Sustainability, net-zero, and the green economy

Creating value for society by taking responsibility for our economic, cultural, social and environmental impacts

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

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Workers are ready for a green future

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

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Sustainability

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

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Principles for Responsible Management Education

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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

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

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16th

Globally in the Times Higher Education 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.