YESI Director
Professor Sue Hartley

"YESI is essentially a 'one-stop shop' connecting business, charities, government bodies, research institutes, universities, funding bodies and NGOs to provide solutions to their research needs. We have a strong track record in facilitating multi-partner research to deliver innovation and impact."

About YESI

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

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

Download the YESI brochure for more information:
YESI brochure 2017 (PDF  , 601kb)

We harness the talents of world class researchers to generate the evidence for sustainable solutions to global challenges. Our impacts reach across local, regional and global scales. 

We have an extensive network, connecting and supporting a variety of end users. This includes businesses, charities, government bodies, research institutes, universities, funding bodies and NGOs.

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

YESI Network

Our Leadership Team

Our Support Team 

York Researchers


Partner Organisations

External Advisory Board

Our Steering Committee