Institution: Glasgow Caledonian University
Location: Glasgow, Scotland (GCU), London, United Kingdom (GCU London) and New York, United States
Focus Area: Urban climate and sustainability. Resource management, sustainable energy and circular economy. Sustainability in luxury and fashion.
Expertise: Resource management and circular economy. Sustainable energy planning and management. Sustainability leadership. Luxury and fashion business strategy for circular economy. Teaching for sustainable development.
Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) For the Common Good commitment is enacted through research, consultancy, teaching and extracurricular activities across its three campuses in Glasgow, London and New York. Circular economy and sustainable development principles are applied to business and management, engineering and environmental management.
GCU’s Master of Urban Climate and Sustainability1.5 EU-funded Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree project integrating three themes: science of nature-based solutions as the approach to mitigation, with the circular economy as the driver for urban planning, with sustainability leadership as the management goal: science of nature-based solutions, with circular economy and sustainability leadership.
Postgraduate theses on circular economy:
Chowdhury M.I. 2020. Biomimicry approaches to mitigate the urban heat island.
Soto-Nieto C. 2020. Circularity in Cities.
GCU’s Global MBA designed around the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) - for enterprising and socially-minded individuals with aspirations to become a professional manager with an instinct for creating sustainable business in a socially responsible manner.
GCU London’s British School of Fashion inspires and contributes to social change through the delivery of postgraduate education, knowledge and thought leadership in purpose-led fashion and luxury including an innovative module in Sustainable Luxury and a partner collection with
supported the Ellen MacArthur x RSA Student Design Award 2020 Make Fashion Circular and 2021’s Rethink Fashion initiative.
The Fashion Detox Challenge a PhD project promoting more sustainable behaviours by helping participants adopt a more meaningful and measured approach to purchasing clothes. Participants are offered an opportunity to stop and gain a new perspective on their relationship with clothing, shopping and spending money.
Circular and sustainable fashion including vintage; Responsible production and consumption; Social enterprise; Teaching for sustainability.
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