PRME Principle 4: Research
Principle 4: We will engage in conceptual and empirical research that advances our understanding about the role, dynamics, and impact of corporations in the creation of sustainable social, environmental and economic value.
Sustainability is one of the four core research fields of the School, and accreditation and ranking organizations such as EQUIS or the Financial Times and the Swedish Higher Education Authority have affirmed that SSE stands out with international excellence in this regard. On the forefront we have the dedicated Mistra Center for Sustainable Markets (Misum), which brings together researchers of different disciplines to generate and disseminate knowledge about different market actors, their interrelations, implicit and explicit institutions and governance mechanisms for sustainable economic development. The research strategy of the Center is thus a systematic one, with the aim to provide information for academic and societal stakeholders on the micro-, meso- and macro-level. We aspire to contribute to sustainable development with both practical tools and the analyses of specific measures and policies, and a holistic understanding about markets as social constructs, that are a result of multiple interactions and values.