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Sustainability Impact Fund


For the past two decades LSE has provided world-leading thought leadership and applied policy work on sustainability and climate change. Our research and impact case studies have informed global debate. We are educating tomorrow’s leaders.

Shaping the world?

Our Grantham Research Institute is a world-leading centre for policy-relevant research and training on climate change and the environment, bringing together international expertise on economics, finance, geography, the environment, international development and political economy.

Our International Growth Centre (IGC) aims to promote sustainable growth in developing countries by providing demand-led policy advice based on frontier research. In 2020-21 alone, 116 IGC projects across our partner and engagement countries significantly impacted policy discussions and/or decisions. Of these projects, 31% were cases where a specific policy change or decision was made based on our research and engagement with policymakers.

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We need to advance our research now to pass on a more sustainable and secure future for generations to come. You can help to create a fairer, more sustainable world by contributing to our Sustainability Impact Fund. Your support will fund the research, people and initiatives that will bring about global change.

Nick Stern

This decade is critical: the situation requires us to think and act at the same time. But I am optimistic that with clear analysis and collaborative leadership we can tackle climate change, raise living standards and reduce poverty globally.

Professor Lord Nicholas Stern, Chair of LSE's Grantham Research Institute of Climate Change and the Environment

How our research is shaping the world

The hidden costs of air pollution

Sefi Roth has revealed a connection between air pollution and increases in crime and decreases in academic performance.

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Removing fuel subsidies in Sudan

IGC’s work with Sudan’s transitional government highlights the importance of policy advice without strings and based on high-trust relationships in enabling economic reform processes.

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Net zero will require the biggest economic transformation ever seen in peacetime

Lord Stern, argues that countries can end their dependence on fossil fuels and completely decarbonise while also enjoying strong economic development and growth.

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