Journal Articles:

  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Human Rights in Asia Book review, Grayson David March 2016 issue of Pacific Affairs (Vol. 89 No.1)
  • The BP Deepwater Horizon Disaster: Developing and Teaching a Business School Teaching Case as the Crisis Unfolded. Grayson, David, ​ Journal of Corporate Citizenship, Volume 2016, Number 61, March 2016, pp. 107-118(12)​
  • The Jazz Age: Social intrapreneurs are rarely individual heroes but more like jazz musicians jamming in a group, but sometimes, say David Grayson, Melody Mclaren and Heiko Spitzeck, they need even bigger groups - a fully orchestrated 'Big Band'. Paper published in EFMD Global Focus (Vol. 8, Issue 3, 2014).
  • Towards sustainability maturity: David Grayson and Ron Ainsbury's article in the August 2104 edition of Ethical Corporation suggests that all companies are at one of five stages of maturity in their sustainability practices, and they can all be helped to progress towards 'champion' status.
  • New insight into how global business operates: David Grayson discusses two new books which provide some fascinating detail about how big international companies work and how those on the inside can help to bring about sustainable change, in the April 2014 edition of Ethical Corporation.
  • Creating a tipping point for social intrapreneurism: In Ethical Corporation, February 2014, David Grayson, Melody McLaren and Heiko Spitzeck look at the opportunity for a multi-stakeholder approach that can promote better sustainable business practices through social intrapreneurism.
  • Sustainability: a view from the crossroads: In an essay in the October 2013 edition of Ethical Corporation David Grayson suggests that it is time to reassess the best direction for the journey towards sustainable business.
  • Corporate Responsibility with Chinese Characteristics: In Ethical Corporation, July-August 2013, David Grayson investigates the unique sustainability culture which in China, guided by state control, independent domestic organisations and international partnerships.
  • Facilitating organizational change for embedding sustainability into academia: a case studyAn article by Nadine Exter, David Grayson, and Rajiv Maher analyses how, over a period of 5 years, a team within Cranfield School of Management has worked to embed the UN PRME Principles of Responsible Management Education within research, teaching and practice. The retrospective analysis highlights successes and failures, and the importance of key organisational members such as the Green Team, students and the PRME Taskforce. Nadine Exter, David Grayson, Rajiv Maher (2013) "Facilitating organizational change for embedding sustainability into academia: a case study", Journal of Management Development, Vol. 32 Is. 3, pp.319 – 332
  • Carers: a business opportunity and social opportunity: In an article in the April 2013 edition of Ethical Corporation Professor David Grayson discusses the idea that caring for friends or relatives is part of daily life for many, and employers as well as their employees have much to gain if the needs of carers become part of corporate responsibility.
  • Sustainable business leadership - take it from the top: An essay by Professors David Grayson and Andrew Kakabadse in the February 2013 edition of Ethical Corporation argues that board directors should take the lead in ensuring that sustainability is the focus across business.
  • Fit for purpose: In Fit for purpose: putting sustainability into practice in a business school David Grayson details how Cranfield School of Management is incorporating sustainability in EFMD Global Focus, Vol. 7, Issue 1, 2013.
  • Smarter Collaboration: In Smarter collaboration in the autumn 2013 edition of Management Focus David Grayson discusses the need for today's managers to consider how the social, environmental and economic impacts of their decisions create both risks and opportunities.
  • Sustainable capitalism and the potential of CR coalitions: David Grayson and Jane Nelson’s article “Sustainable capitalism and the potential of CR coalitions” was published in the November 2012 edition of Ethical Corporation magazine. Click here to read the article.” 
  • Keep the Academic Community Engaged: David Grayson’s essay, Keep the academic community engaged ,about embedding sustainability and CR is business schools is in the December 2012 issues of Ethical Corporation.
  • Re-booting capitalism: the action agenda for business: In an essay in the March 2012 edition of Ethical Corporation David Grayson and Melody McLaren suggest there are roles for companies and government in devising the future of capitalism. Click here to download.
  • Grey skies thinking - about what the ageing society means for corporate responsibility: David Grayson has a “By invitation essay” in the February edition of Ethical Corporation magazine entitled: Grey skies thinking - about what the ageing society means for corporate responsibility. This grows out of the Centre’s on-going work with Accenture’s global sustainability practice and visiting professor John Elkington’s Volans organisation.
  • The CEO as Statesman: In The CEO as statesman in Ethical Corporation, September 2012, David Grayson discusses how executives need to be more than business leaders; their wider responsibilities are to be supported not begrudged.
  • Focus on corporate impact and improving business performance: Mandy Cormack and David Grayson discuss how to develop an interactive approach to corporate sustainability in the June 2012 edition of Ethical Corporation.
  • Is sustainability at the heart of the Olympics? Article by David Grayson in the spring 2012 edition of Management Focus.
  • Keep the academic community engaged: In the December 2011-January 2012 edition of Ethical Corporation David Grayson gives his personal view on how business schools have developed corporate responsibility programmes, and where their future focus should be.
  • An Unusual Merger: Professor David Grayson has had an article published in the winter 2011 edition of the Stanford Social Innovation Review. In it he examines the acquisition by Housing 21, a housing and health care charity for the elderly, of Claimar, a for-profit care company – the first time that a not-for-profit has bought a publicly quoted company.
  • Capitalism that works: In an article in the September 2010 edition of the leading CR practitioner journal, Ethical Corporation Magazine, David Grayson considers the case for a sustainable capitalist system.
  • Engage Employees and transform social and economic performance: In Engage employees and transform social and economic performance in Ethical Corporation, May 2011, David Grayson and Melody McLaren investigate forward thinking companies who embrace social intrapreneurs to develop sustainability programmes driven from the top down and bottom Ethical Corporation May 2011.
  • Innovating from Within: In this article published in the autumn 2010 edition of Management Focus, David Grayson discusses this new research examining the role of the social intrapreneur who is determined to channel business strengths and market skills to tackle global sustainability challenges in ways that are profitable for their company.
  • In search of a new definition of value: in this interview with Katarzyna Pilat in Warsaw, David Grayson says that companies that can create value for shareholders as well as from the point of view of society and the natural environment will become the business leaders of the 21st Century.
  • Corporate Responsibility and the Media: Corporate Responsibility and the Media, David Grayson in Economics,Management & Financial Markets, Vol. 5 (3), 2010
  • Embedding corporate responsibility and sustainability - everybody's businessThis paper in Corporate Governance Vol. 9 NO. 4 (2009) by Sir Michael Rake and David Grayson aims to deal with the significance of leadership as driver of corporate responsibility and complementary, dynamic organisational change.
  • Can CSR help engage employees? David Grayson answers this question in an article in Strategic HR Review, Vol. 1,Issue 3.
  • Taking ethical risks to Market: David Grayson and Adrian Hodges had an article "Taking ethical risks to Market" published in the September 2008 edition of Ethical Corporation. Click here for details of other, recent practitioner and academic publications by the Centre team.
  • The CR management black-holeDavid Grayson's article 'The CR management black-hole' was published in the autumn 2008 issue of Management Focus. He examines how companies can avoid corporate responsibility falling into a management black-hole and what managers can do to take corporate responsibility forward in their organisation, even if the company overall is indifferent or at an early stage of development in corporate responsibility.