She has previously warned of the dangers of wearing fake fur, arguing that it makes wearing real fur “culturally acceptable”.
Prof Corner said: “The growing global call for organisations to take seriously their responsibilities for halting climate change is impossible to ignore.
“Though I have only just arrived at Goldsmiths, it is immediately obvious that our staff and students care passionately about the future of our environment and that they are determined to help deliver the step change we need to cut our carbon footprint drastically and as quickly as possible.”
The beef ban was praised by climate change activists but elsewhere it was criticised as an “an overly simplistic approach”.
Stuart Roberts, vice president of the National Farmers’ Union, said there was a “lack of understanding or recognition between British beef and beef produced elsewhere”.
He said that the union has been encouraging public institutions such as schools and universities to back British farming and source locally-produced food.
“Tackling climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time but singling out one food product is clearly an overly simplistic approach,” he said.
“Our standards of beef production in the UK are among the most efficient in the world, with British livestock grazing in extensive, grass-based systems – meaning a greenhouse gas footprint 2.5 times smaller than the global average.