Synergies within the networks of Imperial College and GOLDEN enable the Leonardo Centre to create an innovative cross-disciplinary and cross-institutional laboratory for experimentation in alternative forms of business enterprise.

Imperial College Research Centres

Leonardo Centre was conceived as a cross-disciplinary bridge: federating the expertise and competencies which are relevant for the study of corporate sustainability in all research centres at Imperial College. These include the Grantham Institute for Climate Change, Energy Futures Lab, Centre for Health Economics & Policy Innovation, Data Science Institute, Centre for Environmental Policy and Centre for Process Systems Engineering.

Examples of the cross-disciplinary projects the Leonardo Centre is involved with include:

  • BEST (Business Evolution for Sustainable Society), with 10 research centres at Imperial College
  • Corporate Climate Change Impact Calculator with Centre for Environmental Policy and Centre for Process Systems Engineering
  • Grantham Institute-Obesity Business Impact Assessment with Centre for Health Economics & Policy Innovation and other European research centres.

Golden for impact

GOLDEN (Global Organisation Learning and Development Network) is a community of 160 scholars from over 60 universities, including MIT, Harvard, London Business School and Oxford.

GOLDEN owns the original sustainability dataset that the Leonardo Centre is developing and enhancing, with the Leonardo Centre playing a global coordination role.