Businesses need more guidance to protect and restore the natural world

The majority of UK businesses have plans to address their impact on biodiversity and nature loss, but a lack of guidance and sharing of best practice are barriers to progress, a new report reveals.

Exeter graduates win global sustainability award for their ride sharing start-up

A car-sharing platform founded by two Exeter alumni that gives users a more affordable way to travel while reducing their carbon footprint has been announced as one of the winners of an international competition.

Misinformation tool measures exposure to false claims by political elites

Researchers have developed a new tool to measure Twitter users’ exposure to misinformation from political elites.

All areas of UK should have dedicated 'Food Policy' office, experts tell MPs

All UK local authorities should have a dedicated “Food Policy” office to encourage healthier diets and sustainability, experts have told MPs.

Exeter MBA named 4th best in UK in ‘Better World’ sustainability ranking

The University of Exeter Business School’s MBA programme has been named fourth best in the UK in a prestigious ‘better world’ ranking that focuses on commitment to sustainability.

University of Exeter Business School wins THE Business School of the Year in industry “Oscars”

The University of Exeter Business School has been named Business School of the Year in the 2022 Times Higher Education Awards, known as the “Oscars” of higher education.

Kenya's first 'neobank' launched by former University of Exeter Business School student

A former student at the University of Exeter Business School has launched Kenya’s first-ever full-fledged consumer digital bank, or ‘neobank’.

Exeter researchers recognised in global rankings

Twenty-one researchers from the University of Exeter have been recognised as leading experts in Clarivate’s annual highly cited researchers list.

Exeter researcher calls for mass name-changing for COP27 to raise awareness of melting Arctic

A University of Exeter researcher is behind an ingenious attempt to raise awareness of the melting Arctic region and what it means for humanity by asking people to 'change their names' for COP27.

‘Climate activism is everywhere – and not just on the streets,’ claim authors of new book

 A new book documents the ‘transformation’ of climate activism, arguing it has gone beyond the streets to exist in new and unexpected forms.

University of Exeter Business School’s ‘transformative’ MBA programmes receive AMBA re-accreditation

One of the world’s leading authorities on post-graduate business education has reaccredited the University of Exeter Business School’s MBA programmes for a further five years, demonstrating the Business School’s continuing commitment to excellence in management education.

Biodiversity economics research programme awarded £1m

A research project that will help the UK meet its biodiversity commitments and improve understanding of the effectiveness of biodiversity policies has been awarded a £1 million grant from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).

Textiles industry faces ‘legislative challenges’ to clean growth, report finds

Businesses that make new products from old clothing and waste textiles face ‘legislative challenges’ that stop them from selling their products, a new report finds.

Circular economy ‘revolutionary’ joins Exeter Centre for Circular Economy

A circular economy entrepreneur who is working to replace all single-use PPE and disposable medical textiles with re-usable alternatives has joined the Exeter Centre for Circular Economy (ECCE).

University of Exeter celebrates impactful partnerships between researchers and partner organisations

‘Life-changing’ research collaborations including the first official project to reintroduce beavers into England and a report that informed the UK’s response to the Russia-Ukraine conflict were celebrated on Thursday 20 October at the University of Exeter’s inaugural Knowledge Exchange Awards.

Exeter joins Global Business School Network with aim of impacting sustainable development worldwide

The University of Exeter Business School has joined a global network of Business Schools addressing societal challenges worldwide through education and training.

Why we need to talk about ‘gene-drive’ grey squirrels

Would the best way of controlling the UK’s rampant grey squirrel population be to spread genetic changes throughout the species?

University of Exeter among universities ‘leading the way’ towards a circular economy in new Partnership with Ellen MacArthur Foundation

A new partnership between the University of Exeter and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation has been announced today that will accelerate the University’s vision of transitioning to a circular economy. 

‘Government plans harm the environment and the economy’, argues influential researcher

Recent government plans make neither environmental nor economic sense, one of Exeter’s leading academics will warn at a key environment event next week.

Inaugural Global Festival to get underway this week

Students, staff and their friends are welcome for a celebration of our rich cultural diversity this Thursday (13 October) at the University of Exeter Business School’s inaugural Global Festival, featuring workshops, music, games, film screenings, food, support stands and guest speakers.

University of Exeter Business School to boost SMEs with ‘Help to Grow’ course

Business leaders can help their enterprises to grow and innovate through a government subsided programme delivered by experts from the University of Exeter Business School.

University of Exeter announces ‘sustainable systems’ partnership with JO Hambro Capital Management

The University of Exeter has entered into a strategic partnership with JO Hambro Capital Management to collaborate on new research and executive education in the fields of systemic risk and sustainability.

‘World leading’ Marketing programme leads the way in QS Business Masters rankings

The publication today of the QS Global MBA, MBA by Specialization & Business Masters 2023 Rankings saw the University of Exeter Business School make firm progress with a strong performance in all categories.

Research exploring honesty in gossip is winner of Ig Nobel Peace Prize

An Exeter academic's paper on the subject of gossip has been awarded the 2022 Ig Nobel Peace Prize.

University of Exeter Business School secures top 100 place in Financial Times Masters in Management 2022 rankings

Recent graduates of the University of Exeter Business School have declared themselves highly satisfied with the MSc Management programme, which has secured a coveted top 100 place in the Financial Times’ Masters in Management rankings.

Researchers identify how science can help cities and companies to operate within Earth system limits

What businesses and cities must do to stay within ‘safe and just’ environmental limits for carbon, water, nutrients, land and other natural resources is the subject of a new set of recommendations from Earth Commission experts.

University of Exeter business graduate brews up his own recipe for success

A University of Exeter Business School graduate is set to embark on his latest entrepreneurial venture to help independent craft breweries improve their online sales.

Exeter nominated for two THE Awards including Business School of the Year

The University of Exeter is in the running for two ‘Oscars of higher education’ in recognition of its outstanding research and teaching.

How ‘prediction markets’ could improve climate risk policies and investment decisions

A pivotal new study has shown that a market-led approach could be key to ensuring governments and businesses are properly informed about their exposure to future climate risks.

Expressing ‘true self’ may prove elusive for transitioning employees

Trans employees who are transitioning in the workplace go through a complex process of ‘endless becoming’, according to a new study.

New method of measuring economic inequality could improve policy outcomes

Social scientists have urged policy-makers and governments to rethink how income inequality is measured.

Exeter heads scheme to create new generation of ‘business-aware’ academics

The University of Exeter has been awarded £5 million for a project that aims to instil researchers with improved awareness of the benefits of collaborating with business.  

Innovative Exeter Student start-up set to shape the future of Artificial Intelligence

A duo from the University of Exeter Business School have today (Thursday August 11) launched the next generation of bias detection software for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) systems.

Exeter’s environmental expertise makes Bristol Avon Catchment Market a world-first

Nature-based projects that help the environment will be incentivised through an innovative new online market.

Mindful employees find their jobs less boring and are less likely to quit

Employees who practise mindfulness are less bored at work and less likely to quit, according to a new study.

‘New customer behaviours’ are key to developing circular economy, report finds

Consumer behaviour needs to change fundamentally to ensure the successful transition to a circular economy, according to a new report.

Student and graduate entrepreneurs ‘striving to make a positive impact’ celebrated at Student Startups Awards

A sustainable chocolate start-up, an app to monitor flood resilience and an A-level politics revision platform were among the original and inspiring business ideas celebrated at the Student Startups Awards.

‘Democratic AI’ makes more favoured economic policy decisions

Artificial intelligence systems that are trained to align with human values could be used to develop more popular economic policies, a new study has found.

Exeter Sustainable Finance Centre collaborates with Royal Bank of Canada Global Asset Management

How climate risk and sustainability affect investment returns will be the focus of an innovative new research programme at the University of Exeter Business School.

Women-led businesses hit harder during height of COVID, study finds

Businesses led by women were hit harder by COVID-19 than those led by men, according to a new study.

Exeter economist’s ‘outstanding contribution’ honoured with rare Fellowship

An Exeter economist’s outstanding contribution to his field has been recognised with a rare accolade only awarded to a select few academics. 

How wildflower seed can help business bloom

The vital role of wildflower seeds in pollinating our food, maintaining biodiversity and contributing to the economy will be highlighted on National Meadows Day (2 July) in two new reports published by the South West Partnership for Environmental and Economic Prosperity Programme (SWEEP).

World leading figure joins University of Exeter Business School as Honorary Professor

The University of Exeter Business School is delighted to announce that John Amaechi OBE is joining the Business School as an Honorary Professor.

The Exeter MBA achieves UK top 5 in The Economist’s Which MBA? 2022 rankings

The University of Exeter Business School’s MBA programme has been named the UK’s 5th best full-time MBA in The Economist’s Which MBA? 2022 rankings.

Exeter alumni celebrate winning volunteer awards

Two Exeter alumni have won volunteer awards for their efforts supporting students and alumni.

Business School celebrates success at SU and Teaching Awards

A student society that aims to empower women in their career goals and help them gain more confidence won a top prize at the SU Awards last month.  

Top 10 place for University of Exeter Business School in FT Master’s in Finance 2022 rankings

The University of Exeter Business School has secured a place in the UK’s top 10 business schools in the Financial Times Master’s in Finance 2022 rankings, with its score for student satisfaction fifth best globally. 

Combined carbon and health taxes on food products could significantly contribute to net-zero targets and improve the quality of diets, study shows

Combined carbon and health taxes on food products could significantly contribute to net-zero targets, while improving the quality of diets, a major new study shows.

Exeter students to cycle 2,000 miles to Greece for charity

Two University of Exeter students have set off on an epic 2,000 mile sponsored bike ride to Greece.

Award success for ‘healthy’ chocolate business

A climate conscious confectionary business based in St Austell has won two coveted Free From Food Awards after receiving support from the University of Exeter, Cornwall Student Start-up programme.

Centre for Leadership announces new Honorary Professor and Leadership Fellows

The University of Exeter is delighted to announce Kirstine Dale, Co-Director for the Joint Centre for Excellence in Environmental Intelligence, as a new Honorary Professor within the Business School. 

Study finds crime-cutting benefits of therapy when combined with cash handouts

Spending $500 for therapy and a small cash payment helped reduce crime and violence by half among some of the most troubled young men in West Africa, a new study has found.

UN Climate Champion to speak at Exeter event on environmental intelligence at World Economic Forum in Davos

How business leaders can access scientific data to identify and address the global risks from climate change will be the subject of a University of Exeter-hosted event at the World Economic Forum in Davos this month.

Young, talented… and working at the University of Exeter Business School: MBA professor secures prestigious award

A University of Exeter Business School academic has been named on a prestigious list of the most talented young professors teaching on MBA programmes around the world.

Business School celebrates ‘strong result’ in Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021

The University of Exeter Business School’s mission to push the boundaries of knowledge in the areas of environmental sustainability, technological transformation and responsible leadership has been recognised by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.

Sustainability leader joins University of Exeter Business School

A sustainability leader from industry has joined the University of Exeter Business School as a new Professor of Practice as part of the recently announced £10 million biodiversity renewal project (RENEW). 

Internet use during pandemic linked to increased mental health risks for young and middle-aged men

Using the internet frequently during the height of the pandemic has been linked to poorer mental health for young and middle-aged men - but not for women of the same age, a new study has found.

Parks and green spaces of England and Wales valued at £25.6 billion a year

Parks and green spaces provide around £25.6 billion of ‘welfare value’ to the health and wellbeing of adults in England and Wales each year, according to a ground-breaking new tool that calculates the economic value of outdoor recreational spaces.

Exeter expert leading charge against online misinformation wins British Science Association Award Lecture

An Exeter researcher is among the winners of the British Science Association’s Award Lecture series for his research into online misinformation.

Exeter academic warns of ‘funding issue’ over government’s ambitious tree planting plans

A senior Exeter academic has warned that the government will fail to meet its ambitious tree planting targets without “major and rapid changes” to how the scheme is financed and run.

Spoken descriptions of new technologies provoke more positive attitudes than written ones

People react more positively to new technologies when hearing spoken descriptions of them than when the identical information is written down, a new study finds.

Exeter experts comment on IPCC report

University of Exeter researchers have commented on the new report published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Verbal aggression towards women CEOs a result of ‘out of group’ gender bias

Female CEOs face more aggressive questioning from male analysts during earnings conference calls, a new study reveals.

 

Urgent action ‘critical’ to tackling NHS carbon emissions and reaching 2040 net zero target

The NHS and its suppliers have been urged to systemically adopt circular economy practices to stand any chance of meeting the government’s commitment to achieve a net zero NHS by 2040.

Exeter students’ business idea aims to put a stop to drinks spiking

Business School students are taking action to combat drinks spiking through a product they hope will improve students’ safety on nights out.

Exeter students named in ’30 Under 30’ list of budding entrepreneurs

Two students from the University of Exeter Business School have been named on a list of rising stars in business.

New series of Leading Edge Fireside Chats to ‘dig deeper into fascinating leadership stories’

Leaders from a wide range of backgrounds will reflect on the challenges, innovations and insights underpinning their careers for the new series of Leading Edge Fireside Chats.

Mental health impact of Covid still being felt, study finds

The deterioration in people’s mental health linked to Covid-19 is showing no sign of returning to pre-pandemic levels, a new study finds.

‘Arca’ sets sail to help Cornish businesses transition to circular economy

A new research project will work with Cornish businesses to help them develop the skills they need to transition to a circular economy.

The Exeter MBA ranked among best in Europe

The University of Exeter Business School’s flagship MBA has been named among the top MBA programmes in Europe in CEO Magazine’s 2022 Global Executive MBA rankings.

International Women’s Day event to explore why women and girls are key to solving the climate crisis

How women and girls can secure the legacy of COP26 and make a powerful contribution to the climate agenda will be the focus of an International Women’s Day panel event at the University of Exeter Business School next month.

Sexual orientation linked to choice of transport to work

Men and women in same-sex couples are more likely to commute by public transport and less likely to drive to work than those in different-sex couples, according to a new study.

Omicron BA.2 predicted through Exeter professor’s mathematical modelling

An Exeter professor’s mathematical modelling was recently successful in predicting the BA.2 Omicron sub-variant.

Waiting over five hours at A&E increases risk of death

Patients made to wait longer than five hours at A&E face an increased risk of death within 30 days, a new study shows.

Construction 4.0 technologies key to improving sustainability of sector

Technologies forming part of the ‘fourth industrial revolution’ can improve the economic and environmental sustainability of an industry that contributes around 11% of all global carbon emissions, a new study shows.

Established industry leaders join DIGIT Lab to accelerate digital transformation impact

‌DIGIT Lab, the UK’s National Research Centre for digital transformation in Large Established Organizations (LEOs), has announced its inaugural cohort of digital impact fellows.

Forest emissions scheme makes “tiny” contribution to Indonesia’s Paris targets

More than 70 million tons of carbon were prevented from being released into the atmosphere under a deforestation emissions reduction scheme in Indonesia – but researchers point out this is only 3 per cent of the total required by Indonesia’s Nationally Defined Contribution (NDC) under the Paris Agreement.

University of Exeter Business School accredited with Small Business Charter Award

The University of Exeter Business School has been awarded the Small Business Charter in recognition of its commitment to supporting student entrepreneurship, small businesses and the local economy.

Shared political views have moderating influence on cross-border mergers and acquisitions

Investors react more negatively to transactions between firms in different countries if there is evidence of weak political affinity, a new study suggests.

Business School’s Centre for Leadership announces new Fellows

Five new Fellows have this month been appointed to the University of Exeter Business School’s Centre for Leadership.

Using a different language can reduce vaccine hesitancy

Vaccine hesitancy could be reduced by providing health information in a foreign language, a new study finds.

University of Exeter Business School celebrates successful EQUIS re-accreditation

The University of Exeter Business School has been re-accredited for a further five years by leading quality assessment body EQUIS, which praised the ‘serious progress’ it has made.  

Business School marks ‘bold collaboration’ to improve tax systems in Africa

Improving Africa’s tax systems is the goal of a newly-signed Memorandum of Understanding between the University of Exeter Business School’s Tax Administration Research Centre (TARC) and the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF).

 

Parents more climate conscious under their children’s watchful eye

Parents are more likely to take action against climate change if observed by their children, a study reveals.