In collaboration with business and society
The School's ambition that research and education should contribute to a positive development for society at large presupposes an active commitment to contemporary societal development, but also a close collaboration with the surrounding society. Cooperation between partners from different sectors - academic institutions, private companies, public organisations, regulators and civil society - is crucial to building ever more sustainable societies.
The collaboration takes place in many different ways, including in research projects at departments and centers, in education, and in the Partnership Programme. Among other things, the School has developed collaboration with Getinge on sustainable business strategies, with the Västra Götaland region and Getinge on Health Governance and with Volvo Cars on sustainable transport. The School has also initiated roundtable discussions between leading representatives of companies and organisations and sustainability researchers. Additionally, many individual researchers from the School have been appointed to expert councils and working groups on local, regional, national, and international arenas.
Environment for Development (EfD) is a global network of 13 research centers established in 2007 with the purpose of increasing the use of environmental economics to reduce poverty and increase sustainability in the Global South. Efd contributes to solve the world’s most pressing environmental and development challenges through policy-relevant research, capacity development and policy engagement. EfD’s research addresses the most important sustainability challenges. These are identified in a close dialogue with decision makers at EfD's centers and through continous learning between countries. EfD works actively to reach policy makers and other stakeholders with the research results and contributes thereby to policy making that promotes poverty alleviation, increased equality and sustainable development.
The network is coordinated by the EfD Global Hub, located at the School of Business, Economics and Law. The organization is financed by external funds.