London South Bank University (LSBU) is one of London's largest and oldest universities and a founder member of the CA and a signatory to the UN Global Compact’s Principles of Responsible Management Education. Building on the foundations of the MSc in Education for Sustainability which we began in 1994, sustainability and education for sustainability are important and inclusive themes with a strong presence in the teaching and research activities at LSBU. Specifically within the Faculty of Business, sustainability themes are given specific attention in the BA Business Administration, BA Business Management, BA Accounting & Finance, MBA, MSc International Business and DBA programmes. Examples of modules where sustainability features particularly are Business Risk Management, Knowledge, Globalisation & Development and Sustainable Development & Global Citizenship. Across the curriculum, sustainability is embedded in topics such as corporate social responsibility (CSR), socially responsible investment and sustainable employability.
The Centre for Efficient and Renewable Energy in Buildings (CEREB) demonstration and research facility at LSBU is now fully operational. Visits to the facility are included in MBA, MSc International Business and many Faculty of Business undergraduate programmes. With substantial funding from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and the London Development Agency (LDA), this on-campus facility sits within the £1.5 billion Elephant and Castle regeneration zone and forms part of a London Energy Action Zone.
A number of Faculty of Business academics have contributed to the highly successful cross-faculty conferences on Embedding Sustainability within the Curriculum (2012 and 2013). The Faculty also completed a comprehensive curriculum review exercise in 2011. As a result, it has introduced sustainability themes in its major programmes. Moreover, the Faculty’s Learning and Teaching Committee has a standing agenda item on education for sustainable development.