Research

The Global Reporting Centre works closely with academic researchers to broaden our understanding of complex issues.

The hidden costs of environmental upgrading in global value chains

This paper argues that value chain-oriented forms of sustainability governance are not addressing the environmental problems they are putatively designed to solve. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Review of International Political Economy on 14/09/2020, available here.

Regulating sustainable minerals in electronics supply chains

Local power struggles and the ‘hidden costs’ of global tin supply chain governance. This is a pre-print version of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Review of International Political Economy on 04/09/2020, available here.

Empowerment Journalism

Briefly visiting communities as an outsider, overlooking local and cultural nuances, and prioritizing “audiences back home” can make the “parachute reporting” model of journalism problematic. Instead, we developed an approach called “empowerment journalism. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Journalism Studies on 31/07/2019, available here.