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Businesses and Organisations for Sustainable Societies (BOSS)

PGR-RA-63

Expertise of research area
business; natural environment; organisations; policy makers; stakeholders; sustainability; sustainable societies


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<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

Businesses (from small to medium to trans-national) and organisations (e.g., NGOs, government, and universities) are key actors in moving towards more sustainable societies. The BOSS group, are a transdisciplinary team of researchers, who are focused on critically evaluating the role of businesses and organisations and how they can incorporate sustainability in their systems and supply chains.

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<p>In our research:</p> <ul> <li>We examine the implications of the approaches that businesses and organisations adopt in the global North and South, working on both local and global issues</li> <li>We analyse the interface between businesses and policy-makers, consumers and other stakeholders.</li> </ul> <p>Our expertise covers a wide range of sectors, including: the built environment, food and drink, agriculture, electronics, extractive industries, further and higher education, health care, retail, sports and textiles.</p> <p>As a group, we seek to develop theories and approaches, which enable businesses and organisations to tackle the challenges of sustainable development in a coherent, systematic, holistic and robust way.</p> <p>We are open to academic, as well as to industry and stakeholder collaboration to find effective ways to the urgently needed societal and organisational transformation.</p> <p>We have opportunities for prospective postgraduate researchers and welcome enquiries from interested candidates.</p> <h3>Useful links and further reading:</h3> <ul> <li><a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/see-research-degrees">Research degrees within the School of Earth and Environment</a></li> <li><a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/sustainability-research-institute/doc/business-organisations-sustainable-societies-1">Business and Organisations for Sustainable Societies group</a></li> <li><a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/see-research">School of Earth and Environment,&nbsp;Research&nbsp;and Innovation&nbsp;</a></li> </ul> <h3>Leeds Doctoral College</h3> <p>Our <a href="https://www.leeds.ac.uk/research-leeds-doctoral-college">Doctoral College</a> supports you throughout your postgraduate research journey. It brings together all the support services and opportunities to enhance your research, your development, and your overall experience.</p>

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<p>Formal applications for <a href="https://www.leeds.ac.uk/research-applying/doc/applying-research-degrees">research degree study</a> should be made online through the university&#39;s website.</p>

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<p>For queries relating to your research proposal or subject area, please contact <a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/see/staff/1514/dr-sally-russell">Dr Sally Russell</a>.</p> <p>For general enquiries and details regarding the application process, please contact the Graduate School Office:<br /> e:&nbsp;<a href="mailto:env-pgr@leeds.ac.uk">env-pgr@leeds.ac.uk</a>, t: +44 (0)113 343 1314.</p>


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