The UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources (ISR) is located in The Bartlett, the internationally renowned Faculty of the Built Environment at University College London (UCL), which is in turn rated as one of the top ten Universities in the world (THES-QS World University Rankings). The institute was established in 2011 as a cross-disciplinary research facility and aims at bringing together capabilities and expertise from across UCL. Its research and teaching activities as well as its collaboration with companies and other stakeholders build around the research theme of the sustainable use of resources and the environment. The research portfolio of the institute has developed significantly over the last two years and now includes several European Union FP7 and RCUK EPSRC funded projects. In addition, a doctoral training programme on the Sustainable Use of Resources and the Environment and an MSc in the Economics and Politics of the Energy and the Environment have been set up. The institute also engages in a number of other activities, which includes providing consultancy support to industry, advising governments at UK and EU level as well as promoting debate through a comprehensive seminar series and annual symposium.