Green Gown Awards 2011

Jackie Bagnall and Malcolm Kirkup with the Green Gown award.

One Planet MBA scoops first Green Gown for University

The University of Exeter Business School has won a prestigious Green Gown award in the Courses category for its ground-breaking One Planet MBA programme, officially launched in September.

The winners were announced on November 3 at a ceremony in London by Channel 4’s news anchor Krishnan Guru-Murthy. This is the first Green Gown win for the University of Exeter.

The Green Gown Awards recognize exceptional environmental and sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities, colleges and the learning and skills sector across the UK. The Green Gown Awards are organised by the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC), a group of nearly 310 universities and colleges that champion environmental issues and sustainability.
Professor Robin Mason, Dean said: “ The One Planet MBA has already won many plaudits inside the sector and beyond. We’re delighted that it has now also received recognition from EAUC, which has a rigorous selection process for its awards, and provides a real ‘seal of approval’ for the programme.”

The judges said: “The Exeter programme is truly innovative and interdisciplinary. The impact is international and evidence clearly shows demand is high for a transformational curriculum. Exeter deserves recognition for being brave and bold.”

Karen Gallagher, Sustainability Manager at the University of Exeter says: “The University of Exeter is committed to the principles and practice of environmental sustainability and constantly looks to include this at all levels of the institution, the One Planet MBA is just one example of the great progress we’re making when it comes to integrating sustainability into our curriculum activities."

The One Planet MBA has also recently been highly commended for Innovation by the Association of MBAs and entered the Beyond Grey Pinstripes rankings at 47 globally, 9 in Europe and 2 in the UK.

For more information, please visit the One Planet MBA website

Date: 9 November 2011

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