The Centre for Business and Climate Change (CBCC) and the Sustainable Business Initiative (SBI) are two flourishing research centres within the Business School. They have over a decade's experience engaging with large and small businesses, policy makers, non-governmental institutions, and others, providing research, advice, consultancy, executive education, graduate introductions, and more.
In February 2020, we decided to bring these two centres together and launched the new Centre for Business, Climate Change, and Sustainability (CBCCS). While we work on our new web presence, please refer to the existing websites for CBCC and SBI.
- To be a catalyst for positive social and environmental change in the interaction of climate, business, policy, and society
- To work across institutional, market, organisational, community, and individual levels
- To offer innovative and research-led solutions, stimulate and contribute to key policy debates, and create and inspire changemakers for the future
Who Are We?
Core Business School Members
Core Non-Business School Members
- Professor Dave Reay, Executive Director ECCI, and Chair in Carbon Management and Education, University of Edinburgh
- Professor Elizabeth Bomberg, Professor of Environmental Politics, University of Edinburgh
- Dr Camilla Thomson, Chancellor's Fellow in Energy, University of Edinburgh
Affiliated Business School Members
- Dr Gbenga Ibikunle, Senior Lecturer in Financial Markets and Director, MSc Finance, Technology and Policy
- Dr Iris Bosa, Lecturer in Accounting
- Dr Stephen Harwood, Lecturer
- Dr Ishbel McWha-Hermann, Early Career Fellow in International Human Resource Management
- Dr Ben Spigel, Chancellor's Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship
Areas of Activity
Pure research will be achieved through grant funding and academic collaborations, forming the traditional academic research piece.
Knowledge Exchange and Impact
This area focuses on industry collaborations, which may overlap with pure research.
Curriculum and Championing Changemakers
This focuses on both the Business School and the wider University of Edinburgh curriculum in this area, as well as executive education, with the aim of integrating sustainability and climate change further across the entire student experience and curriculum. This will be achieved both directly, and by supporting academics outwith CBCCS.
Administration and Communication
Administrative and communication work will aim to support and promote the other three areas of activity.
More information can be found on the websites of the individual CBCC and SBI research centres while we bring these sites together. Those interested in engaging with the centre can contact any of the members or directors. We look forward to hearing from you.