Specialist digital publisher Greenleaf secures milestone global university contract

Digital publisher Greenleaf Publishing,  which specialises in sustainability and responsible business, has secured its 100th university online library customer worldwide.

Ian Brown and John Peters

Ian Brown, Finance Yorkshire and John Peters, Greenleaf Publishing & GSE Research

The Sino-British College (SBC), part of the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (USST) in China, joins other top institutions like Cambridge, Yale, London Business School, Monash in Australia and Copenhagen Business School in making Greenleaf’s online collections available to its students and researchers.

Greenleaf works in collaboration with publishers and NGOs such as Oxfam and the United Nations to make its online libraries the world’s leading dedicated eCollections on sustainability.

Professor John Wilson, Dean of the Sino-British College at USST said: “We are delighted to become part of the Greenleaf network. Greenleaf’s values, reflected in its commitment to the principles of governance, sustainability and accountability, are ones which not only deserve support but also are ones which we share and seek to develop in our students, in ourselves and in all aspects of the College’s activities. The Greenleaf Sustainable Organization Library is a unique and invaluable resource from which students and all my colleagues at SBC and the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology can benefit, and to which I hope we can contribute. We are particularly pleased to be the 100th customer and I would like to congratulate Greenleaf on reaching this milestone globally.”

Greenleaf and its parent company GSE Research has been supported by investment from Finance Yorkshire’s Equity Linked Investment schemes since 2013.

Managing Director John Peters said: “There are about 1000 major universities worldwide, so reaching 100 university customers is a big landmark for us. Responsible management education is a major area of growth, and most people in industry and government now seem to get the message that responsible business is good business, and that growth and prosperity can be done sustainably. Universities and business schools are a place where that can be explored both by researchers and practitioners who are learning and studying there. We are thrilled to have our 100th customer in China, which is an increasingly important driver of world business. Thanks to the SBC and USST and to all our worldwide customers and suppliers, for working with me and the team here in this important area.”

Finance Yorkshire Portfolio Director Ian Brown said: “Since we first invested in GSE Research four years ago, the business has made great strides. The publishing industry can be slow to adapt but John and his team have transformed the way that universities access the latest insight and research. We are very optimistic about its future growth prospects.”

Find out more about Greenleaf Publishing’s Greenleaf Online Library (GOL) and Sustainable Organization Library (SOL) eCollections here or contact enquiries@gseresearch.com

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