About us

About us

The Centre for Business in Society (CBiS) at Coventry University is now one of the largest and most successful research centres focusing on responsible business. 

Over fifty specialist researchers, 16 Professors and Associate Professors (Readers), more than 100 doctoral researchers, a DBA programme, and a specialist research support team are located in a dedicated research hub.  

In this vibrant and collegiate environment, a number of research clusters are thriving, supported by a team able to provide the bidding, project delivery, networking, events, data management and publicity assistance necessary in today’s research environment.  

CBiS explores the impact of business on society. Much of our work inevitably involves righting wrongs, seeking to improve the life/circumstances of those who are disadvantaged, and striving to improve inclusiveness and minimise social exclusion. Not because of any political persuasion or philosophical stance, but because the impact by business and policy bodies on society and on the individual so often reveals aspects of marginalisation or exclusion. 

This overview provides examples of CBiS’s work and impact, highlighting researchers engaged with projects and bodies of work which relate to the notion of fighting exclusion and helping those who are disadvantaged.

CBiS’s four research clusters currently are examining how to reduce financial vulnerability; addressing exclusion, disadvantage and waste in access to food; creating access to renewable energy, the circular economy and sustainable supply chains; promoting inclusion in society and communities; limiting marginalisation caused by transport and mobility access challenges; encouraging inclusive green economic growth; understanding and mitigating digital exclusion, and much more...


CBiS’s research

Interrogating the impact of organisations on economies and societies.

Through understanding the impact of organisations’ activities, behaviours and policies, our research seeks to promote responsibility and to change behaviours so as to achieve better outcomes for economies and societies.

Find out more about our research

Structure and support

CBiS is led by:

Professor Lyndon Simkin

Professor Lyndon Simkin

CBiS Executive Director

Dr David Jarvis

Prof. David Jarvis

CBiS Deputy Director

Mrs Nicola Boyle profile photo.

Mrs Nicola Boyle

CBiS Operations Manager


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Brochure

CBiS research overview.

blog

Coventry University Research Blog (CURB)

In addition to working on an array of research projects, our researchers are also active bloggers, responding to current global affairs with their expert insight.

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