Leonardo Centre

At the Leonardo Centre our mission is to support the development of responsible business through strategic sustainability.

The Leonardo Centre operates as a cross-disciplinary and cross-institutional laboratory where experts from academia, business and institutions co-create and experiment with alternative models of enterprise for joint economic and human value creation. We offer a truly innovative way to tackle the multiple complex issues related to the exploration and experimentation of more inclusive and sustainable forms of enterprise.

"The Leonardo Centre offers an innovative way to tackle the multiple complex issues related to the exploration and experimentation of more inclusive and sustainable forms of enterprise. The Leonardo Centre aims to contribute to the positive evolution of business as we currently know it."
Maurizio Zollo
Scientific Director, Leonardo Centre
Maurizio Zollo

The Centre is named after Leonardo da Vinci, whose work had a profound effect in the technological and scientific as well as the artistic realms. Our centre takes inspiration from his trans-disciplinary capacity to co-develop, experiment and diffuse a renaissance in the logic and conduct of business that can produce both economic and societal well-being, via sustainable solutions to environmental emergencies and social disparities. Our mission is to innovate, experiment and scale transformational change in the purpose, governance, strategy, systems and culture of the business enterprise, in line with the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The mission of the Leonardo Centre thus lies at the heart of the Imperial College’s strategy to build sustainable, smart, healthy and resilient societies. This is achieved through connecting and integrating scientific knowledge from all relevant disciplines in business, social, technological, natural and life sciences and leveraging our unique position within the Imperial College network of expertise.

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