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The School wants to be an international leader in sustainability among business schools, when it comes to integrating sustainability into its operations.
Photo: Carina Gran


Sustainability is a central part in the School's strategy 2017-2021, and the School works in various ways to integrate the global sustainability goals in Agenda 2030 into its operations.

The School's mission

To develop knowledge, educate, and foster independent thinking for the advancement of organizations, policy and a sustainable world

The School has the ambition to be among the international leaders in integrating sustainable development perspectives into education, and to produce research that contributes to private as well as public decision-makers gaining the best possible knowledge base for dealing with societal challenges. This often presupposes interdisciplinary approaches. The fact that the School has a  disciplinary breadth and is part of a broad university are therefore important assets.

International collaborations

The School is an active member of a number of international forums, focusing on sustainable development:

Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME)

Global Business School Network (GBSN)

Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative (GRLI)

Sustainable development is also an important part of the collaboration within AACSB and EFMD, two of the School's accreditations.


Role model in UN-supported sustainability initiative

The School has been appointed a member of the international program "PRME Champions 2020-2021" which is organized by the UN-supported initiative Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME). For two years, the School will work together with the other members to develop business schools and support initiatives that promote the fulfillment of the UN's global sustainability goals and a positive societal development.

Read more about PRME Champions