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Welcome to Emerald Publishing, where we believe that knowledge and learning can diminish divides and be an inclusive force for change. Join us in making a difference.

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Our collective aim is to empower everyone to thrive in education, workplaces, communities, and society at large.

But we know not everyone has the same life chances or access to education and learning. So, we have made some simple commitments we hope will have a positive impact on our people, our communities and our world. It’s just a starting point, but here’s what we’ve set out to do and how we intend to do it, all with a shared goal to empower people through knowledge.

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Our three Ps


We empower our people to help them thrive, at Emerald and beyond. Whatever that means to you personally, within your career or your mental well-being, we want to give our people the time, the tools and the support to always keep learning.


We’re making measurable changes in the planet, as a business, and individually. It all starts with knowledge and building awareness of our impact on the planet, so we can reduce the potential harm caused and understand the personal & business impacts we have.


We want prosperity for all that empowers and enables everyone to thrive . We believe that knowledge can change lives, so our pledge is to curate tailored and relevant content from across Emerald Group and place in the hands of those that need it most, without cost.

Join us in making a difference

Our people are our best asset, and we are always looking for fresh talent to join us.

Whether you’re in sales, customer service, publishing or finance, you’ll enjoy a fun and forward-thinking environment, with people who genuinely care about making a difference.

As a business with its roots in knowledge and learning, we want our people to be curious; to listen, learn and challenge the status quo, and to strive to be their very best. We believe in the art of the possible and having an endless appetite for learning, providing development opportunities through our internal and external programmes, alongside coaching, mentoring and secondments.

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A shared passion

In 1967, Emerald Publishing launched with the aim to change lives through learning. More than 50 years on, we still live by that ethos. This means helping to make a difference, so that little by little, those in academia and practice can work together and make a positive difference in the real world.

Our independence and family values make us nimble and fuels our passion – that’s how real impact starts; one idea, one connection, and one informed decision at a time. It’s through small steps that real change happens.

While our roots are in publishing, and bringing research to life, whatever we do in our UK offices or in one of our global offices, we are driven by a desire to have a positive impact on society.

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About Cambridge Information Group

In 2022, we were acquired by Cambridge Information Group LLC, a family-owned, mission-led investment firm with deep experience in the higher education industry.

CIG has a long heritage of acquiring and building businesses that have a positive impact on society and its acquisition of Emerald will allow us to build on the legacy created by Dr Keith Howard to drive positive change.

Find out more about CIG

Bringing research to life

What we do

Emerald Publishing is one of the world's leading digital-first publishers, commissioning, curating and showcasing research that can bring about real change. We work with thousands of universities and business schools across the world, to share knowledge and provoke the kind of debate that leads to positive change.

What sets us apart

We go beyond the realms of traditional publishers and see ourselves as a change agent, championing fresh thinking and bringing together communities, so their research can effect change in the real world. We celebrate curious minds who want to make a difference, from pioneering new ways to share research to creating innovative digital tools to help our customers discover it, we always strive to go that little bit further.


As a global business, we’re passionate about making a difference and changing lives through learning. Together, we can provide opportunities for people to grow, and impact society in a way that helps build a long term and prosperous future for all.

Acting ethically in everything we do remains at the heart of our vision and our responsible business approach is a key driver in achieving this. Led by global societal challenges identified by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, we are committed to actions that drive positive change within all our communities. This means working with all stakeholders to support education, equity (ED&I) and the environment. We are proud to be a founding signatory of the SDG Publishers Compact.

Charity partnerships in Yorkshire

This year we aim to raise £20,000 to be shared between the Keighley Imagination Library and the Yorkshire Children's Centre.

In addition, we will be hosting four world of work experiences for disadvangated school children, through our partnership with One in a Million.

Find out more about each of these charities below.

Keighley Imagination Library

Children aged up to five in the wards of Keighley East, West and Central can be signed up to receive a free age-appropriate book every month, delivered to them at home and addressed to them personally. The Imagination Library aims to increase the number of Keighley children who are ready to learn when they reach school at reception stage.

Keighley Imagination Library


Yorkshire Children's Centre

Established in 1974, YCC is a regional charity that supports vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people, and their families, within Kirklees and surrounding areas. They aim to improve lives and inspire change through four interwoven strands of work. These are education, health and wellbeing, employability and skills, and relationships.

Yorkshire Children's Centre


One in a Million

One in a Million is a charity in Bradford that focuses on providing threshold experiences for young people from disadvantaged communities, by giving them access to sports, arts, and enterprise. In doing so, they hope to support young people to build character, and develop positive lifestyle skills.

One in a Million

Going the distance for Ukraine

We took on the challenge to cross the distance from West to East Ukraine in a bid to help raise vital funds for Save the Children's Ukrainian Appeal. 

With the collective efforts of everyone across the Group we covered more than our target of 2,092 miles, earlier that we anticipated, thanks to everyone getting behind the challenge, and working together.

To date we've raised over £21,000, which Emerald is donating a match fund of up to £10,000.

Give back day

We believe in giving back to our communities so in 2022 colleagues across Emerald came together to support our give back day in memory of our founder, Dr Keith Howard OBE. 

Keith dedicated so much of his life to giving back to charities and the community, so to honour this memory, we planned a day where we can all give something back to our local communities or to charities close to our hearts. 

Wear Red Day

In support of Show Racism the Red Card’s annual fundraising event Wear Red Day, colleagues from across Emerald took part, sharing their selfies wearing red and making a donation to allow our charity of the year to support their vital anti-racism work.

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People are our best asset and we are always looking for fresh talent to join the Emerald family. Be sure to check out our latest opportunities and become part of everything we have to offer. 


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