Leonardo Centre

The Leonardo Centre on Business for Society (Leonardo Centre), a College Centre of Excellence, envisions a society where companies pursue profit for societal impact. We believe that environmental destruction and social and economic injustice are not inevitable consequences of economic growth.

A new and collaborative research model

Leonardo has re-designed the core elements of the research process and introduced a set of innovations to increase the scalability and impact of our research inputs and outputs.  Our research is informed, developed, and delivered through our Leonardo Labs, our Sustainability Dataset, and our expansive research network. Partnership, stakeholder engagement, and co-creation are at the heart of our research activities.

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Sustainability Dataset

The GOLDEN Sustainability Dataset is a unique database of over 900,000 sustainability initiatives by over 9,000 companies spanning the last 30 years, and across all key sectors and countries, categorised by the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
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Research network

Bringing together 15 Imperial College research centres and 150 scholars, our research network connects businesses and institutions with leading expertise in business, social, technological, natural and life sciences.
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Leonardo Labs

Through research collaboratives – or Labs – Leonardo partners with leaders in business, civil society, policy development and investors to co-create new knowledge, solutions, and ways of working together for a world in balance.
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