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Integrating Climate Change Education into Responsible Management Education? Carbon Literacy Training in Coronation Street


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Dr Petra Molthan-Hill warmly invites you to join her for this research seminar, offered as a joint TILT/RSB lab event.

  • From: Thursday 5 July 2018, 5 pm
  • To: Thursday 5 July 2018, 7 pm
  • Location: Newton Building, Lecture Theatre 4,
  • Booking deadline: Monday 2 July 2018, 12.00 pm
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Dr Petra Molthan-Hill warmly invites you to join her for this research seminar, offered as a joint TILT/RSB lab event.

This one hour session will be followed by drinks and networking.

In this seminar first results of our research with Coronation Street will be summarised. Some future research projects around climate change perceptions and carbon literacy training in business and other disciplines will be also presented and we would therefore welcome staff from all discipline, who would like to research or/and teach carbon literacy in their discipline or are already engaged in this area.

The Coronation Street production unit at ITV Studios has recently achieved accreditation as a Carbon Literate Organisation (CLO). CLO status is attained by organisations that can demonstrate: a commitment to Carbon Literacy; a substantial number of employees who are Carbon Literate; and a commitment to supporting its Carbon Literate employees and maintaining its low carbon culture. Following on from this success the Coronation Street team have engaged with researchers at Nottingham Business School to evaluate in detail the effectiveness of carbon literacy training upon their staff and its impact at an organisational level. The research team has used a mixed methods approach and was given access to a range of staff from Heads of Departments such as Design, Transport, Costumes, Story Office as well as one Actor. Overall the research aims to develop a framework on how to integrate carbon literacy training into organisations. The interviews took place in November/ December 2017 and the research team consists of Associate Professor Petra Molthan-Hill (PI), Dr Rachel Welton, Associate Professor Wendy Chapple and Dr Michael Hewitt, Nottingham Business School.

Dr Petra Molthan-Hill leads the Green Academy at Nottingham Trent University since 2013, with the aim to include Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) related curricular and extra-curricular initiatives into the whole university, for example the internal online course offered to all 30.000 student at NTU: ‘Sustainability in Practice Certificate’ . She won ‘The Guardian University Award 2015 for Business Partnership’ (Greenhouse Gas Management Project) together with NetPositive Ltd and the Sustainability Professional Award in the Green Gown Awards 2016. Petra is also Associate Professor of Sustainable Management and  ESD at Nottingham Business School and was as NBS Sustainability Co-ordinator responsible for embedding sustainability and business ethics into the curriculum of the business school.  Petra is the Co-Chair of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) working group on climate change and environment. She is the editor of 'The Business Student's Guide to Sustainable Management' offering seminars and other teaching material in how to integrate the Sustainable Development Goals in accounting, marketing, HR and other subjects in management/business studies but also ideas on how to teach system thinking, corporate peace-making and the crowdsourcing of sustainable solutions, which would be of interest to lecturers/students from other disciplines; the second edition is now part of the PRME book series and published by Routlegde.

Petra is the Academic Lead for PRME in Nottingham Business School, the Chair of the TILT group ‘Education for Sustainable Futures’ and the Lead for the Pedagogical Research of the Responsible and Sustainable Business Lab.

Location details


Newton Building, Lecture Theatre 4

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