The Leonardo Centre is a major new initiative at Imperial College Business School that explores and experiments with new ways of doing business in order to regenerate economies, communities and natural environments around the world.
The Centre’s mission is aligned with that of Imperial College London: to develop a sustainable, smart, healthy and resilient society. It will be achieved by connecting and integrating scientific knowledge from all relevant disciplines in business, social, technological, natural and life sciences, and by using our unique position within Imperial’s network of expertise.
The Leonardo Centre is uniquely positioned to offer:
- Path-breaking cross-disciplinary collaborations with 14 research centres inside Imperial College London, including the Grantham Institute, Energy Futures Laboratory and Data Science Institute.
- Access to GOLDEN (Global Organisation Learning and Developing Network), a community of 160 scholars from over 60 universities, including MIT, Harvard, London Business School and Oxford.
- A digital dataset covering more than five million corporate sustainability initiatives in over 100,000 reports by 13,000 companies in a cross-section of sectors and countries.
- A set of 10 innovative experiments to test ideas for organisation and ecosystem change in real-world business settings.
Leonardo da Vinci is the inspiration for the Centre, reflecting his profound influence on the technological, scientific, medical and cultural evolution of humanity. We consider his work a model for the emerging renaissance in business: one that is required if we are to tackle the monumental challenges of environmental and social regeneration faced by the world today.