Blog: Environment and sustainability

students looking at a presentation about the 7P's of marketing

Through green and sustainable marketing, you can help consumers make the right choice. In this blog, we help you navigate key environmental issues for the marketing function of your organisation.

A cartoon hedgehog wearing a graduation cap and holding a scroll. Underneath reads 'Silver Award 2021/22'

From achieving the bronze award in 2021, the University of Derby has now successfully attained the silver award for making its campuses more hedgehog friendly! This blog details some of the activities the Hedgehog Friendly Campus Group Derby undertook in the run-up to this achievement.

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Orla Kelleher, Senior Lecturer in Responsible Management at the University of Derby, investigates the challenges business leaders face in light of the urgent need to address sustainability.

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Dr Fred Paterson, Associate Professor of Sustainable Business and Clean Growth at the University of Derby, examines the results of a six-year study into pro-environmental business and clean growth trends undertaken by the University’s Sustainable Business Research group in collaboration with the East Midlands Chamber.

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Ray Underwood studies Marketing Management and is often finding ways to be more sustainable as a student. Discover ways you can help the environment in her blog. 

People standing outside holding banners protesting.

COP26 will come and go in a matter of days, Jessica Gordon-Calvert explains how it will be the long-term actions by individuals and the collective that will carry the lasting impact in mitigating climate change. 

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Dr Rhiannon Jones, Researcher at the University of Derby, will speak at the Design for Planet event, which will champion design as a powerful agent of change. Here, she explains more.

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Charlie Mercer outlines what actions he has taken as part of the student-led, Derby Goes Green project to help create a sustainable environment and what you can do to help support the green movement. 

Alvaston park, trees line a pathway.

Ray Underwood shares her love for Derby's local parks. Beautiful spaces of nature that have recently achieved Green Flag status. 

Kirsten Lees standing on moorland

Kirsten Lees, Early Career Research in Zero Carbon at the University of Derby explains why we need to work with the natural world and think carefully about how we manage landscapes into the future in order to mitigate the climate crisis.