Ben Neville is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Management & Marketing, Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Melbourne. He researches and teaches in the area of sustainable business, including corporate social responsibility, business ethics, ethical consumption and social entrepreneurship. He addresses these issues from strategic, ethical and critical perspectives. This has included research comparing national differences, managing stakeholders, the business case for sustainable business and investigating the gap between ethical consumers’ intentions and behaviours, including co-creation of this gap by business and individual managers. Overall, his work represents a pragmatic stance about working strategically with business to improve sustainability, while remaining critical of the corporate, market and political structures that contribute to these issues.
Dr Neville is Program Director of the Master of Commerce (Management & Marketing) at the Melbourne Business School as well as Co-coordinator of the Governance, Policy and Markets Stream in the Master of Environment. He is also the Program Director of The Compass, a new extracurricular program on social entrepreneurship designed to inspire and assist start up social enterprises, which is part of the Melbourne Accelerator Program. He is Chair of the University’s Fair Trade Steering Committee and has been involved with the Fossil Free Melbourne University campaign. In 2015, together with Prof John Wiseman, Dr Adam Bumpus and Neil Salisbury, he convened the Decarbonise Asia-Pacific 2050 Roundtable with 40 invitees representing the leaders in the Australian sustainability and renewables space. Dr Neville is also a member of the International Association of Business and Society and sits on the Editorial Boards of the international academic journals Journal of Business Ethics and Business & Society.