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At chocolate time, we’ve discovered what the brands that score best on child labour and the environment have in common

What distinguishes a company that makes “good” chocolate (chocolate untainted by child labour, modern slavery, deforestation and the overuse of agrichemicals) from one that merely makes chocolate?

29th March 2023

Centre for Policing Research and Learning Annual Report 2022

We are pleased to announce the Annual Report 2022 for the Centre for Policing Research and Learning at The Open University.

23rd February 2023

OU researchers secure €350,000 for social innovation research

Researchers from the OU's Faculty of Business and Law are collaborating with universities, research centres and small and medium-sized enterprises across Europe on a new project to decarbonise the continent.

22nd February 2023

New OU/BBC co-production showcases some of Scotland’s most remarkable women

A new three-part series ‘The Women Who Changed Modern Scotland’ will tell the story of women who had a role in shaping Scotland over the last 50 years. The series is supported by the Faculty of Business and Law with relevance to a number of qualifications and modules.

21st February 2023

New Director for PolicyWISE

The Open University confirms the appointment of Dewi Knight to the role of Director of PolicyWISE, the OU’s major new public policy initiative, whose academic home will be in the Faculty of Business and Law.

17th February 2023

The UK government may have rejected menopause protections – but workplaces are more supportive than ever

Jo Brewis, Professor of People and Organisations, discusses the progress made by some UK work places to support people experiencing menopause and explores what more can be done.

8th February 2023

MBA Alumna Honoured in AACSB’s 2023 Class of Influential Leaders

Open University Business School alumna Zoë André-Lawson is one of 25 business school graduates who has been selected by AACSB International (AACSB)—the world’s largest business education alliance— as a 2023 Influential Leader. 

6th February 2023

Holocaust Memorial Day 2023

On Friday 27 January the OU marked Holocaust Memorial Day, a national commemoration day dedicated to the remembrance of the millions of people who died during the Holocaust under Nazi persecution and the genocides that followed in many countries around the world.

31st January 2023

New research finds the biggest predictors of future wealth

According to new research, your planning capabilities and attitude towards money are two big drivers when it comes to accumulating wealth.

17th January 2023

Report uncovers several areas that urgently need addressing in the investigations of rape and other sexual offences

Findings from Operation Soteria Bluestone, a report launched in 2021 as a response to the government End-to-End Rape Review, have revealed several areas that urgently need addressing in the investigations of rape and other sexual offences (RAOSO).

16th December 2022

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