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Spring into STEM | Integrating sustainability into core business strategy | Virtual Lecture Series

26 May 2022, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

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As a part of the Spring into STEM Lecture Series, Paolo Taticchi discusses why businesses are not engaging with sustainability at a strategic level and offers insights on why they should integrate sustainability into their core strategy.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

All | UCL staff | UCL students | UCL alumni






Grace Gaywood – UCL School of Management


United Kingdom

Despite the many environmental, social and economic challenges facing the world today, many businesses are still not engaging with sustainability at the level, and urgency, that is needed to address the grand challenges of the day. In this lecture, Paolo Taticchi will discuss three key issues that are contributing to the lack of engagement on the part of many businesses today: a common definition of sustainability is lacking; a failure to recognise sustainability as a competitive driver; and a need for leaders to better understand the tools needed to drive change. 
In this lecture, Paolo also offers insights on why businesses should integrate sustainability into their core business strategy. Making the business case for business leaders, Paolo explains the benefits companies stand to gain with a sustainability-focused strategy, competitive advantage and financial performance being two key benefits. Additionally, Paolo emphasises the urgency and the need for companies to engage with sustainability today and offers key insights for business leaders to consider for the way forward as they strive to lead their organisations through, and towards, sustainable transformation

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About the Speaker

Paolo Taticchi

Professor in Strategy and Sustainability and the Deputy Director of MBAs and Global Engagement at UCL School of Management

Paolo is a Professor in Strategy and Sustainability and the Deputy Director of MBAs and Global Engagement at UCL School of Management.

Paolo’s research focusing on sustainability networks and performance measurement is internationally recognised, and he has won multiple awards for his academic work, authored over 50 published academic journal articles, and edited and co-authored four books.

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