Essex Business School is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a Gold Award from the Sustainable Essex awards 2022-2023.

Two women walking outside of the EBS building in front of trees and a building with a grass roof

Sustainable Essex is an internal environmental accreditation programme run by the Sustainability Team at the University of Essex. It brings staff and students in a department together as a team, and provides them with a tangible framework to make their department more sustainable whether that is in the office or at home.

The Essex Business School Accreditation Team put together a compelling case evidencing the good work that has happened to support Sustainability in the School, including promoting sustainable travel, providing recycling points throughout the school, hosting the inaugural Sustainability Day at Essex Business School, and making sustainability a key priority for us as a School, incorporating issues of sustainability in our programmes wherever possible.

It also evidenced our continued engagement with the UN’s Principles in Responsible Management initiative (PRME), which seeks to inspire and champion responsible management education, research and thought leadership globally, and our new membership of the Responsible Research in Business & Management initiative (RRBM). RRBM is dedicated to inspiring, encouraging, and supporting credible and useful research in business and management disciplines, a focus directly aligned with Essex Business School’s mission to offer a transformative education and research excellence that has a positive impact on business and society.  

Sustainability lies at the heart of our work at Essex Business School. We champion responsible, ethical and sustainable business.  From global corporations and the public sector, to SMEs, family businesses and start-ups, Essex Business School is interested in real-world business challenges, ensuring they are tackled responsibly. The department champions that same ethical and sustainable mission by embedding this into the life of the School, it’s programmes and it’s partnerships. As a champion of responsible, ethical and sustainable business, EBS recognises the need to take decisive action in response to climate change, as part of the University of Essex’s declaration of a Climate and Ecological Emergency. We are committed to placing environmental and social sustainability at the heart of our activities.

The Sustainable Essex Award recognises our work towards continued sustainability across the School, and we thank all those who contributed to it.