Positively Responsible: How Business Can Save the Planet
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Erik BichardErik Bichard
Erik Bichard is Professor of Regeneration and Sustainable Development at Salford University, in Greater Manchester. During his career, he has worked as a sustainable development practitioner in the public, private, third and now academic sector. Until June 2007, and for ten years, he was Chief Executive of the UK National Centre for Business & Sustainability. In addition to his role at Salford, he has his own practice: Positively Responsible. In the past he has been Co-operatives UK’ s sustainability advisor, and currently performs the same function for the City of Liverpool. He is a member of the UK Sustainable Development Panel, and serves on several company boards as a non-executive director including the social enterprise FRC Group, and Migrant Workers North West.

Professor Bichard is a frequent contributor to newspaper, TV and radio programmes covering a range of sustainability issues from recycling and renewable energy to social cohesion and responsible business issues. His most recent written work includes texts on sustainable governance, social enterprise and the recycling sector, and the relationship between health in the workplace and business reputation on sustainable development.

Cary CooperCary L. Cooper CBE
Cary L. Cooper is Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health, and Pro Vice Chancellor at Lancaster University. He is the author/editor of over 100 books (on occupational stress, women at work, and industrial and organisational psychology), has written over 400 scholarly articles for academic journals, and is also a frequent contributor to national newspapers, TV and radio. He is currently Founding Editor of the Journal of Organizational Behavior and is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, The Royal Society of Arts, The Royal Society of Medicine, The Royal Society of Health, British Academy of Management, and an Academician of the Academy for the Social Sciences.

Professor Cooper is past President of the British Academy of Management, is a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute, and one of the first UK-based Fellows of the (American) Academy of Management (having also won the 1998 Distinguished Service Award for his contribution to management science from the Academy of Management). In 2001, Cary was awarded a CBE in the Queen’ s Birthday Honours List for his contribution to occupational safety and health and, in 2007, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Division of Occupational Psychology of the British Psychological Society.

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