Dr Petra Molthan-Hill (female) is Professor of Sustainable Management and Education for Sustainable Development at Nottingham Business School and Co-Chair of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) working group on climate change and environment. She is also the Academic Lead for UN PRME in Nottingham Business School.
Petra is a Fellow of the Environmental Association of Universities and Colleges (EAUC), UK, Principal Fellow of Higher Education Academy (HEA) and a member of Business in the Community’s East Midlands Leadership Board. Business in the Community is the oldest and largest business-led membership organisation dedicated to responsible business in the UK.
Petra has led the Green Academy at Nottingham Trent University from 2013-2021, with the aim to include Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) related curricular and extra-curricular initiatives into the whole university, for example the internal online course offered to all 32.000 student at NTU: ‘Sustainability in Practice Certificate’ (Shortlisted Green Gown Award 2014, practical challenge day shortlisted in the Green Gown Awards 2017, now three topics on offer: Food, Energy and Clothing). She won the Sustainability Professional Award in the Green Gown Awards 2016 for her work.
In 2010, she designed a Greenhouse Gas Management Student Consultancy Project, which she led until 2017 and which in January 2021 received 1.8 million funding to achieve achieved wide ranging impact in the East Midland. For this project she won ‘The Guardian University Award 2015 for Business Partnership’ (Greenhouse Gas Management Project) together with NetPositive Ltd. Under her leadership over 1500 students helped to transform 180 organizations, from SMEs to Local Council.
In 2017, she undertook research with ‘Coronation Street’ – a popular soap in the UK – about their impactful carbon literacy training and has co-designed a ‘Carbon Literacy Training for Business Schools’ based on this insight, which has been rolled out as a PRME Champions Project since autumn 2019 and reached over 400 Academics to date. Recently, she led the design of an open -source tool-kit ‘Carbon Literacy Training for staff and students in universities’, which was launched on 20.01.2021 funded by BEIS, UK.