#SustainableLSE Strategic Plan Development

Creating a sustainable LSE is one of the commitments of LSE 2030. To articulate this commitment, and in light of the complex climate and ecological crisis we face, LSE is developing a new sustainability strategic plan with urgency, with a specific focus on the environmental aspect of sustainability. The plan is being developed with support from the Sustainability Advisory Group (SustAG) and will have been shaped by the LSE community through the sustainability consultation (see below). The plan is due to be published in Summer 2020. You can find details of SustAG’s work and progress here.


#SustainableLSE Consultation

The #SustainableLSE Consultation took place between 18th February and 27th March 2020, and including a series of events and an online survey. Thank you to those who participated, you can view a summary of the key findings via the link below. 


Summary of Key Findings


More about the consultation

From the onset we were keen for the whole LSE community to have an opportunity to shape our #SustainableLSE strategic plan. To achieve this we sought inputs through our very first sustainability open consultation.

All students, staff, alumni and friends of LSE were invited to join the discussion as part of the consultation. As a social science institution we recognise that advancing environmental sustainability relies on a range of economic, social, political, cultural and behavioural factors, requiring contributions from LSE’s varied perspectives and disciplines. 

Everyone was encouraged to undertake the sustainability consultation survey on an individual basis to make their voice count. The consultation also comprised a series of events on specific themes, including education, research, the role of staff and students, investments, energy and carbon reduction, and carbon neutrality and offsetting. You can find materials from the events on the right-hand side of this page.