Social Responsibility and Sustainability



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

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Edinburgh students recognised at Environmental Enterprise Programme Awards

The Environmental Enterprise Placement Awards celebrate the achievements of students and graduates within businesses across Scotland.

Q1 highlights for 2019/20

Quarter 1 of 2019-20 lasted from August to October 2019, and was one of our busiest quarters since the department first formed in 2014.

Survey results: 95% of University of Edinburgh students are interested in climate change

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In our latest survey of University students and staff, we found high levels of interest in climate change, sustainability, and social responsibility.

University of Edinburgh wins three Green Gown Awards for commitment to sustainability

Dave Gorman Green Gown Awards 2019
The UK and Ireland Green Gown Awards celebrate initiatives in universities and colleges that make them more socially responsible and sustainable. In November 2019, the University of Edinburgh won three awards for Campus Health, Food and Drink, Total Reporting and Money for Good.

Student social enterprise "Lilypads" chosen for global showcase

Lilypads - a student social enterprise that developed a reusable sanitary pad - have been chosen for the RISE Showcase 2019-20, giving them expert support and international exposure to upscale their project.

University is founding member in new Responsible Investment Network

The University of Edinburgh is a founding member of a new Responsible Investment Network within higher education that will explore how universities can invest ethically.

University of Edinburgh recognised for responsible investment excellence

The University of Edinburgh's commitment to responsible investment has been recognised by the institution being included in the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment's 2019 Leaders' Group.

Q4 highlights for 2018/19

18-19 Q4 Social Responsibility and Sustainability Highlights
The Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability (SRS) facilitates programmes to catalyse action and collaboration across campus for impact. Our infographic summarises some of the highlights over the year and provides our fourth-quarter report for the 2018/19 academic year.