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Sustainability Centres

Business school sustainability centres can help shift universities toward sustainability. NBS resources support centres in taking action related to teaching, research, outreach, and co-creation.  

Join the Sustainability Centres Community (SCC), comprising of nearly 200 centres worldwide. Centre leaders share best practices and support one another through virtual collaboration and in-person events.  

Below you’ll find top resources, compilations [or outputs] from our workshops, and all centre resources in chronological order. Our tool bar also offers additional Resources for Academics.

Top Sustainability Centre Resources

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Starting a Business School Sustainability Centre

Maya Fischhoff, Abby Litchfield, Pam Laughland, Milda Žilinskaitė, Maria Diaz-Macias | September 25, 2023
Centres can improve business schools’ sustainability impact. Here’s how to get one off the ground.

Heather Ranson and Klaus Weber writing the priorities for running a centre on a whiteboard in a classroom

How to Run a Business School Sustainability Centre

Heather Ranson, Maya Fischhoff, Abby Litchfield | August 29, 2023
The 2023 Sustainability Centres Community Workshop examined the “nuts and bolts” of running a centre. Here are insights and resources.

What I Wish I Knew Before Launching a Sustainability Centre

Chelsea Hicks-Webster | December 23, 2016
Candid advice on launching a sustainability centre, from a global group of business school sustainability centre leaders.

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Sustainability Centres Webinar: Finding Centre Funding

NBS | June 7, 2016
Struggling to fund your research centre? This webinar brings together leaders to share top funding tips.

Sustainability Centre Workshop and Event Outputs

Sustainability Centres Community Workshop 2023

Sustainability Centres Community Workshop 2021

Sustainability Centres Community Workshop 2018

Sustainability Centres Community Workshop 2016

How to Engage Students in Sustainability: Event Series

All Sustainability Centres Community Resources

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Three business school educators share their interactive approaches for teaching students to measure and manage carbon footprints.

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Join a global discussion on best practices for teaching climate change in business schools. Get inspired by new approaches and share your experience. Series begins Jan 25.

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Tomorrow’s leaders need new visions of the future. Marina Schmitz shares insights from her course merging futures studies and sustainability.

Join virtual discussions to share knowledge, get advice, and build community with business school sustainability centre leaders from around the world.

Sustainability can be controversial. Business schools must exercise courage as they make choices on funding, politics, and research.

Around the world, business school sustainability centres advance sustainability research, teaching, and outreach. They’re an essential part of meeting today’s business sustainability challenges.

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Centres can improve business schools’ sustainability impact. Here’s how to get one off the ground.

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The 2023 Sustainability Centres Community Workshop examined the “nuts and bolts” of running a centre. Here are insights and resources.

A week focused on responsible management education brought together participants from 75 countries. Here are the visual highlights.

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