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Centre for Business Relationships Accountability, Sustainability and Society

BRASS exists to understand, promote and "mainstream" the key issues of sustainability, accountability and social responsiveness, through research into key business relationships. This involves a focus on industry supply-chain relationships, and also an emphasis on relationships between businesses and a range of stakeholders including consumers, employees, investors, regulators and communities. Many of the Centre's projects are based in its three key industries of food, electronics and automotive. It is also developing new research streams in other industries including financial and professional services, waste management, construction and health. BRASS's work aims to produce: - New knowledge and understanding about the significant changes occurring in the relationships amongst businesses and their stakeholders, relating to their environmental and social impacts; - Partnerships with commercial and public sector organisations to both conduct research and implement changes based on our research findings and expertise; - Communications initiatives and educational contributions which will inform and promote the debate about business sustainability and corporate social responsibility