Essex Sustainability Institute

Essex Sustainability Institute (ESI) is the hub of all sustainability-focussed teaching, research and consultancy at Essex.

The ESI builds on a rich tradition of cross-cutting academic work, acting as a platform that brings students, and social and natural scientists together. Our aim is to facilitate research and knowledge transfer on global environmental challenges, building strong links with private and public organisations, as well as the local community.

Our new MSc Environment and Resource Management is an exciting postgraduate course run between the School of Biological Sciences and Essex Business School. This interdisciplinary programme will equip students with an understanding of key issues and debates around ecological sustainability, governance and corporate ethics and responsibility. For more details please visit our postgraduate study page.

Our strengths

  • High-quality interdisciplinary postgraduate courses
  • First-class interdisciplinary research
  • Wide cooperation with Essex departments and their partners
  • Close relationships with local and regional communities, NGOs, businesses and policymakers.

Our blog

Keep up to date with all our articles, events and news via our Wordpress blog.

Study with us

Study with us

Postgraduate study with the ESI is an interdisciplinary experience as our courses are run in close collaboration with other departments in the University. From management of natural resources to writing about the environment, our courses reflect that natural resources and people are inextricably linked.

News and events

News and events

Check out our news and events for forthcoming events and for the latest research information. Places at events can be booked through Eventbrite and you can get the latest information on our research activities through our social media channels.

ESI experts

The ESI experts

With a diverse range of contributors, the ESI is home to a number of Essex staff from different fields such as our School of Biological Sciences, Essex Business School, Economics, Sociology, and Government departments.