Nottingham University Business School
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Societal impact

Nottingham University Business School has a long history of teaching and research leadership in responsible business and sustainable finance.

The School is committed to educating future business leaders to develop ethical, inclusive and sustainable perspectives on business practices and growth. We bring a distinctive global awareness and perspective to issues of social responsibility and sustainability.

Through our teaching you will gain an understanding of all aspects of sustainable and responsible business practices. You will have opportunities to explore these in local national and global contexts and develop the skills to work towards a more sustainable future in business and society.  


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We are proud that we were one of the first UK business schools to become a UN PRME Champion.

As part of our commitment to this we promote student research and practice that addresses the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

For further details please read the Nottingham University Business School PRME report 2023.


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Our MBA ranks 33 in the world for responsible management education, recognising our dedication to - and focus on - sustainable development.

Corporate Knights Better World Ranking 2023




Leadership in sustainability research

We have an international reputation for leadership in sustainability research, including:

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

Natasha Bonner, President of Enactus Nottingham, talks about the importance of the Business School’s mentoring of students in the University’s Enactus team.



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Business competitions

Take part in business competitions

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Sustainability research network

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International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility

Producing world-class research in Business and Society

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Beacons of excellence

Promoting interdisciplinary research on the challenges facing society




We encourage you to take part in research, community and partnership initiatives. 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.



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