School launches first Sustainability Challenge

Sustainability student comp entrants

The Business School held the first ‘Sustainability Challenge’, open to all undergraduate students from all disciplines across the university recently. Student teams were asked to help Glasgow City Council meet its sustainability agenda by designing a Monitoring, Reporting and Verification scheme to allow private investment in public climate projects, and new revenue streams for local authorities.

Three teams presented their ideas to a panel of judges including academic staff from the University of Glasgow and University of Edinburgh, the Green Economy Manager from Glasgow City Council and sustainability consultants from Mott McDonald.

Proposed innovations included drone surveying, social reporting and the winning team’s pitch focused on greater use of carbon credits.

The winning team: Blythe Kaddour, Year 1 BSc Honours in Earth Science, Jan Jasinski, Junior Honours Business and Management/Economic and Social History, and Adele Lau Li Ying, Year 2 Business Economics - won £200 in vouchers and the opportunity to develop their ideas further with the case setters.

The challenge, spearheaded by Dr Paulina Navrazoglou from Economics and Ed Green, the Business School’s Business Development Manager, will become an annual student led activity, given the importance of sustainability to the School and our students.


First published: 31 January 2023

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