Centre for Sustainable Enterprise Management

Proactive, innovative and creative change for a sustainable future.

What we do

Our mission

The Centre for Sustainable Enterprise Management (CSEM) at Surrey Business School has a mission to develop the knowledge, skills, and experience of future business leaders to address environmental and social challenges while managing business growth.

Businesses operate in a constantly changing market environment where the management of financial, social and environmental sustainability can enhance business models and should be embraced to build organisations that genuinely enrich the rest of society.

Our research directly impacts how business can achieve societal goals, as one of four key players in this endeavour alongside NGOs, the government and civil society. While organisations strive for competitive advantage, innovative operations and reducing risk to their practices, we believe we are designing the next wave of sustainable enterprise which builds value for society and protects the planet.

The Centre’s mission links directly to the University of Surrey’s key strategic objective of sustainability whereby we are committed to embedding it across our operations, teaching and research on campus. We develop research and education supporting the development and growth of business in a positive manner to aid human development and create value for business and society.

The Centre will implement its mission by:

  • Delivering world-class research across a wide spectrum of sustainability including corporate governance, ethical leadership, sustainable supply chain management, social enterprise and sustainable tourism.
  • Educating students in business growth and wealth creation while considering corruption, diversity and technology. Our message is that the positive implications of improved environmental and social knowledge will enhance global human development.


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Surrey Business School
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
University of Surrey