LSE teaches staff value of sustainability

Friday, February 6, 2015

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is one of the foremost social science universities in the world. In 2015 it will celebrate its 120th anniversary, a rich history that has seen 16 of its staff or alumni become Nobel Prize winners. Today LSE maintains its global reputation and was ranked 34th in the World University Rankings in 2014.

The opportunity

  • To support the publication of LSE’s Environmental Policy, LSE wanted a blend of sustainability training aimed at its Estates Division staff.
  • It was also looking for a longer term solution that could be rolled out to a wider staff base and student audience.

Our solution

  • We developed an interactive e-learning module focusing on the key policy areas which included Energy and Carbon, Waste and Resources, Water, Procurement and Biodiversity.
  • We also developed a learning management system through which staff could access the module and monitor team performance.
  • The module is initially being accessed by estates staff, with a view to rolling it out to a wider staff and student audience in the next 12 months.


  • Cost effective solution to train large numbers.
  • Easy to update and evolve content.
  • Learning management data helps track improvements in performance and enables management to target learning more effectively.


“Cloud Sustainability developed a 30 minute eLearning module to support LSE Estates Division staff to deliver the university’s environmental objectives through their daily roles.  The module addressed a range of sustainability themes, and Cloud Sustainability’s knowledge and expertise ensured the content was relevant and easy to understand.  The module featured videos, graphics, audio voiceover, and a range of interactive elements including quizzes and games.  It was delivered through an attractive LSE-branded online platform that was compatible with our existing e-learning system, and was supported by management software that allowed us to track learning outcomes. Cloud Sustainability were highly collaborative and flexible in their approach, enabling us to iteratively develop the module to accommodate all of our complex requirements.”

Jon Emmett, LSE Sustainability Projects Officer


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