About the sustainability programme

In 2015 the Business School contracted Barry Coates to set up a sustainability programme. It is founded on three elements: research, teaching and engagement.


Why have a sustainability programme?

Sustainability is an important issue for the Business School and is one of our four strategic research themes. The Business School's mission is to develop graduates, knowledge and ideas to sustainably grow the productivity and international competitiveness of New Zealand.

We are continually evolving our curricula to prepare tomorrow's leaders for the challenges they will face, embedding social responsibility and sustainability into our courses. We aim to engage and inspire our students about the role of business in society, providing opportunities for them to hear from and talk to business, community and political leaders. We also aspire to play a convening role, brining together business leaders, researchers policy-makers and civil society to find ways to solve the complex challenges ahead.

Why is business at a real turning point on sustainability?

Barry Coates discusses why business is at a real turning point on sustainability in the above UABS Insights video.

The Business School PRME Report

The University of Auckland Business School is a signatory the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative. The mission of PRME is to transform management education, research and thought leadership globally, based on the Principles for Responsible Management Education and the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.

Read the Business School PRME report which outlines our commitment to the initiative.