Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals were adopted by world leaders in 2015, and provide a blueprint to help end poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change through collective action worldwide. There are 17 interconnected goals in total, and the research we conduct in Stirling Management School aligns most closely with the five outlined below. All of our research is designed to make a positive difference in the world, and the Sustainable Development Goals help to ensure we our focusing our energy and expertise into the areas of most pressing global significance.

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Ensuring good health and well-being is a key element of any sustainable community. Our research in this area links to UN Sustainability Goal 3: Good Health and Wellbeing. We focus on building an understanding of why people make the decisions they do, and how societies can better support a healthy population at all stages of life, informing both policy and practice.  

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Sustainable economies need workplaces that provide decent conditions and equitable opportunities for everyone in the society. Our research supports progress in UN Sustainability Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth. We explore workplace challenges related to diversity, inclusion, new techologies, skills, innovation and the impact of under- and unemployment. 

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Developing organisations that work, for people and for the planet, is a new priority that everyone must now address. Our research in this area underpins many of the UN SDGs and contributes directly to Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure. Our work focuses on the organizational structures, processes, systems and governance that drive economic development.

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Creating spaces where communities can come together is an essential part of how global societies function. Our research in this area supports UN Sustainability Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities, addressing a wide range of impacts on communities, including climate change; urbanization; demographic change; organisational systems; surveillance; and safety.

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The way we produce and consume resources has become a global concern, with implications for economies, societies and the environment. Our research in this area contributes to UN Sustainability Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production. Our work investigates the consumption and production lifecycle, bridging the gap between business, marketing and the consumer.

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Learn more about how our work is supporting UN Sustainable Development Goals by exploring the people, projects and publications associated with each of our overarching research areas: