Sustainability database


Sustainable Consumption

Demand and Innovation for Sustainable Consumption

Investigating the opportunities for governments and business to stimulate the development and adoption of innovations that will reduce the environmental burden of production and consumption systems.




Dr Paul Dewick

Paul Dewick is an economist and a Lecturer in Sustainable Technology Management in the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, a research centre in Manchester Business School. Since 1999 his research and teaching has explored sustainable innovation systems, with a particular focus on eco-innovation management in large firms.

Management, Business, Innovation, Sustainability, Development, Economy, Business engagement, Knowledge exchange, Universities, Teaching, Education


Prof Andrew McMeekin

One of the University's growing number of Sustainability Enthusiasts. Find out more about the initiative here.

Innovation, Business, Economy, Bioenergy, Renewable energy, Environment, Sustainability, Climate, Production, Knowledge exchange Genetics, Biology, Biotechnology, Technology, Information technology, Sustainability enthusiast, Workplace engagement, Engagement, Teaching, Education, Behaviour, Psychology


Dr Josephine Mylan

Jo's research interests lie in understanding how society can transition to more environmentally sustainable ways of consuming resources. This will require changes in the way we provision goods, including the technologies, economic and social arrangements, and cultural conventions which shape processes of production, distribution and consumption.

Innovation, Management, Policy, Sustainability, Teaching, Education, Consumption, Social responsibility, Political economy