LSE’s annual Sustainability report 2021/22, published today (13 March), highlights the School’s ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability and tackling the climate crisis.
Driven by the School’s senior leadership team, the report illustrates how sustainability has been integrated into key areas across the university including education, research, engagement and leadership, investment and collaboration – as set out in LSE’s Sustainability Strategic Plan.
Students and staff have been at the heart of all decision-making processes around sustainability and there has been ever-growing engagement with sustainability across the community. This includes the funding of nine projects through LSE’s Sustainable Projects Fund, awarded to student and staff-led projects with green credentials.
For the ‘Our School’ (campus operations) theme, LSE has been sector-leading in making positive changes. In 2021, LSE was named the first carbon neutral verified university in the UK for all its measured emissions. Then in 2022, the School was ranked second in the world in the “sustainable institutions” category in the QS World University Rankings for Sustainability 2023.