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.
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
The property sector must now take "big bold steps" rather than rely on incremental change to ensure that our cities of the future are more environmentally, socially and economically sustainable. This was the key message from world leaders in the field of business sustainability who spoke at a ground breaking symposium hosted by the Business School's Balanced Enterprise Research Network (BERN) and the sustainability consultancy, Morphosis. Read more
The private sector will need to invest 20 to 30 times the amount currently being spent by governments and the not-for-profit sector in order to halt damaging climate change, according Adjunct Professor (Finance) Mark Burrows. Read more
The Biodiversity Crisis and its devastating environmental, social and economic consequences 02 Oct 2014
University of Sydney researchers say that the loss of biodiversity due to population growth, the use of fossil fuels, climate change and globalised economic activity, is now systemic and virtually impossible to halt. Read more