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SKEMA RESEARCHCentre on Sustainability



Who we are 

SKEMA Centre on Sustainability
is a dynamic research group whose purpose is to generate excellent research on how business activities can be sustainable and contribute to a better world. 

Adopting interdisciplinary perspectives, the centre studies sustainability at three interconnected levels:

Changemakers: At the micro level, we study individuals, such as employees, entrepreneurs, and leaders, who contribute to more sustainable organisations and societies. Our members are experts in the fields of human rights, refugees, mindfulness, wellbeing, volunteering, diversity, gender equality, female entrepreneurship, and moral leadership.

Impactful Organisations: At the meso level, we study firms, NGOs, and public organisations that pursue sustainable performance of industries and systems. Our members research the contribution of CSR, business models, ecosystems, collaboration, stakeholders, innovation, and technologies to more sustainable and resilient industries.

Sustainable Transitions: At the macro level, we study systemic transitions that are needed for more sustainable societies. Our members use foresight techniques and scenarios to study inclusive growth and policies for sustainable systems. 

What we do

In our research centre, qualitative and quantitative research complement each other to provide contextualised results, with both rigour and relevance. We regularly organise seminars and actively encourage international experts to visit us. 

We publish in top academic journals, including Journal of Business Ethics, Business Ethics Quarterly, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Long Range Planning, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, International Journal of Management Reviews, Business and Human Rights Journal, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Small Business Economics, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of Development Economics, The World Economy. 

The impact of our research can be seen beyond academic publications, through the development of innovative teaching methods and textbooks, participation in key conferences, involvement in industry events, consultancy projects for public and private entities, or contributions to large-scale research projects.