With the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals as the bedrock for global change, the pressure on organisations and businesses to align their practices and objectives with them is growing. An increasingly ethically-minded public want business to be more than just about profit and demand they help society and preserve the planet.

From multinationals to SMEs and micro-businesses, this is a complex task, involving global supply chains, legacy IT systems, cultural shifts, stakeholder relations and more, while all the time maintaining a profitable business in a competitive and uncertain environment.

Academics at WBS are leading research into this area, producing practical insights that can help organisations and businesses of all sizes move towards a sustainable operation and help society meet the UN’s goals.

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