Working with business

Working with business

Renewable energy

In Sri Lanka, we’re working with a host of partners to establish five training hubs for technicians, engineers and project managers to help address workforce shortages in the country’s renewables sector, so it can deliver 80% of its energy from renewable sources.

Sustainable fashion 

The University is leading a European-wide project to foster sustainable fashion skills and develop new business models as retailers and manufacturers look to address the environmental impact of throwaway fashion and adapt to the changing demands of shoppers. The British School of Fashion has developed a Fashion Business Case collection with Bloomsbury Publishing, focused on socially-conscious fashion and sustainable luxury.

Circular economy

The University is an Ellen MacArthur Foundation profiled university, recognising our commitment to circular economy related teaching and research. With our campus in London, GCU was the first Higher Education institution signatory to the Foundation’s Circular Economy Direction of Travel, which aims to make the UK capital the world’s first zero-carbon city by 2030. 


Education for future leaders 

GCU also supports the United Nations Global Compact and the University’s Dr Alec Wersun is a member of the Global Chapter Council of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative  whose mission is to transform management education, research and thought leadership globally by promoting awareness and embedding of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with SDG 13 Climate Action at its heart. One of PRME’s current projects involves the rolling out of Carbon Literacy Training to students around the world.