We were delighted to welcome Jonathon Porritt, the eminent writer, broadcaster and commentator on sustainable development, who spoke at the SEEG launch on 26 February 2014.
Jonathon’s lecture, regarding his vision of a sustainable world in 2050, is the subject of his new book The World We Made, published by Phaidon.
The Sustainable and Ethical Enterprise Group (SEEG) was founded by a small group of individuals in 2012 who were brought together through a belief that sustainability and ethical conduct are critical issues for all organisations in the 21st century. Since then the group has grown rapidly and in 2013 was given cluster status by the university to act as a hub for sustainable and ethical activities. SEEG meet on a monthly basis and in 2014 will see the publication of a special issue paper in the Journal of Social Business, edited and largely written by group members.
SEEG aspires to act as a central hub for researchers, academics, and environmental practitioners within the university who come together and share opportunities, exchange knowledge and work as a collective, so as to forward and to contribute to embedding sustainable and ethical considerations across all aspects of the MMU’s activities. Through such a mission we can ensure that our research is of social value, and that our students enter the working environment with an understanding of the wider socio-economic and environment impacts of everything they do. The group works in partnership with, and in support of the universities award winning Environment Team, in ensuring that Manchester Metropolitan University remains the country’s leading institution in environmental commitments and achievements.