If there are companies out there that might like some free masters-level or MBA-level research done on their company around sustainability, please do let me know.
Through my work at Birkbeck College, University of London, I am supervising dissertations on the MSc Corporate Governance and Ethics and the International Business MSc.
These are 15,000 word pieces of original research that students must complete by the end of each September.
From the next academic year I'll be supervising perhaps up to 20 students on research. Many of them will be looking for companies and topics to work on.
I also may have the opportunity to connect companies with students at Harvard looking to research sustainability in business.
The students tend to be smart, driven and enthusiastic. As post-graduates many have work experience, some have plenty.
Any company taking part in research of course has sign-off on whatever is used. Research also does not have to be published, most is not, merely used for academic assessment.
The value for participating companies is to have one or more smart students looking at their business. Essentially a free research resource for opportunities. If steered in the right direction, this work could be very mutually beneficial to companies and students alike.
Anyone who can suggest case studies or would like to discuss this, just let me know on firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!