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Details for School of Business, Management and Economics

Participant Status

Advanced

Type of Organization

University

Type of Education

Undergraduate, Post Graduate, Doctoral

Institution is part of

University of Sussex

Location

Brighton, United Kingdom

Website

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/bmec/

Sign Up Date to PRME

07 Feb 2016

Current Sharing Information on Progress Report Submission

Not Available

Letter of ​Commitment (2016)

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Achievements Curriculum Integration in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

The School takes the promotion, education and implementation of sustainability very seriously.

Students investigate issues of sustainability and responsibility in their chosen disciplines, notable examples of which include the ‘Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics’ module in the Business & Management Department, ‘Environmental Economics’ and ‘Climate Change Economics’ modules in the Economics Department, and the ‘Energy Policy for Sustainability’ and ‘Innovation for Sustainable International Development’ degrees in SPRU.

We are also developing an innovation and social enterprise minor for our UG programs. The Sussex Students Union organised a student-led Sustainability Community Action (SCA) Conference to support existing SCA student societies.

Achievements Research Development in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

Situated in one of the newest and ‘greenest’ buildings on campus (granted a BREEAM ‘excellent’ rating thanks to its many energy efficient features), it is home to leading sustainability research centres such as the Sussex Energy Group, the Centre for Innovation and Energy Demand, and the STEPS centre.

The School is committed to provide leadership in the development and dissemination of sustainable business and management practice, informed by sound economic logic and a deep understanding of policy-making.

The School, and the University of Sussex, are committed to promoting and upholding the highest quality academic and ethical standards in all its activities.

BMEc has embedded and mainstreamed research governance and ethics policies and procedures in all we do. Our ethical review procedures are updated on the latest ethical considerations in research and on all legislative, regulatory, and funder requirements. Identifying projects that are low or higher risk, different pathways for ethical review of research are followed as appropriate. Ethical review within Schools and committees is also overseen by the University Research Governance Committee (URGC), which regularly reviews policies relating to the ethics of research to ensure that they are comprehensive, accessible, relevant and up-to-date.

Additionally, the School is part of a larger university-wide initiative toward constant improvement of sustainability in all areas of the campus. As of 2015, the university:

• retained its ‘Upper Second Class’ award from People & Planet’s Green League with plans to further improve its environmental performance to achieve a 1st class award;
• is working towards reducing its carbon footprint by 44% in an effort that will involve all Schools across campus, and in accordance with HEFCE and the Climate Change Act requirements;
• is part of the EcoCampus Environmental Management Scheme with plans to update outdated policies and procedures to achieve Platinum Status in 2015 (currently Silver – Second Stage Accreditation).

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