests for low carbon performance

Skoglund, A. and Böhm, S. (2014) “But we are Vattenfall Wind!’ – The contestation of environmental responsibility via quests for low carbon performance, Presented at EGOS (European Group of Organization Studies), Sub-theme 53: Designing Innovative and Responsible Organizations: Cities, Communities and Workplaces, Erasmus University, 4-7 July, Rotterdam, Holland.

Prefiguring Activism: Free spaces of Socio-Ecological Change

A one-day workshop organised by Steffen Böhm and Annika Skoglund 14 September 2018, British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH The world is becoming more polarised. Whether the issue is climate change, LGBT and workers’ rights or migration, people are increasingly engaged in contentious politics, expressing their pro- and anti- views in a… Continue reading Prefiguring Activism: Free spaces of Socio-Ecological Change

What’s behind the current wave of ‘corporate activism’?

Recent years have witnessed the emergence of what appears to be a new breed of business person: the corporate activist. Hardly a week goes past without the head of some blue chip or other publicly agitating for a better world, be they Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, speaking out on the environment and LGBTQI+ rights, or Starbucks… Continue reading What’s behind the current wave of ‘corporate activism’?

Whole System Approaches for Smart, Flexible Energy Systems

Event Details Energy systems are changing rapidly in terms of technologies and their economics, behaviours and governance. The change in research and policy focus around renewable energy sources, from deployment, to integration, is a key phase in this transition, requiring energy systems to be smart and flexible, as well as low-carbon. Necessitating the coordination of… Continue reading Whole System Approaches for Smart, Flexible Energy Systems

Why companies are embracing environmental activism?

Clothing brand Patagonia gives 1% of its sales "to support environmental organisations around the world". Carpet-maker Interface takes an "aggressive approach" to reach its goal to source 100% of its "energy needs from renewable sources by 2020". Nudie Jeans meanwhile, repairs, reuses and recycles its denim products, as well as using organic cotton to produce them in the first place. So,… Continue reading Why companies are embracing environmental activism?

Wind Power Activism: Epistemic Struggles in the Formation of Eco-Ethical Selves at Vattenfall

We are proud to announce that a new book chapter entitled 'Wind Power Activism: Epistemic Struggles in the Formation of Eco-Ethical Selves at Vattenfall' has been published in Bulkeley, H., Paterson, M., & Stripple, J. (Eds.) 'Towards a cultural politics of climate change: Devices, desires and dissent'.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 173-189. You can… Continue reading Wind Power Activism: Epistemic Struggles in the Formation of Eco-Ethical Selves at Vattenfall

We can’t simply bet on renewable energy to stop global warming

The Paris climate agreement has now officially come into force. Although Donald Trump and other climate change deniers have vowed to abandon it, most have hailed the agreement as a huge success and a significant milestone in our quest to limit the effects of global climate change.But here’s the problem: many climate experts warn that the commitments made at Paris still… Continue reading We can’t simply bet on renewable energy to stop global warming