University College London (UCL)
UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources (UCL ISR) was established as an academic department at University College London in 2011. It is a cross-disciplinary institute led by Paul Ekins and set up to carry out research, teaching and enterprise work in the research themes of sustainable use of resources and the environment and to bring together capabilities from across UCL. ISR runs a number of research projects on indicators (e.g. EMInInn) and the green economy (e.g. POLFREE), and a series of seminars and high-level symposia. It has set up a PhD programme with 20 students from all over the world, and it collaborates with a number of businesses. UCL ISR is part of University College London, which is regularly listed as among the top ten universities globally. Very soon after its establishment in 2011 it is on track to become one of the world’s leading research centres in sustainable resource use.