YESI Director
Professor Sue Hartley

"YESI is essentially a 'one-stop shop' connecting business, charities, government bodies, research institutes, universities, funding bodies and NGOs with their research needs. We have a strong track record in facilitating multi-partner research projects-winning over 20 research projects worth £25 million"

About YESI

We face global challenges that threaten ourselves and our planet. Feeding a growing population and coping with climate change, whilst protecting biodiversity and the services it provides, requires innovation, cooperation between diverse stakeholders and a willingness to cross boundaries between academic disciplines.

YESI Explained

The York Environmental Sustainability Institute (YESI) is a pioneering interdisciplinary partnership spanning the social, physical and life sciences, focusing around three key themes Sustainable FoodResilient Ecosystems and Urban Living.


Download the YESI brochure for more information:YESI brochure (PDF  , 1,885kb)

We harness the talents of world class researchers to generate the evidence base needed to provide sustainable solutions to global challenges with our impacts reaching local, regional and global scales. 

We have a vast network, connecting and supporting a variety of groups. This includes businesses, charities, government bodies, research institutes, universities, funding bodies and NGOs.

To find out the benefits of working with us visit our 'Partner with us' page.

YESI Members

Our Leadership Team

York Researchers


External Advisory Board

Support Team