Climate action

Keeping global temperature rises below 2°C during the 21st century is addressed by SDG 13 Climate Action. This was agreed by 195 countries in the first global accord for the environment, the Paris Agreement in 2015. Without it climate change caused by human activity could raise temperatures by a devastating 6°C by the end of the century.

“But deep de-carbonisation of our economies is yet to happen,” says RSM’s Associate Professor, Dr Steve Kennedy who researches the implications of the private sector in co-creating climate policies.

Student Heidi Hou from Taiwan is studying for an MSc in Global Business and Sustainability. She presents the scientific evidence and consensus on the reality of climate change and its human causes, and explores how the uncertainty harms business.

There are business opportunities from bringing innovation to climate strategies. Dr Steve Kennedy is academic director of RSM’s MSc Global Business and Sustainability and Associate Professor in the department of Business-Society Management. He explains the possibilities.

Geanne van Arkel, Head of Sustainable Development at Interface, the world's largest manufacturer of carpet tiles, and a passionate intrapreneur explains how the company is reversing its carbon footprint and creating positive change and innovation.

RSM intends to incorporate these videos, complemented with assignments and teaching cases, as learning modules into its programmes.

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