Research into sustainable solutions

We research solutions to pressing environmental and social problems, providing evidence-based strategies for firms to act on addressing environmental and social change.

Cross-disciplinary research teams examine how firms’ strategic decisions, investment choices and the uptake of sustainable finance can help to tackle some of the world’s most pressing environmental and social problems such as those arising from climate change.

Our areas of expertise:

  • climate change adaptation
  • climate change impacts
  • climate finance
  • corporate social responsibility (CSR)
  • corporate sustainability
  • ESG (environmental, social, governance) investing
  • environmental finance
  • sustainable investing
  • accountability
  • accounting for sustainable knowledge
  • the future of work
  • organisational resilience
  • equity and diversity
  • ethics and social justice
  • sustainability of arts, culture and heritage.

How to decarbonise the transport sector

A tool that is sufficiently refined to identify whether a heavy-footed driver would be better suited to a different vehicle to reduce carbon emissions within a business’s fleet vehicles is just one outcome of a project to give workable options to in...

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Working toward a truly guilt-free treat

Chocolate’s feel-good factor is a big part of the joy if its consumption. But exploitation of cocoa producers, including women and children in West Africa, can result in entrapment in poverty, a factor not usually taken into account when choosing th...

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