800+ research papers

The number of papers produced by our researchers between 2011 and 2021 that support one or more of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Our sustainability research
Forest full of green trees
Our sustainability research

Student Sustainability Architects recognised in Poets & Quants

How business schools are rising to the sustainability challenge

Read the full article
Ariane Far
Read the full article

Workers are ready for a green future

Research suggests workers in high-carbon sectors, especially, feel ready for change towards a greener future.

More on Workers are ready for a green future
Coal power station
More on Workers are ready for a green future
Scroll down


At the Business School we are committed to embedding sustainability in everything we do. We’re drawing on the diverse expertise of our students, staff and partners to tackle global challenges and become greener and more sustainable, and we use the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to frame and steer our activity.

We’re dedicated to:

  • making the School more environmentally friendly
  • taking responsibility in educating business leaders of the future who align business with ethical and sustainable principles
  • providing a research environment that allows the necessary questions for a transformative change of economy and society to be addressed
  • providing the infrastructure that allows sustainable practices in teaching, research and daily operations


Sustainability, net-zero, and the green economy

More on Our research

Principles for Responsible Management Education

More on PRME

Celebrating the University of Leeds' latest achievements

This video highlights the progress made for Sustainability at the University of Leeds over the past few years

More on Celebrating the University of Leeds' latest achievements

Get involved

A range of support is available for staff and students. Find out more and start making an impact on campus and in the community

More on Get involved


globally, THE Impact Rankings 2021

Assessing universities against the UN's Sustainable Development Goals

Professor Vera Trappmann
Staff | Director of Sustainability
Given the challenge of climate change we have to act quickly and our role is to empower students, business leaders and staff with the knowledge and skills to make a difference in what we teach, research and how we operate as an organisation.