We have a number of potential projects (see below) open to students and open to ideas.
Please get in touch to discuss this further.
• A review of approaches to ethical supply chain management for purchasing consortium/businesses – what works and what doesn’t work to ensure suppliers are performing to required ethical and environmental standards. This would likely involve accessing a number of organisations to interview reviewing academic research on approaches.
• Key ethical and environmental issues by category (e.g. travel, food and drink, electronics) – identify the key ethical and environmental issues by category and determine how the different hotspot issues influence the best approach to supply chain management.
• Brand loyalty –Will sales decrease for student unions if we stop stocking ‘big name brands?’ in name of improved ethical, more traceable and local supply chains?
Investigate and run consumer research trial to identify if in-store messaging can drive demand for higher priced Fairtrade clothing?