Researching business support for cultural and creative organisations aiming to strengthen the resilience and investment readiness of arts organisations, museums and libraries in England.
The Centre for Business in Society examines the impact – good or bad – of organisations’ activities, behaviours and policies on society, to promote responsibility and changed behaviours for the benefit of economies and societies.
Within our four clusters, our dedicated research teams are investigating a range of issues affecting business and daily life. If you would like to find out more about the diverse research projects currently taking place in the Centre for Business in Society (CBiS), please explore our current research projects.
CBiS project reports
Below you will find project summaries for just a few of our completed funded projects here at CBiS. In each report you will be able to explore the research team, collaborators, aims, key findings and outputs, as well as the project highlights.
The innovative Responsible Community Finance Research and Impact Programme in CBiS has brought together and delivered a set of five simultaneously awarded but independent impact-led projects.
Contributing to Network Rail and Virgin Train's efforts to move towards intelligent infrastructure maintenance.
Investigating an interesting disconnect between investment in certification by producers and a lack of awareness amongst consumers and wholesalers of the existence of these standards.
Developing an interactive platform that puts Big Data tools in the hands of communities to explore what it takes to get communities involved in local energy projects.
Electric vehicles are an integral part of the automotive sector, yet too little research has considered their likely adoption for consumers in a rural setting.
Explore more completed CBiS research projects
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.