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Experienced ethnicity and migration researcher joins the CSR team

02 December 2022
Sayaka Osanami Törngren is an associate professor in international migration and ethnic relations (IMER) at the research center Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare. From now on, she will also be affiliated with CSR. "My belief is that I don’t have to be an expert in everything, but if I surround myself with people who also have great ideas and knowledge, we can come together and achieve great things. I am looking forward to exchanging knowledge, perspectives, and visons with the other members of the team", she says.

Could changes in the migration law attract foreign entrepreneurs?

15 November 2022
Sweden liberalized labour migration policy in 2008 to allow third-country nationals to enter Sweden for entrepreneurship, not only for work. This unique element — a residence permit for entrepreneurship — was introduced by changes in the migration law. But has it been successful? CSR-affiliated researcher Aliaksei Kazlou took a closer look at the matter together with fellow researcher Susanne Urban.

Interaction between market and state crucial for a sustainable development

11 November 2022
Professor Emeritus Lars-Gunnar Mattsson has been involved in academic research and education since the 1960’s. Over the decades, his research has covered aspects of industry and distribution structure and dynamics, industrial marketing and internationalization with a focus on interorganizational relationships. More recently, he has begun to focus on sustainable development as dependent on interaction between market governance and state governance.

Max Jerneck: The market does not decide on fiscal policy

26 October 2022
"The market can make the interest rate to go up, but only to the extent that the central bank allows it, says CSR researcher Max Jerneck in a debate article in Dagens Industri, regarding the political turmoil in the UK.

Debate: How sustainable is the vulnerable city?

20 October 2022
CSR Professor Örjan Sjöberg will take part in the panel discussion on sustainability and city life on October 26.

Researcher Saman Amir: If the residents of Nyköping buy less that's a good thing

11 October 2022
If "Cirkulära Öster" ("The Circular East") can lead to that the people of Nyköping are consuming less, and that less goods are being produced, it’s good for the environment, according to a researcher. And that may lead to new job opportunities as well.

Entrepreneurship and research go hand in hand

11 October 2022
With a background rooted in urban planning and sustainability from the Royal Institute of Technology and a specialization in management from Karolinska Institute, Ph.D student Saman Amir’s work at SSE revolves around sustainability with focus on the circular economy. She is passionate about sustainability both from the environmental and socio-economic justice standpoint and is now investigating the circular supply chains from a sustainability, business strategy and operations perspective.

CSR researchers on Sustainable Consumption and Ontological Cityism

06 October 2022
CSR’s Director and Associate Professor Lin Lerpold has together with Professor Örjan Sjöberg published research which examines the sustainability of urban living, as urban areas are often portrayed as an opportunity to reduce environmental impacts. Highlighting amongst other things that the very nature of the agglomeration economies that allow for economising on natural resources may result in higher levels of consumption. They further explain the issue of 'ontological cityism' (the inter-urban issues of boundary drawing for measurement) when considering a city’s sustainability.

New book on the informal sector and the environment

29 September 2022
By its very nature the informal sector includes economic activity that lies outside the government regulation or taxation. The environmental degradation produced within the informal sector activities thus present additional challenges. Nearly 35 (15) percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) in low and middle income (advanced) economies is generated within the informal sector. According to the ILO more than 6 workers in 10 and 4 enterprises out of 5 in the world operate in the informal economy. CSR's Ranjula Bali Swain and University of Reading’s Uma Kambhampati have recently published a book on this theme.

Great research potential within socially labelled financing

21 September 2022
Sophie Nachemson-Ekwall has recently written a third report on the market for social bonds and social outcome contracts and is looking forward to continuing her research in socially labelled financing. She appreciates the development of the social sustainability labelled financial market in the Nordic countries and is hoping for an even greater interest.
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