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Sustainable Business Initiative

SBI Edinburgh is a world-class research centre focused on sustainability and the challenges and opportunities it presents. Based within the University of Edinburgh’s Business School, our aim is to advance current understanding of the business-society interface and equip leaders with the requisite skills to contribute to positive social change.

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In an evolving marketplace the role of business ethics is a vital component, but what does ‘doing the right thing’ actually entail? How can business enable and empower leaders and workforces to act in an ethical manner? At a Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Network (CRSN) event, hosted by Standard Life, industry practitioners and academic researchers delivered perspectives on the topic.

In a time when sustainability reports have a much wider readership and influence, the Scottish Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Network (CRSN) hosted an event to explore current industry and academic thinking within this field. Members were delighted to come together and congregate ‘under the trees’ in RBS’s brilliant new Open Experience & Entrepreneurial Spark Hub.


The Academy of Business in Society (ABIS)

ABIS is a global network of over 130 companies and academic institutions whose expertise, commitment and resources are leveraged to invest in a more sustainable future for business in society. ABIS enables informed decision-making on business in society issues through collaborative research, education, thought leadership, policy insights and business acumen.

Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME)

University of Edinburgh Business School is a signatory of PRME, the first organised relationship between the United Nations and management-related academic institutions, business schools, and universities.