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Ethical Consumer's updated research pages

Oct 31

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All the latest consumer and academic research in one place

Ethical Consumer's market research and academic research pages have been updated.

Our archive stretches all the way back to 1989, so if you're interested in finding out how accurate the predictions of twenty years ago turned out to be, the market research pages are a good place to start!

The articles are listed from oldest to newest, making it easy to see changes over time. We have selected key articles and influential authors in each particular field. While the lists are not exhaustive, they provide a starting point for delving further into ethical consumption issues.

On the market research pages you'll find summarised press releases on consumer issues. This includes surveys showing that people are less 'green' than they claim to be and that some affluent consumers are making buying decisions that put ethics before price.

Where possible, the summaries are followed by a link to the full press release or to the website of the associated company or organisation where you can find out more.

We've done a similar thing on the academic research pages, providing a resource for people interested in patterns of ethical consumption and the motivations behind them, as well as debates about the meaning and significance of various consumption ideals.

On these pages you'll find collections of key articles that have been published on various aspects of ethical consumption – from the environment, boycotts and ethics, to morality, social responsibility and political consumerism.

If you have conducted any research, or know of any that you think we should be including, please email us.



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