Ben Neville is the Director of the Asia Pacific Social Impact Centre, the hub for education, research and action in the field of social impact at the University of Melbourne. He is also a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Management & Marketing, Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Melbourne.
Ben researches and teaches in sustainable business, including corporate social responsibility, business ethics, ethical consumption and social entrepreneurship. He addresses these issues from strategic, ethical and critical perspectives, and at individual, organisational and systemic levels. This has included research comparing national differences, managing stakeholders, the business case for sustainable business, and investigating the gap between ethical consumers’ intentions and behaviours. More recently, Ben’s work has addressed the role that individuals inside organisations can have on their organisation’s sustainability. This has brought him to the Australian League of Intrapreneurs. As a social intrapreneur at the University of Melbourne, Ben was a founder and inaugural Program Director of Compass, a social entrepreneurship program within the Melbourne Accelerator Program. He is also Chair of the University’s Fair Trade Steering Committee, encouraging uptake of fair trade products across the University, a member of the University’s steering committee for a Sustainable Investment Framework, and an Executive Committee member of the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute. Internationally, Ben is Section Editor Corporate Responsibility (Conceptual and Qualitative) for the academic Journal of Business Ethics and Editorial Board member of Business & Society.
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