Purposeful Business in Policy, Practice and Business Education
Over the last four years, the British Academy’s Future of the Corporation programme has brought together academics, business leaders, investors, civil society leaders and policymakers to explore how business can solve problems for people and the planet. We invite you to join us to hear our conclusions and discuss the role of policy, practice and business education in firmly embedding purpose in the way business operates.
Latest from the British Academy
15 Sep 2021
New research into aspects of climate activism published in the Journal of the British Academy
A special issue of the Journal draws on multi-disciplinary research from across the humanities and social sciences to explore aspects of climate activism.
14 Sep 2021
Leading business figures to discuss British Academy proposals for promoting purposeful business
Leaders in UK business and industry will discuss the role of corporate purpose in the future of business at a virtual event marking the launch of “Policy and Practice for Purposeful Business”, a new report by the British Academy.
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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