Social Responsibility and Sustainability



The latest news about Social Responsibility and Sustainability from across the University.

Sign up for our newsletter and read previous issues

Archived news

University of Edinburgh becomes member of All-Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group

Membership signals University’s commitment to helping develop effective policy for the climate change agenda.

Undergraduate dissertation prizes awarded

Dissertation prize: Highlighting and recognising student research on social responsibility and sustainability themes.
The Department for Social Responsibility & Sustainability is pleased to announce that two students have been awarded prizes for their outstanding undergraduate dissertations.

The Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability achieves Investors in People Silver accreditation

Investors in People silver banner
Silver accreditation recognises that the department takes action to lead, support and improve its staff.

Top tips for running a sustainable event

Sustainable event banner - venue, catering, travel, materials, community
Think about the venue, catering, travel, materials and community when planning your event.

Energy Coordinator Summer Meetup

On Tuesday 27th June 2017, staff from the University’s Energy Coordinator network met to hear and discuss recent developments on the University’s energy programme.

Waste & Recycling Coordinators share good practice at annual meet-up

On Wednesday 14th June 2017, staff from the University’s Waste & Recycling Coordinator network and interested students met to celebrate progress, share good practice and discuss targets for the year ahead.

Quarter 3 highlights

SRS Q3 Highlights infographic 2017
Head of Social Responsibility and Sustainability Programmes, Michelle Brown, reflects on the third quarter of academic year 2016/17, sharing a mixture of milestones reached and the exciting potential of projects that are currently in their early stages.

Scottish Government’s Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee visit the University

On Tuesday 9th May 2017, members of Scottish Government’s Environment, Climate Change & Land Reform Committee visited the University of Edinburgh to hear about the institution’s climate strategy, and visit the FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility.