Centre

Centre for Environment and Society

Part of Essex Business School

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We are committed to informing the global transition to a green economy

We bring together world-leading, impact-focused research on all aspects of sustainability science being undertaken at our University.

We work closely with a range of local, regional, national and international groups, developing and deepening these relationships to enhance understanding, engagement and impact.

We will act as an incubator of community enterprises, a knowledge hub for green business and policy-makers communities local to Essex and around the world, local and international businesses, partner academic organisations and as consultant to local sustainability initiatives.

Our Centre

Our research

With a diverse range of members, our Centre is home to a number of staff from a variety of departments, such as; School of Life Sciences, Essex Business School, Economics, Sociology, and Government.

We bring together world-leading and impact-focused research on all aspects of sustainability science being undertaken at our University, including significant expertise on the social dimensions of sustainability challenges and solutions.

Throughout our research and its delivery to the wider community, we are committed to informing the global transition to a green economy which supports environmental well-being and social and economic justice.

Our teaching

Sustainability-oriented teaching is a key feature across our University and partner organisations. We work on increasing the scope and depth of this teaching across undergraduate courses. Opportunities for knowledge exchange and work experience are integrated into teaching through short, research-focused placements with local businesses and organisations.

Knowledge exchange

Our research is focused on real-world impact with researchers and students closely involved in engaging end-users at all stages of research from design to delivery. We have significant expertise in the design and use of participatory methodologies in various types of research projects. We actively promote knowledge-exchange within our University and with all of our stakeholders, including:

• communities local to Essex and around the world
• local and international businesses
• partner academic organisations
• grassroots activists

Get in touch
Get in touch
Centre for Environment and Society University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ
Telephone: 01206 874281