Details for University of Exeter Business School

Participant Status


Type of Organization

Business School

Type of Education

Undergraduate, Post Graduate, Doctoral, Executive

Institution is part of

University of Exeter


Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom


Sign Up Date to PRME

20 May 2010

Current Sharing Information on Progress Report Submission

07 Sep 2018

Sharing Information on Progress (2018)

University of Exeter Business School SIP Report 2016-2018 - View Report

Period Covered: Sep 2016 to Sep 2018

This is the SIP Report for University of Exeter Business School covering the years 2016-2018.

The report describes and assesses how the School adheres to the six PRME principles and agrees key objectives for the next two years.

Achievements Curriculum Integration in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

1) We have launched the One Planet MBA. This completely replaces all our previous MBA offerings, and involves a complete re-conceptualisation of the MBA, on One Planet Principles. We are developing this in partnership with WWF-International, building on 2 years of prior collaboration on a short course, the One Planet Leaders programme. (see . The One Planet MBA will extend, via a network of partners, around the world; and will also integrate contributions from relevant departments beyond the business school.

2) We collaborate with the Geography department to offer an MSc in Sustainable development, available by full or part-time attendance and by distance learning.

3) Modules on sustainability are available as options on the MSc in International Management and most other programmes of study

4) Modules on ethics and responsible business practices are offered at undergraduate and post-graduate levels.

5) The school is currently advertising one senior and one junior academic posts in sustainable business.

Achievements Research Development in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

1) The ESRC-funded Centre for Research in Tourism, Sport and Leisure is focused on sustainable and responsible practices in all three sectors, and currently includes more than 12 PhD research projects, with more to come.

2) At least 10 other PhD students in departments of Leadership, marketing, operations and accounting are focusing their research on sustainability and corporate responsibility.

3) Our Professional Network of management consultants includes a very active ‘sustainability cluster’ which this year offered a CPD programme for business leaders in the region, and has developed a specific consultancy and leadership development offering.

4) The Dean, with colleagues, heads a major research grant examining low-carbon supply chains for businesses in the region. This involves scholars from several disciplines, including operations management, leadership studies and economics.

5) Several recent papers published by scholars in finance and economics have addressed issues related to responsible investment.

6) One member of finance staff is the lead advisor to the government on how pension funds should assess the investment risks posed by climate change.

7) Several scholars are involved in a research project into ‘transition towns’ – where local citizens are seeking ways to transition to a low-carbon lifestyle.

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