Championing sustainability @ the Management School

The Green Impact blog is being handed over to the Management School team this week! This post is by Heather Crookes,  the school’s External Relations and Alumni Manager. If you or your team would like to contribute to the blog, email


Dr Sonal

Dr Sonal Choudhary – Green Impact Management School’s team lead

What does sustainability mean to you? At the Management School, sustainability and being socially-responsible is embedded in everything we do – from the curriculum, to our academic research and external activities.

We talk about our sustainable behaviour a great deal, especially in our research communications. How do organisations ensure that their talent management approach is sustainable? How can libraries and sporting organisations secure a sustainable source of volunteers? And do people dilute our environmental behaviour in the workplace, compared to at home?

Sustainability isn’t simply about ‘being green’, it’s a broader subject – you can explore it via our series of interviews with researchers in the School.

In the School, we’re working hard to complete the Green Impact Silver Award – realising that staff printed over 1.5 million sheets of paper last year has inspired us to reduce this. Practicing (in the School) what we preach (in our research) is essential – when we achieved the Green Impact Bronze, Dr Sonal Choudhary led the campaign and was supported by a team including third-year International Business Management undergraduate, Jad Soubra who was inspired to participate by his final-year module in Corporate Social Responsibility.

Our teaching is having a tangible impact on students’ lives outside of the classroom and Jad is certain that his time spent working on Green Impact will have an effect on his career path. Click here to read more.

Three Management School teams entered the Global Corporate Challenge in 2016. This international employee health and performance programme saw the School’s 21 participants wear a pedometer for 100 days, measuring their activity and improving health – lots more walking to work and healthier, happier (slightly competitive) staff!

Spreading the Management School message much further afield was a delegation of staff and students who attended the International Graduate Competition in Montreal, Canada, last year. Mentored by Prof Tim Vorley and Dr Robert Wapshott, they placed second in the intensive competition, impressing the judges with their ideas and knowledge around socially responsible business. The calibre of their competitors, coming from similarly high profile universities around the world, cements this fantastic achievement.

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