Academic Research



Journal of Consumer Ethics


Ethical Consumer, in collaboration with some academic colleagues, announced that it intended to set up a new Journal of Consumer Ethics in  2017.  For more information, please visit the Journal Website.

Academic articles on Ethical Consumption 1984 - 2013

We've compiled a reading list of academic texts specifically addressing ethical consumption, or ethical consumer behaviour generally. 

Each section has abstracts and references to books, chapters and journal articles.


Consumers and the Environment


Consumer Boycotts


Consumer Ethics and Motivations


Consumers and Morality


Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethical Trade


General Texts on Ethical Consumerism


Political Consumerism