Knowledge exchange

One of our key objectives is developing research that advances critical understanding of sustainability issues, and using these insights to inform innovation, policy and public debates.

Throughout our history, we have consistently:

  • engaged with businesses regarding their sustainability challenges
  • made contributions to international policy bodies such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the European Environment Agency (EEA)
  • provided evidence to governments
  • worked on government department advisory boards

We believe that businesses, governments and civil society organisations have a significant role to play in sustainable consumption and production, and setting the benchmark for how society adopts and transitions towards more sustainable practices.

Public engagement

Women’s Environmental Network Annual Forum 2020
SCI Festival 2019
Lost Property 2018
A Rubbish Night at the Museum 2018
ESRC Festival of Social Science 2017
Make Do and Mend Expo 2017

"In our innovative research work aimed at understanding and facilitating changes in consumption practices we actively engage with individual households, large and small firms, social movements and social enterprises, using innovative methods of research."

Frank Boons / Director, SCI