News archive 2020
Business School news stories from 2020.
The European Commission’s planned new rules on sustainable finance could undermine the bloc’s climate change goals, according to an open letter signed by Professor Chendi Zhang, Director of the Business School’s new Exeter Sustainable Finance Centre.
Inspirational and innovative software that provides virtual field trips to almost anywhere in the world, developed by academics at the University of Exeter, has won a prestigious national award.
A new study on work-life balance has found that the COVID-19 crisis is a crucial factor – but not the only one – behind low levels of wellbeing among employees working from home.
Men in same-sex relationships are significantly less likely to have a degree in a STEM subject than men in different-sex couples, a new study has shown.
The University of Exeter will lead a pioneering new research centre, designed to revolutionize how crucial metals are extracted, used and reused in clean and digital technologies across the UK.
The University of Exeter Business School’s internationally accredited MBA programme, The Exeter MBA, has ranked in the top four programmes for the UK and Europe in the Corporate Knights’ Better World MBA Rankings 2020.
The University of Exeter Business School is to offer ‘action learning’ sessions for local business owners, to help SMEs respond to COVID-19 and Brexit by building their resilience and ability to adapt to the ‘new normal’, while positioning themselves for future success.
A basketball player can be dishonest or bad-tempered yet is not more likely to commit fouls, a new study has shown.
An environmental online hub for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly will help protect the region’s precious wildlife and landscape.
What would the world look like if socially-skilled robots stepped into the roles normally reserved for humans?
Only half of England’s nature reserves in ‘favourable’ state, as committee reports widespread environmental decline
Just half of England’s nature reserves are in a ‘favourable’ condition, according to a Natural Capital Committee (NCC) report revealing serious decline across England’s natural environment.
A University of Exeter Business School academic has been instrumental in a government review into how we value the environment of tomorrow in evaluating investment decisions made today.
It is with deep sorrow that the University of Exeter Business School has learned of the death of James Marks, Lecturer in Accounting in the Department of Finance and Accounting.
The spread of COVID-19 has increased Americans’ support for government healthcare, unemployment insurance and “big government”, a new study reveals.
Hospital workers, celebrated as heroes during the COVID-19 pandemic, have rejected their new-found status, calling public applause and other displays of support a “trick” and accusing the public of lacking sincerity, according to a new study.
How can companies make their annual reports meet the information needs of investors and other stakeholders more effectively?
The University of Exeter Business School is involved with a project to automate Gift Aid donations and potentially unlock more than £560 million for charities every year.
University of Exeter Business School and J.P. Morgan to launch apprenticeship scheme for aspiring investment bankers
The University of Exeter and J.P. Morgan are offering one of the first UK apprenticeships that gives school leavers the opportunity to secure a front-office investment banking role.
100 Great Black Britons author to kick off Black History Month at University of Exeter Business School
100 Great Black Britons author to kick off Black History Month at University of Exeter Business School
Climate scientists including from the University of Exeter Business School are to sound the ‘Arctic alarm’ in a virtual panel event ahead of the UN General Assembly’s high-level meeting on climate action this week.
The University of Exeter has been nominated for four “Oscars of higher education” which honour the best teaching and research in the country.
More than 175 students from the University of Exeter Business School have succeeded in securing work placements for this year – an impressive number given the current climate surrounding jobs and Covid-19.
The University of Exeter Business School will mark Black History Month in October with a programme of events that celebrate and reflect on black history as well as promote dialogue around diversity, inclusion, cohesion and equality (DICE).
A University of Exeter Business School academic is set to embark on a five-year research project exploring new ideas about creating diversity in leadership after winning a £1 million grant.
The University of Exeter Business School has been shortlisted for Business School of the Year in the prestigious Times Higher Education Awards (THE) 2020.
NHS leadership that more fairly represents women in senior roles is “essential, overdue and needed now”, according to research carried out by the University of Exeter Business School on behalf of the NHS Confederation.
The Exeter MBA launches free and inspirational online events to tackle today’s biggest global challenges
Some of the world’s leading thinkers for social and environmental change are to take part in an exclusive series of free online events launched by the University of Exeter Business School’s MBA programme.
How governments and the private sector consider the natural environment when constructing policy is being transformed thanks to a new “natural capital” decision-making framework.
A University of Exeter Business School student handed independent craft breweries a lifeline during lockdown by helping them tap into new online markets.
Electricity market data can play a vital role in measuring the impact of COVID-19 and lockdown policies on GDP, according to a new study.
The price the UK government was prepared to pay to save lives during the COVID-19 pandemic was far lower than in many other developed nations, a study has revealed.
BAME men experienced a far greater deterioration in their mental health during the COVID-19 lockdown than their white British counterparts
A prestigious group of food and agricultural economists has awarded a fellowship to Steve McCorriston, Professor of Agricultural Economics
Only a low carbon COVID-19 recovery will protect against climate catastrophe and create a better world for our children, argues an open letter to the Prime Minister
Student Satisfaction at the University of Exeter Business School is up across the board according to the most recent National Student Survey (NSS).
Two University of Exeter academics have been elected fellows of the British Academy.
The Government has failed to honour its commitment to ‘leave the natural environment of England in a better state than it inherited’ made in the 2011 Natural Environment White Paper and needs to seize opportunities to deliver a green recovery from the recession caused by COVID-19.
Air pollution in China, as measured by levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2), fell by 48% during lockdown, as a result of the economic fall-out from policies implemented to prevent the spread of COVID-19, a study has found.
Women are almost twice as likely as men to have lost their job and suffered an anxiety attack during lockdown, according to a study that reveals how COVID-19 has driven widespread gender inequality.
Make global warming stay below 2C to strike the right balance between climate action and protecting economies, say the authors of a study arguing the economic case for the UN’s 2100 climate targets.
A digital tool designed to detect fake news, cyberbullying and other online harms is being developed at the University of Exeter Business School.
Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic could help avert global warming and mass species extinction, a team of scientists and policy experts have argued.
Greg Allen, an experienced CEO and charity trustee, will join the University of Exeter Business School in July.
Governments will be “walking into the next crisis” if climate change is not at the heart of rebuilding the economy, a leading expert has warned.
Small talk between colleagues – about the weekend, the weather or last night’s TV – may seem unimportant but it has a big impact on our wellbeing at work.
Experts from the University of Exeter will play a crucial role in a new pan-European initiative to develop new techniques to turn wastewater into a valuable resource.
If you want to exercise harder, enjoy it more and feel it less, pull on a VR headset and plug in some upbeat tunes, leading sport scientists say in their latest study.
In a sign of the rapid digital transformation of industry and society, the Initiative in the Digital Economy at Exeter (INDEX) has appointed to its team an expert in product and engineering design with a focus on understanding digital innovation.
How much plastic do we really use, and can we live without it?
A prominent climate change academic newly appointed to the University of Exeter Business School has joined Greta Thunberg in demanding “immediate and deep shifts to the low carbon economy”.
Replacing Gross Domestic Product (GDP) with a new “ecosystem” measure reveals the enormous value of the natural world, new research shows.
Professor Ben Groom has been appointed Dragon Capital Chair in Biodiversity Economics at the University of Exeter.
Businesses with strong environmental and social credentials are more resilient in times of economic crisis, according to research into the COVID-19 stock market crash.
The University of Exeter has led research into the strategies tax authorities are using to manage large business taxpayers.
One in four people already own a disposable face mask to protect themselves against COVID-19, a new study says – despite the UK government saying evidence for their use is “weak”.
The University of Exeter Business School is working with more than 40 other institutions as part of a major EU-funded project worth nearly 10 million euros.
Five leading researchers from across disciplines at the University of Exeter have received prestigious national fellowships, it has been announced.
Professor Gail Whiteman, a leading expert in sustainable business, will join the Business School’s Department of Management in July.
No one doubts that trees can help suck carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas, out of the atmosphere and help tackle climate change.
Scientists are manipulating genes that could solve environmental sustainability and conservation problems in Australian environments.
First investment of a £30m initiative supporting the UK’s transition to a circular economy
Beach cleans can provide vital information on plastic pollution, researchers say.
Professor in Digital Economy, Mark Thompson has created a spoof government bill on digital transformation which fooled several senior government people and has been widely shared. The bill relates to his research on public platforms and was made with the intention of encouraging discussion about the future of how our public services operate.
Perception of when its acceptable to sacrifice one person to save a larger group led by cultural differences, research shows
Cultural differences play a pivotal role in how people in different parts of the world perceive when it is acceptable to sacrifice one person to save a larger group, new research has shown.
Natural Capital Committee’s 2020 Annual Report on progress in implementing the government’s 25 Year Environment Plan
It has been nine years since the government published the White Paper, The Natural Choice, committing to the objective “to be the first generation to leave the natural environment of England in a better state than it inherited”.
Highlighting female achievements in the workplace makes capable women significantly more likely to want to be the boss, a study shows.