The Centre for Sustainable Practice and Living (CSPL) is a collaborative initiative between the University of Stirling’s Management School and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency.
As an interdisciplinary research centre it aims to become one of the leading research and knowledge exchange centres globally studying the many dimensions of sustainability. CSPL brings together the public sector, academic research, business and environmental organisations to work collaboratively with sectors and communities towards a more sustainable future and a low carbon economy.
Although physically based at the University of Stirling the Centre is also a virtual network of experts across the public, academic and NGO sectors throughout the UK and beyond.
The Centre works with businesses who see environmental and social issues as market opportunities, to help develop transformational business models which place sustainability at the heart of decision-making.
At ScottishPower we are amongst the top 6 power companies in the UK. As an energy provider to over 5 million households and businesses across the UK, our role is to bring you YourEnergy – and that means keeping your home nice and cosy, being there when you need us and bringing you competitive tariffs and products.
But who are we as a company?
ScottishPower has existed since 1901, and today is owned by the Spanish energy firm Iberdrola, one of the largest utility companies in the world focused on delivering a sustainable, greener energy future.
The devolved government for Scotland has a range of responsibilities which include: health, education, justice and the environment. Some powers are reserved to the UK government and include: immigration, the constitution, foreign policy and defence.
Who runs the Scottish Government
After a Scottish Parliamentary election, a First Minister is formally nominated by the Scottish Parliament and appointed by Her Majesty the Queen. The First Minister then appoints the Scottish Ministers to make up their Cabinet with the agreement of the Scottish Parliament and the approval of the Queen.
The First Minister leads The Scottish Government, with the support of the Scottish Cabinet and Ministers.
A formidable seat of learning where ability, not background, is valued
The essence of the University of Stirling is its great people: our graduates, staff and students are helping to shape the world. Founded by Royal Charter in 1967, the University of Stirling was the first genuinely new university in Scotland for over 400 years. We retain our pioneering spirit and a passion for innovation and excellence in all we do.
We aim to be at the forefront of research and learning that helps to improve lives. Working with academic, commercial, public, private and voluntary sector partners, Stirling is one of the UK’s leading research universities in the fields of health and wellbeing, the environment and people, culture and society, enterprise and the economy, and sport
Adaptation Scotland provides advice and support to enable organisations, businesses and communities to adapt to the impacts of climate change.
Challenges such as increased flood risk, new pests and diseases affecting forestry and agriculture and increased damage and disruption to infrastructure and buildings are just some of the challenges that we face in Scotland as a result of the unavoidable impacts of climate change.
Adaptation Scotland provides practical advice on how to manage these challenges and increase business resilience in the process.
Adaptation Scotland is a programme funded by the Scottish Government and delivered by sustainability charity Sniffer