Professor Doctor Petra Molthan-Hill smiles

Petra Molthan-Hill

Professor of Sustainable Management and Education for Sustainable Development,
Nottingham Business School

East Midlands Leadership Board

Prof Dr Petra Molthan-Hill, PhD, MBA, MDiv, PFHEA 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. 

Petra has led the Green Academy at Nottingham Trent University from 2013-2020, 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 students 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 and ‘The Guardian University Award 2015 for Business Partnership’ (Greenhouse Gas Management Project) together with NetPositive Ltd.

Petra is the editor of ‘The Business Student’s Guide to Sustainable Management’ offering seminars and other teaching material in how to integrate the Sustainable Development Goals in accounting, marketing, HR and other subjects in management/business studies, but also ideas on how to teach system thinking, corporate peace-making and the crowdsourcing of sustainable solutions. The second edition is part of the PRME book series and published by Routledge. She is also the Academic Lead for PRME in Nottingham Business School and was, as NBS Sustainability Coordinator, responsible for embedding sustainability and business ethics into the curriculum of the School.

Petra Molthan-Hill reconceptualised the Sustainable Development Assessment Tool (SDAT) of NHS England funded by, and accountable to, NHS England and Public Health England to work across the NHS, public health and social care system together with Dr Michael Hewitt from NBS and the Sustainable Development Unit (SDU). Recently, 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 is currently rolled out as a PRME Champions Project.

Petra Molthan-Hill is a Fellow of the EAUC, Principal Fellow of HEA and joined the Business in the Community’s East Midlands Leadership Board to develop a joint vision on how the UK could work towards a low carbon society while addressing social inequalities at the same time. She is especially interested in co-designing climate change mitigation tools and solutions for every sector.