The RSB Lab started operating in December 2015, with the goal to support income generation, publication and business impact in the areas of responsible and sustainable business within the business school and across disciplines.
The purpose of the RSB Lab is to pull together transdisciplinary teams of experts across NBS as well as across the University to address complex research questions in the ERS area and to develop interdisciplinary grant proposals and research papers. The RSB Lab focuses on four research streams: under four broad research streams: (i) Energy and Environment; (ii) Pedagogy and Talent Development; (iii) Ethics, Innovation and Entrepreneurship; (iv) CSR and Corporate Governance. Staff aligned to the centre fall within one or more of these four branches.
Professor Mollie Painter-Morland
Mollie is a research professor, teacher and and public speaker whose professional endeavours span three continents and a variety of institutional settings. In her current roles as professor at Nottingham Business School and Africa Director of the Academy of Business in Society (ABIS) she combines academic writing with practice-oriented leadership development as well as consulting in the areas of business ethics, CSR and sustainability. Since her move to the UK around three years ago, her academic interests and professional activities have been focused on the establishment of the Responsible and Sustainable Business Lab (RSBLab).
Anna joined Nottingham Business School in 2016 to facilitate grant capture and development of three newly established research centres, after previously having worked at The Academy of Business in Society in Brussels and bringing experience of large EU funded (FP7) and corporate project management. In her role as Research Centres Coordinator, she coordinates international cross-sectoral, multi-disciplinary collaborative research projects. As part of the research centres, Anna seeks beyond academia engagement for impactful, long term agenda. Anna is also a PhD candidate in the field of Sustainable Mobility, evaluating the effectiveness of electric vehicle- related sub-national policies and technologies.
Dr Jo-Anna Russon
Dr. Jo-Anna Russon joined the Responsible and Sustainable Business Lab (RSB Lab) as a Research Associate in February 2017. Jo-Anna currently works with the RSB Lab to develop funding streams and qualitative / impact-case research outputs on core projects related to values-driven business and values-driven leadership, particularly in an African context. Jo-Anna completed her Ph.D research at Queens University Belfast, where she explored the UK Government’s increasing emphasis within the Department for International Development (DFID) on working with the private sector. Jo-Anna previously worked in the voluntary sector for 10 years as a drug and alcohol counsellor and latterly as centre manager for a voluntary sector treatment agency.
Ashley is the Research Project Manager for the Responsible and Sustainable Business Lab and is responsible for the day to day running of the centre.
Impact through funded research projects is a key goal of the RSB Lab and Ashley’s previous experience as a Development Officer helps towards the bid writing and research funding process. He also manages projects post award and and is involved in the various research reporting processes. He has previously worked in the Medico-Legal sector and is is currently studying for an MBA.
As an NBS PhD student Johanna supports the Responsible and Sustainable Business Lab with research in the areas of Design for Sustainability and values-based business practices.