Education for sustainable development (ESD) is a very challenging issue for higher education in the UK and worldwide. It is also a high priority area of work for the Higher Education Academy (HEA) with many reports published on the theme.
This document provides summaries of the chapters of the HEA's latest report on ESD Enhancing education for sustainable development in Business and Management Hospitality Leisure Marketing Tourism. Each of the chapters has been published in full online and these summaries capture the key points signposting individuals and institutions to selective reading in areas that match their particular interests.
The chapters in this report have been written by academic staff involved in incorporating ESD to enhance the student learning experience and offer valuable insights and ideas for colleagues in and beyond Business education and illustrate the variety and complexity of interpretation. Some focus on ethics and the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative others on reducing environmental impact ensuring social legacy widening understanding in practice. Many include practical approaches – placements working abroad problem-based learning service learning and 'stepped case study'.