Sustainability for people and planet
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Sustainability connects the environmental, social and economic goals of society with concern for the long-term and future generations. It provides a framework for governments, businesses, civil society and others to set priorities for policy and practice, particularly in response to climate change.
The British Academy can provide crucial insights from the SHAPE disciplines (social sciences, humanities and the arts for people and the economy) into the resulting debates: from behavioural science to history, literature to economics, politics to anthropology and many more disciplines.
Our programmes and projects under this theme aim to produce fresh insights and reframe debates by fostering creative interactions between our disciplines and key communities within policy and practice ecosystems, including governments, regulators, businesses, investors, local authorities, civil society, and others. They engage with a diverse range of stakeholders to promote dialogue, support initiatives, and maintain networks, including partnerships with our fellow national academies. We encourage those with an interest in the theme and the projects and programmes listed below to reach out and connect.
Teaching Purposeful Business in UK Business Schools
This briefing reflects on the different ways in which purpose could be placed more firmly at the heart of business and management teaching, from curricula to teaching approaches and institutional arrangements. It highlights some examples of solutions that already exist and many more are out there – business schools have …
Principles for Purposeful Business
The Future of the Corporation is one of the most important and pressing topics of our time. This report is not just for business leaders, shareholders and policymakers. It is also for people who work for businesses, buy their products, benefit from a pension or feel an impact from business …
Just Transitions in Australia
Just Transitions in Australia reports on and documents the policy, practice, and realistic possibilities for ‘Just transitions to decarbonisation’ in Australia. The research aimed to gather and collate evidence on just transitions that can be disseminated and formulated to shape policy and practice at multiple scales, from the national to the local and community.
All Change: Equitably Decarbonising India's Transportation Sector
The focus of the study is limited to the motorized transport sector of India with a specific geographical focus on the National Capital Territory (NCT) of India, one of the most polluted cities worldwide. Both qualitative and quantitative research approaches were employed to derive the key findings.
Wider work on the environment
This programme aims to examine the contributions of young people to the UN’s 2030 Agenda
Understanding the complex human and social dimensions to environmental challenges and their solutions
Just Transitions within Sectors and Industries Globally
These projects engage in exploring the needs, impacts, and implications of Just Transitions in diverse sectors