GA 2023 Venue - Trinity College Dublin Business School
Trinity Business School is a leading international provider of a vibrant, research-led, and world-class education, set in an ancient university, Trinity College Dublin. In 2021, the school achieved triple accreditation, placing it in the top 1% of business schools worldwide, and were named ‘highest riser’ by the Financial Times. They are globally orientated, operating from a state-of-the-art building in a European city centre location, strategically positioned to lean into the businesses and organisations with whom they collaborate. In a rapidly changing world, Trinity College Dublin Business School presents an international perspective and stand at the frontier of innovative research questions that challenge our daily lives.
The school has world class conference facilities which will be the perfect setting for a large international conference such as GA 2023. Its central location in the heart of Dublin city centre will be the backdrop for what is sure to be a very memorable meeting of our society.
Our Environmental Targets
Trinity Business School inspires and supports organisations to move onto an eco-sustainable footing, and importantly, the School intends to ‘walk the talk’ by doing so ourselves. Therefore, the School has set a stretched target of becoming net carbon neutral by 2030.
The School, in partnership with KPMG, conducted a Carbon Footprint Assessment for a base year of 2018-19, the most recent year of normal operations before the impacts of Covid-19. A summary of the assessment is available to download below. On completion of the assessment, a Carbon Management Plan was developed in 2022, and implementation began immediately.
Key elements of the plan include:
avoiding any major construction work
implementing a ‘vegetarian first’ catering policy
forming three carbon emissions reduction groups (including the School’s Advisory Board, all School staff, and a representative implementation group)
acting as a pilot school for the University in developing and implementing carbon emissions reduction initiatives.
The School was eager to include all emissions categories and to avoid any ‘Greenwashing’. Therefore, we decided to include Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3 emissions, and unusually for a business school or university, we included all categories of Scope 3 emissions, including capital goods, purchased goods & services, incoming international students, and student commuting.