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Centre for Sustainable & Socially Responsible Consumption

Centre for Sustainable & Socially Responsible Consumption

The Centre for Sustainable & Socially Responsible Consumption (CSSRC) aims to promote and advance the understanding of sustainable consumption and socially responsible consumption through developing and delivering internationally renowned research.

In today's world, sustainable and socially responsible consumption affects all of us, and so is everyone’s business. As we consume, we acquire items that are not only expected to meet our needs and wants today, but also leave resources for the future. However, this is not always the case given the plethora of easily available manufactured goods that can affect our purchase, use, and disposal decisions and lead to ‘blind consumption’ - a lack of consideration of how and where they have been sourced or produced. Consequences of such consumption can lead to issues such as food security, access to digital information, and pollution from transportation, with such inequalities being seen across the globe.

CSSRC provides a hub to explore and address topics that are currently globally relevant, through utilising a strong interdisciplinary focus. The Centre aims to grow and develop sustainable and socially responsible consumption research in the following areas where there is already demonstrable expertise within the membership:

  • Health & Well-being
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Trust & Branding
  • Societal Marketing
  • Digital Technology
  • Travel & Transport
  • Ethical Consumption

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