Department of Management Studies

Energy transitions

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Energy production and use account for two-thirds of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. Our research focuses on the system-level sustainability transitions in the energy sector that are needed to mitigate climate change.

There are a number of simultaneous disruptions facing the ways energy is produced and used, driven by changes in energy generation, technologies, distribution, energy consumption, government policy and regulation. Renewable energy production and storage technologies are potentially disruptive technologies because they change the way we produce energy, but also the way we use energy, do business with it and innovate.

Smart energy solutions can cascade into new business ecosystems, leading to radical shifts in the roles of producers, service providers and consumers. These kinds of disruptive technologies can transform life, business, and ultimately the global economy. 

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Managing transition risks

The effective management of transition risks is crucial for the resilience of businesses in global value chains.

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Circular economy

Circular economy keeps materials in use longer using strategies like reuse, remanufacture, recycling, and replacing ownership with rentals.

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Innovation for sustainability

Innovating new sustainable products, services, business models and forms of consumption can help tackle global challenges.

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Innovation for poverty alleviation

Frugal innovations can help alleviate poverty.

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Corporate responsibility

Cross-national governance of businesses make ethical issues urgent.

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New economy

Rethinking economy, work and money can help our economy function better.

Department of Management Studies
Sustainability in Business (SUB)
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