Questions about sustainability and environmental justice are central to the future of work. The United Nations refers to global warming and climate change as “the defining crisis of our time” and in this context, environmental justice is an immediate concern for business, management and organizations in terms of their role in mitigating some of the harmful consequences of climate change. This includes a critical inspection of how pollution and the climate crisis impact communities, the role of business in taking responsible action and the role of management to challenge environmental injustices.
This discussion is of utmost importance and urgency for scholarship in business and management. On the one hand, firms play a central role in creating and accelerating the climate crisis, whilst also have the power to take actions to support societal adaptation and change to tackle it. On the other hand, the gendered, racialised and intersectional character of accountability, vulnerability, inequalities, and knowledge and social action on climate requires more intentional engagement and problematization in theoretical and empirical terms. Against, this backdrop, this panel will discuss the linkages between gender, intersectionality and environmental justice, looking to identify ways to shape the scholarly agenda in gender in management.
The panel will focus on the following questions:
- How are gender relations, intersectionality and environmental justice interconnected?
- How could gender in management scholars contribute to the theoretical and empirical advancement of discussions about environmental justice?
- How can scholarship in gender in management have a concrete impact on the environmental crisis?
BAM Gender in Management SIG
Who Should Attend?
The event speaks to Sections A1, A2, C1, C2, C3, D1, D2 and D3 as detailed in the BAM Framework
Dr Keston Perry, Williams College
Benefits of attending
- Enhancing knowledge and understanding of the relationship between gender, enviornmental justice and management
Recent debates in social and theoretical issues in relation to the climate crisis
- Engage in discussion about the possibility for advancing sustainability in/through management
Please contact the BAM Office at [email protected] with any queries.
BAM Members: Free
BAM Student Members: Free
Non-Members, Students: £15
Registrations close on Sunday 3rd July 2022 at 23:59 UK time.