Ashridge Business School Sustainability
Ashridge Centre for Business and Sustainability (ACBAS
The Ashridge Centre for Business and Sustainability (ACBAS) supports the development of thought leadership in the areas of leadership, strategy and change. It focuses on how ideas and practice are changing.
The Ashridge Centre for Business and Sustainability (ACBAS) conducts research into the implications of sustainable development for leadership, strategy and change in organisations. Established in 1996, the centre is a hub for faculty across Ashridge. It works in partnership with leading companies and networks to understand how organisations are changing in response to issues of sustainability.
ACBAS research focuses on sustainable organisational development, and the subsequent implications for leadership, strategy and change.
The ACBAS team
The Ashridge Centre for Business and Sustainability is led by its Director, Matt Gitsham, and consists of a diverse team of faculty, associates and visiting fellows from across the disciplines within Ashridge.
The team combines an expertise in leadership, strategy, organisational change, marketing and innovation with extensive knowledge of related fields including ecology, economics, sociology, anthropology, political economy and psychology.
We also frequently form partnerships with other research centres and leading organisations.
Projects and publications
ACBAS projects focus on the increasingly complex and global challenges facing organisations and leaders. These include: how organisations learn about and approach collaborative leadership for systemic change, and what the implications of these changes might mean for organisational capabilities.
Current and recent ACBAS research projects include: Developing the Global Leader of Tomorrow, an evaluation of the UN Global Compact LEAD, and an ongoing enquiry into the emerging discipline of brand substance.