Launch of the Leonardo Centre on Business for Society

The GOLDEN research hub partner, the Leonardo Centre on Business for Society will launch on 16 June at 13.00 Uk.

Register here: http://imprl.biz/Leonardo

Join us for the virtual event Reinventing Capitalism where speakers Mark Carney [United Nations], Lord Callanan, Lise Kingo [Sanofi], Dominic Waughray [World Economic Forum], Sanda Ojiambo [United Nations Global Compact] will kickstart the conversation on how we redefine the logic of business enterprise the world needs: imprl.biz/Leonardo

The Leonardo Centre on Business for Society works as a multi-faculty centre of excellence at the heart of Imperial College Business School and Imperial College London. Led by Maurizio Zollo and Livio Scalvini, Leonardo offers a collaborative platform for business, policy makers and civil society to co-create systemic change at scale.

We’ll be joined by global leaders and experts:
– Peter Bakker [WBCSD – World Business Council for Sustainable Development]
– Paul Hudson [Sanofi]
– Elena Bonfiglioli [Microsoft Europe]
– Mette Morsing [United Nations Global Compact]
– Sir Andrew Cahn [WWF & Huawei]
– Chuka Umunna [J.P. Morgan]
– Frédéric Samama [Amundi]
– Ed Daniels [Shell]
– Luq Niazi [IBM]
– Clarke Murphy [Russell Reynolds Associates]
– Sucheta Govil [Covestro]
– Keith Tuffley [Citi]
– Dr Renzo Tomellini [European Union]

Register to attend and find out more: imprl.biz/Leonardo

Call for Papers: Synergistic climate change & circular economy interventions

Journal: Resources, Conservation & Recycling

The focus of this Virtual Special Issue (VSI) was an outcome of the discussion at the global open virtual forum on “An Equitable, Inclusive, and Environmentally Sound Circular Economy” in May 2020, sponsored by the Systems of Sustainable Consumption and Production Knowledge Action Network (SSCP-KAN) of Future Earth, The Greening of Industry Network, International Forum on Sustainable Value Chains, SCORAI, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and the National Science Foundation. In this VSI of Resources, Conservation and Recycling we aim to address this knowledge gap by calling for original contributions from scholars working in interdisciplinary fields who are explicitly studying how circular economy and climate change are interconnected. We welcome conceptual papers; review articles that provide a meta-analysis of the literature on circular economy and climate change; case studies highlighting the conflict between circular economy and climate change strategies in specific contexts; and other contributions.

For details please check HERE

SEARCHING DATA SCIENTIST

The Leonardo Centre at Imperial College Business School, one of GOLDEN’s main research hubs, is looking for a Data Scientist. 

Job summary

Are you a data scientist who is looking for an opportunity to study and experiment with innovative models of business enterprise for the creation of economic and social value? The Leonardo Centre at Imperial College Business School is seeking an Advanced Research Fellow to join its collaborative platform for knowledge specialists, working with executives, entrepreneurs, investors, value chain partners, unions, government institutions, local communities and NGOs.

The collaborative platform includes a dataset of published corporate sustainability initiatives, to design and test the impact of change in the business enterprise. The overarching goal is to contribute to the development of an integrative, just and sustainable model of economic and social development by discovering, testing and diffusing new logics of the enterprise.

Duties and responsibilities

    • Research design and grant writing
    • Large scale dataset management, integration and analysis
    • Modelling and history friendly simulations
    • Data analysis and visualisation of the evolution of the phenomenon
    • Reporting results in various formats and for different audiences
    • Project development in collaboration with business and other institutions

Publishing research papers in leading academic journals, independently or in collaboration with a member of faculty.

Essential requirements

    • Completed PhD in scientific domains relevant to the study of corporate sustainability
    • Strong quantitative analytical skills
    • Diversity of methodological skills, spanning quantitative designs and analytical approaches, including simulations with systems dynamics and/or agent based modelling
    • Capacity to work autonomously, with a proactive, developmental, mindset
    • Cognitive flexibility to apply personal skills to diverse empirical phenomena
    • Value alignment with the overall mission of the Leonardo Centre

Further information

The post is for a fixed term until 31 October 2023, with the possibility of renewal for an additional two years (subject to funding).

Find more information on how to apply here.

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