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Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Social responsibility and sustainability are embedded within our management education, scholarly activity, community engagement and organisational policies.

We invite staff, students, business and community members to contribute positively to environmental and social issues.

Teaching and learning

Through our teaching we ensure that students appreciate ethical issues in business. They have opportunities to explore social responsibility and sustainability locally, nationally and globally to develop the skills needed to work towards a more sustainable future in business and society. 

Social responsibility and sustainability are embedded across our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Our MBA, for example, is ranked among the leading programmes globally for responsible management education.

Our students are supported to develop their research skills and diverse projects and dissertations interrogate issues of business responsibility.

As a Champion School for the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education, we also promote student research addressing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. 

Student clubs and societies

Several of our student societies pursue innovative projects that contribute to sustainable development goals including driving regeneration in developing countries. Within the School, Enactus and AIESEC are very active and a number of University wide societies and clubs are linked through the Environment and Social Justice Network.

Social responsibility and sustainability - Centre for Sustainable Chemistry building

Research and collaboration

We have an international reputation for leadership in corporate social responsiblity and sustainability research. 

This includes research into: 

  • sustainable consumption and supply chains
  • economic inclusion and decent work
  • innovation and sustainability
  • sustainable healthcare
  • financial inclusion and fairness
  • the use of big data for service creation in developing economies
  • economic development in Asia and Africa

Sustainability Research Network

Our Sustainability Research Network provides a forum for PhD students and early career researchers to discuss and collaborate on sustainability matters. The network has over 200 members across the university.    


Nottingham University Business School

Jubilee Campus

telephone: +44 (0) 115 846 6602
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