This page outlines the sustainability statement of the University of Edinburgh Business School along with details of our Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability Committee.

Embedding and integrating sustainability in our research, learning, teaching and operations is one of the five values of the University of Edinburgh Business School. Encouraging sustainable thinking is essential to our mission of developing conscientious leaders with an awareness of the world around them. Our sustainability culture also contributes to our vision of being progressive and pioneering on the international business stage. Inspirational and responsible engagement with staff, students, the community and the environment promotes a holistic positive impact. We work closely with and are guided by the University's Social Responsibility and Sustainability Department (SRS) to ensure we align with wider University strategy.

About the University's SRS department


Silver Sustainability Award Logo

In 2018 the Business School was awarded a Silver Office Sustainability Award from the University of Edinburgh's Department of Social Responsibility and Sustainability.

Participating in the Sustainability Awards enabled sharing of the sustainability activity already taking place in the School, further developed sustainability working activity, and promoted staff and student collaboration towards a common goal of both the award and embedded sustainable working practices. It is our intention to continue this work and complete a Gold Award in the future.


Sustainability and Social Impact Scholarships

The Business School offers scholarships covering part of the fees for Masters students who are committed to social responsibility and sustainability, especially within the business environment. These are awarded to candidates who can demonstrate their commitment to social responsibility and sustainability through previous action and support, and who continue to aspire to make a difference through their future personal and career goals.


Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability Committee

For more information about the Committee please contact Freya Brooks-Todd.


Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME)

The 2020–22 PRME Progress Report is now available. To request an accessible version, please contact Freya Brooks-Todd.

PRME 2020–22 Progress Report (PDF)