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Office for Social Responsibility

Social responsibility describes the way we are making a difference to the social and economic well-being of our communities through our teaching, research and public events and activities. Social responsibility is one of our three core strategic goals in our Manchester 2020 strategy, sitting equally alongside our commitments to world-class research and outstanding learning and student experience.

We have committed to pursuing change across five social responsibility priorities:

Keywords: 
Social responsibility, corporate sustainability, Sustainability, Student engagement, Community, Public engagement, Engagement

Research

Bioenergy value chains

Most energy system studies of the UK indicate a strong role for bioenergy in the coming decades, especially if the UK is to meet its climate change mitigation ambitions. However, there is a need to understand how bioenergy systems can be implemented without negative sustainability-related impacts.

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Becoming Global

Seeing sustainability and environmental issues from different positionings

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Environmental Sustainability Team

Keywords: 
Environment, Sustainability, Estates, Workplace engagement

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Sustainable Practices Research Group

If there is to be any effective response to climate change, substantially and significantly new ways of living are urgently required. There is growing recognition of the need for fresh ways of framing problems of climate change, consumption and demand, and for forms of intervention capable of catalysing entrenched habits and practices and of doing so quickly and on a big scale.  Understanding and intervening in the dynamics of social practice are central to the challenge of sustainable consumption.

Keywords: 
Sustainability, Consumption, sustainable consumption, Climate change

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Sustainable Industrial Systems

Sustainable Industrial Systems is a research group at The University of Manchester led by Professor Adisa Azapagic.

Keywords: 
Sustainability, Energy industry, Business engagement, carbon footprinting, Carbon

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Society and Environment Research Group

The Society and Environment Research Group (SERG) comprises researchers from the School of Environment and Development and the School of Social Sciences at Manchester University . The SERG is one of the largest groupings of environmental social scientists in the UK and internationally. It contains internationally distinguished researchers and early career scholars who are fast gaining recognition for their work. Group members share a common interest in the causes and consequences of environmental change.

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Society, Environment, Sustainability, Interdisciplinary

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Sustainable Consumption Institute

Consumption is a hugely powerful force.

The sustainability challenges we face stem largely from an explosion in consumption, and the corresponding exploitation of finite resources. To successfully respond to these challenges, we must now radically reduce the resource intensity of everyday lives.

Keywords: 
Sustainability, corporate sustainability, Consumption, sustainable consumption

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Manchester Museum

Environmental sustainability is a major element of all aspects of the Museum’s work. As a museum with large collections of preserved natural specimens and objects from human cultures, our Mission is:

As a university museum, the Manchester Museum uses its international collection of human and natural history for enjoyment and inspiration, working with people from all backgrounds to provoke debate and reflection about the past, present and future of the earth and its inhabitants.

Keywords: 
Sustainability, Heritage, Heritage protection, Community, Public engagement

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Environment and Development

Research on environment and development is rooted in critical analysis of the relationship of rural livelihoods with sustainable use and conservation of natural resources in developing countries.

This is located within a broader analysis of the political economy of management of natural resources in developing countries.

Keywords: 
Environment, Development, Sustainability, Economy

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