Policy & Practice for Purposeful Business
The conclusion of the British Academy's Future of the Corporation programme sets out how to embed purpose in the heart of business through a set of proposals brought together for the first time
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26 Oct 2021
British Academy publishes new research on climate’s impacts on cities ahead of COP26
‘Urban impacts of climate change’, a special issue of the open-access Journal of the British Academy, is part of a series of special issues ahead of the COP26 climate summit.
14 Oct 2021
Special issue of Journal of the British Academy explores links between public health and environment
The new special issue of the Journal of the British Academy is part of a series highlighting the importance of SHAPE disciplines in understanding the complexities of environmental challenges and solutions.
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The COVID Decade
The British Academy was asked by the Government Office for Science to produce an independent review on the long-term societal impacts of COVID-19. This report outlines the evidence across a range of areas, building upon a series of expert reviews, engagement, synthesis and analysis across the SHAPE research community. It shows that COVID-19 has generated a series of social, economic and cultural effects which will have long-term impacts.
The British Academy has undertaken the substantial task of beginning to answer the longer-term question about what the societal impacts of COVID-19 will be and how we address them. This report sets out an interrelated set of nine areas of long-term impact, seven strategic policy goals and five key principles of a facilitative policy environment for 2030. We aim here to provide decision-makers with a sense of how to start to respond to these longer-term impacts based on the current evidence, and how to shape the COVID decade.
Publish with us – call for proposals now open
The British Academy has been publishing books for over 100 years. From early career scholars to established authors, our publishing programme showcases scholarship in the humanities and social sciences, enriching and shaping academic discourse. We are now accepting proposals for themed volumes in the ‘Proceedings of the British Academy’ series, and for monographs by Academy-support early career researchers.
Closing date: Wednesday 29 September 2021
COVID-19 Recovery: Building future pandemic preparedness and understanding citizen engagement in the G7
Closing date: Wednesday 6 October 2021
British Academy SHAPE Observatory
Bringing independence, authority and objectivity, the SHAPE Observatory monitors the health and development of the humanities and social sciences