RCE London-2011

1. General Information
Contact Name(s): 
Lynn Vickery
Organizational Affiliation : 
London South Bank University
Role in the project: 
E-Mail Address(es): 
2. Project Information
1. Project title: 
ESD for Business
2. Project Description: 
This project seeks to bring together a new grouping of businesses , mainly but not exclusivley from the small business sector in London, business students and academics to discuss the ways in which businesses can incorporate sustainable business ptractice in a time of economic recession.
3. Project Status: 
In Planning
4. Key Words
Sustainable business practice
5. Project categories
Project categories: 
Awareness building
Networking and partnership development
6. Expected outcomes:: 
Many of London's businesses are going through a period of re-evaluation of their need for incorporating sustainability practice as core to their business planning. The project aims to invigorate the dialogue on sustainability as a practical and affordable strategic underpinning of businesses in a time of economic difficulty. Through the project we hope to influence London's business networks and local London government to add their support to small businesses in London by acknowledging their sustainability credentials.
Secondly, the role of students who have set up their own 'sustainable business practice' group within London South Bank University is incorporated into the project as part of the development of their business courses.
We intend to extend this group to all Partners and new networks.
7. Duration of the Project:: 
June 2011 - June 2012
3. Project Leadership & Vision
8. Project coordination (e.g. teams): 
David Clemson and Lynn Vickery, London South Bank Univerisity
9. Leadership structure
a. Administration: 
b. Transactional: 
c. Transformational: 
4. Project results
10. Project results : 
Still at planning stage.
11. Contribution to reforms and innovations: 
None yet.
12. Unexpected / unplanned results: 
13.Core Partners: 
This is initially a project of London South Bank University but the intention is to expand it to all interested partners.
5. Partnership and networking
14. Project Network
a. Information network: 
b. Knowledge network: 
c. Innovation network: 
6. Participation
15. Type of involvement: 
This is initially a project of London South Bank University but the intention is to expand it to all interested partners.
7. Education & Learning
17. Educational activities: 
Participation of students to generate ideas and solutions that are directly related to the identified problems facing small and medium businesses in London is central to this project. The initial agenda has been set by the Chief Executive of Capital Enterprise (A federation and representative body in London) . There are opportunities for influence on course development and knowlege transfer.
18. Learning activities: 
The key to being relevant to the business community in London is to have solutions to their problems related to sustainable development practice. We will be calling on colleagues within the LRCE partnership to offer case studies and information on their experiences in SD an the role that ESD can play in embedding sustainable business practice.
19. Educational activities
a. Theory: 
b. Discussion: 
c. Interactive and Multidimensional "action oriented education": 
8. Research Integration
20. Research & Development (R&D): 
21. Research partners: 
Project Reports
SCP,Livelihood and Well-being
Sustainable Consumption and Production
United Kingdom