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    How do entrepreneurs create social and environmental value? What motivates them to innovate beyond achieving economic value? How can we enable this process through our focus on ‘Engaged Scholarship’ at Brunel University London?


    At the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Sustainability (CES), our primary mission is to bring together high-impact research on entrepreneurship, sustainability, creativity and innovation. Our focus is on how individuals, businesses and societies can work together to solve pressing social and environmental challenges through entrepreneurship.

    Our practical research efforts focus on a range of topical issues, including social entrepreneurship, ethnic minority entrepreneurship, and the impact of big data and artificial intelligence on entrepreneurship and sustainability.

    We also undertake action-research on the institutional impacts on entrepreneurship and innovation in emerging market economies. Other important aspects of our work are our focus on innovation and sustainability in a circular economy, and promoting students’ creativity and entrepreneurship through mindfulness practice. 

    CES at Brunel University London encourages researchers and business leaders to engage in dialogue and collaboration. Through joint research, CES engages in knowledge creation and transfer, as well as knowledge co-creation with stakeholders on contemporary entrepreneurship and sustainability issues. 

    "In a rapidly-changing world, our mission remains clear: focus on enabling the growth of your business, by working closely with you to explore new markets, technologies and opportunities globally."

    Professor Jane Hendy
    Head of Brunel Business School