Business Environmental Sustainability Research Group
The Business Environmental Sustainability Research Group (BESRG) comprises a cluster of researchers from a range of academic disciplines at the University of Sydney Business School with shared interests in assisting business to address the challenges of Environmental Sustainability.
The Group's focus is on facilitating business responses to the multi-faceted challenges confronting the environment through transdisciplinary collaboration between researchers, business leaders and other relevant groups.
The corporate world is on a devastating road to “creative self-destruction” because it prizes profits over the planet, according to a new book which critically examines the business response to climate change, described by the authors as “the greatest threat of our time.” Read more
In her latest book, ‘This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate’, writer and environmental activist, Naomi Klein, argues that climate change is a product of the dominant global economic system. Read more
The University of Sydney Business School
Stakeholder engagement, value creation, sustainability and responsibility have become common in the parlance of contemporary business language and even sometimes practice; however the concepts of meaning, purpose, empowerment, and dare it be said selflessness, love and spirituality are not readily associated with capitalist business, until now. John Mackey and Raj Sisodia, co-founders of the Conscious Capitalism movement, along with companies such as Whole Foods Market, Patagonia, Airbnb and a host of others, are putting human beings, creativity, innovation and social cooperation at the centre of business endeavour. Read more
Oxford University identifies Australia’s most polluting coal fired power stations and the risk they pose to investors 27 Mar 2015
Australia’s most polluting ‘subcritical’ coal fired power stations have been identified in a major report by the Stranded Assets Programme at the University of Oxford’s Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment. Read more
A recently published book co-authored by the Business School's Professor of Organisational Change, Dr Christopher Wright, says that corporate management is evolving in a way that could spell the end of the multi-billion dollar consulting sector. Read more