UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources



Working with partners in the commercial world is important to UCL ISR. Our international network comprises partners in Australia, China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan and many countries in North and South America and Europe.

Our partnerships with industry are bespoke, and different models can be explored.

Our industrial and commerical partners

  • BHP Billiton Sustainable Communities
  • British Geological Survey
  • Carbon Disclosure Project
  • Chatham House
  • EBRD
  • Honda
  • HSBC
  • KPMG
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • Ofgem
  • GLOBE International
  • Rio Tinto
  • Tata Steel
  • Thames Water

BHP Billiton Sustainable Communities

BHP Billiton Sustainable Communities, a charity established by the mining company BHP Billiton, is the founding contributor to UCL ISR.

From 2011 - 2016, BHP Billiton Sustainable Communities provided UCL ISR with US $5 million over a 5-year period to support academic research, fellowships and scholarships, as well as the appointment of a new Chair in Sustainable Global Resources.

Partnership policy

Much global expertise in resource use and how that can be made sustainable rests with the companies whose business is the extraction, processing or use of natural resources. So it’s important for UCL ISR to build strong mutually beneficial relationships with these businesses.

UCL ISR has a strict policy of engagement with industry and any related funding.

Read our partnership policy: