The Leonardo Centre 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 to explore and experiment with the transition to sustainable and inclusive logics of enterprise. This is aligned with the mission of Imperial College London: to develop a sustainable, smart, healthy and resilient society.
We aim to connect and integrate scientific knowledge from relevant disciplines in business, social, technological, natural and life sciences, and to use 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 at Imperial College London, including the Grantham Institute, Energy Futures Laboratory and Data Science Institute.
- Access to GOLDEN for Impact (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 over five million corporate sustainability initiatives by 13,000 companies, in a cross-section of sectors and countries.
- Transformational change experiments in real-world business settings, to test ideas for organisation and ecosystem change
- Access to a stakeholder innovation platform for knowledge co-creation at organisational and collective level.
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 that is required to tackle the monumental challenges of environmental and social regeneration faced by the world today.