The Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment was established in 2008 through the generosity of Sir Martin and Lady Elise Smith, and their family. We believe that to address climate change and environmental sustainability, it is essential to bring business into the conversation.
We seek to apply impactful research with enterprise to shape business practices, government policy and stakeholder engagement. The Smith School is focused on teaching, research, and engaging enterprise. We work with social enterprises, corporations, and governments alike. Our goal is offer innovative solutions to the challenges facing humanity and the modern firm over the coming decades.
We focus on environmental economics and policy as well as enterprise management, financial markets and investment. In the past three years, we have published some 1500 interdisciplinary research papers.
Our portfolio includes a variety of Executive Education programmes that cater to participants from all over the world. We also offer independent research and advice on matters such as environmental strategy, corporate governance, and long-term innovation.
We are ideally located within Oxford. We are housed in the School of Geography and the Environment, ranked #1 globally in the QS World University subject rankings. We also collaborate with the department's Environmental Change Institute and its Transport Studies Unit. We work closely with Oxford's wealth of academics, with 1,000 researchers from the social sciences. Our staff also hold cross-appointments at the University of Oxford's Saïd Business School, the Oxford Martin School, and the Institute of New Economic Thinking.