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Argentina


Facultad de Ciencias Económicas de la Universidad de Buenos Aires

 


Date of commitment
: 01/06/2012
Signatory Name and Title: Alberto Barbieri - Vicerrector de la Universidad de Buenos Aires / Decano de la Facultad de Ciencias Económicas
University/School and acronymFacultad de Ciencias Económicas de la Universidad de Buenos Aires-FCE UBA
Country :
 Buenos Aires-Argentina
Website : www.econ.uba.ar
                                                      Email : unai@econ.uba.ar

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

We have launched the First International Contest/ Festival of Educational Videos on Sustainable Development and Education, Buenos Aires 2012/2013 inviting to participate universities all over the world.
All productions in the festival will be donated to United Nations to build a library of visual arts on sustainibility that may be used by any citizen of the world or any educational institution on the planet. Please see www.econ.uba.ar/unai


 

Instituto de Estudios para la Sustentabilidad Corporativa

 


Date of commitment
: 04/06/2012
Signatory Name and Title: Miguel Angel Gardetti – President
University/School and acronym: Instituto de Estudios para la Sustentabilidad Corporativa-IESC
Country :
 Buenos Aires-Argentina
Website : www.sustentabilidad.org.ar
Email : mag@sustentabilidad.org.ar

 

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Since we are an institution that is part of an independent foundation that investigates and creates knowledge on the field of corporate sustainability and that works with different Universities promoting the inclussion of the sustainable development principles, we commit ourselves to deepen this task and to incorporate these same objetives in other Universities.


Australia


La Trobe University


Date of commitment
: 08/06/2012
Signatory Name and Title: John Dewar - Vice-Chancellor
University/School and acronym: La Trobe University
Country :
Melbourne – Australia
Website : www.latrobe.edu.au
Email : generations@latrobe.edu.au

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

La Trobe University Sustainability Principles and actions:

The University will seek to develop responsible leaders, professionals and citizens by:
• Recognising that sustainability encompasses economic, social and environmental dimensions.
• Integrating sustainability across all operations, curriculum and research.
• Embedding sustainability in the culture and practices of the University through the broadest engagement with staff, students, employers and partners in the community and in government.
• Becoming known as the leading sustainable university in Australia and a leader internationally.

La Trobe University released its first Sustainability Report, Responsible Futures, in 2011. The Responsible Futures report is externally assured following the Global Reporting Initiative’s sustainability reporting guidelines by sustainability consultancy Net Balance.

The report covers the University’s social, environmental and economic footprint and outlines future performance targets. The targets cover operations, research and curriculum, and are assigned to the responsibility of senior personnel. The 2011 Sustainability Report, Creating Futures, which reports on progress and outlines new actions, is due to be released in April 2012.

The University has recently undertaken the Greener Government Building Program, the objective of the program is to reduce energy consumption and Green House Gas (GHG) emissions of buildings on all campuses, while engaging the students and staff through real time learning from the program.

The Sustainability Reports and other information about Sustainability at La Trobe are all available at latrobe.edu.au/sustainability.


RMIT University

Date of commitment: 21/03/2012
Signatory Name and Title: Colin Fudge – Professor, Pro Vice Chancellor and Vice President RMIT, Chair Sustainability Committee
University/School and acronym: RMIT University
Country: Melbourne – Australia
Website : www.rmit.edu.au
Email : colin.fudge@rmit.edu.au

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

RMIT University has committed to develop sustainable practices. RMIT has established a Sustainability Committee in order to promote and coordinate the development and implementation of sustainability initiatives across all areas of the University including RMIT Vietnam. The objective of the RMIT Sustainability Committee is to provide leadership, coordination and guidance to the University for integration of sustainability principles and practices throughout the University’s core teaching and learning, research and operational activities. It reports to the Vice Chancellor’s Executive on the status of the University’s sustainability performance, including its observance of external commitments and obligations.

REPORTS ON PROGRESS

RMIT reports on its progress in improving its environmental resource efficiency. Under Victorian Government law, RMIT is required to comply with the Environmental Resource Efficiency Plans (EREP), which is administered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
This program requires commercial companies that use over 100 terajoules (TJ) of energy or 120 megalitres (ML) of water per year to develop a plan to reduce resource use and minimise waste.
- A combined assessment of water and energy use and waste generation at all sites.
- The development and approval of an Environment and Resource Efficiency Plan that lists what actions are being taken within a three-year pay back period.
- The implementation of the EREP; and
- Report on EREP progress.

When a company has reduced its energy or water use under the trigger threshold within the payback period, the EREP is no longer required. The company has seven years to achieve this goal.
RMIT has registered with this State program and has taken steps to develop a University-wide Water Management Plan. RMIT submits a WaterMAPS (Management Action Plan) Annual Report, which contains a report on RMIT’s water consumption and details of actions taken to conserve water and future plans for further reductions in water usage, to City West Water and Yarra Valley Water.
RMIT is in discussion with the State Government regarding the adoption of Sustainable Campus Group reporting guidelines for the Technical and Further Education division.
RMIT also reports greenhouse gas emissions, energy consumption and production in accordance with the Federal Government Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts’ National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007.

INITIATIVES IN CONSTRUCTION, ENERGY, RECYCLING AND WATER
RMIT is investing $500 million into its capital works program, which will be rolled out over the next five years. The new and refurbished buildings will be distinguished by leading-edge sustainable design. RMIT University is consolidating its reputation as a world leader in environmentally sustainable building design.
RMIT University’s energy consumption is measured in megajoules (MJ) per year per full-time student, also known as Equivalent Full Time Student Unit (EFTSU). Between 2006 and 2007, RMIT’s energy consumption was reduced from 10.2 megajoules (MJ) to 10.1 MJ. The saving of 0.1 megajoules – 100,000 joules –coincided with a five per cent increase in full-time student enrolments.
RMIT is committed to recycling as many materials as possible and has a number of programs in place.
RMIT is currently one of the lowest consumers of water out of any of the major Australian universities who are reporting their water usage in the Tertiary Education Facilities Management Association (TEFMA) benchmarking. Since 2000, RMIT has reduced water consumption by 25 per cent. The University’s water usage is measured in kilolitres (kL) per year per full-time student, also known as Equivalent Full Time Student Unit (EFTSU). The average water consumption in Australia universities is 15kL/EFTSU. In 2006, RMIT’s water consumption was recorded at 6kL/EFTSU and was further reduced to 5.7kL/EFTSU in 2007. RMIT is aiming to reduce its water consumption to 5.5lL/EFTSU by 2010.

INITIATIVES IN TEACHING AND LEARNING AND RESEARCH
RMIT is a signatory to a number of agreements which support sustainability learning and teaching and has committed to incorporate sustainability principles and practices into teaching and learning in both higher education and vocational education and training. RMIT University is working to embed sustainability as a core concept and practice fundamental to student and staff thinking as well as the curriculum.
Sustainability and climate change are widely recognised as among the most critical issues facing society. RMIT academics across many different disciplines are tackling climate change on a range of fronts, through their research such as:
- developing technology to analyse the effects of greenhouse gases on water and food sources
- mapping and modelling the potential impacts of climate change on different species
- developing and evaluating effective policy and community responses to the effects of climate change.


University of Ballarat

Date of commitment: 18/04/2012
Signatory Name and Title: David Battersby - Vice Chancellor
University/School and acronym: University of Ballarat
Country: Ballarat – Australia
Website : www.ballarat.edu.au
Email : vc@ballarat.edu.au

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

University has recently passed the 2012-13 Sustainability Strategy which sets out goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissins, energy, waste, water and begin embedding sustainability into all curriculum.

From a 2008 baseline we have set a target of 15% reduction of energy and greenhouse gas emissions by 2013, a 30% reduction in waste and increasing recycling rates, replace our vehicle fleet with 4 cylinder vehicles and promote walking, cycling and public transport.

We also have a number of schools that are adding sustainability units to their courses. More courses will offer sustainability into the future.


University of Technology Sydney


Date of commitment: 19/04/2012

Signatory Name and Title: Ross Milbourne – Vice Chancellor
University/School and acronym: University of Technology Sydney
Country: Broadway – Australia
Website : www\\uts.edu.au
Email : ross.milbourne@uts.edu.au

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

UTS commits to undertaking sustainability in line with its Strategic Plan which includes values of Discover (and share kowledge) Engage (and collaborate) Empower ( each other and our students to make a difference) Deliver (our obligations and maintian high ethical standards) Sustain (local and global environment).

Please also see the SIPS report for the UNPRME which details targets, key resources and partners.


Austria


University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna


Date of commitment: 19/04/2012
Signatory Name and Title:
Martin Gerzabek , Rector Univ.-Prof. Dr. DDDr.h.c.

University/School and acronym: University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
Country: Vienna - Austria
 Website : www.boku.ac.at
Email : sustainability@boku.ac.at

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Teach sustainable development concepts:
SUSTAINICUM is a cooperative project between the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, the University of Graz and the Graz University of Technology. The project is a part of a Federal Ministry for Science and Research programme and has the goal of integrating sustainability themes and concepts into various disciplines in university teaching. The primary function is to create a resource-pool of contents and materials that aim to ‘bring to life’ concepts, processes and relationships of sustainability, which will be made available to all teaching staff from all universities via an internet platform. With the help of innovative teaching methods, systemic and holistic thinking will be encouraged across disciplines. The focus upon ecological and natural science aspects should also help awaken interest, particularly in female students, for MINT-subjects: mathematics, IT, natural sciences and technology.
Next to providing the aforementioned building blocks to teaching staff, the project also aims to create a lecture consisting of several such modules. In the coming years this lecture could form the basis of a sustainable development module for all (first-semester) students at the university, regardless of the respective discipline.

Furthermore, the university’s largest field of study, Environmental and Natural Resource Management offered at both Bachelor and Master level, teaches resource, environmental and sustainability issues across disciplines. In this framework, many subjects are on offer on issues such as organic agriculture, sustainable planning, development research, climate change, as well as courses on energy, soil, water, forestry and also broader, encompassing topics such as security and ethics. This offering is regularly evaluated and continuously evolving.

Encourage research on sustainable development issues:
In 2007 the University established the first Austrian doctoral college (doKNE) on sustainable development. After a very successful first programme, with 12 completed dissertations covering a diverse range of topics in the field of sustainable development, doKNE II was launched in 2011 and will run for the next three years with 10 doctoral and one post-doctoral student covering topics from sustainable land-use to collective eco-tourism in Laos.

Beyond this, the Centre for Global Change and Sustainability is working together with the research documentation service of BOKU on the issue of societal and sustainability impact of research. In this context, questions of indicators and appropriate assessment processes are being addressed. In the coming years the following steps will be undertaken:
• Incorporation of indicators on the societal and sustainability impact of research in the BOKU research documentation system
• Evaluation of current and past research projects at BOKU with regards to sustainability impact
• Presenting research projects with high societal and sustainability impact on the university homepage

Furthermore the Doctoral College on Sustainable Development (doKNE), the Centre for Development Research (CDR) and the Centre for Global Change and Sustainability (gW/N) will continue to stimulate and carry out research in the areas of global change and sustainable development.

Green our campuses:
In the framework of the EMAS certification (BOKU was the first certified Austrian university) many activities such as sustainable waste management (including recycling) and the introduction environmentally sustainable products (FSC paper, bio-degradable cleaning products etc.) have been undertaken. Furthermore the latest sustainability report will be released in summer 2012 documenting progress on various issues of sustainable development within the university. There will be a full report every 2-3 years, with condensed annual updates on progress to be published.
In 2010 the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) established a working group on campus ecology charged with greening the campus. The working group is currently working on projects in a number of areas:
• Carbon offsetting: a publicly available system for offsetting of flight and other emissions has been established at BOKU. The funds go toward the extension of existing small scale research projects with sustainability characteristics (participation, biodiversity, employment benefits, gender equality etc.) in Least Developed Countries (LDCs).
• Organic food: over the past year the working group, together with students and professors at the university, organized a survey on eating habits of students in conjunction with organic food. An extension to the study to cover staff is planned for 2012. The results have already been incorporated in talks between the university and a potential caterer to offer organic food in the university canteen.
• Photovoltaic student initiative: in the framework of a cross-disciplinary course on sustainability start-ups at university, a group of students is working on a co-operatively funded photovoltaic system for university buildings
• In the framework of the working group tenders for acquisitions of goods and services by the university are discussed and sustainability criteria included (e.g. the tender for the establishment of a new bakery/snack bar was released in late 2011, including the criterion that at least one-third of produce be organic).

Furthermore, a ‘house of the future’ is currently being planned by the university which will house lecture theatres, IT rooms, the students union, the canteen and a number of university institutes. This building is being built to energy-plus-standard, including green facades and a large PV installation. The building will be finished in 2015.

Engage with and share results through international frameworks:
Inspiring and advising collaborative research environments, such as European Joint Programming (JPI) in climate research, to implement a sustainability strategy for their operations, including:
• Climate Performance: Taking into account the climate footprint of research, re-thinking operations (e.g. “green meetings” and low-carbon mobility) and formulating the endeavour of constant improvement of the operations climate performance.
• Open access to knowledge and innovation: to foster the free flow and sharing of research outputs in terms of an open access to knowledge and innovation strategy
• Stakeholder-orientation: To integrate the knowledge, values and objectives of societal decision-makers in the conceptualization and implementation of research activities through an active participation of stakeholder group representatives.

The above and many other issues are covered in the annual updates to the sustainability report and the bi- or tri-annual full sustainability report of the university.


Bangladesh


 Daffodil International University


Date of commitment:
05/03/2012
Signatory Name and Title:
Lutfar Rahman , Vice Chancellor

University/School and acronym: Daffodil International University (DIU)
Country: Dhaka – Bangladesh
 Website :www.daffodilvarsity.edu.bd
Email : vc@daffodilvarsity.edu.bd

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

-Establishment of a useful campus maintaing greenary, sustainable mobility option for students and faculty, use of sustainable and environment-friendly resources for building a campus measuring 15 acres of land.

-Launching of new programs under our existing department of Natural Science and Disaster Management relating waste management, recycling and reuse.

-Ensuring sustainable lifestyles for students, faculty and administrative employees in the campus by providing ideal residensial facilities.

-Speed up the existing CSR activities and adoption of new projects for making the city green and clean.

-Inclusion of more courses relating sustainable development of human qualities and ethical developments beside our existing course, « Ethics and Human Development » as common courses for all programs.


International Culture University


Date of commitment: 03/03/2012
Signatory Name and Title: Sultan Muhammad Razzak – President
University/School and acronym: International Culture University (ICU)
Country: Dhaka – Bangladesh
Website : www.icu-edu.org
Email : info@icu-edu.org


 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Six UNESCO Conventions, principles of UNAI, UNGC and PRME have been included in the curriculums of ICU higher education for promoting cultural diversity and sustainable development.


Southern University, Bangladesh

 

Date of commitment:04/03/2012
Signatory Name and Title:
Sarwar Jahan , Vice-President(OP) & Treasurer

University/School and acronym: Southern University, Bangladesh
Country: Chittagong – Bangladesh
Email : southern.edu@gmail.com

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

- An International Conference on higher educational opportunity and Strategies for education Continuity and sustainability.
- Faculty Training
- Social Awareness programs


Belarus


 International Sakharov Environmental University


Date of commitment:
28/03/2012
Signatory Name and Title:
Semjon Kundas , Rector

University/School and acronym: International Sakharov Environmental University
Country: Minsk – Belarus
Website: www.iseu.by
Email: rector@iseu.by

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:
- support activities of the Coordinating Council on Education for Sustainable Development at the Ministry of Education;
- research, compilation and dissemination of the Belarusian and international experience in the field of Education for Sustainable Development (hereinafter – ESD);
- introduction of new forms and methods of ESD in the education process;
- consultations, round tables, seminars and conferences on the subject of ESD and related topics;
- conducting academic research on ESD;
- cooperation with all stakeholders: educational institutions, civil society organizations, the media for the effective implementation of the UNECE

Strategy for Education for Sustainable Development in the Republic of Belarus:
- promotes the ideas and principles of ESD awareness specialist education institutions, the media and the public;
- establishing ties with foreign partners involved in the field of ESD and implementation of the UNECE Strategy for Education for Sustainable Development.
- training and retraining specialists in the field of renewable energy and energy saving.


Brazil


Business School S.Paulo

Date of commitment: 18/06/2012
Signatory Name and Title: Armando Dal Colletto – Dean
University/School and acronym: Business School S.Paulo
Country:
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Website :
www.bsp.edu.br
Email :
armando.dalcolletto@bsp.edu.br

 

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

1 – Advance our curriculum development project adopting new courses to improve the understanding of hollistic views and the importance of sustainable approachs for the management
2- Develop projects that stimulate social entrepreneurship focused on preparing entrepreneur leaders to manage it
3- Stimulate faculty and estudents adoption of sustainable approaches in their courses and final
projects
4-Support and actively participate in PRME events and initiatives

 

Fundação Getulio Vargas

Date of commitment: 04/06/2012
Signatory Name and Title: Antonio Freitas, Pro-reitor
University/School and acronym: Fundaçao Getulio Vargas
Country:
 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Email : antonio.freitas@fgv.br

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Contribute to the implementation in undergraduate courses of sustainable development in its various dimensions – equity, social justice, ecological balance and economic efficiency, through the study and dissemination of concepts and practices .


Universidad Antonio Meneghetti

Date of commitment: 06/06/2012
Signatory Name and Title: Helena Biasotto, Director
University/School and acronym: Faculdade Antonio Meneghetti-AMF
Country:
 Restinga Sêca, Brazil
Website : www.faculdadeam.edu.br
Email : imprensa@faculdadeam.edu.br

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

At the Faculty Antonio Meneghetti we already have been taking actions for implementing sustainable projects since the year of the beggining of our activities, on 2008. There are projects such as the 12 ones developed by our students of MBA having as criteria of action the MDGs. Also, there is Project Flute – that takes music education to the youth of our region for free – and Project OIKOS – which takes care of the enviroment of the region. We also perfom researches and develo special courses having as inspiration the MDGs. Mostly, all our social responsible actions have the Goals of the Millennium as poirnt of start. We intend to continue with this intense activity in the years to come until 2015. All our actions can be better know at these websites:
http://www.odm.faculdadeam.edu.br
http://www.faculdadeam.edu.br/institucional/amf-8-objetivos-do-milenio-0-15-6-0-1
All this projects and ideas are have already been present abroad and on many occasions on our country and have also won prizes.
They are all mantained through means of intense partnership of our Faculty with partner companies, the city halls of the closes cities, partnership with entities and with other institutions of education. In the following years, this partnerships are preditcted to only grow. We also work to engage ourselves in initiatives where we can learn to improve our capacity to help the MDGs, such as the Academic Impact, the Youth Year, and the Global Compact, besides Movimento Nós Podemos (Brazil). Around 500 students – among childrem, higher education students, MBA students – are participating from our actions towards de MDGs nowadays.


Instituto Superior de Administração e Economia



Date of commitment: 02/03/2012

Signatory Name and Title: Norman De Paula Arruda Filho, President
University/School and acronym: Instituto Superior de Administração e Economia
Country:
Curitibia, Brazil

Website : www.isaebrasil.com.br
Email : norman@isaebrasil.com.br

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Before the UNCSD in Rio, ISAE/FGV will
- To reinforce the relationship with PRME national and international network.
- To structure a monitoring agenda Rio+20 conclusion.
- To increase the dialogue with stakeholders.
- To produce a unique report making the interconnection between PRME, PG, and ODM.
- To encourage research on sustainable development.


Burkina


International Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering

 

Date of commitment : 18/04/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Paul Ginies- Director General
University/School and acronym : International Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering
Country : Ouagadougou -Burkina
Website : www.2ie-edu.org
Email : 2ie@2ie-edu.org

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Regarding our Strategic Orientation Plan during this period, some of our sustainability projects between 2012 and 2015:
- Produce an annual assessment on our social and environmental practices on campus
- Publish an annual reporting on social responsability progress
- Foster our educational programs on Sustainable Engineering and Responsible Management
- Assess our carbon footprint and act for carbon reduction
- Build a waste management plan on campus
- Produce more renewable energy through solar installations


Canada


Université Laval

 

Date of commitment : 04/04/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Denis Brière- Rector
University/School and acronym : Université Laval
Country : Quebec – Canada
Website : www.ulaval.ca
Email : denis.briere@rec.ulaval.ca

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Please visit our website for all the details: ulaval.ca/developpementdurable and our Sustainability Annual Report (french and english version available) at: http://www2.ulaval.ca/developpement-durable/documents-et-ressources/publications-et-etudes.html


China


 Central South University of Forestry and Technology


Date of
commitment : 19/04/2012

Signatory Name and Title : XIanyan Zhou- President
University/School and acronym : Central South University of Forestry and Technology
Country : Changsha – China
Website : www.csuft.edu.cn
Email : csuftxb@163.com

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

The sustainability projects which we conduct between 2012 and 2015:
-Implant the idea of sustainable development in core courses of main disciplines so as to equip graduates with capability to work in the field of sustainable development
-Organize trainings on sustainable development for professionals and practitioners in related fields
-Reinforce research and practice in environment and sustainability
-Promote the philosophy and practice of CSUFT in sustainable development and green campus
-Encourage sustainable lifestyle on campus


Renmin University of China



Date of
commitment : 26/04/2012

Signatory Name and Title: Yulu Chen- President
University/School and acronym : Renmin University of China
Country : Beijing – China
Website : www.ruc.edu.cn
Email : leader@ruc.edu.cn

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Green our campus. We declared a Green Campus and Civilization Campus Construction Proposal to all of our university members in December 2009. We are committed to further construction of a more green and energy saving campus in RUC.
Encourage research on sustainable development issues. We will continue to support development of the High Research Institute of Sustainable Development (founded in RUC at October 2009) and the establishment of the Policy and Regulation Research Institute on Environmental Emergency Management under the cooperation with UNEP, the related MOU was signed by RUC and UNEP at Beijing in 15 November 2011.
Teach sustainable development. We commit to teaching concepts, supporting sustainability efforts and engaging with and sharing results through international frameworks like UNEP.


Tongji University


Date of
commitment : 14/03/2012

Signatory Name and Title : Gang Pei- President
University/School and acronym : Tongji University
Country : Shangai – China
Website : www.tongji.edu.cn
Email : fengting@tongji.edu.cn

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

The sustainability projects which we conduct between 2012 and 2015:
- Organize the International Student Conference on Environment and Sustainability
- Launch Global University Partnership on Environment and Sustainability (GUPES) and action plan
- Set up new international master programs and public elective course in sustainable development
- Reinforce international research and practice in sustainable development (Eco-Chongming project and African project with MoST and UNEP)
- Promote the philosophy and practice of Tongji in sustainable development and green campus
- Enhance corporate collaboration in sustainable development (HSBC, Bayer, Praxair Inc.)


Tsinghua University

Date of commitment : 18/06/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Ji Ning Chen – President
University/School and acronym : Tsinghua University
Country : Beijing – China
Website : http://www.tsinghua.edu.cn/publish/th/index.html
Email :gu@tsinghua.edu.cn

 

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015 :

Since 1998, Tsinghua University has committed itself to building the « Green University », by disseminating the concept of Sustainable Development, researching science and technology, and building resources saving and environmental friendly campus as demonstration. From 1998 to now, in total 270 different courses related to Sustainable Development have been set up in Tsinghua University, involving more than 20 departments and accepted by tens of thousands of students. Many departments have conducted researches related to Sustainable Development and have won more than 1000 awards of provincial level and above. Active efforts have been made for energy conservation and pollution reduction to support the rapid development of the university in a relatively slowest way of energy consumption increase. Green coverage of campus is up to 57% with 1280 kinds of trees. In 2011,Tsinghua University Centennial Celebration was around the corner, the presidents from more than 130 domestic and foreign well-known universities gathered in Tsinghua University and planted the trees were named after the school name which composed the Centennial Garden, and expressed the common aspiration of sustainable development talent cultivation.The development of « Green University » has supported a number of teachers and students firmly implementing and spreading Sustainable Development concept, and this is also the key force for us to fulfill the “Rio +20” obligations. For more information about the development of “Green University” in Tsinghua, please visit our website and click http://gu.cic.tsinghua.edu.cn/.
The sustainability projects which we are going to conduct from 2012 to 2015:
– Seting up more courses about Sustainable Development
–Expanding the course system of Sustainable Development by “Course Greening” project, which allows more students to receive the Sustainable Development education
–Establishing “Green Research”fund and involving Sustainable Development concept into scientific projects
–Sharing the education resourses and research achievements of Sustainable Development with the community and city
–Promoting the energy conservation and pollution reduction work in campus, and keeping the gross energy consumption under 78,000 tons of standard coal. Recycling the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment.
–Being positive in the international communication and cooperation, participanting in projects such as the “Environmental education and training” and sharing the achievements. Organizing international green university building conference more than once.
–Supporting international institution hosted by Tsinghua University to establish and develop international sustainalbe chemicals and waste management platform


Colombia


Fundacion Universitaria Del Area Andina

Date of commitment : 28/03/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Fernando Laverde- Responsabilidad Social Empresaria y Universitaria
University/School and acronym : Fundacion Universitaria del Area Andina
Country : Bogotá – Colombia
Website : www.areandina.edu.co
Email : cfernandez@areandina.edu.co

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

PROMESA DE ACTUACIÓN DESDE AHORA Y PARA EL FUTURO : Actuar desde su organización de forma Responsable, acorde a lo promocionado desde y para RIO 20 y por supuesto actuar desde ya y para el futuro en prácticas que vinculen el cambio de estilos de vida, hábitos ambientalmente sostenibles, respeto y promoción de derechos humanos, formación desde y para la ciudadanía emergente, reconocimiento de la transparencia, la complejidad, la sostenibilidad y la integralidad como principios fundamentales de nuestra institución.

COMPROMISO DE TRANSPARENCIA DESDE: Presentación de informes anuales como forma que hemos desarrollado en los últimos años, para dar cuenta del ejercicio de RSU, y donde vinculamos todas nuestras prácticas hacia el mejoramiento, es necesario resaltar que con dicho informe hemos sido reconocidos los últimos 3 años por la Federación Nacional de Comerciantes FENALCO SOLIDARIO, y que como organización del sector educativo ha sido premiada por su ejercicio de responsabilidad social desde sus prácticas. De la misma forma, para el presente año desde el Centro Mexicano para la Filantropía, CEMEFI, se obtiene la distinción como empresa socialmente responsable.


 Universidad de Ciencias Aplicadas y Ambientales

Date of commitment : 10/03/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Germán Anzola- Rector
University/School and acronym : Universidad de Ciencias Aplicadas y Ambientales
Country : Bogotá D.C – Colombia
Website : www.udca.edu.co
Email : ganzola@udca.edu.co

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

- La U.D.C.A se compromote a consolidar el Sistema de Gestión Ambiental Institucional que ya viene implementando desde hace varios años.
- Los avances en la implementación de este SGA institucional serán informados al final de cada año a la opinión pública y actores nacionales e internacionales interesados.
- En los próximos dos años, la U.D.C.A cumplirá con las metas específicas ya definidas para la gestión ambiental insitucional en materia de gestión integral de residuos y ordenamiento ambiental de su campus.
- En el cumplimiento de estas metas se comprometerá toda la comunidad universitaria, bajo la dirección del Comité Ambiental de la U.D.C.A


 

Universidad de Santander

  Date of commitment : 17/05/2012
  Signatory Name and Title : José Asthul Rangel Chacon- Rector General
  University/School and acronym : Universidad de Santander-UDES
  Country : Bucaramanga – Colombia
  Website : www.udes.edu.co
  Email : jrangel@udes.edu.co

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

La Universidad de Santander refleja el compromiso con su entorno y sus comunidades a través de su filosofía institucional; basada en tres referentes: 1. La constitución Colombiana de 1991, con un alto contenido ambiental en donde se promueve la educación para la protección del ambiente; 2. Las leyes que regulan la Educación superior, que define la misma como: “Un proceso educativo deliberado, ilimitado e inacabado que favorecerá al educando el hacer uso de su capacidad creativa para garantizar un mejoramiento de su calidad de vida y la de su entorno, con quienes se debe asumir una responsabilidad social que debe atender todas las dimensiones de la condición humana” y en donde destaca, entre los principios, específicamente de la Ley 30 de 1992, la necesidad de “fomentar la educación y cultura ecológica”. 3. La Misión, Visión y propósito de la formación integral de la Universidad. En el Proyecto Educativo Institucional PEI, se menciona: “La UDES considera como parte de su Misión el preparar un profesional que además de ser competente, con su saber sobre la ciencia y la tecnología propias de su formación profesional, sepa también tomar las decisiones adecuadas al desarrollo de la comunidad y al beneficio de la sociedad”.
La Universidad de Santander – UDES trabaja en la consolidación de una institución educativa competitiva e Internacional con Responsabilidad social Universitaria.
A través de sus procesos académicos e investigativos la institución ha venido avanzando en el conocimiento de sus actividades y los impactos ambientales que estas conllevan, siendo esta una aproximación para la implementación de una serie de programas ambientales direccionados a la preservación y optimización de los recursos naturales del campus.
A lo largo de los últimos años la Universidad ha trabajado en el manejo integral de los residuos sólidos (peligrosos y ordinarios) y líquidos, identificación y preservación de especies de flora y fauna, promoción de prácticas y tecnologías de ahorro y uso eficiente del agua y energía; programas de transporte ecológico, como el Día sin carro; educación ambiental a la comunidad académica en temas como ahorro del papel, reciclaje, consumo responsable, entre otros; definición de criterios ambientales para procesos de compras y selección de proveedores, como por ejemplo la adquisición de productos biodegradables para las labores de limpieza y aseo del campus.
Además a lo anterior se le suma un sinnúmero de proyectos de investigación y proyección social que han dado respuesta a una problemática ambiental regional y local, los cuales se han venido presentando a través de los diferentes programas académicos de la institución.
Teniendo presente la ejecución de estas actividades ambientales y la voluntad institucional de trabajar en el marco de una Responsabilidad social Universitaria, entendida como el compromiso de la institución, esbozado en una política ambiental, a prevenir daños y producir beneficios en todas sus partes interesadas bajo la premisa del desarrollo sostenible; se plantea como impronta de la filosofía Udeista la política ambiental reconocida bajo la denominación UDES VERDE; y que representa el inicio de un proceso de toma de conciencia compleja y holística de la Universidad, de su entorno y de su propio impacto hacia el medio ambiente.
Con la consolidación de una oficina de gestión Ambiental UDES VERDE en el presente año (www.udesverde.com), se reafirma el interés de la Universidad en la ejecución periódica y dinámica de prácticas e iniciativas de sostenibilidad tanto en el campus universitario, como en su área de influencia. A través de un equipo de trabajo multidisciplinario se direcciona la planeación y liderazgo de prácticas de sostenibilidad, actividades de investigación y proyectos de pro del mejoramiento ambiental.
La gestión ambiental de la institución se trabaja sobre tres líneas estratégicas:
• EDUCACION E INVESTIGACION
• CONSULTORIA Y PROYECCION SOCIAL
• GESTIÓN AMBIENTAL

  • Conservación y uso eficiente del recurso hídrico
  • Ahorro y uso eficiente de energía
  • Gestión de residuos sólidos y líquidos
  • Movilidad sostenible
  • Consumo responsable (compras verdes)
  • Conservación del suelo y reserva ambiental.
  • Preservación de la biodiversidad

Los avances e implementación en referencia a la gestión ambiental desarrollada dentro de la universidad será notificada a través de un reporte público ambiental anual a la comunidad, a las autoridades ambientales (Corporaciones autónomas regionales, Alcaldías Municipales, Ministerio de Ambiente Vivienda y Desarrollo Territorial) y otras partes interesadas.
UDES VERDE simboliza el propósito ético de ser un agente dinámico de la Universidad que promueve la formación de una sociedad ambientalmente ejemplar con principios y valores ciudadanos.


Denmark


School of Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University



Date of commitment
: 03/05/2012

Signatory Name and Title : Svend Hylleberg – Dean of School of Business and Social sciences, Aarhus University
University/School and acronym : School of Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University
Country : Aarhus C – Denmark
Website : pure.au.dk/portal/da/sh@sam.au.dk
Email : sh@sam.au.dk

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Aarhus University is situated in the Danish city of Aarhus. It is among the top 100 universities in the world.
Global challenges in areas such as climate, energy, security, health and economy have causes effects that span subject areas. They require interdisciplinary solutions created on a platform of excellent core competences. Aarhus University is therefore undergoing the most significant organisational change in its history.

As a broad business school, Business and Social Sciences’s mission is to add value to society by creating knowledge within and across the disciplines of business and social sciences and by educating our graduates to become innovative and responsible individuals with a comprehensive understanding of the complexity of a global world.

A step towards a greener and more sustainable business school regarding organisation and administration will be taken in 2012 and forward as part of the project Sustainable Campus. The aim of this project is to change the service and administration of the institution into more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly.

Business and Social Sciences is a member of PRME – a global UN-sponsored network consisting of business schools and universities, all committed to integrate a number of principles of sustainability and social responsibility into their research and education. The membership aims at assuring the quality of our work with sustainability and to provide transparency and constant development.

Business and Social Sciences has also subscribed to the principles of the United Nations Global Compact, which is the world’s largest network for companies and organisations with focus on corporate social responsibility. The crux of the Global Compact are ten principles based on UN and ILO’s international conventions on human and labour rights, the Rio declaration on environmental protection and development and the UN convention on anti-corruption.


Ecuador


 Universidad Casa Grande


Date of commitment
:
28/03/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Marcia Gilbert de Babra-Rector
University/School and acronym : Universidad Casa Grande
Country : Guayaquil – Ecuador
Website : www.casagrande.edu.ec
Email : irios@casagrande.edu.ec

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Our university is committed to promote practices of sustainable development in campus in several ways. Since the year 2011, the university counts with a Social Responsibility Committee, which works to promote responsible practices among its students in several areas, such as environmental, social, and from citizens. Some of the activities the committee has performed are the journeys of Social Responsibility, inaugurate the recycling project in the university and become members of the Global Compact. Parallel to this, the department of Connection with the Community has as one of its axis to promote social responsibility. All the students at the university have to take a social responsibility class in their career period, they can be part of the volunteering program and the university is participating in projects that help urban marginal areas to develop in a sustainable way.


 Universidad Del Pacifico


Date of commitment
: 05/06/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Sonia Roca-Rector
University/School and acronym : Universidad Del Pacifico-UPACIFICO
Country : Quito – Ecuador
Website : www.upacifico.edu.ec
Email : houser@upacifico.edu.ec

 

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

To continue the institutions effort in promoting sustainable development throughout our curricula, and the needs of our stakeholders.
Continually report to our stakeholders and the general public through different means including the PRME website and that of the Global Compact.
Maintain an annual events that support the Global Compact, as well as expand the influence to these events to schools within the community.
Work hand in hand with our Business Advisory Board to constantly research how sustainable development takes place in corporate Ecuador. Work towards the implementation of a Carbon Footprint measure for educational institutions in order to begin to reduce our carbon impact.


 Egypt


 Cairo University

 

Date of commitment: 09/04/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Hossam Mahmoud - President of Cairo University
University/School and acronym : Cairo University
Country : Giza – Egypt
Website : www.CairoUniversity.edu.eg
Email : hkamel@cu.edu.eg

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

-Inclusion of environmental studies in Cairo University curricula in undergraduate and postgraduate studies.
-Organizing environmental outreach programs for neighboring communities all over Egypt.
-Participation in regional partnership for sustainable development (Member in the Mediterranean network for sustainable development).
-Development of students awareness programs, competitions and projects.


The American University in Cairo

Date of commitment: 18/06/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Lisa Anderson – President
University/School and acronym :
The American University in Cairo
Country : New Cairo - Egypt
Website : www.aucegypt.edu
Email : ouc@aucegypt.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

We will analyze AUC’s carbon footprint and issue a report in 2012 detailing all major components of AUC’s carbon footprint in Fiscal Year 2011. We will update our carbon footprint report at least bi-annually thereafter.

We will significantly reduce our carbon footprint by reducing the university’s energy consumption by approximately one third between 2012 and 2015, and by encouraging more students, faculty and staff to use bus transportation to commute to the university rather than using private cars. We will also adopt incentives to encourage car-pooling.

We will significantly reduce the university’s water consumption by implementing a system of using recycled water to irrigate campus landscaping.

We will integrate sustainable development concepts into our undergraduate core curriculum and into our master’s level degree programs.

We will promote cooperation on sustainability matters among Egyptian universities and among higher education institutions in the Middle East and North Africa, for example by convening a regional conference to share sustainability best practices.


Ethiopia


Addis Ababa University


Date of commitment
:
21/04/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Jeilu Oumer – Acadamic Vice President
University/School and acronym : Addis Ababa University
Country : Addis Ababa - Ethiopia
Website : www.aau.edu.et
Email : ohjeilu@ymail.com

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Addis Ababa University’s sustainability project between 2012 and 2015 are as follows
- Strengthening the various environmental programs and research units within university to work on sustainability amongst others.
- Develop a Sustainability Strategy for Addis Ababa University for the years starting 2013 until 2017
- Strengthen inter-university partnerships through and under the aegis of Global Universities Partnership on Environment and Sustainability (GUPES) of UNEP
- Provide leadership on sustainability issues to other universities in Ethiopia through experience exchange and capacity building programs
- Build capacity on sustainability issues amongst various stakeholder groups in Ethiopia


Finland


 Aalto University, Finland


Date of commitment: 23/03/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Tuula-Teeri – President
University/School and acronym : Aalto University, Finland
Country : AlmatyEspoo – Finland
Website : www.aalto.fi/en/about/sustainability
Email : president@aalto.fi

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Aalto University is committed to sustainability.

Aalto University is incorporating sustainability and responsibility perspectives into all its research and teaching by 2015. Sustainability aspects will be incorporated to our reporting by 2013.

The new building for Aalto University ARTS School will be built 2014-2015 to the main campus Otaniemi. Sustainability, accessibility and ecomobility is in the core of the architectural competition, starting in April 2012.

Aalto is responsible for Nordic Sustainable Campus Network for Nordic Universities, founded January 2012.

Every member of staff and students will be involved. Responsibility is carried by Facility services unit, Aalto University Properties mngt company, Policy and Foresight unit and large number of different partners in Finland and around the world.


Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences

Date of commitment: 15/06/2012
Signatory Name and Title :  Riitta Konkola – President, Managing Director
University/School and acronym : Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
Country :
 Helsinki – Finland
Website : www.metropolia.fi
Email :riitta.konkola@metropolia.fi

 

 

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Promises:

  • Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences is committed to sustainability in education and all its prosesses
  • Metropolia aims to be a well – known and responsible partner and a pioneer of sustainable development
  • 68 degree programmes offer a diversified scope for action to sustainability

Targets and goals:

  • Metropolia highlights sustainability in all degree programmes and courses by 2015
  • Implementation of new study programmes for example the Sustainable Building Engineering degree programme
  • WWF`s Green Office –environmental programme will be implemented by 2015 to faculty and students in all campuses
  • Buildings and facilities are centralized into four sustainable campuses in Greater Helsinki area
  • Partnerships in innovative programmes for example United Nations Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development (RCE Espoo) and Baltic University Programme (BUP)
  • Research programmes in sustainability for example Electric RaceAbout (ERA) car and Design for Everyday Mobility project (LAD)
  • Raising awareness of our equal opportunities programme and declaring Metropolia to be a discrimination-free zone.

Reporting
Metropolia´s Annual report 2011 of corporate social responsibility covers community involvement and development , fair operating practices, labour practices, human rights and the environment.

http://www.metropolia.fi/en/annual-report/corporate-social-resposibility/


Novia University of Applied Sciences, Finland

  Date of commitment: 21/03/2012
  Signatory Name and Title :  Örjan Andersson- President CEO
  University/School and acronym :  Novia University of applied sciences, Finland
  Country : Vasa – Finland
  Website : http://www.novia.fi/environmental-and-quality-assurance/
  Email : orjanandersson@novia.fi

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Novia University of Applied Sciences stands for quality in education, regional presence and sustainable ecological, economic and social development.
We apply an integrated management system for quality, environment and safety, certified according to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. The main objective is to support our students’ progress into quality- and environmentally conscious professionals who take sustainable development into consideration in their future careers.
In the management system we have overall objectives for sustainable development on the university level as well as on the faculty level and within administration. The objectives have been identified in processes involving both staff and students.
Our overall objective until 2015, is to implement sustainable development in the curricula of all degree programs. We also run a project, developing a process for enhancing education for sustainable development, together with partners from 10 other universities within the Nordic countries. This project ends 2013 and is partly financed by the Nordic Council of Ministers.


France


BEM Bordeaux Management School


Date of commitment
:
13/03/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Philip McLaughlin- Dean
University/School and acronym : BEM Bordeaux Management School
Country : Talence – France
Website: www.bem.edu
Email : pmc@bem.edu

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

BEM Bordeaux Management School has been a member of the “PRiME” initiative of the Global Compact since 2008. Within the framework of the Declaration of Higher Education Institutions (HEI), we reaffirm our commitment:

- To incorporate Responsibility into all teaching programmes. In 2010-2011, faculty members embarked on a reflection process which led to the development of a module dedicated to raising awareness to CSR and responsible management. Referring explicitly to the six Global Compact principles, it is designed as a gateway to the existing CSR-related teaching content (1162 hours). This module will be run in all BEM programmes over a minimum of 15 hours. It has already been scheduled into six curriculums.

- To publish an annual progress report (SIP) describing our CSR strategy and initiatives: CSR-related teaching content, number and type of CSR publications, cultural and social diversity, solidarity-based initiatives, awareness on eco-responsible behaviours, campus carbon footprint…

- To engage in an awareness-raising and action initiative aimed at promoting eco-friendly transport practices. In 2009, 52 PEFC-certified bicycle racks were installed on the campus, thus doubling the former capacity. Since 2009, BEM has been hosting the first car-sharing station on the Bordeaux campus: this station is available to BEM students and staff, as well as to the general public.

- To be involved in CSR professional, academic and association networks, at both international and national level: Global Compact, PRiME, Conférence des Grandes Ecoles, “Responsible Campus” initiative… BEM also enters into formal agreements with regional and national companies for CSR-related research, consultancy or training purposes (Auchan, Suez / Lyonnaise des Eaux…)


Centre international d’études supérieures en sciences agronomiques (Montpellier SupAgro)

Date of commitment15/06/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Etienne Landais- Director General
University/School and acronym : Centre international d’études supérieures en sciences agronomiques (Montpellier SupAgro)
Country :
 Montpellier – France
Website: www.supagro.fr
Email : 
landais@supagro.inra.fr

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

- Construire une stratégie de développement durable en réalisant un diagnostic partagé avec les étudiants, les agents et l’INRA, établissement de recherche avec lequel Montpellier SupAgro partage son campus principal ;
- Dans le cadre de la prochaine habilitation de ses formations d’ingénieurs, de master et de licences professionnelles, affirmer la prise en compte de la thématique du développement durable dans les troncs communs et les enseignements transversaux ; renforcer les enseignements contribuant à la conception et l’accompagnement de systèmes de production agricoles et alimentaires durables.
- Attirer vers les écoles d’ingénieurs des élèves du secondaire pour lesquels cette voie semble hors de portée (élèves des lycées agricoles, élèves handicapés…) ; s’assurer du bien-être physique et psychologique des étudiants de l’école, notamment en menant des actions de prévention des conduites à risque ;
- Poursuivre l’action entreprise dans le domaine de la déprécarisation de la situation des agents contractuels de l’établissement, et s’assurer du bien-être au travail des personnels de l’établissement ;
- Introduire des critères de durabilité dans sa politique d’achats ;
- Limiter sa consommation en eau ;
- Améliorer la gestion des bio-déchets ;
- Définir et mettre en œuvre un plan d’économie d’énergie.


Ecole de design Nantes Atlantique


Date of commitment: 13/03/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Christian Guellerin- Director General
University/School and acronym : L’école de design Nantes Atlantique
Country : Nantes – France
Email : c.guellerin@lecoledudesign.com

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

We have set up a Masters in Responsible Innovation dealing with issues related to sustainability three years ago. Being members of the international association Cumulus, we have signed in 2008 the Cumulus Kyoto Declaration, which defines the responsibility of design and designers regarding sustainable development.

We have signed a memorandum of agreement about our responsibility regarding ecological responsibility with our region Pays de la Loire. We publish a report every year about our actions and what we have done for sustainability. As designers, we are definitely involved in “Reshaping” the world in the best way possible. Sustainability is the centre of our work and development. We are active members of “Design for all” and of the non-profit “Desis” organisation, which aims at using social innovation as a driver of sustainable change


Ecole des Métiers de l’Environnement



Date of commitment: 14/05/2012
Signatory Name and Title:
Marie-Dominique De Cayeux – Directrice
University/School and acronym: Ecole des Métiers de l’Environnement
Country: Bruz -France
Website :
Email : mariedecayeux@ecole-eme.com

 

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Some actions to promote sustainable development in our School, the “Ecole des Métiers de l’Environnement”

Teaching is a continuous challenge to take up especially making sure the students have really understood sustainable development values. Our graduate school of Environmental Management and Engineering called “Ecole des Métiers de l’Environnement” works assiduously thanks to a panel of means : teaching methods and programs, management, research projects, involvement with other French and foreign graduate schools, etc.
The aim is to help students to become responsible citizens in their everyday life as well as in their future job. Nevertheless, to manage to do that, our school ensures that both teachers and administrative employees set the example by sharing these values.
Below, some examples of actions which are currently being carried out and which will be pursued through the year 2015 are described.

- The EME “Awareness Day” of sustainable development concept
The special EME SD – Awareness Day allows all new students to become aware of the implementation context of sustainable development and to appropriate this concept, its global and local stakes, the environmental regulations, the decisions and positions that have marked the past two decades since the Brundtland Report. The presence of sustainable development issues in their daily life is brought up thanks to discussion with the staff of our School and also with external stakeholders (companies, local authorities, associations, REFEDD (French students network of sustainable development), graduate schools of engineering and management, etc…). One of the aims of this SD-Day is to set aside the aspect of the training courses in order to focus on the necessity to take into account continually the development objectives and dimensions of SD at all levels. Furthermore, fourth and fifth year students who are already enrolled in our engineering School contribute to the organization of this special SD-Day for their new school friends.

- Extracurricular activities
Since 2011 the extracurricular projects undertaken in the framework of the EME student associations have been the subject of discussion between staff and the head of sustainable development about projects concerning sustainable development stakes and aspects: how to catch the attention of students in the whole school or in the specific associations? How to apply for grants ? Are our actions environmentally-friendly? Is our project innovative and original?
- Educational projects in strong collaboration with teachers and external actors: RIO +20
Taking sustainable development into account in our daily lives also requires the involvement of students on current events. Rio + 20 is an opportunity for our School to make students think about the future: beyond the conditions of professional integration after graduation what changes would they like to see come true? To bring out the expression of the dreams of this generation for the planet, they have begun to question their European partners of universities in the framework of the Erasmus exchanges. This educational project is led with the “cahiers de l’imaginaire”, a media on art and creation which spreads the values of sustainable development through creative methodologies. This project is carried out through a participative approach to show students the importance of exchanges using collective intelligence. They identified six work areas on which they will also compare their propositions to experts: biodiversity, energy, planned obsolescence, drought/water, waste and wealth distribution.

- Sustainable development on the Ker Lann Campus : to develop a network of people, to share experience
Our school has seized the opportunity to develop a sustainable development approach in association with other existing education institutions on the campus of Ker Lann in order to share good practices and get feedback. This gathering ensures that each institution improves their sustainability alone and collectively. A steering committee has been in place since May 2009. It combines higher education Schools and local communities to organize common projects. Student life on the Ker Lann campus, the biodiversity conservation and water quality ponds protection, the energy performance of buildings, mobility between the campus and the nearby cities of Rennes and Bruz are all issues that are raised and discussed collectively.

- Agenda 21 : a collective and transverse project to structure SD within our institution
In order to communicate the values of sustainable development to our students, the whole staff of our school must also show the way. Thus, Agenda 21, the name given to our planned actions to promote sustainable development, has been established with the participation of all the staff (administrative, technical, teachers, and students) in order to better articulate the continuous improvement actions to be implemented. Actions have been expressed and are expressed and specified by the students and staff to improve their working environment and campus life. Thematic workshops are held regularly to move ahead on various topics, at different levels promoted by the head of our School, qualifying concretely the concept of sustainable development : beehive installation, energetic performance diagnosis, methodologies of environmental performance assessment taking into account research activities, evolution of teaching practices (lectures on sustainable development with different teachers of the EME, lecture organized by students during the National Environment Week, etc.).

On the top of that, for three years, our employees have met once a year during one day to visit an industrial site which are environmentally and socially involved to discuss topics such as waste water treatment, waste sorting with the plant manager and/or the staff. It is also a good opportunity to discuss both sustainable development management and the implementation of the actions defined in our agenda 21 in the current year. It encourages friendly exchanges between people. So, this leads people who are already convinced and the most motivated to bring others into this project. This dynamic group which is in accordance with our school ethic contributes also to broaden the open-mindedness of members and to increase the staff awareness of the advantages and the limits of such a participative approach.


 

 Ecole des Mines de Douai



Date of commitment: 06/03/2012
Signatory Name and Title:
Vincent Thery, Assistant director
University/School and acronym: Ecole des Mines de Douai
Country: Douai -France
Website : www.mines-douai.fr
Email : mines@mines-douai.fr

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

- Facilitate and enhance students’ education for Sustainable Development through extracurricular activities and events information

- Advancing the Sustainable Development through Research and Innovation

- Empowering students to take account of sustainable development in the functioning of the School, the Students’ House and restaurant

- Implement actions to improve management of environmental risks and reduce our ecological footprint


Ecole des Mines de Nantes


Date
of commitment : 30/03/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Lemoult Bernard- Head of Sustainable Development
University/School and acronym : Ecole des Mines de Nantes
Country : Nantes – France
Email : bernard.lemoult@mines-nantes.fr
Website:  www.mines-nantes.fr/fr/L-Ecole/Agenda-21-engagement-societal

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Commitments and actions for sustainable development are described into the 3 previous SD reports.
Indicators and targets on social and environment issues are presented into each annal report.
The 2010 SD report is available on : www.mines-nantes.fr/fr/L-Ecole/Agenda-21-engagement-societal


 Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie-Chimie ParisTech

 

Date of commitment: 12/04/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Valérie Cabuil- Director
University/School and acronym : Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie-Chimie ParisTech
Country : Paris – France
Website: www.enscp.fr
Email : directeur@adm.chimie-paristech.fr

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Eco responsabiliser notre établissement par une sensibilisation des élèves, enseignants et personnels à la réduction des déchets, leur recyclage, par des modes de vis responsables.


Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier


Date of commitment
: 03/04/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Dumy Pascal- Directeur
University/School and acronym : Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier
Country : Montpellier- France
Website: www.enscm.fr
Email : direction.enscm@enscm.fr

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

- Enseigner les concepts de développement durable
- Encourager la recherche sur le développement durable
- Eco responsabiliser nos campus
- Soutenir les efforts de développement durable
- S’engager et partager les résultats par le biais de cadres internationaux


 Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Mécanique et d’Aérotechnique


Date of commitment
: 16/03/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Francis Cottet- Director
University/School and acronym : Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Mécanique et d’Aérotechnique
Country : Futuroscope Chasseneuil – France
Email : francis.cottet@isea-ensma.fr

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

We are committed to reaching Level 3 of the Plan Vert as defined by « Conférence des Grandes Ecoles » and « Conférence des Présidents d’Université »


Ecole NAtionale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Etienne

Date of commitment: 11/05/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Philippe Jamet – Directeur
University/School and acronym : Ecole NAtionale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Etienne
Country : Saint-Etienne – France
Website : www.emse.fr
Email : begon@emse.fr

 

 

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Training of humanists and responsible engineers is central to the educational project of ENSMSE whose mission is to support economic development and responses to societal expectations. Sustainable development and social responsibility are addressed through
• The exemplary operations : energy, waste, procurement, access for disabled …
• The education and training by mastering the tools, methods and standards for sustainable development and social responsibility ,and the mutations economic sectors,
• Research specific to sustainable development and social responsibility
• The transmission of knowledge to society, particularly through the center of scientific culture
• Involvement with regional stakeholders in the fields of eco-design, social responsibility, economic transitions, preparation for the Rio + 20 conference …
• In terms of governance a sustainable development delegate conducts working groups and strategy, elements of sustainable development are integrated in the annual report


Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Ingénieurs en informatique, automatique, mécanique énérgétique et électronique


Date of commitment
: 30/03/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Coutellier Daniel- Directeur
University/School and acronym : Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Ingénieurs en informatique, automatique, mécanique énérgétique et électronique
Country : Valenciennes – France
Website : www.univ-valenciennes.fr/ensiame
Email : DANIEL.COUTELLIER@UNIV-VALENCIENNES.FR

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Act all actions to improve the sustainable development


Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire d’Alfort



Date of commitment
: 04/05/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Jean-Paul Mialot – Professor, Directeur
University/School and acronym : Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire d’Alfort
Country : Maisons-Alfort – France
Website : www.vet-alfort.fr
Email : jpmialot@vet-alfort.fr

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

 Self evaluation in line with french high school organization (2012) and implementation basic actions.


 Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire de Toulouse

 



Date of commitment
: 04/04/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Alain Milon- Directeur
University/School and acronym : Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire de Toulouse
Country : Toulouse – France
Website : www.envt.fr
Email : direction@envt.fr

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Notre projet de développement durable pour 2012-2015 consiste à réduire la consommation d’énergie et d’eau à l’ENVT et ainsi diminuer notre impact environnemental.
Les actions du projet 2012-2015 :
- Réaliser un diagnostic de performance énergétique complet de l’établissement,
- Faire une étude pour l’installation d’une chaufferie biomasse,
- Améliorer l’isolation thermique de nos bâtiments (toitures et fenêtres),
- Améliorer la régulation sur le chauffage des bâtiments,
- Remettre en état notre réseau d’alimentation d’eau pour éviter les fuites,
- Contrôler et suivre nos dépenses d’énergie (installation de compteurs électrique, d’eau).


Ecole Supérieur des Sciences Commerciales d’Angers



Date of commitment
: 30/03/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Catherine Leblanc- Directrice Générale de l’ESSCA
University/School and acronym : Ecole Supérieur des Sciences Commerciales d’Angers.
Country : Angers – France
Website : www.essca.fr
Email : ACCUEIL@essca.fr

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Depuis 2008 l’ESSCA s’est engagée dans tous les aspects du développement durable à travers la mise en place de divers projets tels que :

- L’intégration de plus en plus poussée du développement durable dans l’ensemble des formations proposées. A cela s’ajoute la création de formation spécialisée dans le social comme le « master en économie sociale et solidaire ».

- La mise en place d’un système de recherche « ESSCA Knowledge »pertinent qui permet d’offrir aux étudiants des cours sans cesse actualisés et répondant à des critères d’exigence élevée. De plus, grâce aux liens qui ont été tissés avec des acteurs à différentes échelles, ESSCA Knowledge permet la diffusion et l’échange de connaissances.

- La réduction de son empreinte écologique à travers :

  • La construction de nouveaux bâtiments répondant aux normes HQE,
  • Les achats Eco responsables avec l’ensemble des fournisseurs,
  • La mise en place d’un système de gestion centralisée (GTC) pour l’ensemble des flux énergétiques des sites d’Angers et Boulogne-Billancourt,
  • Le tri sélectif sur l’ensemble du site d’Angers,
  • Le déploiement d’un site de covoiturage pour des déplacements plus responsables,

- Participation à divers projets de développement social sur son territoire :

  • Cordée de la Réussite,
  • Handi-management avec la proposition d’une formation à l’ensemble des salariés,
  • Charte « respect de chacun » pour l’intégration de tous au sein de l’école,
  • L’adhésion au réseau « Campus responsable »,

- Accompagnement de l’ensemble des actions initiées par les étudiants et ce quel que soit le niveau.

Entre 2012 et 2015 l’ESSCA souhaite développer de manière plus poussée l’ensemble des actions déjà engagées en mettant l’accent sur :

- La poursuite de la sensibilisation de l’ensemble du personnel et des étudiants pour que le développement durable devienne une préoccupation de tous les jours. Cela passera par une accentuation de l’enseignement et la mise en place d’un plan d’actions ambitieux de différentes campagnes d’informations.

- Le renforcement de ses partenariats avec l’ensemble des fournisseurs en développant des cahiers des charges poussés en termes d’exigences liées au Développement Durable.

- Le développement du tissu local en participant et en appuyant diverses actions. De plus l’ESSCA souhaite contribuer à dynamiser l’économie locale en favorisant au maximum les achats de proximité.

- L’environnement, avec la réalisation d’un bilan carbone pour identifier les axes d’amélioration. L’ESSCA souhaite préserver l’environnement naturel qui l’entoure et pour ce faire elle met en place des méthodes de gestion n’ayant aucun impact sur les milieux naturels comme la politique zéro pesticide.

- Mettre l’emphase sur l’ouverture sociale du groupe ESSCA.


ESCEM Tours-Poitier

 

Date of commitment: 06/04/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Pascal Rivet- Director General
University/School and acronym : ESCEM Tours-Poitier
Country : Tours – France
Website : www.esceminternational.fr  www.escem.fr
Email : privet@escem.fr

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

- Ensure the expansion of skills in sustainable development for students, professors, researchers and staff to encourage an integrated sustainable governance for the global management of organizations and the school’s own particular activities. Creation of a community of interests to highlight and promote the skills required by managers to implement global responsibility policies.

- Accompany the social development of our region, within the local communities and within business entities ; share our sustainable development expertise with our current partners and other organizations in a spirit of global responsibility

- Develop research on the subject of sustainable development and social responsibility with the aim of value creation for social and economic development of organizations. Incorporating this academic expertise in global responsibility into all our courses, making sure that it corresponds to the needs of all our stakeholders and that information is shared by the community at large.

- Fostering a human and social policy (diversity, equality, equal opportunities, quality of life, solidarity, human development).

- Report on our sustainable performance and implementation of loyal and ethical practices (assessing, monitoring, scoring, communicating)

- Develop an environmental safeguard and protection policy to prevent and reduce our environmental stress

- Join the PRME

- Design or creation of programs/partnerships that encourage the fight against worldwide poverty and reduce our carbon footprint.


ESCP Europe


Date of commitment
: 16/03/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Pascal Morand- Dean
University/School and acronym : ESCP Europe
Country : Paris – France
Website : www.escpeurope.eu
Email : morand@escpeurope.eu

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

ESCP Europe is committed to further developing both teaching and research devoted to sustainability as well as green campus actions and initiatives. In this respect, a new major concentration on « Management, social innovation and Sustainability » was launched in 2011 on the Paris campus (Professors Aurélien Acquier & Olivier Delbard), together with a new specialization on « Sustainability management » taught in Berlin (Professor Sylvie Geisendorf). Besides, a major on « Social entrepreneurship » has started in Madrid in 2011.
Our objective is to have a 20% increase in students in these majors.

In the field of Executive education, ESCP Europe is offering a 5-day program on the Management of Industrial Ecology with pioneer company Interface Inc., as of 2012.

About 12 faculty members are working on sustainability issues (in various fields such as finance, supply chain and procurement, strategy, ethics, marketing, management control, economics) are now collaborating on joint teaching and research projects.

Regarding campus, green initiatives are developing and annual reporting is taking place.


ESG Management School

 

Date of commitment :02/04/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Derhy Armand - Head of Corporate Social Responsability
University/School and acronym : ESG Management School
Country : Paris – France
Website : www.esg-edu.com/business-school-paris.html
Email : esg@esg.fr

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

L’ESG Management School a défini 3 objectifs prioritaires en matière d’engagement citoyen et de responsabilité sociale de l’entreprise (RSE) dans le cadre du Plan Stratégique Audace 2015 impliquant la direction et l’ensemble de sa communauté.

- Elargir la mission première de l’école par l’intégration de la dimension citoyenne des futurs managers
- Poursuivre la politique d’ouverture sociale mise en place par l’école ainsi que ses engagements contre toutes formes de discrimination
- Intégrer une politique de gestion environnementale par la prise en compte des impacts environnementaux au travers de sa politique d’achats de matières premières ou de transports (énergie, eau, air, déchets et biodiversité).

ESG Management School has identified – Strategic Plan 2015 – three priority objectives of corporate social responsibility (CSR) :
- Extend primary mission of the school by integrating the citizen dimension of future managers
- Continue the policy of opening social development by the school and its commitment against all forms of discrimination
- Integrate an environmental management policy for the consideration of environmental impacts through its purchasing policy or transport (energy, water, air and biodiversity).


ESSEC Business School

Date of commitment :01/02/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Pierre Tapie - Dean and President
University/School and acronym : ESSEC Business School
Country : Cergy-Pontoise cedex- France
Website : www.essec.edu
Email : tapie@essec.fr

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

ESSEC Business School wants to organize the various initiatives concerning sustainable development present by undertaken in various dimensions of the school: student initiatives, sustainable campus and academic content.

ESSEC will nominate an internal champion for sustainable initiative in order to increase, within a 3 year period, the number of students and academics involved in sustainability initiative by a factor of +50%.

Resources will be from working time, partnership with key stakeholders and especially the Conference des Grandes Ecoles, and student projects.


Euromed Management

 

Date of commitment :01/02/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Bernard Belletante – Dean
University/School and acronym : Euromed Management
Country : Marseille – France
Website : www.euromed-management.com
Email : csr@euromed-management.com

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

At Euromed Management, sustainable development activities are carried out continuously throughout the year.
Before the UNCSD in Rio, Euromed Management will :
- Produce its SIP/COP (Sharing information on Progress),
- Launch a campus biodiversity management and action plan
- Produce a Responsible Manager Guide
- Organize a series of awareness raising events
- Carry out its 3rd Carbon Footprint


 Grenoble Ecole de Management



Date of commitment
: 13/03/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Thierry Grange- Dean & Director General
University/School and acronym : Grenoble Ecole de Management
Country : Grenoble – France
Website : www.grenoble-em.com
Email : jaclyn.rosebrook-collignon@grenoble-em.com

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Grenoble Ecole de Management commits to:
- Continue to publish a biannual Global RIM report (Global Compact/PRME SIP report) – 4th report to be published before October 2012.
- Continue to annually self assess the institution’s progress with indicators using the French National CGE/CPU Green Plan.
- Share courses, best practices, information & ressources via GEM’s DD/RSE platform www.openrim.org
- Support & sustain collaborative learning and innovative projects internally with GEM’s student body, faculty & administration; and externally through our corporate, academic and social alliances locally, nationally and internationally.


 Groupe ESC Pau

Date of commitment: 26/03/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Patrice Cailleba- Academic Dean
University/School and acronym : Groupe ESC Pau
Country : Pau – France
Website : www.esc-pau.fr/index.html
Email : patrice.cailleba@esc-pau.fr

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

We agree to support the following actions:

-Teach sustainable development concepts: all our courses in Management involve sustainable development concepts;
-Green our campuses: we are now working on a new « Green » Campus to open in 2016 in Biarritz (France);
-Support sustainability efforts in the communities in which we reside through compulsory caritative local, national and international activities realized by first year students (France, Morroco, Nepal); internships within the UN (through the Special Unit of South South Cooperation/UNDP/UNO) ;
-Engage with and share results through international frameworks: we are part of the PRME, the Global Compact and since 2010 we are partner of the GSSD Expo.

Those commitment described are transparent and can all be measured.


Groupe ESC Toulouse (Toulouse Business School)

Date of commitment: 26/03/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Hervé Passeron- Directeur
University/School and acronym : Groupe ESC Toulouse (Toulouse Business School)
Country : Toulouse – France
Website : www.esc-toulouse.fr
Email : c.delpuech@esc-toulouse.fr

 

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Our institution is trying to improve integration of CSR in its own strategy and in education, teaching and research. Social responsibility of a faculty, for us refers to the necessity to train responsible managers in order to integrate social and environmental considerations into their decision-making and to help them to face dilemma. It deals with increasing students’ understanding of environmental and social issues and to help them to face companies’ economic challenges by developing innovations and new opportunities.

It includes:
- The faculty’s commitments
-education and teaching
-research
- students’ enrolments in social and environmental projects
- relationships with business practitioners and stakeholders
- internal social and environmental policy of the university

“Groupe ESC Toulouse” (Toulouse Business School) attaches the highest importance to the individual and collective involvement of its students. That’s why each first year student of the Master in Management Program must carry out a civil duty or 50 hours in solidarity, made available to associations.
A student association has been created in 2006: the B3D – “Bureau du Développement Durable” (= Sustainable development office). With the support of Groupe ESC Toulouse institution, the B3D organises each year “Les Assises nationales étudiantes du développement durable”, a national student sustainable development event.

Moreover, all the students are more and more sensitized to BiS and CR matters through academic discipline teaching and conferences.

Several professors of the Groupe ESC Toulouse have published their work on these matters and especially on Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development.

For more information :

http://www.esc-toulouse.fr/fr/p1789_468//groupe/rse.html


Groupe Sup de Co La Rochelle

Date of commitment: 09/05/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Daniel Peyron – Directeur Général
University/School and acronym : Groupe Sup de Co La Rochelle
Country : La Rochelle - France
Website : http://www.esc-larochelle.fr/
Email : petitf@esc-larochelle.fr

 

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Notre démarche RSE s’articule autour de trois piliers que nous considérons comme majeurs :

-L’intégration du développement durable dans l’ensemble des parcours de formation, afin de donner à nos étudiants les clés qui leur permettront de développer des business models innovants et responsables, ainsi qu’un management humain et créatif de valeur partagée ;

-Le développement de la recherche académique en matière de responsabilité sociétale, pour analyser en profondeur les questions complexes, systémiques, liées à la construction d’un meilleur « vivre ensemble » sur le long terme ;

-La gestion responsable de l’école et son ancrage territorial parce que nous avons pour devoir, en tant qu’organisation, de minimiser nos externalités négatives et de maximiser nos externalités positives.

Notre projet s’illustre à travers les actions suivantes :

-Favoriser, notamment à travers les chaires d’entreprises, le travail de recherche appliquée et académique. L’école compte 47 enseignants chercheurs dont 16 qui travaillent directement en lien avec le développement durable. Cette année, la thématique DD-RSE a très largement nourri notre production académique et les étudiants des masters Environnement et Développement Durable ont directement été impliqués sur des projets liés aux chaires.

-Nous avons défini de grands axes d’amélioration en matière de consommation d’énergie : ajustement des systèmes de chauffage, investissement de matériel et sensibilisation interne à la maîtrise de consommation.

-La réduction de nos émissions de gaz à effet de serre ; le bilan carbone de 2010 montre que 69% de nos émissions de CO2 proviennent de la mobilité. Notre objectif est donc de promouvoir l’utilisation de moyens de transports moins polluants, notamment avec le dispositif « biclo » (vélos prêtés aux étudiants pour l’année) et un partenariat avec la RTCR (Réseau du Transport Communautaire Rochelaise).


Groupe Sup de Co Montpellier Business School

Date of commitment: 02/05/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Didier Jourdan- Dean
University/School and acronym : Groupe Sup de Co Montpellier Business School
Country : Montpellier – France
Website : www.supdeco-montpellier.fr
Email : c.cazi@supco-montpellier.fr

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

We aim to implement new concepts in teaching, research and in our own activity.
We focus on diversity and access for everyone to higher education.
We recruit a 5 persons team to achieve our targets.


 Hautes Etudes d’Ingénieurs

Date of commitment: 16/05/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Jean-Marc IDOUX- General Director
University/School and acronym : Hautes Etudes d’Ingénieurs – HEI
Country : Lille – France
Website : www.hei.fr
Email : sandrine.lefebvre@hei.fr

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

HEI s’inscrit pleinement dans la démarche « Higher Education Sustainability Initative for Rio+20 ». L’école répond concrètement aux différentes dimensions portées dans l’initiative. Elle se veut en recherche permanente d’une nouvelle dynamique créative entre les sciences (recherche de la vérité), l’entreprise (recherche de l’efficacité économique) et l’homme (espérance et valeurs). L’école est tournée vers l’entreprise et tire sa spécificité de valeurs mettant l’étudiant et l’Homme de manière générale au centre de ses préoccupations.

Enseigner les concepts de développement durable

Le développement durable se trouve au cœur des enseignements. A titre d’exemples, HEI formalise une chaire de formation, de recherche et d’innovation sur la thématique Energies Habitat Environnement. Cette chaire prolonge et renforce les activités déjà initiées depuis 2008 sur cette thématique. “Energies Habitat Environnement” se positionne comme une approche transdisciplinaire, s’appuyant sur le savoir-faire généraliste de l’école : conception et gestion des bâtiments, production et consommation des énergies, recours à des matériaux innovants tels que les textiles techniques, domotique, traitement des eaux et des déchets, transports respectueux de l’environnement, prise en compte des usages et des comportements…
Autre exemple, le label Humanités. Dans le cadre de l’institut polytechnicum de Lille, qui rassemble HEI, l’ISEN, l’ISA et la Faculté libre des sciences et technologies, un label Humanités s’est mis en place depuis 2010. L’objectif est d’accréditer un parcours de formation supplémentaire. Il fait l’objet d’une démarche volontaire. La finalité du label est d’attester la capacité du futur professionnel à s’inscrire dans une démarche de développement durable en ayant une claire conscience des nécessaires nouveaux équilibres à trouver entre les données environnementales (Planet), économiques (Prosperity) et la responsabilité sociale (People) et étant à même d’expliciter son éthique personnelle.

Encourager la recherche sur le développement durable

La recherche à HEI est organisée autour de 4 axes thématiques qui incluent des dimensions de développement durable dans chacun d’entres eux.
1 – La thématique Procédés, Chimie Durable et Santé inclut notamment une approche sur la chimie verte, avec la synthèse de composés issus d’une matière première renouvelable.
2 – La thématique Matériaux Innovants s’attache à développer par exemple la thermique de l’Habitat et la conception globale de bâtiment pour un meilleur cadre de vie (confort thermique, acoustique, qualité de l’air)
3 – La thématique Réseaux Electriques – Transports Intelligents comprend l’optimisation énergétique et l’accroissement de la fiabilité des réseaux électriques de tout type (terrestres, offshore, embarqué, habitat, …). Elle inclut également la gestion optimisée des réseaux [Smart Grids] : intégration des Energies Renouvelables, intégration des Véhicules Electriques, maîtrise de la demande d’énergie…
4 – La thématique Energies Habitat Environnement se décline en projet de recherche (enveloppe des bâtiments, réhabilitation durable du bâtiment et comportement énergétique, architecture des réseaux et gestion de l’énergie électrique dans les bâtiments…)

Eco-responsabiliser nos campus

HEI participe à la réalisation du bilan carbone conduit dans le cadre de l’Université catholique de Lille. L’Université s’est engagée depuis 2006 dans une démarche de développement durable mobilisant l’ensemble de ses membres (les établissements de recherche et d’enseignement supérieur et les hôpitaux, ainsi que les partenaires institutionnels et industriels). Cet engagement s’est traduit notamment par la création de l’Institut du Développement Durable et Responsable (IDDR) en juin 2007 pilotant un programme d’actions privilégiant une approche transversale.
L’Université catholique de Lille a déjà mis en œuvre de nombreuses initiatives dans le champ du développement durable et est ainsi la première université française à avoir élaboré un plan de déplacements.

Soutenir les efforts de développement durable

En 2011, l’école d’ingénieur HEI a amorcé des travaux de grande ampleur sur son site historique à Lille. Au nombre des axes stratégiques du projet immobilier, HEI souhaite renforcer son inscription dans la Cité, en contribuant aux circulations douces, en s’insérant dans le plan de déplacement de l’Université catholique de Lille, en permettant l’accessibilité aux personnes à mobilité réduite…
Le choix des matériaux et des structures dans la construction de bâtiments ou équipements neufs de l’établissement s’opère dans un souci de réduction de l’empreinte environnementale.
La Fondation HEI-Ingénieurs pour le monde (sous égide de la Fondation de France), créée en 2008, se donne notamment pour mission de favoriser l’ascenseur social. En permettant l’allégement du coût des études, les dons qu’elle reçoit encouragent les jeunes issus de milieux modestes à s’engager dans des études d’ingénieur.
En 2010-2011, les dons apportés par des particuliers et des entreprises ont aidé HEI à proposer des frais de scolarité moindres à 260 élèves boursiers. En 2012, l’ambition se poursuit avec 288 élèves à accompagner.

 


ICN Business School Nancy- Metz


Date of commitment: 11/03/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Jérome Caby- Director General
University/School and acronym : ICN Business School Nancy- Metz
Country : Nancy – France
Website : www.icn-groupe.fr
Email : jerome.caby@icn-groupe.fr

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

School is committed to :
- Integrate CSR and Sustainable Development point of view in all courses taught at ICN.
- Promote academic and applied research on sustainable development and CSR through among others two chairs in « Art and Sustainable Enterprise” and “Corporate Social Responsibility and Innovation”.
- Reinforce the School’s governance gender balance by the end of the 2011-2016 ICN strategic plan. This will be achieved by increasing the female membership on the Board of Governors, the Strategic Orientation Committee and the Executive Committee.
- Deepen the joint solidarity project set up in the autumn of 2010 by the three Schools in the Artem-Nancy alliance: « Cordée Artem-Nancy: facing the future together », to help and tutor students from the underprivileged areas of Lorraine Region, as identified in the city’s ‘Urban Strategy’, to access a program of excellence.
- Reduce its carbon footprint thanks to its new facilities and its purchasing policy (hybrid cars, …)


Institut des sciences et industries du vivant et de l’environnement


D
ate of commitment :
17/04/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Trystram Gilles- Directeur Général
University/School and acronym : Institut des sciences et industries du vivant et de l’environnement
Country : Paris – France
Website : www.agroparistech.fr
Email : gilles.trystram@agroparistech.fr

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

As an institute focusing on education and research in life sciences, agronomy, food technology and environment, AgroParisTech addresses in a direct way sustainable development concerns. Teaching, research works and campus management already integrate these issues.
Our commitment will be fostered throughout the implementation of a Green Plan for sustainable development encompassing the next three years and aiming, among other things, at enhancing sustainability as well as rising sensitivity towards those issues within the working community and beyond. Annual reporting will assess the related developments.
Some of the targets include :
- A renewed carbon assessment for our sites
- The achievement of a methane digester device at the experimental farm
- Energy consumptions diagnosis on the campus sites
- Improving of the waste management schemes and actions
- Possibly, a more organic food profile of the meals handed out by our catering partner
- Improvement of sites accessibility for disabled students and workers
- The “greening” of vehicles used, with lower carbon emissions
- The continuation of scientific and cultural events focusing sustainable issues in the school
- The continuation of social actions, supported by engineer students, and aiming at developing skills for college students

The resources mobilized so as to fulfill those commitments will rely on the student associations, the working community, managers, as well as the sustainable development mission.


Institut Polytechnique LaSalle Beauvais

Date of commitment : 27/03/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Leroux Valérie- Directeur de l’enseignement
University/School and acronym : Institut Polytechnique LaSalle Beauvais
Country : Beauvais – France
Website : www.lasalle-beauvais.fr
Email : maxime.agnes@lasalle-beauvais.fr

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

- Réalisation d’un bilan carbone (Juin 2010)
- Adhésion au réseau Campus Responsables (Juin 2010) : http://www.campusresponsables.com/?q=campus-membres/24
- Embauche d’un chargé de mission Développement Durable à plein temps (décembre 2010)
- Embauche d’un chargé de mission Handicap à plein temps (mars 2011)
- Mise en place de 4 groupes de travail (2010) afin de piloter la démarche « LaSalle VERT » :
1) Valorisation
2) Exemplarité écologique
3) Responsabilité Sociale
4) Transmission
Projet de créer un groupe de travail sur la recherche.
- Structuration de la démarche dans un Agenda 21 (validation en cours) : 20 Objectis référencés

Le développement durable est un pilier de la réforme pégagogique (réalisée pour les 1ère et 2ème années; en cours pour les 3ème; 4ème et 5ème années)

- Mise en place d’un comité de suivi avec l’ADEME; la Communauté d’Agglomération du Beauvaisis; le Conseil Régional de Picardie et la Conseil Général de l’Oise pour mener des projets communs en amont : (Alimentation, Biodiversité, Solidarité, Mobilité, …)
- Poursuite de la démarche LaSalle VERT en développant « l’Eco-Campus LaSalle Beauvais » : Piétonisation du site à partir de Septembre 2012; mise en place d’un plan de gestion de la biodiversité du campus; Poursuite des projets de circuits courts menés avec le CROUS…


Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University


D
ate of commitment :
06/04/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Hugues Fulchiron- President
University/School and acronym : Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University
Country : Lyon – France
Website : www.univ-lyon3.fr
Email : presidence@univ-lyon3.fr

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Jean Moulin Lyon3 University recognizes and assumes the crucial role of a Higher Education institution in the construction of our societies.
Lyon3 already named a SD responsible and a commission in charge to implement SD inside University.
- Lyon3 is fulfilling its first Green Plan Grid this year, and plans to build an annual SD Report on progress
- We already work on consistency between our teaching programs, our research axes, and our operating mode regarding the SD approach.
- We already implement actions to increase awareness, reduce our ecological footprint and to dematerialize as far as possible
- We also work on a social and societal policy for improving well being on the campus, soft mobility, quality of life at work, healthy food etc. and we work on a global responsible buying policy.
- We have set up a Master in Ethics and SD, but SD is bound to be spread in all our programs
All these actions are and will be undertaken while following principles of transversality and cooperation between our stakeholders.
A collaborative e-space is about to be created to impulse and insure a collective teamwork between them on all SD focuses.
Work is in progress… and we are committed to go further each year


Mines ParisTech

 

Date of commitment : 05/04/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Romain Soubeyran- Director
University/School and acronym : Mines ParisTech
Country : Paris – France
Website : www.mines-paristech.fr
Email : romain.soubeyran@mines-paristech.fr

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Each year Mines ParisTech sets up a « green plan », which spells out what the Ecole will do. This is reviewed at the end of the year in order to prepare the plan for the following year.


Polytech Montpellier


D
ate of commitment :
16/03/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Serge Pravossoudovitch- Director
University/School and acronym : Polytech Montpellier
Country : Montpellier – France
Website : www.polytech-montpellier.fr
Email : pravo@lirmm.fr

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Our sustainability projects are
- implement an environmental management system (ISO 14001)
- implement an economical and societal assessment (ISO 26000)
In particular we will focus on development of training and teaching concerning sustainable development


PRES Université de Toulouse

Date of commitment: 02/05/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Casamatta Gilbert – Dean of Reims Management School
University/School and acronym : PRES Université de Toulouse
Country : Toulouse – France
Website : www.univ-toulouse.fr
Email : pres@univ-toulouse.fr

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Nous développons et créons des éco-campus dans le cadre du programme « Opération Campus », nous nous inscrivons dans une démarche de développement durable dans le choix des matériaux et des énergies utilisées pour le fonctionnement des futurs bâtiments.


REIMS Management School

 

Date of commitment: 20/04/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Bonvalet François- Dean of Reims Management School
University/School and acronym : REIMS Management School
Country : Reims – France
Website : www.reims-ms.fr
Email : am.bonnefous@reims-ms.fr

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Since 2003, sustainability has become a major issue in the agenda of Reims Management School.
The principles of social and environmental responsibility were distributed in all the missions of RMS. The faculty already conducted a thorough reform of the educational content of many programs in order to educate our student to exercise overall responsibility in companies. Today, our Agenda 21 focuses on five objectives:

• Nurture a new generation of responsible managers;
• Intensify research on the concepts of Global Responsibility and Sustainable Development and foster exchange on these themes with academics and practitioners;
• Promote social opening and equal opportunities for admitting students;
• Raise the awareness of all our stakeholders about the concept of global responsibility (students, employees, companies and graduates);
• Be widely recognized as a responsible business school

Since 2007, a reporting system has been implemented to measure each year our progress. This reporting system includes 52 indicators in the areas of responsible governance, education, research, environmental performance and social openness. Our annual Sustainable Development Reports are available online (http://www.reims-ms.fr/fr/groupe/qui_resp.php).
For the years 2012-2015, our action plan focuses on:

• Design new teaching methods to strengthen the integration of SD and CSR principles in all our training programs.
• Review all the courses in management through the prism of CSR by promoting transdisciplinarity among the faculty departments and creating a e-learning platform on SD/CSR for teachers and students.
• Build a transdisciplinary research center “Business and Society” to increase the number of publications and develop applied research in SD and CSR.
• Improve our governance by establishing stakeholders’ session to identify all their expectations.
• Implement a genuine transport policy: promote soft and green transport as well as carpooling, create a bike repair stand and launch an annual “smart move” day.
• Maintain our actions for a responsible food chain and reach 20% of organic food in our daily menu in 2015.
• Generalize eco-design in all our activities and periodic point on the example of the eco-designed business week hosted by RMS since 2010.


SKEMA Business School



Date of commitment
: 14/03/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Guilhon Alice- Dean
University/School and acronym : SKEMA Business School
Country : Euralille – France
Website : www.skema.edu
Email : alice.guilhon@skema.edu

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

SKEMA Business School will
-Reinforce its campuses sustainable development policy to highlight the exemplary role we have to play in driving forward our students and staff as well as business, local partners and suppliers and therefore provide leadership on education for sustainable development
-Report on its actions, their results, the progress and the best practices we built on the SIP/COP
-Implement its human resource management policy for equality and diversity for staff (gender, age, disability, ethnic origin) and for students (disability, ethnic origin, limited financial resources, ) and demonstrate that diversity is a real organizational performance in a globalization world.
-Keep on working with its local, regional, national and international partners (Universities, Business Schools, and Research Centers, Firms, Collectivities, Associations and internal committees which represent staff, and students.


Télécom Bretagne


Date of commitment
:
23/04/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Friedel Paul- President
University/School and acronym : Télécom Bretagne
Country : Brest – France
Website : www.telecom-bretagne.eu
Email : directeur@telecom-bretagne.eu

 


Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Sustainable Development and Societal Responsibility:  Télécom Bretagne is committed Why?
• The School is conscious of the environmental, social and economic impacts of its activities,
(Relations with local authorities, suppliers and industrial partners …)
• As a higher educational establishment and research and innovation centre, Télécom Bretagne has responsibility
for :
- raising the ethical awareness of its students, strengthening their commitment and critical discernment in a complex world of limited resources
- the creation of economic activities and innovative projects linked to ICT and respectful of the people and resources of the planet
• As a Public Institution, it has an exemplary role,
To drive and promote the underlying values of sustainable development
• As an employer it has a responsibility to its workforce
• Finally, commitment to a programme of sustainable development / societal responsibility is, above all, for Télécom Bretagne, synonymous with commitment to a process of advancement and innovation.

We pledge:
1. To be exemplary in the application of the principles of sustainable and community development
2. To train our engineering students in the economic, environmental and social issues of sustainable development and to develop specific courses on this theme
3. To transpose, in a clear and measurable manner, sustainable development into our research programmes
4. To reduce the ecological footprint of our activities (teaching, research, innovation, transport, catering, accommodation, purchases…)
5. To recognise diversity and combat all forms of discrimination regarding students and personnel
6. To reconcile the evolution of our activities and our workforce, while looking out for everyone’s best interest
7. To participate, within the framework of our missions, in community projects and to fight exclusion
8. To be actively involved in regional and national sustainable development projects


Université d’Aix Marseille

Date of commitment : 21/03/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Berland Yvon- President
University/School and acronym : Université d’Aix Marseille
Country : Marseille – France
Website : www.dd.univ-provence.fr
Email : vp-devdurable@univ-amu.fr


Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Aix-Marseille University is a young university. In light of this youth, the President wished to implement a transverse sustainable development policy.
As such, in the years 2012-2015, university wishes to establish a pattern of deplacements for students and staff, develop an Agenda 21, propose to students an awareness of sustainable development regardless of their chosen course at university.
Sustainable Development office of AMU wishes to work across activities with all partners, especially students. Sustainable development policy is also in the local context, regional, national and international


Université d’Angers

Date of commitment : 28/03/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Jean-Paul Saint André- Président de l’Université
University/School and acronym : Université d’Angers
Country : Angers – France
Website : www.univ-angers.fr
Email : patrick.perraut@univ-angers.fr

 
Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Déploiement d’un enseignement du développement durable sous forme d’unité d’enseignement libre, accessible à l’ensemble des étudiants de Licence.


Université de Bourgogne 

Date of commitment : 17/04/2012
Signatory Name and Title :  Sophie BéJean - Presidente
University/School and acronym : Université de Bourgogne
Country : Dijon – France
Website : www.campusdurable.u-bourgogne.fr
Email : president@u-bourgogne.fr

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Adopté par le Conseil d’administration du 28 juin 2010, l’uB est l’une des premières universités françaises à formaliser un plan pluriannuel aussi exhaustif en matière d’environnement et de développement durable. Elle acquiert ainsi un statut d’université de référence, dont elle devra être à la hauteur dans la concrétisation de ses actions.

Le plan pluriannuel est divisé en six grands domaines :

- Sensibilisation et formation des étudiants et des personnels
- Valorisation des recherches
- Transport et mobilité
- Impact environnemental de l’université
- Politique sociale
- Stratégie et gouvernance

Sa mise en place devra s’effectuer de manière concertée avec les partenaires locaux privilégiés de l’université comme le Grand Dijon, le Conseil Régional de Bourgogne ou le CROUS. Par ailleurs, l’université de Franche-Comté étant elle aussi déjà engagée dans une démarche de développement durable, le PRES devra lui aussi intégrer dans ses actions et ses proposition le développement durable et les engagements de ses établissements membres.

Retrouvez le détail complet des objectifs opérationnels de ce plan sur le site web www.campusdurable.u-bourgogne.fr


Université de Bretagne-Sud

 

Date of commitment : 12/04/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Jean Peeters- President
University/School and acronym : Université de Bretagne-Sud
Country : Lorient – France
Website : www.univ-ubs.fr
Email : president@univ-ubs.fr

 


Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

UBS is committed to engaging in sustainable development.


Université des Antilles et de la Guyane

 

Date of commitment : 19/04/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Pascal Saffache- President
University/School and acronym : Université des Antilles et de la Guyane
Country : Guadeloupe Pointe à Pitre - France
Website : www.uag.fr
Email : pascal.saffache@martinique.univ-ag.fr

 

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Le développement durable
La priorité au développement durable de notre université se manifeste à travers divers programmes d’enseignement, de recherche et d’actions.
L’université des Antilles et de la Guyane a inclus dans ses programmes de licence et de master des cours de déontologie, d’éthique.
Elle a aussi lancé des formations dédiées à ces questions :
- Un master en écologie ;
- Une Licence en Protection de l’environnement
Enfin, plusieurs autres projets, pilotés par des chercheurs de l’UAG, montrent l’implication de l’université dans ce domaine : le laboratoire LARGE (Laboratoire de Recherche en Géoscience et Energie)
Dans le cadre du contexte particulier de chaque établissement, l’UAG entend amorcer un processus participatif visant, notamment, à :

Inscrire au cahier des charges des marchés passés par l’établissement des indicateurs de performance environnementale et sociétale pour favoriser les achats responsables.
- Mettre en place une politique de tri des déchets pour favoriser le recyclage des matériaux et limiter l’épuisement des ressources naturelles. Ceci peut débuter par la mise à disposition de récupérateur de piles, de toners, du papier pour aller jusqu’au traitement de l’ensemble des déchets quand la logistique et les filières de récupération et de traitement le permettent.
- Entreprendre une démarche d’amélioration de l’efficacité énergétique sur les différents campus en enseignant les éco-gestes et en responsabilisant les différents acteurs, en mettant en place les équipements et systèmes facilitant une optimisation de la gestion, en inscrivant l’établissement dans un programme de rénovation énergétique de son patrimoine.
- Profiter des opportunités offertes par les NTICs pour limiter l’impact environnemental et favoriser l’égalité des chances en matière d’accès à la connaissance (visioconférence, webex, campus virtuels, etc.). Promouvoir l’utilisation des logiciels libres.
- Soutenir les initiatives des acteurs de l’université : étudiants, personnels administratifs et techniques, enseignants-chercheurs.
Les objectifs de réduction des gaz à effet de serre et d’efficience énergétique sont intégrés dans les prochaines opérations de construction, de rénovation et de restructuration lourdes sur le bâti.


Université Jean Monnet

 

 

Date of commitment : 11/06/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Khalled Bouabdallah- President
University/School and acronym : Université Jean Monnet
Country : Saint-Etienne – France
Website : www.univ-st-etienne.fr
Email : lordon@univ-st-etienne.fr

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Un chargé de mission au Développement durable a été désigné par le président de l’université en 2010.

Après consultation des différentes services et composantes pédagogiques, l’université Jean-Monnet a engagé les projets suivants :

1. Constitution d’un comité de développement durable à l’échelle de l’établissement (2011)

2. Elaboration d’un Plan de Déplacement Campus en partenariat avec l’agglomération de Saint-Etienne, et en lien avec les autres établissements d’enseignement supérieur du bassin (2012)

3. Habilitation d’une licence professionnelle de Développement durable par l’économie sociale et solidaire (2011)

4. Discussions avec le CLOUS pour développer la pratique de circuits courts en matière d’approvisionnement des restaurants universitaires (2012)

5. Réalisation d’un bilan carbone des services centraux de l’université (2012-2013)

6. Mise au point de crédits libres pluridisciplinaires dédiés au développement durable dans les enseignements de licence (2012-2013)

7. Renseignement du référentiel de développement durable mis au point par la Conférence des Présidents d’Université (2011)

8. Elaboration d’un rapport annuel permettant de suivre l’état d’avancement des projets et de vérifier la conformité des résultats aux engagements (2012-2013)


 

Université Nice Sophia Antipolis

Date of commitment : 19/04/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Albert Marouani- President
University/School and acronym : Université Nice Sophia Antipolis
Country : Nice – France
Website : www.unice.fr
Email : marouani@unice.fr

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

- take action now
- transparency through annual reporting on progress
- description of time-bound targets/goals that can be measured for success
- A general description of key resources and/or partners dedicated to achieve these targets


University of Versailles Saint Quentin en Yvelines

Date of commitment : 19/03/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Sylvie Faucheux- President of the University
University/School and acronym : University of Versailles Saint Quentin en Yvelines
Country : Versailles – France
Website : www.uvsq.fr
Email : sylvie.faucheux@uvsq.fr

 

 

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Sylvie Faucheux – President of the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines and professor of environmental economics and sustainable development- confirms the university involvment for sustainable development. During the last 10 years, the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines made a sheer commitment for sustainable development at local, national and international levels. Boldly engaged in that field of sustainability, the university, as a pioneer in France, integrated this item in the running of the establishment. Sylvie Faucheux is also co-president of the Sustainability Commission of the French Council of University Presidents at the origin of the French approach of sustainable development in universities and colleges named the Green Plan Framework.

By signing the Commitment for Sustainable practices in higher education institutions, on the occasion of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development Rio+20, the University of Versailles Saint Quentin-en-Yvelines wish to strengthen its leadership on this field. The university wish also to share knowledge and experience feedbacks relating to territories innovation strategies and their implementation modalities. The University believes in its ability to federate public and private actors of its territories to develop innovative projects in sustainable development and to build together an open-minded university to meet the challenges of the 21th century.


Université de Nantes

Date of commitment : 06/06/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Olivier Laboux- President
University/School and acronym : Université de Nantes
Country : Nantes – France
Website : www.univ-nantes.fr
Email : contact21@univ-nantes.fr
Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Since 2008, the University of Nantes has been implicated in sustainable development because it is clear for actors of the University that higher education has a crucial role to play in the evolution of the society.

In 2009, the Agenda 21 of the University of Nantes has been built. It is an ambitious program in which each member of the community – students and staff – is involved.

This program is divided into five items:
- Environmental management
- Transports and soft mobility
- Social policy
- Awareness, Teaching and Research
- Strategy and governance

More details are available on the website of the university (www.univ-nantes.fr/universite21).


Ghana


 

University for Development Studies


Date of commitment
: 30/04/2012
Signatory Name and Title: Haruna Yakubu - Vice Chancellor
University/School and acronym: University for Development Studies
Country: Tamale – Ghana
Website : www.uds.edu.gh
Email : yakubuh@hotmail.com

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

We stand by our declaration to take action now and in the future and will provide annual reports regarding our activites.

We have two major activites at present regarding the sustainable development, to whhivh we have commited staff and resources. One of these is ESDA MPhil is Rural development which is scheduled to take off in 2013/2014 with the first group of students.
Our graduate school is implementing this programme and is comminted to its success.

The second major activity is the participation in the CECAR Africa prioject, where UDS is one of the major partners providing staff, students and also project acommodation as well as the study sites.

We have other similar sustainable development intiiatives also planned for later, which we will report on when they pass planning stage.


Germany


Baltic College

Date of commitment: 28/03/2012
Signatory Name and Title: Jens Engelke - President
University/School and acronym: Baltic College
Country: Schwerin – Germany
Website : www.baltic-college.de
Email : engelke@baltic-college.de

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Our University of Applied Sciences is going to found a « center for ethics, culture and law » which aims to support and enhance our sustainability standards.
The center will be found in 2012 and influence e.g. our study courses and research in the near and – of course – further future.


Fachhochschule Düsseldorf – University of Applied Science

 

Date of commitment: 05/06/2012
Signatory Name and TitleBrigitte Grass – President
University/School and acronymFachhochschule Düsseldorf University of Applied Science
Country: Düsseldorf - Germany
Website : www.fh-duesseldorf.de
Email: praesidentin@fh-duesseldorf.de

 

 

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

What we already did:With effect from September 24th of 2010 the Fachhochschule Düsseldorf (University of Applied Sciences) joined the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC).As a university with various functions such as teaching, research and qualification the Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences has the goal to contribute to the implementation and realization of UNGC principals within the actions of enterprises and other institutions.This can be done, on one hand, through collaboration with the numerous contacts our University has to enterprises and other institutions through common research projects as well as by collaboration in teaching and advanced training. On the other hand are particularly our students today the decision makers of the companies and institutions of tomorrow.According to the expectations of the UNGC to all participating academic institutions the Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences wants to enable their students to think cross-linked and appraise the intended and unintended consequences of their actions in economic, technical, social, cultural, political and ecological dimensions.We want to encourage our students for the future to make holistic decisions and actions under consideration of all relevant factors and that they learn to take responsibility for the effects of their behavior. In our opinion this is, apart from a good preparation for a qualified work-related future for them, one of the most important tasks of universities within the society and our contribution to make the world a better place. In this context the Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences sees itself confronted with the tasks of the critical supervision and support of UNGC intentions and as an academic institution to furthermore accompany related activities of enterprises and other organizations.Universities shall improve the general knowledge about as well as the insight and recognition of Corporate Social Responsibility similarly sustainability-programs of businesses by means of “Thought Leadership”, research, teaching and advanced training and hence make their contribution to a further development and continuous advancement of the UNGC within a local and global range. Apart from the mentioned aspects the following reasons let to our decision to join the UNGC:- An explicit positioning as university that rises to the challenge to deal with current and future global social, ecological and economic issues and that wants to make a contribution to the establishment of a sustainable local and global economy and society within our range of influence.- Interdisciplinary identification-potential.- Creating a setting for interdisciplinary education and research, corresponding to annual themes of emphasis of the UN Global Compact.Against this background our university formed a working party on the day of our entry into the UNGC, the 24th of September 2010, in which all of our seven departments, the administration, the presiding committee and our students are represented. The respective representatives shall make a case for the integration of UNGC principals in teaching, research and advanced training within their particular scopes of action and influence.Beyond that the new constitutional order of the Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences is based on UNGC values. Regarding the university development plan the UNGC principals will be taken into account likewise.Immediately after joining the UNGC in 2010, as well as in the course of the first half year of 2011 all faculties, their staff, all students and the committees of our university were informed about UNGC principals and about the reasons for our entry and all newly planned activities. All freshmen are informed about our participation in the UNGC directly when starting to study at Düsseldorf University of Applied

 

Corresponding to the above mentioned goals and tasks for academic institutions, various activities were introduced in the different faculties as well as within the administrative circle of Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences.

What we are doing at the moment:

On July 20th of 2012 our first “day of sustainability” will take place parallel to the conference in Rio de Janeiro (United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development – Rio+20). Prior to this day will be held a press conference at “Campus Süd” of our university. The day itself is planned and organized in an interdisciplinary student project and will be proceeding as follows:

09.00 a.m.: Meeting, warming-up and brainstorming to the question: “Which requirements will science and universities have to meet in responsibility for society?” at “Campus Süd” of our university.

10.00 a.m.: Beginning of a proclamation in the form of a walk over to the “Campus Nord” of our university.

12.00: The declaration of the University of Applied Science regarding sustainability will be handed over to the mayor of the federal state capital Düsseldorf at the city hall.

3.00 p.m.: Arrival of the participants at the “Campus Nord” of our university.

4.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.: Panel discussion with representatives of various enterprises that are also members of the UNGC and representatives of our university addressing the issue: “Which requirements will science and universities have to meet in responsibility for society?”

What we want to realize in the future:

Some explanatory notes on the Commitment to Sustainable Practices of Higher Education Institutions regarding our university:

Item 1 « Teach sustainable developments concepts »: Initial important steps have been made within different faculties through diverse “Sustainability-projects” in a variety of modules and through specific modules regarding these topic areas e.g. Corporate Social Responsibility or Sustainable Management. The UNGC principals are to be seen as cross-cutting issues and should be integrated extensively into academic teaching and curricula.
During the winter semester 2012/2013 a series of lectures concerning sustainability is planned. It forms part of the course of lectures “Horizonte erleben (Experiencing Horizons)”.

Frequent offers for advanced training to teachers and employees of our university, as well as all interested parties that do not form part of our staff, will help to contribute to a continuous and current transfer of knowledge within this topic area.

Item 2 « Encourage research on sustainable development issues »: Many promising starting points, for example a large number of research projects that focus on sustainability as their main emphasis exist already. Those have to be further encouraged.

Item 3 « Green our Campus »: Concerning this issue various basic approaches can be made regarding our new campus. It is of great importance to enforce those approaches in a consequent manner. Thanks to our drinkable-water-project, which was enabled through Düsseldorf’s municipal utilities by mounting several water dispensers that provide our staff and students with free and clean water at all times. Through this action a high degree of availability was archived, without negatively effecting the environment with packing waste.

Furthermore a much more power efficient campus comes into being through our newly constructed building. Apart from this, our defined goal is to integrate social and ecological aspects as well as the idea of sustainability into the decision making processes of our procurement management.

Item 4 « Support sustainability efforts in the communities in which we reside“: Here we can successfully take action through steady dialog with the responsibles of our city Düsseldorf, as we already did within our project on June 20th.

We also take a stand for the construction of a memorial site at the Campus Derendorf to remember the Jewish victims of deportation during the National Socialist regime.

Item 5 « Engage with and share results through international frameworks »: As the first public university of applied science in North Rhine-Westphalia we became member of the UNGC and realized various activities together with companies that are also associates of the UNGC. We strive for more memberships in other relevant UN initiatives.


Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg

Date of commitment: 15/06/2012
Signatory Name and Title:
Claudia Becker – Vice Dean
University/School and acronym: Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Country:  Halle (Saale) – Germany
Website :
www.wiwi.uni-halle.de
Email : dekanat@wiwi.uni-halle.de

 


Nuertingen-Geislingen University

  Date of commitment: 17/05/2012
  Signatory Name and Title: Werner Ziegler-Rector
  University/School and acronym: Nuertingen-Geislingen University-NGU
  Country: Nuertingen-Germany
  Website : www.hfwu.de
  Email : rektorat@hfwu.de

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

The universities profile is based on two pillars: Economics and the natural environment. With regard to these two core competencies, the Nuertingen-Geislingen University (NGU) has committed itself to the goals of Sustainable Development. The Center for Economics and Environment is a central institution that supports the ongoing implementation of this commitment in teaching, research and regional outreach. Reporting on Sustainable Development has been integrated into NGU´s annual report in 2011. With regard to greening the campus, the NGU is currently being audited according to the Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS).

Teaching: As a contribution to education for sustainable development (ESD) we offer a general studies programme that has been priced an “Official project of the UN Decade for Education for Sustainable Development” in 2008/09, 2010/11 and 2012/13 by the German Commission for UNESCO. Over and above the courses offered in the general studies programme we now want to integrate courses on Sustainable Development into the core curricula of all programmes. Several programmes have established specific modules or in-depth courses in Sustainable Development. Step by step, we want to increase the representation of Sustainable Development topics in other curricula. Until 2015, reference to the goals of Sustainable Development shall be integrated into the description of all modules. We seek to increase the number of final theses that cover topics of Sustainable Development.

Research: The Institute for Applied Research (IAF) and the Center for Economics and Environment conduct research on different aspects of Sustainable Development. We regard our research as a contribution to the solution of real world problems and seek to continually strengthen cooperation with regional stakeholders of Sustainable Development.

Regional Outreach: The HfWU engages in several projects of the state’s sustainability strategy. Members of NGU counsel the regional biosphere reserve as well as the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation. NGU students are also involved in community reporting on Sustainable Development. Until 2015 we want to establish an institutional interface between the university and regional actors of Sustainable Development


Pforzheim University

 

Date of commitment: 03/04/2012
Signatory Name and Title: Erhardt Martin- Rector
University/School and acronym: Pforzheim University
Country: Pforzheim – Germany
Website : www.hs-pforzheim.de
Email : martin.erhardt@hs-pforzheim.de

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

In order to underline its engagement in integrating sustainability issues Pforzheim University was one of the first 100 participants to sign the PRME initiative in March 2008. As we are convinced that future corporate decision makers have to be able to rely on sound competence to operationalize responsible management, we are continually engaged in integrating sustainable development and corporate responsibility issues into the curricula of our degree programs. We aim at ensuring a coordinated and systematically responsible management education for all our students. Our further developed elective module “Ethics and Social Responsibility” for all our Bachelor students, the compulsory module “Sustainable Globalisation” of our MBA in International Management program and our new Bachelor degree program Resource Efficiency Management (REM) – with several new staff specialized in sustainable development issues – can be highlighted as major engagements in this field. Our main goal is to enable our students to apply long-term critical thinking and innovative sustainable management solutions for global business challenges. We aim at enabling them to competently and critically analyze ethical and sustainability issues and to understand how, e.g. CSR or resource efficiency management can transform challenges into win-win-situations for both, company and society. Our efforts in implementing the goals of PRME into our curricula are accompanied by the support of other academic activities, e.g. guest lectures. Furthermore, we are continually engaged in fostering our business contacts in order to learn from corporations’ experiences in implementing sustainable development and corporate responsibility strategies. End of 2011 Pforzheim University published its 2nd PRME Report that gives a detailed overview on all activities in the field of sustainable development and corporate social responsibility.

We perceive applied research as an important opportunity to find out more about the relevance for corporations and its contribution to global sustainable development. Therefore, research and consulting on ecological sustainability conducted by our Institute for Applied Research (IAF) and the recently founded Institute for Industrial Ecology (INEC) has a long standing tradition at our University. The INEC is mainly focused on the analysis of material and energy flows in operational production or product systems and the optimization concerning economic and ecological effects. In addition to their research portfolio research projects in the field of social sustainability, mainly focused on CSR topics, are established and will be further developed continually mainly in cooperation with companies


University of Education PH Schwaebisch Gmuend

 

Date of commitment: 20/05/2012
  Signatory Name and Title: Astrid Beckmann-Rector Professor Dr.
  University/School and acronym: University of Education PH Schwaebisch Gmuend-PH SG
  Country: Schwaebisch Gmuend - Germany
  Website : www.ph-gmuend.de
  Email :rektorin@ph-gmuend.de

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:
The Education for sustainable development has a long tradition at the University of Education Schwäbisch Gmünd. Already in the nineties oft the last century, some colleagues have developed theoretical concepts for environmental education and tested practically at the university.

Since 2000 the education for sustainable development is a central issue in many departments. In particular, the department of biology develops and evaluates pedagogical approaches for this purpose. An example is the project “Worldrangers” by Professor Dr. Hans-Martin Haase.

In 2011, the senate of the university founded a committee. This group is supposed to intensify and strengthen the profile of sustainability, which is laid down in the actual programme of the university.

The followings aims are formulated for the period 2012 – 2015:

Study
• Lectures concerning sustainability are contained in many courses of studies.

Engagement of students
• Student groups and engagement of students related to sustainability are being supported by the university.

Research
• Research projects with respect to sustainability are being supported by the university.

Training
• There will be training for all members of the university by means of lectures, workshops, flyers, signs etc.

Energy Management
• Energy reduction is realised in the university in multiple ways.
• The University obtains electricity from regenerative sources.
• Open roof areas are used for installation of photovoltaic systems and solar collectors.

Acquisition
• The ecological certification of products is a most important criterion for acquisition.
• Fair trade is also important.

Mobility
• The car pool of the university is reduced to a minimum.
• Measures for reducing the individual traffic (student tickets, ride sharing, etc.) are supported by the university.
• Covered parking areas for bicycles and e-bikes are available.

Ecologisation of the environment
• The university has an ecological valuable open air ground and field. This area will be used for planting domestic trees and bushes, for helping nesting, for replacing poor grasses into flower meadows and for supporting natural cycles by composting.

Litter and recycling
• The university has developed a logistical concept for litter and recycling which is arranged with the local waste disposal contractor.


    Guatemala


 Universidad Rafael Landìvar


  Date of commitment
: 17/05/2012
  Signatory Name and Title: Rolando Enrique Alvarado Lòpez- Rector
  University/School and acronym: Universidad Rafael Landìvar-URL
  Country: Guatemala-Guatemala
  Website : http://www.url.edu.gt
  Email : iarna@url.edu.gt

 

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

La universidad Rafael Landívar declara su firme propósito de contribuir a forjar relaciones más armónicas entre la sociedad y la naturaleza, para lo cual impulsará acciones a diferente nivel y escala. Apegado a este propósito y con la determinación de predicar con el ejemplo, la Universidad, a través del Departamento de Responsabilidad Universitaria de la Vicerrectoría de Integración y con el acompañamiento técnico del Instituto de Agricultura, Recursos Naturales y Ambiente (IARNA), dará mayor impulso a la iniciativa denominada “Campus Sustentable” cuyo propósito central es impulsar gradualmente un modelo de gestión socio ambiental que garantice mejores niveles de convivencia entre la comunidad universitaria y el entorno natural del campus, Sedes y Campus Regionales.


 India


Birla Institute of Management Technology

 

Date of commitment: 04/04/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Harivansh Chaturvedi- Director
University/School and acronym : Birla Institute of Management Technology
Country : Gautam Budha Nagar – India
Website : www.bimtech.ac.in
Email : director@bimtech.ac.in

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

BIMTECH is committed to sustainable and inclusive development in short and long term. It is also visibly expressed in its Vision 2021.

Since 2004, BIMTECH has been contributing to the Sustainable Development issues which is a great initiative now through masters and doctoral programme, research, action and thought leadership. We are committed to increase our efforts in furthering the agenda at regional and global level and also signed to PRME, Global Compact.

BIMTECH is promoted by Birla Group which has been leader in corporate social responsibility and sustainability issues since 19th century, BIMTECH Board commits its efforts and resources in furthering the agenda


Indian Youth Climate Network

Date of commitment: 01/06/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Snighda Kar- Coordinator, Education & Youth Empowerment
University/School and acronym : Indian Youth Climate Network-IYCN
Country : New Delhi – India
Website : www.iycn.in
Email:snigdha@indianyouthclimatenetwork.org

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

We are working in informal and non-formal environment education (ESD basically including climate change education and education for conservation of biodiversity). We are working in schools and colleges in India, mobilizing children and youth to make their campus green. We organize state and national level youth submits across India.


 

Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies


Date of commitment: 05/04/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Meena Galliara- Dr
University/School and acronym : Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies
Country : Mumbai – India
Website : www.nmims.edu
Email : galliara@nmims.edu

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

NMIMS pro-actively responds to the varying social realities through the development and application of inclusive knowledge, towards creating a people-centered and ecologically sustainable society.

To institutionalize its social commitment the University has instituted Center for Sustainability Management & Social Entrepreneurship with the vision of sensitizing the students, faculty members, alumni, corporates and human service organizations to continuously respond to the changing social realities through the development and application of knowledge for creating a sustainable society that protects and promotes the dignity, equality, social justice and human rights for all.

As a catalyst and innovator, the Center’s mission is to create a new generation of business leaders and social entrepreneurs who are knowledgeable about and are committed to create a sustainable society. The Center’s objectives serve as a bridge between academia, the corporate world and the civil society organizations. The research, as well as the teaching strengths combined with the experiential learning approach and guiding principles of the Center, connect sustainability focused knowledge and research to students, businesses and the civil society organizations.

The Center’s work is spread over five broad areas:
- Knowledge development and dissemination in the area of sustainable development
- Engage and inspire student’s involvement in the area of sustainable development.
- Developing field intervention activities in the areas of sustianable development
- Developing academic programmes in Social Entrepreneurship (Diploma/PTMBA in Social Entrepreneurship) and
- Disaster Management

Between 2012 and 2015 NMIMS is committed to undertake the following:
- Provide sustainability training to students, practitioners & professionals
- Engage & inspire students to execute field intervention projects in the areas of civic engagement & sustainable development
- Undertake research and documentation activities in the areas of sustainable development
- Adopt a tribal village in the State and execute developmental activities in the areas of water management, energy and education


Teri University

 

  Date of commitment: 17/05/2012
  Signatory Name and Title : Leena Srivastava- Vice Chancellor
  University/School and acronym : Teri University-TU
  Country : New Delhi - India
  Website : /
  Email : leena@teri.res.in

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

The TERI University has been established as an institution of higher learning in Energy Studies, Biosciences, Environmental Studies, Climate science, Water and other Natural Resources Management, Public Policy and related areas for long term human welfare and their sustenance on earth. The flexible governance and administration system of the University offers ample opportunities to take quick decisions to start activities/programmes that are relevant for SD. This is clearly evident from the fact that from the year 2004 to 2010, the number of ESD programmes has increased from 1 to 11. Over these years, the University has also reached out through its ESD activities to working professionals through distance education and short-term training programs for capacity building. Furthermore, the University has strong working collaboration with TERI (a premier research institute engaged in SD activities) to benefit from.

SD for TU means – “Development using principles of– equity (regional, temporal, gender, intergenerational, ecological and economic), efficiency (optimization, minimization and conservation through use and advancement of technology), feasibility (economic and social acceptability), interdependence and integration, durability (through change in lifestyle and innovation), and decentralization (for planning and implementation)”.

Apart from offering regular postgraduate level programme relevant for SD, the University promotes research and training activities to build capacity both within and outside. The University has classified its ESD activities in two faculties namely, the Faculty of Applied Sciences and the Faculty of Policy and Planning.

Progress is monitored through:
1. Number of programmes; 2. Number of PhDs awarded; 3. External funding received for SD related research; 4. Publications; and 5. Training programmes conducted for capacity building.

Stakeholders’ participation is an integral part of the design of new educational programmes. Programme objectives, course structure, contents etc. are discussed with the stakeholders before the launch of a programme and are also reviewed after the launch of the programme. In addition, the University hosts programmes and conferences for various multilateral, bilateral organizations and corporates engaged in SD activities.

The University has functional MoUs with other premier universities within India and internationally, for joint research and student and faculty exchange.

TERI University shares its working transparently through its website, brochures and through media.


Ireland


University of Limerick

 

Date of commitment: 17/04/2012
Signatory Name and Title: Don Barry - Prof
University/School and acronym: University of Limerick
Country: Limerick – Ireland
Website : www.ul.ie
Email : president@ul.ie

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

In the current version of the UL Strategic plan “Pioneering and Connnected” (available at www2.ul.ie/pdf/521283169.pdf ) UL has committed to:

- “Continue to provide environmental leadership by strengthening our commitment to education for sustainable development through the creation of further associated teaching and learning opportunities”. (goal 1)
- “Encouraging environmental and social responsibility within and beyond our physical boundaries” (Goal 4)
- “Support the development of a “smarter travel area” in conjunction with local authorities in the Limerick urban area” (Goal 4).
- “Preserve the natural environment by working to ensure that the high quality of our campus is protected and enhanced” (Resources)
- “Develop sustainable energy strategies for all aspects of campus activity (Resources)

In order to achieve these goals UL has recently ratified a detailed set of Environmental Protocols for all areas of its activity and in 2011.

In addition, UL has also joined (2011) the international “Green Metric” rankings initiative (http://greenmetric.ui.ac.id/) which allows universities in both the developed and developing world to compare their efforts towards campus sustainability and environment friendly university management.


Italy


ALTIS-Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Date of commitment: 07/03/2012
Signatory Name and Title: Mario Molteni – Director
University/School and acronym: ALTIS-Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Country: Milan – Italy
Website : www.unicatt.it/altis
Email : mario.molteni@unicatt.it

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

- MBA Global Business and Sustainability: degree in Management principally for students from developing Countries;
- MBA in Social Entrepreneurship: degree program offered in Nairobi (Kenya) for African entrepreneurs who wish to start a business that makes a significant social impact;
- Microinsurance in India: research and implementation of insurance products specifically designed for the working poor in rural India;
- Profession CSR: executive training for business professionals involved in implementing the CSR policies of their company;
- Social entrepreneurs and sustainable opportunities recognition in Africa: a research based on interviews of more than 40 social entrepreneurs operating in Africa. The research analyzed the way by which entrepreneurs recognized the existence of opportunities to develop new sustainable social enterprises.


MIB School of Management



Date of commitment
:
30/03/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Vladimir Nanut- Dean
University/School and acronym : MIB School of Management
Country : Trieste – Italy
Website : www.mib.edu
Email : comunicazione@mib.edu

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

We strongly believe in the role of higher education in training the leaders of tomorrow society, who should be the agents for future sustainable development. We are making sustainable development a central part of our training strategy. The School is committed to develop curricula, initiatives and activities that enable students and graduates to cultivate the values and skills to contribute to sustainable development.


Politecnico di Bari


Date of commitment
: 03/05/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Nicola Constantino- Rector
University/School and acronym : Politecnico di Bari
Country : Bari – Italy
Website : www.poliba.it
Email : rettore@poliba.it

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

In 2012-2015 Politecnico di Bari will improve his HVAC systems by cogeneration and solar tools and will encourage the use of bikes among its professors and students. A first cogenation tool will be actived in 2012, and a solar one in 2013. In 2012 too more than 200 bikes will be offered free to students and professors.


Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli

Date of commitment: 10/05/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Francesco Rossi – Rettore
University/School and acronym : Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli
Country : Caserta – Italy
Website : www.unina2.it
Email : rettore@unina2.it

 

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

- A promise to take action now or in the future
- A commitment to transparency through annual reporting on progress
- A description of time-bound targets/goals that can be measured for success
- A general description of key resources and/or partners dedicated to achieve these targets


Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia

 

Date of commitment: 02/05/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Carlo Carraro- Rector
University/School and acronym : Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia
Country : Venezia – Italy
Website : www.unive.it
Email : rettore@unive.it

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Ca’ Foscari University of Venice’s reads sustainability as a cross strategic asset. Knowing that the way to sustainability is complex, both in the synchronous situation and in the evolutionary one, some core areas were defined regarding to the context in which Ca’ Foscari is operating.
On July 2010 the Academic Senate approved the first Carta degli impegni di Sostenibilità – CIS (Commitments on Sustainability Act), a policy document summarizing all the commitments brought by the University on the theme of sustainability.
The document is a mid-term tool and the University, on the basis of it, commits on strategic and operative targets that have been split in actions for whom are scheduled precise deadlines and a responsible offices.
All the targets are pursued with transversal projects, through specific action plans in the short and mid-term.
CIS for 2012-2014 is committed to achieve targets in the ten areas listed below:
1. Governance
To promote the sustainability policy through the University, to put it permanently in the top management agenda and to boost its diffusion in the daily decisional process. To spread the culture of accountability and the value system of the University.
2. Students’ Policies
To increase the students’ satisfaction, especially supporting the right to education and enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of the services granted. More, to sustain the involvement and the participation of the students on the sustainability themes, through specific initiatives like prizes/fellowships on thematic thesis, promoting new set up of students’ associations and so on.
3. Human Resources’ Policies
To promote the staff welfare and the taking on responsibilities, going from a duty culture to a fulfilment culture through specific actions of development and the review of planning and evaluation of the performances system. Particularly important are themes like health, family and safety on work places. For instance, the spread of telecommuting should positively impact on the environmental aspect thanks to the reduction of the mobility need, and on social aspect by sustaining maternity in the closing period of nursery and primary schools or favouring the personnel with family problems.
4. Supply Chain
In order to create a Sustainable Public Procurement system it will be necessary to introduce “social and environmental” criteria of selection for the choice of the suppliers.
5. Energy
In order to achieve the strategic target of improving the energy efficiency it will be started an operative plan to manage the energy consumption and developing in the long-time an incentive plan dedicated to the “enthusiast offices”. For instance, the University should include in the contract services call not only cost effective clauses but also parameters related to innovation. All these actions must be accompanied by awareness campaigns oriented to the personnel and the students in order to avoid waste and to maximize the effort.
6. Water
Like the energy theme it is primary to promote awareness campaigns to avoid waste of this precious natural resource and support the operative actions dedicated to water use reduction.
7. Materials
To safeguard the environment it is important, for an organization like the University is, to think about solutions linked to digitisation and dematerialisation. Where not possible to avoid the use of “traditional” materials, it is proposed to set up green procurement behaviours (e.g. ecological paper, eco-friendly items for the teaching and research acts…) touching, in this way, the waste management system too. With the intent that maximizing the results of the procurement actions they must be combined with the digitisation of the processes to achieve organizational and social changes.
8. Waste
Considering the several kinds of waste produced by the University activities it is proposed to accelerate the reduction of waste production, to start up a separate collection of rubbish in all the University buildings, to boost recycling and reuse of waste, even through external subjects involvement leading to a social impact beyond the environmental one.
9. Mobility
To reduce the environmental impact, some actions must be undertaken on the mobility of staff and students realizing a mobility plan. It must be developed caring of the other players’ plan and needs (the region, the local mobility companies, private car owners…) in order to achieve a common and effective result. More, it should be taken in consideration the possibility of offsetting in some way the CO2 produced by the University staff and students mobility.
10. Innovation
As a University, it is binding to invest on research related to economical, social and environmental sustainability, for example empowering the support to investments on these themes according to the strategic plan targets.


Università degli studi di Ferrara

Date of commitment: 09/05/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Pasquale Nappi – Rettor
University/School and acronym : Università degli Studi di Ferrara
Country : Ferrara - Italy
Website : http://www.unife.it - http://sostenibile.unife.it
Email :
 rettore@unife.it

 

 

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

L’Università di Ferrara si impegna a sviluppare “il paradigma della Sostenibilità”, come formalmente dichiarato dal Senato Accademico con delibera del 25 gennaio 2011, nei vari campi di sua competenza: nell’attività didattica e di formazione, nella ricerca scientifica, nella gestione delle strutture, nella promozione di “buone pratiche” sostenibili da parte di tutto il personale docente, amministrativo e studentesco, nelle azioni volte all’aumento dell’efficienza energetica e alla diminuzione di rifiuti e inquinamento.
L’Università di Ferrara, consapevole del fatto che in alcuni settori sono ancora in vigore pratiche non del tutto sostenibili, si impegna a compiere ulteriori passi avanti, apportando progressivamente nuove modifiche “sostenibili” alle sue attività, anche compatibilmente con i fondi a sua disposizione.
Le azioni concrete compiute finora sono state:

• Fonti di energia. L’Ateneo ha adottato da diversi anni una strategia di conversione delle preesistenti fonti di riscaldamento degli ambienti, passando da combustibili fossili a fonti rinnovabili, attraverso l’utilizzo della rete cittadina di teleriscaldamento geotermico. Oggi la quasi totalità delle strutture di Ateneo è servita dal teleriscaldamento. Inoltre l’Ateneo ha avviato anche attività di bonifica delle cisterne di gasolio esistenti e non più utilizzate. Al 2010 sono state bonificate le cisterne presenti presso Palazzo Renata di Francia, Palazzo Strozzi, Palazzo Tassoni Mirogli, Palazzo Gulinelli, i Vecchi Istituti Biologici e il Complesso Machiavelli.
• Efficienza energetica. Diversi sono gli interventi predisposti dall’Ateneo per una progressiva riduzione dei consumi energetici. Tra questi si possono annoverare:
- Installazione di sistemi di regolazione e controllo degli impianti a gestione remota;
- Centralizzazione degli impianti di condizionamento estivo;
- Progressiva sostituzione delle superfici vetrate con infissi e vetrocamere ad elevato isolamento termico;
- Gestione automatizzata degli impianti;
- Incentivazione delle proposte orientate al risparmio energetico in fase di selezione degli operatori economici.
• Risorse idriche. Anche sul fronte delle risorse idriche, l’Ateneo ha intrapreso interventi per una migliore gestione. Ad esempio, sono stata avviate una progressiva sostituzione dei rubinetti con gruppi miscelatori con riduttore di flusso e sostituzione delle cassette wc con cassette di scarico a doppio pulsante.
• Mobilità. L’Università ha adottato una serie di azioni, coordinate fra loro e con i soggetti pubblici, allo scopo di ottimizzare e ridurre numero e frequenza degli spostamenti effettuati dall’utenza e dai dipendenti.
• Acquisti verdi. Nel 2010, l’Ateneo ha inserito criteri ecologici nel bando di cara per l’affidamento del servizio di raccolta, trasporto, recupero e/o smaltimento dei rifiuti speciali pericolosi, non pericolosi e sanitari prodotti dalle strutture universitarie. Inoltre ha aderito a convenzioni stipulate dalle centrali di committenza, per le quali erano stati adottati parametri “verdi”, con riferimento a diverse categorie merceologiche (server, pc desktop, ristorazione).
• Produzione e gestione dei rifiuti. In merito alla differenziazione della raccolta rifiuti, nel mese di novembre 2010, l’Ateneo ha provveduto a prorogare la convenzione con Hera e con la competente Agenzia d’Ambito Territoriale Ottimale. Le tipologie di rifiuti raccolte in maniera differenziata sono: carta, vetro e lattine, plastica, toner-pile.
• Consumi. Anche nel corso del 2010 l’impegno dell’Ateneo a favore dell’ambiente si è manifestato attraverso la realizzazione di un sistema di contabilizzazione fisica dei consumi di risorse esteso a tutti gli ambiti di impatto ambientale delle attività svolte.
• VOIP. L’Università degli Studi di Ferrara è la prima Università italiana ad aver realizzato una infrastruttura full VOIP per veicolare la fonia sulla rete. Si è ottenuto un notevole risparmio sui costi conseguendo un ottimo risultato nel campo della sostenibilità economica.

Pasquale Nappi – Rettore dell’Università di Ferrara


Università degli Studi di Genova

Date of commitment: 10/05/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Giacomo Deferrari – Rector
University/School and acronym : Università degli Studi di Genova
Country : Genova – Italy
Website : www.unige.it
Email : rettore@unige.it

 

 

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

The University of Genoa is strongly committed to the development of curricula, initiatives and activities devoted to sustainability, that is very important. As a consequence, in the future strategies of the University of Genoa, sustainability will play a major role.


Università degli Studi di Milano

Date of commitment: 25/05/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Marcello Fontanesi – Rector and President
University/School and acronym : Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca-UNIMIB
Country :  Milano- Italy
Website : www.unimib.it
Email : rettorato@unimib.it

 

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

The University of Milano-Bicocca is committed in:

1- Teaching sustainable development concepts:
The complexity of the scenarios in which the experts of sustainability must operate requires
scientific and technological skills integrated with the different elements ( socio-economical, cultural, legal, institutional and geographical elements) of the context they have to deal with. The Academic Programs in Environmental Sciences and Technologies and in Sciences and Technologies of Environment and Landscape aim at providing our students with a solid background, integrated with different teaching subjects, in order to acquire the necessary skills to identify the appropriate interventions to prevent and/or reduce the effects of anthropic activities on the environment, for a sustainable process management and for the restoration of compromised environmental areas.
The main concepts and teaching subjects provided are:
- Applied Ecology and Environmental Botany (Environmental Sciences and Technologies)
- Economics for the Environment and Energy, Processes and Equipments for Environmental Decontamination and Treatment, Climate Changes, Processes with Low Environmental Impact (Sciences and Technologies of Environment and Landscape )

Action / Commitment: the above mentioned courses will start in academic year 2012-2013, with a duration of 3 years.
Annual reporting/ progress: Courses and programs are regularly listed on the University official website.
Measurable Targets: The success of the course will be testified by the number of students enrolled.
Key resources and partners: The University teaching staff for the subjects provided for in the Academic Programs in Environmental Sciences and Technologies and in Sciences and Technologies of Environment and Landscape.

2 – Encouraging research on sustainable development issues:
The target of research activities on sustainable development is to develop new theoretical methodologies for the study of sustainability and to boost interactions with the territory at the same time, and to promote the spreading of scientific culture for the integration of different elements (socio-economical, cultural, institutional, and environmental aspects), which is a fundamental step towards the practical accomplishment of theoretical concepts related to sustainability. Such activities include the design and the implementation of experimental projects on a territorial basis, with the definition of specific sets of indicators, promotion of best practices, identification of innovative and multidisciplinary operating procedures dealing with: sustainability indicators, eco-innovation, sustainable tourism, energy and environment, sustainable agriculture, sustainable territorial planning, scientific dissemination.

Action/ Commitment: Several pluriennial projects have been already implemented.
Annual reporting/progress: The Department publishes every year a scientific report compiled by DISAT research groups and published on its website.
Measurable Targets: The success of the project will be testified by the number of scientific publications on sectoral reviews and by the advantages for the partners, deriving from research activities.
Key resources and partners: University researchers belonging to the sustainable development research group and DISAT teaching staff.


Università degli Studi di Siena

Date of commitment: 14/06/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Angelo Riccaboni – Rector
University/School and acronymUniversità degli Studi di Siena
Country : Siena – Italy
Website : www.unisi.it
Email : rettore@unisi.it

 

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

In line with the Declaration, please briefly describe the sustainability project(s) which you are committed to implementing at your school between 2012 and 2015. When submitting a commitment linked to broad sustainable development objectives ahead Rio+20, Higher Education Institutions must ensure that the commitments meets certain criteria. All commitment must include

Sustainability projects between 2012 and 2015
The University of Siena commits itself to implement the sustainable policies already launched in the past few years.
Since 2009 a spontaneous working group, “Unidea”, integrated by administrative staff members, professors and researchers, was established, to promote initiatives towards a “Green campus” (http://www.unisi.it/ateneo/unidea ). Some of the proposals of the group (on water supply, waste minimization, paper use minimization, recycling and reuse) were approved by the University board of administration on April 14th, 2011.
Since 2011, the University of Siena established a Network called “Ne.S.So.” (Network Siena Sustainability) , with the purpose to implement its commitments to teach sustainable developments, to encourage research on sustainable issues and to improve the actions towards a green campus. The Network has its website, where activities and news could be found (www.unisi.it/nesso ).
Between 2012 and 2015, among the actions to be promoted, there is the launch of a special course on sustainability, to be suggested to the inclusion in all the study programs of the students of the University of Siena. We are exploring also the possibility to establish a PhD program on sustainability.
As for the research, we are working (with the Province of Siena) on an observatory on the sustainability, to introduce a model based on statistical indicators that could be used firstly at local level, but in the future can be extended to other territories and regions.
The University is also introducing some policies to improve a Green Campus, by supporting some best practices connected to the water supply, the waste minimization and recycling, the promotion of sustainable mobility options, notwithstanding the budgetary difficulties of public educationhigher institutions.
Those commitment described are transparent and can all be measured.
The University of Siena commits itself to produce an annual report on sustainability, in January of each year, to assess the improvement of the actions described.
The main key internal resources are, as we said, the Network Nesso and the working group of Unidea.
Our main partners are local governments (Province of Siena, Municipality of Siena), the regional government (Regione Toscana), the national government (Ministero dell’ambiente, MATTM), and the economic actors of the territory, such as the associations of enterprises (Camera di commerico, Confindustria, CNA).


Università della Calabria



Date of commitment
: 03/05/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Giovanni Latorre- Rector
University/School and acronym : Università della Calabria
Country : Rende – Italy
Website : www.unical.it
Email : rettore@unical.it

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Since 1972 at the University of Calabria it is operating a Department of Ecology, this means that the commitment for the environment sustainability is part of our history. Recenltly we have, also, established a deparment of Environmental Engineering, have granted 10 M€ for a scientific project « SILA » on the envinmental protection and signed an Agreement with the italian Ministry of Environment finalized to first measuring and then reducing the Carbon Footprint of our University.


Università for Foreigners of Perugia

 

Date of commitment: 31/05/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Stefania Gianinni- Rector
University/School and acronymUniversità for Foreigners of Perugia-UNISTRAPG
Country : Perugia – Italy
Website : www.unistrapg.it
Email : rettore@unistrapg.it

 

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Green our campuses by: adopting effective programmes for waste minimization, recycling and reuse, and encouraging more sustainable lifestyles
Support sustainability efforts in the communities in which our University reside, working with local authorities and civil society to foster more liveable, resource-efficient communities that are socially inclusive and have small environmental footprints.
Engage with and share results through international frameworks led by UNESCO


 

University of Enna Kore


  Date of commitment
: 22/05/2012
  Signatory Name and Title : Giovanni Tesoriere
  University/School and acronym : UKE
  Country : Enna – Italy
  Website : www.unikore.it
  Email : giovannitesoriere@unikore.it

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

University of Enna Kore is involved in the realization of several research projects about energy saving and diffusion of renewable energy in order to respond to the challenge of sustainable development. In this context, it will support sustainability efforts in the local community.


University of Salento


Date of commitment
: 07/05/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Domenico Laforgia- Rector
University/School and acronym : University of Salento
Country : Lecce – Italy
Website : www.unisalento.it
Email : international.office@unisalento.it

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

We promise to take action now to build a 3,0 MW Photovoltaic Facility to support energy consumption of the University. We commit to trasparency trough annual reporting on progress.
The success can be measured by the final installation of the facility. A private company, named Elettromeccanica, will support the commitment trough direct investment.
We promise to take action in the future, to commit to transparency trough annual reporting on progress for:
- Zero organic waste and diffuse energy saving policy in our two campuses;
- Bioarchitectural projecting of all our new building.

Our commitment to Sustainable Practices was recently proved by the excellent result that we achieved in the GreenMetric World University Ranking in 2011 (http://greenmetric.ui.ac.id/ ), an initiative which allows universities in both the developed and developing world to compare their efforts towards campus sustainability and environment friendly university management.


Japan


 

Atomi University, Faculty of Management


Date of commitment: 20/04/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Nariyasu Yamasawa- Dean
University/School and acronym : Atomi University, Faculty of Management
Country : Tokyo – Japan
Email : yamasawa@atomi.ac.jp

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

In 2012, Atomi University is planning to draft the next long-term educational curriculum starting from FY 2014 to last for at least 4 years, which will be formally adopted in 2013.
I commit to reviewing the current curriculum from a viewpoint of sustainability education in line with the principles of the PRME and expanding dramatically educational programs on sustainable management in the new curriculum.
All of my colleagues in Faculty of Management and Graduate School of Management share my above-mentioned views on the direction of the new curriculum.
I will report our progress through annual reporting to the PRME.


Mie University


Date of commitment: 06/06/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Uchida Atsumasa- President
University/School and acronym : Mie University, Faculty of Management
Country : Tsu City – Japan
Website : http://www.mie-u.ac.jp/
 Email : international@ab.mie-u.ac.jp

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

The MOST ENVIRONMENTALLY ADVANCED UNIVERSITY and the ENVIRONMENTAL ISO STUDENT COMMITTEE:
On November 19, 2007, Mie University was granted the certification for ISO14001, Environmental International Standards. This international standard was established for the purpose of minimizing the organizational activities’ effect on the environment. Mie University is the first university in Japan to be granted the certificate to a whole university. The Environmental ISO Student Committee is extremely active in the 3R Activities (Reduce/Reuse/Recycle). Through the unique Educational Support Program for Acquiring Environmental Qualification, we offer education in effective ways for qualifications related to environment by maximally utilizing various educational resources of Mie University. On October 23, 2009, Mie University established the “Asia-Pacific University Environmental Education Consortium” and expanded to 33 universities in 9 countries from the Asia-Pacific region, including Russia, Mongolia, China, the Republic of Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, and the United States for the purpose of world class environmental education for promoting human resources rooted in community.The EDUCATION for SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (ESD) and the UNIVERSITY SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (USR):
Through a campus-wide effort, Mie University became certified as a UNESCO Associated School in August 2009 and has been committed to relevant activities since then. In other words, while being active as an UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network (ASPnet) member, we have been expanding and deepening the Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) activities by taking advantage of features as a comprehensive university. In addition, through these activities, we are fulfilling out the University Social Responsibility (USR). ESD activities at Mie University mainly consist of (1) Environmental Education, (2) Multicultural Education, (3) World Heritage Education, and (4) Future Heritage Education.PROMOTING and DEVELOPING GLOBAL HUMAN RESOURCES:
Mie University is cultivating the “Global Human Resources” through ESD activities. We advance the “Forming Global Human Resources with Environmental Mind” by our unique and rich world-class community-based education. We contribute to glocal environmental issues, using the abilities of our own education, research, and regional contribution.
As results of these efforts, Mie University was awarded prizes as stated below.
REPORTS on ACHIEVEMENTS:
- The 2nd Eco-University Rankings:
Mie University was selected at the 1st place as An “Eco University” in 2010.
- Green Reporting Award / Sustainability Reporting Award; Environmental Management Report / Public Service Section Award:
Mie University received 14th Award / Result of 2011
- Environment Communication Awards; Institution for Managing Environment- Responsibility Promotion; Reporting Section Award for Environmental Management Report:
Mie University received 14th Award / Result of 2010
- Award on Stopping Global Warming; Law Carbon 2011:
The Environmental ISO Student Committee received Outstanding Performance Award in 2010.The SUSTAINABILITY PROJECTS BETWEEN 2012 and 2015:
1. Educational Support – Supporting Elementary Schools (Applicants for ASPnet) in the region:
We cooperate with local educational institutions so that we promote the environmental education and the career education.
2. Educational Support – Activate the ESD:
We are conducting the practical energy environmental education for elementary schools, junior high schools, high school and universities.
3. Educational Support/ Exchange Activities – Activate of Multi-cultural Society:
At Mie University, Japanese students support international students through the Study Support, they can learn the languages and culture in the mutual communication.
4. World Heritage Education – Inheritance for the World Heritage Site; Kumano Kodo:
This is the opportunity to communicate with each other and exchange ideas and information with Mie University students, teachers in Mie, and NPO personnels and also to study about the World Heritage Site, Kumano Kodo.
5. Mie University ASPnet Symposium:
The symposium is held to promote and activate the ASPUnivNet activities, there people exchange opinions and information.
6. Forming Global Human Resources Symposium:
Mie University is holding the symposium for considering and re-recognizing about the goal of Forming Global Human Resources.


Miyagi University of Education

Date of commitment: 15/06/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Kazuyuki Mikami – President
University/School and acronym : Miyagi University of Education
Country :
 Sendai – Japan
Website : ichinose@staff.miyakyo-u.ac.jp
Email :
ichinose@staff.miyakyo-u.ac.jp

 

 

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

1.Teach sustainable development concepts:Miyagi University of Education (MUE) is the institution for teacher training. MUE developed into the education for sustainable development (ESD) through cooperation with the local community. MUE is making efforts to fulfill our mission on teacher training as a member of university of the UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network (ASPnet). Undergraduate Level, our university promotes the curriculum of ESD called “Modern Task Subjects” and settled the Environmental Education as a compulsory subject. The modern task subjects are established for the purpose of cultivating a secondary specialty (expertise) in addition to the specialty of primary courses/majors by learning the contents that do not fit in the conventional subjects and academic domains while still being demanded in the field of education. MUE established modern task subject groups (sub-major) to cultivate skills to tackle the many tasks facing modern society today.

2. Encourage research on sustainable development issues: ESD (Education for Sustainable Development) Rice Project – “Regional Initiative for Cooperation for ESD Promotion through rice” is a new flagship project of ESD co-learning, collaboration and networking where schools and communities in the Asia-Pacific gather under the theme of “rice”. It aims to contribute to further promote and improve the quality of ESD, and to build a foundation of Asia-Pacific regional network in action and constant learning to work for a sustainable development. Explore the learning field and partners of schools. MUE is the main promoter of this project.

3. Green our campuses: The Aobayama campus of Miyagi University of Education is surrounded by Aobayama Mountain overlooking Sendai city. Salamanders’ egg laying and Katakuri flowers herald the arrival of spring in a corner of the campus, and it is not unusual for wild animals such as Japanese antelopes to appear in this place. Greenery grows thick in summer, and the land is covered with snow in winter. Without going against such natural forces, it is hoped to create a campus applying the beauty and the forces of nature. With the campus museum, we work on developing teaching materials applying natural resources inside campus, and use them for our teacher training.

4. Support sustainability efforts in the communities in which we reside: Miyagi University of Education acts as the Secretariat of the Greater Sendai Area ESD Project, which was certified for the first time in the world as a Regional Center for Expertise (RCE) of the United Nations University to promote ESD.
1) Sendai City is conducting mainly environmental education/learning, aiming at a recycle-based society.
2) Kesennuma City is promoting the practice of classes of environmental education and education for international understanding in collaboration with elementary schools, junior high schools, and high schools.
3) The Osaki/Tajiri Area is promoting sustainable agriculture and environmental education in the Kabukuri wetlands registered as a wetland designated by the Ramsar Convention.
4) The Shiroishi/Shichikashuku Area is working on the preservation of Satoyama that is a water source area.
5. Engage with and share results through international frameworks: June 2005, the United Nations University RCE Promotion Committee was set up in Miyagi University of Education, and at the same time, the activities of the Greater Sendai Area with Miyagi University of Education as the axis of cooperation were acknowledged first in the world (Initial Seven) as one of the regional centers for promoting ESD (RCE) by United Nations University. The Greater Sendai Area was expanded from three areas and one university to four areas and one university in October 2008.To promote the regional cooperation without eliminating the characteristics of each area, it will be a challenge to develop common awareness of ESD by collaborative activities. The current regional cooperation of the Greater Sendai Area is a peaceful information exchange network where each area has one or two specialties. For the next several years, each area will introduce the know-how of their specialties to other areas, making ESD activities in each area comprehensive while considering the situation of each area.


Okayama University

 

  Date of commitment: 17/05/2012
  Signatory Name and Title : Kiyoshi Morita- President
  University/School and acronym : Okayama University
  Country : Okayama City - Japan
  Website : http://www.okayama-u.ac.jp/index_e.html
  Email : uesco@cc.okayama-u.ac.jp

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Okayama University submitted a request to establish the “UNESCO Chair in Research and Education for Sustainable Development at Okayama University,” which was approved by UNESCO in April 2007. The UNESCO Chair at Okayama University was established to promote projects related to Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).

The Okayama region was certified as one of the world’s first seven Regional Centres of Expertise (RCE) on ESD by the United Nations University in June 2005. Realizing the need to enhance ESD activities as a higher education institution and the need to broaden ESD activities in cooperation with institutions involved in RCE Okayama, Okayama University emphasizes professional advice related to ESD and international collaboration from the standpoint of higher education institutions.

Okayama University promotes cooperation among higher education institutions in Japan and overseas by participating in the HESD Forum (a network of domestic higher education institutions for ESD) and ProSPER.Net (a network of universities in the Asia Pacific region for ESD).

As an inaugural member of the Interuniversity Network Supporting the UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network (ASPUnivNet), we support UNESCO Associated Schools and schools committed to ESD in Okayama Prefecture through the concerted efforts of the Graduate School of Education, the Graduate School of Environmental Science, Center for Teacher Education and Development, the UNESCO Chair at Okayama University, as well as other internal organizations.


The University of Shiga Prefecture

Date of commitment : 18/06/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Keiichi Ohta – President
University/School and acronym :
The University of Shiga Prefecture
Country : Hikone – Japan
Website :
www.usp.ac.jp
Email : ota.k@office.usp.ac.jp

 

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

The University of Shiga Prefecture (USP) was established for tackling environmental problems in 1995. It is situated on the shores of Lake Biwa, located in central Japan. Our missions are developing students’ ability to solve complex environmental problems and inquiring on those problems.

We started a new education program “Field-based learning for environmental human resources collaborating with ASEAN universities”, which is a learning program on sites to develop problem-solving ability and to apply students’ profession and the study-fields will be selected in an Asian region.

We also study fresh water conservation and a low carbon society. The School of Environmental Science, School of Engineering, and Center for Socio-ecological Systems are mainly conducting such themes.

We have an environmental management scheme toward a greener USP campus. The environment management council is organized of both staffs and students. The council is now wrestling with reducing energy consumption and GHG emissions.

 


Kazakhstan


Al Farabi Kazakh National University


Date of commitment: 16/03/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Galimkair Mutanov- Rector
University/School and acronym : Al Farabi Kazakh National University
Country : Almaty – Kazakhstan
Website : kaznu.kz/en
Email : rector@kaznu.kz

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

- To work towards establishing a Master in Development Practice Program (program on sustainable development practice) jointly with the MDP program at the Earth Institute at Columbia University
- To support a series of students’ led research projects on sustainable development at community, city, province and national levels
- To engage with and share results through international frameworks, such as the UN Academic Impact, the Global Compact, etc


Kenya


University of Nairobi

 

Date of commitment: 11/04/2012
Signatory Name and Title: Georges Magoha - Vice-Chancellor
University/School and acronym: University of Nairobi
Country: Nairobi – Kenya
Website : www.uonbi.ac.ke
Email : vc@uonbi.ac.ke

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015
The University of Nairobi believes that protection of the environment is an integral part of good institutional practice. The University has a duty to satisfy itself that all of its operations are conducted with appropriate regard for the environment. The University is therefore committed to managing the actual and potential effects that its activities have on both the internal and external environments, and to improving its environmental performance. The following general principles act as overarching guidelines which apply to, and embody, the University of Nairobi’s environmental goals and objectives:
• The University will ensure that it meets, and where possible exceeds, the obligations to relevant regulations and standards including voluntary agreements.
• The University is committed to sustainable development and the preservation and enhancement of the natural ecosystems on campuses and their environs, and integrating human activities with these ecosystems.
• The University will cooperate with all stakeholders in the Nairobi region to ensure the impacts of University operations on the environment are minimized.
• The University will mainstream the requirements of sustainable development and environmental awareness into all stages of planning, design, implementation and decision-making processes of all proposed projects, developments and activities in the University.
• The University recognizes that it has a role to provide students with the tools to be environmentally conscious citizens. The University desires to offer leadership as an environmentally responsible organization and is committed to promoting environmental awareness, and educating and training the University community regarding the collective responsibility to implement its environmental policy. The greening of curriculum in various academic departments is growing.
• The University is committed to measuring and monitoring its progress towards reaching its environmental goals and objectives as outlined in its environmental policy. The University will prepare annual environmental reports that contain quantitative indicators to measure progress towards meeting the obligations contained in the environmental policy.
• The University encourages all members of the University community to report any incidents, actions, or concerns which may potentially harm the environment.
• The University is committed to purchasing products which balance quality and cost, and which promote environmental sustainability. The University will encourage its suppliers and contractors to provide environmental data about their products and to develop products that are environmentally friendly.
• The University is committed to developing and sustaining an Environmental Management System (EMS) based on the International Standard ISO 14001. The EMS, together with the ISO 9001- 2008 Standard, will be the mechanism for achieving the University’s Environmental Policy, including compliance with legislative requirements and the measurement of continual improvement targets and outcomes.
The University Policy has identified six goals: waste minimization, energy and water use efficiency, air quality, transportation, and noise. The University will support activities that will ensure that the environmental objectives which spell out actions that are necessary to achieve these goals are carried out. Additionally, the University will conduct regular environmental site audits particularly for waste, water, energy and occupational safety.


Kyrgyzstan


Issykkul State University

 

Date of commitment: 02/05/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Kurmanbek Abdyldaev- Rector
University/School and acronym : Issykkul State University
Country : Karakol – Kyrgyzstan
Email : indepiksu@gmail.com

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

IKSU would like to change the current situation at the university to greening. First step will be strategy development, changing curricula to ESD. Step by step, we want to change university maintenance for environment saving. Also we would like to involve students to activities. But future vision is to be as Green University in country and to be as demonstrative model. We will do all the best for funding research, teachers training, seminars and conference providing. We will appreciate if your organization will help us on that, but in any case we will have some changing starting from this year.


Osh State University

  Date of commitment: 16/05/2012
  Signatory Name and Title : Kanybek Isakov- Rector
  University/School and acronym : Osh State University-OSU
  Country : Osh – Kyrgyzstan
  Website :www.osu.edu.kg
  Email :
skalygulova@aol.com

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Inclusion of environmental studies in Osh State University curricula in undergraduate and graduate studies;
- Organize trainings on sustainable development for professionals and practitioners in related fields;
- Fostering a human and social policy (diversity, equality, equal opportunities, quality of life, solidarity, human development);
- Encourage sustainable lifestyle on campus;
- Reinforce research and practice in environment and sustainability;
- Participation in regional partnership for sustainable development;
- To be actively involved in regional and national sustainable development projects;
- Share our increasing knowledge and expertise on sustainability more widely through partnerships and community engagement.


Latvia


Riga International School of Economics and Business Administration

 

Date of commitment: 17/04/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Irina Sennikova- Rector
University/School and acronym : Riga International School of Economics and Business Administration
Country : Riga – Latvia
Website : www.riseba.lv
Email : irina.sennikova@riseba.lv

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

- To develop a Strategy of implementing Principles of Responsible Management Education in order to make sure that it is a planned and organised process and covers all areas of the schools’ activities.
- Establish a Research Center on Social Entrepreneurship in order to understand its role in society, impact on economic development and facilitate its development in Latvia.
- In addition to current activities on reducing the use of paper /e.g. copying/ and other natural recourses to develop a green policy of the school.
- To contribute to poverty reduction through management education by designing programmes so that they facilitate the change of students’ mindsets towards inclusive business models and enable graduates to work with low end markets.


Lebanon


Notre Dame University – Louaize



Date of commitment :
22/03/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Walid Moussa- President
University/School and acronym : Notre Dame University – Louaize
Country : Zouk Mikael – Lebanon
Website : www.ndu.edu.lb
Email : president@ndu.edu.lb

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

+Since 2010, Notre Dame University – Louaize (NDU) has engaged as partner from the Arab region in the Tempus project: Reorient University Curricula to Address Sustainability (RUCAS), along with European partners (University of Crete and the University of Athens in Greece, Dublin City University in Ireland, Stockholm University in Sweden, University of Padova in Italy, and the University of Bordeaux 3 in France. Other ‘Arab region’ partners are involved in RUCAS along with NDU (Université La Sagesse from Lebanon, Suez Canal University and Heliopolis University for Sustainable Development from Egypt, and from Jordan the Hashemite University and the University of Jordan.

The University has already implemented the revised curricula in four areas of study (Social sciences, natural & applied sciences, engineering, and education), to fulfill the following project’s objectives:
- Support the development of of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in the higher education sector in Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon.
- Build capacity amongst university staff to embed ESD in curricula and pedagogy.
- Review and revise undergraduate curricula to address ESD in line with Bologna and Lisbon processes.
- Assist the coordination and dissemination of ESD policy, research, curriculum reform and practice relating to ESD in the partner institutions that are expected to function as role models in the region.

The final report is due in October 2013.


Lithuania


SMK University of Applied Social Sciences

 

Date of commitment: 06/03/2012
Signatory Name and Title: Gabija Mikalauskien – Director
University/School and acronym: SMK University of Applied Social Sciences (SMK)
Country: Lithuania
Website : www.smk.lt
Email : inter@smk.lt

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

SMK is taking and is planning to take actions in future seeking to implement the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME).
SMK in all activities is seeking to ensure qualitative and responsible development of a new generation of business leaders capable of managing the complex challenges faced by business and society in the 21st century.
Corporate responsibility and sustainability had become the core values of SMK and these principles are applied in overal SMK activity – the curricula, research, teaching methodologies and institutional strategies.


Mexico


 

Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí

Date of commitment : 31/05/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Manuel Fermin Villar Rubio – Rector
University/School and acronym : Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi
Country : San Luis Potosi – Mexico
Website : http://www.uaslp.mx
Email : villarm@uaslp.mx

 


Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

- In 1998 the Autonomous University of San Luis Potosí (UASLP), created an office of the rectorate named the Agenda Ambiental (environmental agenda) of UASLP, with the mission to incorporate the environmental and sustainability (E&S) perspective to all university endeavour, particularly to teaching-formation, research, interaction with society and campus management. This purpose is fullfiled through four strategic projects: PEAS (program for E&S education); PMPCA (PhD and MSc program in environmental sciences, mainly for regional application); SGA (EMS in campus thigthly associated to E&S performance and to the essential functions of the university, mentioned above); and SPP (special projects to impact the transit of society to sustainability). All these projects are long underway (10 to 14 year old).
- Information on all these projects are continuosly uploaded in our website http://ambiental.uaslp.mx
- PEAS: number of continuous education courses, diplomas, and formal programs that incorporate, that integrate de E&S perspective; PMPCA: number of graduates in MSc and PhD and number of thesis and papers published, indicators of quality satisfied (national standards); SGA: number of Faculties, including professors, students and employees involved in colaboration for construction of university-wide standards in 10 different criteria (which we call « modules »); SPP: importance of projects in course and finished, as well as official commissions in which we collaborate, social impact of projects and commissions.
- Agenda Ambiental is a trasversal, integrative initiative that works with all entities, professors, students and employees of the University. With a relatively small permanent staff bases its impact in the collaborative work with the university community across all campi. Agenda Ambiental has an active communication program (see website above)


 

Universidad Iberoamericana, A.C.

Date of commitment : 14/05/2012
Signatory Name and Title : José Morales Orozco – Rector
University/School and acronym : Universidad Iberoamericana, A.C.
Country : México – Mexico
Website : www.ibero.mx
Email : jose.morales@ibero.mx


Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

According to its Sustainability Policy, between 2012 and 2015, the Universidad Iberoamericana Ciudad de México will undertake projects that pursue:

• To integrate sustainability criteria and energy efficiency in the design, construction, remodeling, maintenance and operation of its facilities.
• To reduce nonrenewable energy consumption through energy efficiency and the adoption of alternative energy sources.
• To record, report and seek to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases resulting from its operation.
• To promote the efficient use of natural resources, material and economic and implement continuous measures for the prevention of pollution.
• To reduce the amount of solid waste requiring disposal in a landfill.
• To ensure the environmentally adequate management of hazardous materials.
• To consider criteria of sustainability into transport systems linked to the activity of the university, so as to reduce impacts on the environment.
• To consider the social, ecological and economic impacts of the purchasing of products and services.
• To embrace a permanent process of evaluation to ensure the adequate commitment to these policies to meet future social and environmental requirements.
• To become an example of sustainability for society.
• To comply with environmental regulations and endeavor to overcome them where possible, committing to a process of continuous environmental improvement.
• To ensure that environment conditions are optimal and safe for the development of activities within the University and contribute to improving the environmental quality of its areas of influence.
• To promote the university community knowledge and understanding of the environmental problems and the principles of sustainability to be translated into a commitment to action for the environment.
• To incorporate the environmental dimension of sustainability in the university’s curricula and research programs.
• To train staff to incorporate sustainability criteria into daily activities.
• To participate and support partnerships and networks to share experiences and knowledge related to sustainability.
• To seek economic alternatives that promotes sustainability on campus.
• To seek a responsible management of material and economic resources available for the present and future generations.
For more information please visit our websites: www.ibero.mx/campusverde; www.ibero.mx/medioambiente


Universidad Veracruzana


Date of commitment :
20/04/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Lázaro Rafael Sánchez-Velásquez – Dr
University/School and acronym : Universidad Veracruzana
Country : Veracruz – Mexico
Website : www.uv.mx/sustentabilidad
Email : lasanchez@uv.mx

 
Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

- A promise to take action now or in the future
- A commitment to transparency through annual reporting on progress
- A description of time-bound targets/goals that can be measured for success
- A general description of key resources and/or partners dedicated to achieve these targets


New Zealand


Unitec Institute of Technology

Date of commitment : 07/05/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Rick Ede- Chief Executive
University/School and acronym : EbonUnitec Institute of Technology
Country : Auckland – New Zealand
Website : www.eco.unitec.ac.nz
Email : rede@unitec.ac.nz

 

 

 

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Unitec has committed to a comprehensive Environmental Sustainability Strategy which encompasses Teaching, Research, Advocacy, Campus Operations and Kaitiakitanga (or guardianship). Action plans have been created for each of these areas and Unitec has adopted the following environmental key performance indicators, which are included in our annual report, to measure our progress:
• Energy use
• Water use
• Paper use
• Waste to landfill
• Sustainability curriculum content
• Sustainability research outputs and
• Number of sustainability events hosted
Full details of these commitments and progress on related projects under each of the action plans can be accessed on-line at www.eco.unitec.ac.nz. Unitec utilises an on-line environmental management system www.ecoportal.co.nz, is working towards ISO 14001 certification, engages a full time Environmental Sustainability Manager and is working closely with the Energy Efficiency Conservation Authority of New Zealand and the New Zealand Sustainable Business Network.


Nigeria


Ebonyi State University



Date of commitment :
16/04/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Francis Idike- Engr Prof.
University/School and acronym : Ebonyi State University
Country : Abakaliki – Nigeria
Website : www.ebsu-edu.net
Email : VC@ebsu-edu.net

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Below are the sustainability projects I am committed to implement at Ebonyi State University
- Teach sustainability development concepts
- Encourage research on sustainability development issues
I promise to take action on these projects now. My University has already started to work on them
I commit to be reporting annually the report of progress in respect of these projects.

Time Bound/Goals that can be measured include:
- All researches to be carried out in the University will be adjudged to enhance sustainable development before its approval especially at the graduate research level.
- All proposals for University Research Grant can only be considered and grant awarded if sustainable development is boosted.
- The University will ensure that all course curriculum approved by EBSU Senate will reflect the sustainable development objectives
- The University Directorate of Research, Innovation and Commercialization through her University – Community Linkage Office will advance one of the important Missions of EBSU like any other University to undertake community Service (Outreach). The targets of the community outreach traditionally are as follows: to enhance teaching and research, to meet the needs of society, to generate new knowledge and enrich teaching and learning. EBSU will use this outreach to spread the message of sustainable development and ensure that it is applied through encouragement.
The Directorate of Research Innovation and Commercialization (EBSU-DRIC), School of Post Graduate Studies, EBSU Biotech and R&D Centre including all Faculties will be entrusted with the execution of these sustainable development objectives. The University Partners like print and Voice media will also be mobilized.

 


Rivers State University of Science and Technology


Date of commitment :
13/04/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Barineme Beke Fakae- Professor
University/School and acronym : Rivers State University of Science and Technology
Country : Port Harcourt – Nigeria
Website : www.ust.edu.ng
Email : bbfakae@ust.edu.ng

 


Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

RSUST is already committed and will continually update our academic curriculum within Faculties and Institutes in line with the demands of sustainable development concepts, principles and practices. Curriculum greening is currently on-going and expected to be intensified and implemented between 2012 and 2015.

RSUST commits to a transparent documentation of our activities in the area of sustainability education and research projects. Seminars and workshops will be organized and documented on the University web-site and other media sources

RSUST campus greening activities will be intensified and it is expected that in the area of waste management, RSUST will intensify efforts towards waste sorting and recycling initiatives across faculties and residential areas on campus. Inter-faculty student greening competitions will also be initiated to improve the carbon sink

RSUST is committed to providing resources for these activities with support from the Government of Rivers State and the Rivers State Sustainable Development Agency (RSSDA). The University will also build on the existing partnership with major Oil and Gas multi-national companies as well as the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).


University of Lagos

 

Date of commitment : 22/03/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Adetokunbo Sofoluwe- Vice Chancellor
University/School and acronym : University of Lagos
Country : Lagos – Nigeria
Website : www.unilag.edu.ng
Email : absofoluwe@unilag.edu.ng

 


Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

- Creation of the Waste to Wealth Programme through the establishment of recycling and waste disposal scheme/ project.
a. A committee would be set up to establish:
i. The appropriate location for the plant
ii. Orientation of members of the University Community on the importance of proper Waste Management and Recycling.
iii. The cost implication
This committee would also be in charge of evaluating and monitoring the project and issuing biannual progress reports.
b. The Pre-establishment of the project would include various orientation programmes such as seminars, workshops, public lectures to sensitize members of the University Community. (Time Frame: 12 months)
c. Key resources and partners that would be involved in the project include:
i. The Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA). This is the State owned agency in charge of the waste management in Lagos State, the host-State of the University.
ii. The Director of Medical Services, UNILAG. This Unit currently has the responsibility of managing the University’s Waste Disposal System.
iii. Two Professors drawn from the Faculty of Science and Faculty of Engineering shall be the resource persons for the project.
d. The target is to: i. Ensure a cleaner environment through proper waste management.
ii. Proper enlightenment on advantages of Waste Recycling.

- Institution of a special award for Research on Sustainable Development Issues during the Annual Research and Conference Fair.
a. The University annually organizes a research and conference fair to encourage research within the University. A special Award including cash prize would be instituted and given to the best research project covering any sustainable Development issue.
b. The best research project for this award would be judged through a transparent process. The winning project would be highlighted on the University Website, University Magazine and the University Radio Station.
c. The research fair is an annual event; therefore the award would be issued annually. The target is to encourage the institution of relevant projects on annual basis.
d. The key resources/partners to achieve targets are:
1. The Central Research Committee of the University
2. The Director, Academic Planning
3. The Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic and Research.

- Hosting of Public Lectures on Sustainable Development Issues. This would cover public lectures aimed at sensitizing members of the University host communities which include Akoka, Iwaya and Yaba.
a. These lectures would be held twice in every semester,
b. Residents of the local communities would be invited to take part in the lecture. A questionnaire would be issued at the end of these lectures to evaluate the understanding level of participants at the lecture.
c. The goal is to draw the attention of members of the public to these issues; orientate them on the need to embrace positive environmental habits.
d. Key resource persons/partners are:
i. Lecturers drawn from various departments within the University.
ii. The Lagos State Ministry of Environment.
iii. The Federal Ministry of Environment.


 Norway


 University of Oslo


 

Date of commitment: 11/04/2012
Signatory Name and Title: Ole Petter Ottersen - Rector
University/School and acronym: University of Oslo
Country: Oslo – Norway
Website : www.uio.no/english/
Email : postmottak@uio.no

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

- Establish UiO as a green university.
- Promote the symmetry between research activities, curriculum and educational approach and our daily operation with regards to environmental sustainability.
- Raise awareness on environmental sustainability and make results visible.
- Increase energy efficiency in our buildings
- Integrate Green House Gas reporting in overall reporting system.


Philippines (The)


Mapua Institute of Technology


Date of commitment
: 17/04/2012
Signatory Name and Title: Reynaldo Vea - Dr
University/School and acronym: Mapua Institute of Technology
Country: Manila – Philippines (The)
Website : www.mapua.edu.ph
Email : rbvea@mapua.edu.ph

 

 
Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Mapua Institute of Technology-Philippines endeavors to be a part of the solution to the global issue on sustainable development and sustainable resource (SD&SR). Hence, it commits to enhance the integration of SD & SR to the teaching and learning in all programs. In 2011, MIT-Philippines established the Sustainable Development Research Office (SDRO) that focuses on sustainable development research and research related activities. Among the research related activities are the conduct of fora, seminar, conference, networking, and workshop. In mid 2012, SDRO will conduct an environmental and occupational toxicology workshop, to be participated in by government agencies, industries, academia and non-government organizations. This is to be conducted with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency through Swedish Chemicals Agency, Sweden that aims to achieve a non-toxic environment. Apart from these activities, MIT included in its commitments the initiatives on carbon footprint reduction (CFR). By 2015, it is expected that there will be full implementation of the integration of SD & SR in all programs and research activities.


Portugal


 Catholic University of Portugal (Porto) – College of Biotechnology


Date of commitment
: 07/05/2012
Signatory Name and Title: Emidio Gomes - Professor
University/School and acronym: Catholic University of Portugal (Porto) – College of Biotechnology
Country : Porto – Portugal
Website : www.esb.ucp.pt
Email : mspinto@porto.ucp.pt


Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

We are committed to educate responsible professionals (and citizens) and will contribute with relevant research (and actions) for a sustainable society.

We are committed to promote research on the field of environmental sciences and sustainable development and to develop specific training programs, learning opportunities and networking openings for practitioners and researchers.

We are committed to maintain a more sustainable and participative campus implementing actions to reduce paper, water and energy consumptions, to keep a small scale composting project as well as organic farming lots for students and coworkers.

We are committed to continue the collaboration with local governments and governmental and non-governmental organizations in the area of sustainable development, mainly coordinating the Porto Metropolitan Area Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development (which integrates the Global Learning Space for Sustainable Development within the goals of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development) and helping local governments in applying participation models and Local Agenda 21 principles in their municipalities.

We are committed to support new entrepreneurship projects in the area of social economy and sustainable development through an annual contest – Social Spin I3S – which financially and technically supports new ideas.

We are committed to the regional goal of improving and expanding native woodlands within the Porto metropolitan area. The goal is to plant 100.000 native trees until 2016 and to manage a network of partners and volunteers that is responsible for the maintenance and after care. There is a research team working on this project and links are being made with the researchers from the forestry area. Students and coworkers are invited to participate in attaining this goal.


Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa



Date of commitment
: 23/03/2012
Signatory Name and Title: José Carlos Quadrado – President
University/School and acronym: Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa
Country: Lisboa – Portugal
Website : www.isel.pt
Email : presidente@isel.pt


Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

As President of ISEL, I agree to support the following principles:
To ensure that teaching and training programs on sustainable development practice form a part of the core curriculum; -To support and ncourage research on sustainble development issues and improve scientific understanding through cientific and technological knowledge, enhancing the development, adaptation, diffusionand transfer of kwowledge; – To achieve sustainable development and better environmental protection by supporting various actions, including: reducing the environmental footprinting through energy, adopting sustainable procurement practices in our supply chains, providing sustainable mobility options for studens and faculty, adopting effective programmes for waste minimization, recycling and reuse and encouraging more sustainable lifestyles; – To support sustainability efforts in the community in which we reside, encouraging students and faculty working with local authorities ans civil society to foster more liveable, resource-efficient communities.
Partners engaged (ISEL, Al Farabi Kazakh National University and MDP/Global Classroom Program of Earth Institute of Colombia University)should engage with and share results through international framewoek, such as the UN decade of Education for Sustainable Development, led by UNSCO, the UN University system, the UN Academic Impact, the Global Impact, rhe UN-supported Principles for Responsible Management Eduction initiative and the UN Environmental Programme’s Environmental Education and Training, in ordem to exchange knowledges ans experiences and to report regularly on progress ans challenges.


Romania


Faculty Of Administration And Business, University of Bucharest, Romania

 

Date of commitment: 02/04/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Razvan Papuc- Dean Associate Professor
University/School and acronym : Faculty Of Administration And Business, University of Bucharest, Romania
Country : Bucharest – Romania
Website : www.faa.ro
Email : razvan-mihail.papuc@drept.unibuc.ro

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

- The organization of an annual workshop related to sustainable development within the scientific events of the Faculty of Administration and Business, University of Bucharest, between 2012 and 2015.
- The introduction of a new discipline, entitled Corporate Social Responsibility, within the master programme « Business Consulting » in the academic year 2012/2013.


Russia


Baikal International Business School

Date of commitment: 17/04/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Nadezhda Grosheva - Dean of Siberian, American School of Management, Prof.
University/School and acronym : Baikal International Business School
Country : Irkutsk – Russia
Website : www.buk.irk.ru
Email: grosheva@buk.irk.ru

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Our students take part in the local government’s projects of sustainable development. We teach some disciplines such as Knowledge Management, Sustainable Ecomomies, Ecological Quality Management, etc.
All student activities are reporting in the official web cite including students’ rating with annual results.


Moscow State University of International Relations

 

Date of commitment: 12/03/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Anatoly Torkunov- Rector, Academician
University/School and acronym : Moscow State University of International Relations
Country : Moscow – Russia
Website : www.mgimo.ru
Email : una@una.ru

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Active participation of MGIMO-University students in programs on Sustainable Development through UN Associations of Russia, programs with UNDP


International Management Institute of St.Petersburg


Date of commitment :
29/03/2012
Signatory Name and Title : MIkhail FyodorovSergey Mordovin- Rector
University/School and acronym : International Management Institute of St.Petersburg
Country :St.Petersburg – Russia
Website : imisp.ru
Email : mordovin@imisp.ru

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

IMISP will go on with following and promoting among students and partners PRME and follow in its practice the Declaration of Commitment to Sustainable Practices of Higher Education Institutions.


 Nizhny Novgorod State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering


Date of commitment :
 25/05/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Evgeny Koposov- Rector
University/School and acronym :Nizhny Novgorod State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering
Country :Nizhny Novgorod- Russia
Website : http://www.nngasu.ru
Email : Koposov@nngasu.ru

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Sustainable development projects
of UNESCO Chair of Nizhny Novgorod State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering

«Sustainable development of a big region – the Volga river basin»

Projects and directions of scientific research conducted by scientific-pedagogical school «Ecological safety of regions»
(Head of the School: UNESCO Chairholder, doctor of technical sciences, Professor Koposov E.V.):

• Study and impact assessment of plain reservoirs for sustainability of the development of urbanized territories

• The development of the concept of geo-ecological safety of big cities in Volga Caspian region including the assessment of their vulnerability to dangerous engineering – geological processes

• Detection and broadcasting of natural and anthropogenic disasters, mathematical modeling of river – flood development and hydrodynamic accidents at hydroelectric complexes for the detection of areas flooded

• Study of the complex of nature and social problems arising in conditions of changing of the climate in Volga – Caspian basin

• The development of the methodological basis for creation of complex systems of water consumption by food and light industry enterprises

• The development of the scientific basis and technologies of protection of the urbanized territories from nature and anthropogenic disasters and negative effects

• The development of methods of risk assessment of dangerous slide erosion and karst events at the urbanized territories

• Study of dynamics of karst and ravine systems at the urbanized territories with the help of the elements of fractal analysis

• The assessment of influence of urban territories for the state of ravine surface sources of water supply

• The development of methodology of complex functional and sustainable development of biosphere reserves territories and nature safety complexes in conditions of technogenesis

Projects and directions of scientific research conducted by scientific-pedagogical school «Revival and preservation of cultural and historical heritage in the basins of great rivers» (Head of the School: UNESCO Chairholder, doctor of technical sciences, Professor Koposov E.V., Professor of UNESCO Chair, Vinogradova T.P.):

• Study, preservation and promotion of architectural heritage of multicultural regions of Russia

• Intercultural communications «Russia in a single European space»

• Study of the history of Nizhny Novgorod and Nizhny Novgorod region culture

• Civil engineering as a phenomena of culture and civilization

• Urban planning reconstruction of the territories of the historic settlements

• Monitoring of the objects of historiy and cultural heritage basing on the geoinformation technologies

• Study of the processes of formation and dynamics of the structure of a modern city by means of fractal modeling


Russian State University of Trade and Economics


Date of commitment :
11/04/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Sergey Baburin- Rector
University/School and acronym : Russian State University of Trade and Economics
Country : Moscow – Russia
Website : www.rsute.ru
Email : rektorat@rsute.ru

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Our sustainability projects between 2012 and 2015 are:
- Designing and implementation of educational resources on sustained development as global process in course of student’s studies at University
- Conceptual design of global stability in scientific researches


 State University of Management

 

Date of commitment : 17/04/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Victor Kozbanenko- Rector
University/School and acronym : State University of Management
Country : Moscow – Russia
Website : www.guu.ru
Email : va_kozbanenko@guu.ru

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

-To organize the International Conference of Sustainable Development.
-To reinforce the relationship with PRME national and international network.
-To structure a monitoring agenda Rio+20 conclusion.
-To encourage research on sustainable development. 


 Ural State University of Economics


Date of commitment :
21/03/2012

Signatory Name and Title : MIkhail Fyodorov- Rector
University/School and acronym : Ural State University of Economics
Country : Ekaterinburg – Russia
Website : www.usue.ru
Email : vnj@usue.ru

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

The Ural State University of Economics promotes concept of sustainable development in all spheres of its activity. USUE improves scientific understanding through carrying out international competitions for research works for young scientists and students in the frame of III Eurasian Economic Youth Forum. This competition called “Eurasia Green”. The main issues of this competitions are: “model of rational wild life management”, ”waste in incomes”, “clear water of Eurasia”.
The Ural State University of Economics takes active part in developing of strategic plan of city and region development with local authorities.
The aim of making green campuses is realized through non –smoking activity and popularization of health life style by conducting sports competitions among students and staff. One of the mission of USUE is bringing up new liveable generation which will be socially inclusive. In this frame Union of volunteers of USUE usually carry out actions of gathering toys and clothes for children’s homes.

 


 Serbia


Higher School of Professional Business Studies, Novi Sad

 

Date of commitment : 25/04/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Radovan Tomic, Prof, PhD
University/School and acronym : Higher School of Professional Business Studies, Novi Sad
Country : Novi Sad - Serbia
Website : www.vps.ns.ac.rs
Email : vpskola@uns.ac.rs

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

The objectives of sustainable development in the period from 2012 to 2015:

Higher School of Professional Business Studies in Novi Sad makes a commitment to develop the following activities in the above mentioned period:
• Teaching staff at Higher School of Professional Business Studies in Novi Sad is determined to proceeds to carry out the modernization of the teaching process following the latest trends in the fields covered by study programs at the School, as well as global trends dealing with the adoption of the concept of sustainable development. The topics and issues of ecological management and sustainable development are addressed in a great number of courses within the curriculum of Higher School of Professional Business Studies. Additionally, further implementation of these topics into the curriculum of other courses is planned to the extent to which structure of the teaching units of these courses permits;
• Continuous updating of curricula will be made in accordance with the objectives set forth in the National Sustainable Development Strategy of the Republic of Serbia and the accompanying Action Plan;
• Organizing scientific gathering with a special session dedicated to the issue of sustainable development and the involvement of teaching staff in raising awareness and exploring possibilities of implementing ideas of sustainable development in the Republic of Serbia through the further development of scientific and professional papers and visits to conferences and seminars on a given topic;
• Engagement to further improve awareness and understanding of the value system that respects the limits of available resources through devising themes of students’ seminar papers;
• Ongoing activities in order to exchange knowledge and experiences on sustainable development through cooperation with educational institutions at home and abroad;
• Continued work on energy efficiency and use of renewable energy sources, development of cooperation with the Center for the recycling of Novi Sad, intensifying the cooperation of students with civil society organizations which in their programs have planned activities in the field of environmental protection and raising awareness on sustainable development;
• Setting up a special working body that will deal with issues of application of the principles of proposed Rio +20 Declaration
• The introduction of drawing up periodic reports on achieved activities in the field of sustainable development for more efficient monitoring of actual against planned targets.

 


Slovenia


Faculty of Economics University of Ljubljana

Date of commitment: 11/05/2012
Signatory Name and Title: Dusan Mramor – Dean
University/School and acronym: Faculty of Economics University of Ljubljana
Country: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Website : www.ef.uni-lj.si/en
Email : jasna.dolzan.lesjak@ef.uni-lj.si

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

The Faculty of Economics University of Ljubljana (FELU) is aware of its important role it plays in the field of business and economics education. Therefore, it is of its main concern to develop principled leaders for work in globally competitive business environment by combining economics and business education with innovative research while creating and disseminating knowledge in a global society, which is encompassed in its mission.

The importance of passing the knowledge to future generations and fulfilling the set mission is encompassed also with core values, where the significance is also set on commitment to ethics and promoting social responsibility.

The FELU has also engaged itself in the continuous quality improvement processes with the AACSB and EQUIS international business schools accreditations’ standards. Moreover, the school is also committed to PRME and the Six Principles advocated by the United Nations initiative of responsible management education. All of these commitments not only spur higher educational standards, but also provide an opportunity for the school to revise its teaching processes and further improve the quality of its learning environment and the quality of its students.

In the more operative level, the FELU has:
- Incorporated sustainability in study programmes (undergraduate, graduate level, and also business programmes);
- Been actively involved in the National Research Programme “Climate Change and Its Influence on the Predominant Paradigm in Economic and Business Sciences in Slovenia.”
- Set up an Eco Team, which currently has 92 members;
- Started the Re.think project, which intents to increase awareness of the rational use of resources among students and employees;
- Kicked-off a project of solar-power electricity plant, which serves for 10 percent of FELU’s electric needs.

PRESENT AND FUTURE

The FELU will in 2012 – 2015 further focus on the following sustainability drivers: knowledge, integrity, and innovation.

Knowledge
Focus on knowledge co-creation of sustainability and corporate social responsibility in the curricula of courses, programmes, and subjects, new product development of knowledge for commercial or non-commercial purposes.
- Inventorying the contents on sustainability and corporate social responsibility in the FELU’s curricula, with a special focus on identifying the fields where there is room for improvement in the curricula, particularly the selected FELU’s core courses;
- Implementing the sustainability-related business academy for executives (Sustainability Leadership and Inspiration Academy);
- Signing the cooperation agreement (Atlantis), which will lead to the development of the “Global Business Sustainability Programme” by 2013, with six partners worldwide.

Innovation
The creativity of our key stakeholders (students, employees, and partners) is the FELU’s advantage.
- The FELU draws inspiration for original ideas from their wide base of knowledge (the transfer of ideas and solutions) and integrity (to work responsibly and ethically, and to contribute to sustainable development).
- The FELU looks for innovative solutions in areas where there is a possibility to improve the use of various natural or other resources (consumption of electricity, water, heating, waste, etc.)
- The FELU strives to increase awareness of social and environmental liability, or otherwise contribute to sustainable development.

Integrity
As public service employees the FELU does not only have a legal duty, but also a moral duty to respect and protect the fundamental values of the people and communities in which it operates.
- In accordance with the requirements of the Law on Integrity and Prevention of Corruption, the FELU has set up and launch its own Integrity Framework. The aim of the Integrity Framework is to identify risks to integrity, develop and implement instruments to cope with these risks, and increase transparency, accountability, and ethical behaviour at all levels at the FELU.


IEDC-Bled School of Management


Date of commitment: 22/03/2012

Signatory Name and Title: Danica Purg – President
University/School and acronym: IEDC – Bled School of Management
Country:
Bled, Slovenia

Website : www.iedc.si
Email : info@iedc.si

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

IEDC-Bled School of Management Sustainability Projects

IEDC-Bled School of Management is deeply committed to developing leaders for a better world and believes in ethical and socially responsible leadership which can be promoted through learning from art, science, sport and other professions, drawing parallels around them and making people reflect. Management of social, environmental, and ethical risks and opportunities has been a required element of our Executive MBA programs for several years (IEDC has designed an ethics component into all its longer management programs more than twenty years ago and as an additional innovation, sustainable development was added to the curriculum in 2008). Since 2007, IEDC has been also the headquarters of the UN Global Compact Slovenia, the Slovenian chapter in the UN Global Compact. In 2009, IEDC was named among 100 top business schools in the world concerning innovations for demonstrating significant leadership in integrating social, environmental and ethical issues into its programs according to the Aspen Institute’s 2009-2010 edition of Beyond Grey Pinstripes, the only ranking that evaluates how well schools are preparing their students for the environmental, social and ethical complexities of modern-day business. IEDC was the only school from Central and Eastern Europe to receive this recognition.

With the establishment of the Coca-Cola Chair of Sustainable Development at the IEDC-Bled School of Management in 2010 (chaired by Dr. Nadya Zhexembayeva, IEDC faculty member and Vice-President of the UN Global Compact Slovenia), the School has significantly strengthened its management education, research, and outreach in the area of sustainability in business and become a center of sustainability thinking in the world. The Coca-Cola Chair of Sustainable Development at IEDC is an interdisciplinary initiative aimed at creating cutting-edge knowledge in the field of sustainability, promoting the concepts of sustainable development, sustainable value, and embedded sustainability, and providing support for the needs of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) while connecting the international sustainability community to the realities and innovations of the Region.

Since the inception, the Coca-Cola Chair of Sustainable Development at IEDC has been aiming to create a real change at the intersection of business and society, focusing on meaningful and measurable impact in the domains of research, education, and global outreach:

- In the field of research, the Chair’s development of the theory and practice of « embedded sustainability » – incorporation of social and environmental performance into the company’s strategy, operations, products and process – has made a real breakthrough in 2011. Stanford University Press in the USA, Greenleaf Publishing in the UK, and Quality Mark in Brazil have published the new book co-authored by Dr. Nadya Zhexembayeva, the chairholder, titled « Embedded Sustainability: The Next Big Competitive Advantage. » The distinction between embedded and bolt-on sustainability also created significant presence in general and specialist press in the field of management and beyond, while Dr. Zhexembayeva has promoted the concept and the work of the Coca-Cola Chair at many significant conferences and events, including the Academy of Management 2011 Annual Conference (San Antonio, Texas), the Sustainable Brands’11 (Monterey, California), Drucker Business Forum (Claremont, California), and many more.

- In the domain of education, the Coca-Cola Chair has completed the work of re-designing IEDC educational programs, incorporating sustainability into every extended program offered by the school.

- The Chair’s work in the domain of global outreach is also outstanding. As a founding partner of Challenge:Future Global Youth Think Tank and Innovation Competition, IEDC has been playing the key role in designing, managing, and developing the work of this daring youth organization. Challenge:Future is a global youth organization connecting young leaders ages 18-20 on issues of innovation and sustainable future. In 2011-12, Challenge:Future community grew to 23 000+ active members, who generated 1469 innovative ideas, and then spent 210 000 volunteering hours on their implementation, impacting more than 270 000 lives. IEDC served as a host of Challenge:Future Summit 2012 (highlighting the yearly activities of the think-tank), that gave young change makers a chance to connect, learn, and inspire each other and also to work with business, political, and civil leaders. The Summit hosted the Grand Finals for the 2011-12 innovation competition, which this year was run under the theme of « Fun + Meaning Squared = 2030, » whereby youth was invited to imagine new ways to connect fun and meaning in everyday life. The five finalist teams presented new innovative solutions in the field of education, poverty alleviation, and sustainable development, and represent India, Russia, Venezuela, Canada, and Nigeria.

IEDC-Bled School of Management has been supporting also faculty development initiatives and programs developed by CEEMAN. Since the establishment of IMTA, International Management Teachers Academy, a major European faculty development program aimed at developing a new generation of management educators for the new generation of business leaders, IEDC has been involved in this and related faculty development projects. In 2012, IMTA program, which is regularly held at the IEDC-Bled School of Management, will for the first time have a disciplinary track on Business in Society (Business Ethics, CSR and Sustainable Development).

The school supports also other PRME related commitments of CEEMAN, including those implemented through CEEMAN’s membership in the PRME Steering Committee, organization of CEEMAN conferences and other events with a strong PRME component, as well as initiation and participation of important projects of the PRME Working Group on Poverty as a Challenge to Management Education.

Future Plans

Within the scope of Coca-Cola Chair agreement, IEDC-Bled School of Management plans to continue efforts in all dimensions aimed at promoting the ideals of sustainable development globally. We are delighted to have Coca-Cola‟s support in this domain, and hope to make significant contribution to Coca-Cola brand and identity as a leader of sustainable innovation. Our future plans include:

- Continued research, case writing, and teaching;
- Intensified support for global sustainability initiatives;
- Development of deeper relationship with the Coca-Cola Company and identifying new opportunities for mutual benefit and collaboration.

Specifically, in 2011-2015, IEDC-Bled School of Management plans to:
- continue with teaching sustainability in all extended programs
- continue with research on embedded sustainability
- continue with Challenge:Future project
- continue with Global Compact Slovenia
- continue supporting faculty development programs and initiatives, emphasizing a broader social responsibility of faculty members, as well as of business education and management development institutions within CEEMAN and beyond
- continue supporting other PRME-related activities of CEEMAN, including the PRME Working Group on Poverty as a Challenge to Management Education, and the organization of the PRME Summit in Bled in 2013.


International School for Social and Business Studies


Date of commitment: 31/05/2012
Signatory Name and Title: Srecko Natek – Doctor
University/School and acronym: International School for Social and Business Studies – ISSBS
Country:
 Celje, Slovenia
Website : www.issbss.si
Email : info@issbs.si

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

In years 2012 and 2013 the International School for Social and Business Studies (ISSBS) will undertake to implement the summer school project “Innovation in Business – Environmental Challenges”. The programme will enhance participant’s creativity and innovation and by raising their awareness of environmental issues and demonstrating actual environmental solutions guiding their thought and action in the field of business challenges in environmental science. Participants will be acquainted with several practical examples and with project work encouraged to innovative business engagement in the global environment.

Strong connection between the IP and business environment will be established through inclusion of domestic companies, especially the ones active in management of drinking and waste water, renewable energy and therefore addressing many relevant current environmental issues. Their contribution will be to make the learning more practice oriented. Guest speakers from companies will introduce real world problems. Study visits to the companies will be organized in order to base some study units of the program on actual business situations etc. ISSBS has established an ongoing open communication with several members of business sector. Links with companies will be actively put to practise in the form of representatives from companies working with groups of students at their group project work. Moreover, the programme will contribute in strengthening links between higher education institutions and business sector making their transition form study to labor market easier. Main part of the summer school will be live case studies aimed at identifying business opportunities in the field of environmental protection and sustainable development and the preparation of student’s group projects.

The objectives of the programme are as follows:
a) Implement the course Innovation in business in English and to develop and test the appropriate study materials and gain teaching experience, which will serve as the basis for its inclusion in the regular course implementation of the first cycle study programmes.
b) Strengthen international cooperation activities of the institution including at least three foreign universities in the programme and estimated participation (mobility) of 30 foreign students.
c) Enhance institution’s cooperation with local businesses in the form of study visits and case studies, based on the participation of practitioners in the programme, who will mentor groups of students in the practical part of the project. Participants will, therefore, gain valuable practical knowledge and skills in technological and technical content areas. Participating companies will be presented with an inventive set of possible solutions (presumably non-technological) to implement in their entrepreneurial projects.
d) Develop and use a combined approach to teaching using a variety of forms of teaching:
- The Innovation workshop will in a practical way encourage participants to develop creativity and innovation. The workshop will provide a basis for identifying and developing international business opportunities related to environmental and ecological aspects on the basis of case studies.
- With Simulation of Market Developments Workshop participants will be shown the importance of design in business and deliberate action on the market. Participants will be able to test their business skills and corporate planning in a virtual environment.
- Stress the importance of understanding different international backgrounds, cultural and national differences and enable participants to improve their communication skills in the workshop environment.
- Enable the participants to understand the issue of intellectual property rights in the international business environment and to demonstrate the possibilities and approaches for the protection of new knowledge, technology and technological innovation, patents, industrial designs, trademarks or geographical indications.
- To allow participants to become acquainted with issues of sustainable development in the field of management of drinking and waste water, renewable energy, and to identify potential business-innovative approaches in this field.

Summer School participants should acquire theoretical and practical knowledge of:
1) facilitating the emergence of new knowledge in small and medium enterprises, approaches to managing innovation and R&D activities in enterprises, intellectual property and its legal and other protection;
2) business and marketing planning and accessing the modern, competitive markets;
3) public speaking and business communication in the international and multicultural environment and
4) business opportunities created by the field of environmental protection, renewable energy, management of drinking water and industrial wastewater within the sustainable development strategy.

 


South Africa


Gordon Institute of Business Science

Date of commitment : 12/03/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Nick Binedell – Founding Director
University/School and acronym : Gordon Institute of Business Science
Country : Johannesburg – South Africa
Website : www.gibs.co.za
Email : thwaitsc@gibs.co.za

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

GIBS is committed to extending its substantial contribution to preparing business for current and future sustainability issues.
The purpose of the GIBS sustainability project is to develop practical tools to enable environmental and social performance to be better integrated into the organisations’ core strategy and financial performance.
The sustainability team links research and education efforts with administrative activities, to implement programmes that reduce the environmental impact of operations and improve the social impact of the business school in the community we operate in.
GIBS runs several initiatives in this context, including:
- Academic programmes
- Participation in international initiatives and organisations that promote sustainable / responsible practices;
- Corporate social responsibility and investment activities

Key objectives and activities planned at GIBS in the near and long-term future include the following:
Ensuring the continued incorporation of sustainability content and teaching into all academic programmes including the MBA, PDBA, DBA and certificate programmes.
As well as the teaching and incorporation of sustainability content into corporate programmes such as the global Executive Development Programme and the African Leadership Programme.
Continuing to engage with the business community and civil society on sustainability and GSR issues, in particular addressing those issues that would enable our students to be better citizens and managers in the diverse South African business-political landscape.
Extending the GIBS’ body of knowledge on GSR, with particular reference to case studies, research on GSR and journal articles; and
Advancing the internal sustainability strategy at GIBS through tactical, relevant and high-impact activities, including annual sustainability reporting, education and awareness campaigns, and community outreach programmes.


 UCT Graduate School of Business

Date of commitment : 22/03/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Walter Beats- Dean, Director
University/School and acronym : UCT Graduate School of Business
Country : Rondebosch Cape Town – South Africa
Email : ganzola@udca.edu.cowalter.baets@gsb.uct.ac.za

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

To build a business school that is relevant in society, by concentrating our education and research on values-based leadership, social innovation and entrepreneurship, and the use of business for the good.
We will do that in line with PRME and based on a managerial paradigm shift towards a systemic understanding of business management.


Spain


ESADE Foundation

 

Date of commitment : 13/04/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Eugenia Bieto - Director General
University/School and acronym : ESADE Foundation
Country : Barcelona – Spain
Website : www.esade.edu
Email : dg@esade.edu

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

ESADE’s Commitment to Sustainable projects from 2012 to 2015

The ESADE Social Responsibility Strategic Plan* (SR-ESADE) 2011-2014, includes the following objectives:

- Training – In all formal qualification programmes include a learning objective directly related to social responsibility and its implication in the practice of the profession in question.
- Research – Substantially advance towards completely adopting the PRME recommendations on research.
- Social Debate – Promote dialogue and debate concerning critical themes and cases related with global social responsibility and sustainability, including the various social actors and faculty.
- Organisational Culture – Promote that conducts and habits in line with a more sustainable vision of the organisation and which strengthen development of a socially responsible culture be adopted by the ESADE community**.
- Institutional Policy – Revise internal policies in order that ESADE may increasingly become a more socially responsible institution.
- Sustainable Campus – Implement in 2015 a new Environmental Management System with the aim of preventing, reducing, minimising and eliminations the carbon footprint of the institution.
- Social Activity – Maximise the institution’s social activity programme in order to connect and embrace the various groups within the community with the objective of raising awareness and of offering different alternatives for collaboration and voluntary work.
- Transparency and Accountability – From 2013 onwards, prepare the Institutional Annual Report according to GRI (G3:1) standards, submitting to an external consultancy audit.

Notes:
* The tem social responsibility includes social responsibility, sustainability and ethics.
** The ESADE community includes students, faculty, administrative staff and Alumni.


School of Industrial Engineering of Technical University of Madrid

Date of commitment : 10/04/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Felez Jesus, School Dean
University/School and acronym : School of Industrial Engineering of Technical University of Madrid
Country : Madrid – Spain
Website : www.industriales.upm.es
Email : responsabilidadsocial@etsii.upm.es


Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

ETSII-UPM Social Responsibility Project

The School of Industrial Engineering (Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales – ETSII), integrated together with other Schools of Engineering, into the Technical University of Madrid (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid – UPM) in 1971, is a reference of Industrial Engineering education in Spain. Industrial Engineering Degree in Spain, can be configurated not only as a management intensification but in other different areas (Energy, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics, Material Science, Chemical, Environmental, etc.)

Founded in 1845, ETSII offers Official bachelor and master degrees in Industrial Engineering and Chemical Engineering along with Master Degrees on 13 engineering fields (Energy, Electronics, Management, Environment, Innovation, Mechanical, Nuclear, etc.)

With 4.500 students, 155 members of staff, 313 teachers and 789 R&D project researchers, ETSII is the only Public University Centre of Industrial Engineering whose degree is accredited by the US Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) and with a Social Responsibility Report verified by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).

The enforcement of a social responsibility strategy is motivated by the need to have ethical and professionally trained engineers aware of the implications of their activities and their responsibilities. Within the engineering field, is focused particularly on integrating social and environmental criteria as well as ethical and responsible management to the organizations in which engineers work.

ETSII-UPM understands the Social Responsibility in the university as a « voluntary integration of social and environmental concerns in its operations as well as in the relationships with its partners. »

Trying to achieve this objective, social responsibility is integrated with the four areas of the university: Teaching, Research, Management and University Extension.
The project is based in the participation of stakeholders and the transparency. Thus, different channels were enabled to allow stakeholders to participate in the project by selecting the improvement areas to work on and the consequent actions to be done. The accountability is done by a social responsibility report that serves as a communication tool, as it explains the different initiatives and informs stakeholders about the progress that was made in fulfilling the objectives.

The following paragraph shows the summary of the commitments made by the Management Team of the ETSII-UPM

- To develop a comprehensive training
- To improve the quality of learning
- To know the opinion of companies and organizations on the engineers from the ETSII-UPM
- To communicate the results of the employability study that is being conducted by the employee office (Induempleo)
- To conduct an analysis of the training needs of the School staff and the available channels
- To analyze forms to recognize the professional tasks
- To develop a policy that rewards motivated individuals who strive for excellence in their daily performance (awards)
- To support initiatives implemented by the different stakeholders to reward staff effort
- To improve the involvement of teachers with students and vice versa
Strengthen curriculum content of the different degrees through coordination tools
- To encourage the revision and improvement of lab practices
- To promote the upgrade of subjects including the latest developments related to them
- To analyze the alignment of the research topics with contemporary challenges
- To improve the information research channels
- To involve students in research
- To analyze the software accessibility for the staff and to disseminate the results
- To study and report resources that can be used for research
- To communicate and advise on activities to promote research
- To implement a collaborative strategy to improve the efficiency of collaboration mechanisms
- To promote awareness and voluntary groups
- To ensure correct recycling system for materials used in the ETSII-UPM
- To improve energy efficiency
- To raise environmental awareness
- To increase the number of subjects that promote this awareness
- To analyze continuously the needs of stakeholders regarding the infrastructure and services of the Centre
- To inform about the various scholarships offered by the ETSII-UPM in a more direct and centralized way
- To promote accessibility to the Economic Report

Further information on the main steps of the Social Responsibility Project and the different commitments and objectives are available at www.etsii.upm.es/responsabilidad_social/documentacion.es.htm

 


Universitat de València


Date of commitment :
25/04/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Esteban Morcillo - Rector
University/School and acronym : Universitat de València
Country : Valencia – Spain
Website : www.uv.es
Email : rectorat@uv.es

 


Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

The University of Valencia has included sustainability as an essential part of its strategy to promote sustainable development initiatives in all areas of its activity, to achieve healthier living conditions, a more responsible use of resources and to adapt the institution to future scenarios. To reach this objective, the University has developed a scheme called Sustainable Campus (Campus Sostenible), focusing on three main areas:

1. EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOR HEALTH AND SUSTAINABILITY
Generate coordination between educational and research policies, encouraging the promotion of awareness in the university community to establish a relationship between educational and research policies for health and sustainability.

2. SUSTAINABLE AND HEALTHY CAMPUS
The University wants to minimize the negative environmental impact of its activities and at the same time maximize economic, social and environmental values, and meet the requirements of the university community to achieve a sustainable and healthy campus.

3. SOCIAL COMMITMENT AND PARTICIPATION
It aims to increase the knowledge about the social impact of the University and its activities, both internal and external, through measures of social commitment and participation.


University of Santiago de Compostela

Date of commitment : 19/03/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Juan Jose Casares Long – Rector
University/School and acronym : University of Santiago de Compostela
Country : Santiago de Compostela – Spain
Website : www.usc.es
Email : rector@usc.es


Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Signature of the Declaration executing the adhesion of USC implies the following commitments:

1. Commitment to current or future action
USC undertakes to pursue the following actions in the indicated areas.
- Sustainable development training: To create a training programme for environmental volunteers that will appear in their academic record.
- Encouragement of research on sustainable development issues: To identify research avenues applicable to university sustainability and provide direct funding for individual projects of significance.
- The sustainable campus: To pursue actions to reduce the environmental footprint through programmes to promote sustainable mobility, the reduction of natural resources consumption, improved waste management, and more sustainable lifestyles.
- Support for the sustainability efforts of local communities: To foster relations with community sector associations and local authorities in the pursuit of joint actions for sustainability.
- Sharing with international frameworks: USC is integrated in international networks supporting principles of sustainable development such as the Global Compact. USC remains committed to ensuring compliance with the ten principles promulgated by the United Nations in this Compact.

2. Commitment to transparency through annual reporting on progress
USC reports annually to its various stakeholders through the following instruments.
- The Memorandum of Social Responsibility
- The Rector’s Report, which includes the activities of the Office of Sustainable Development

3. Commitment to target dates
USC has approved sustainability plans through or in the form of:
- The Sustainable Development Plan, that is updated every four years with specified objectives, actions, persons responsible for implementa¬tion, and evaluation indices.
- The International Campus of Excellence Campus Vida, the foundational project of which specifies environmental-sustainability-related objectives for 2009-2014 with special emphasis on social involvement and relations with local communities.

4. Commitment of key resources and by partners
USC pursues sustainability through the following internal units and partnerships:
- The Office of Sustainable Development, a section of the Vicerectorate for Social Responsibility and Quality.
- The Participation and University Integration Service, a section of the Vicerectorate for Students, Culture and Continuing Education.
- The Energy and Sustainability in USC Unit, a section of the Vicerectorate for Economic Affairs and Infrastructures.
- The Sustainability Evaluation working group of the Environmental Quality, Sustainable Development and Risk Prevention Committee of the Spanish Conference of University Rectors (CRUE).


Sweden


Gotland University

Date of commitment : 17/04/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Jörgen Tholin – Rector
University/School and acronym : Gotland University
Country : Visby – Sweden
Website : www.hgo.se
Email :
 registrator@hgo.se

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Swedish International Centre of Education for Sustainable Development, a un it within HGO.
Mandatory courses in SD for campus students.
Research on natural resorce management,energy efficiency and windpower.


University of Gävle

 

Date of commitment : 17/04/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Maj-Britt Johansson – Vice-Chancellor
University/School and acronym : University of Gävle
Country : Gävle – Sweden
Website : www.hig.se
Email :
 matjon@hig.se

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

HiG has since 2001 had a Policy for Sustainable Development taken by the University Board with commitment to take action both now and in the future.
HiG’s work for sustainable development, which takes place within the structure of a certified ISO14001 environmental management system, is reported annually to the Swedish Department of Education and to the Swedish EPA.
HiG has objectives for its work with SD for five years (presently 2011-2016), which are broken down into measurable biannual targets for the different faculties and departments of the university (presently 2011-12). The results of the work with the targets are reported annually and included in the annual report of the university.
The key resources are the facts that HiG includes sustainable development in its overall vision, has active support from the Vice-Chancellor and the management, has appointed a Vice President for Sustainable Development and has a Council for Sustainable Development with representatives from all departments and faculties. Students, faculty and staff are the most important resources in the work. HiG also participates in several networks for various aspects of SD.


University of Gothenburg

 

Date of commitment : 04/06/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Pam Fredman – Vice-Chancellor
University/School and acronym : University of Gävle
Country : Gothenburg – Sweden
Website : www.gu.se
Email :
 pam.fredman@gu.se

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

The University of Gothenburg is one of the largest universities in Northern Europe, with 38,100 students and 5,900 employees. The University of Gothenburg believes the future is important. We want to ensure sustainable development; a future where the various stakeholders in society make long-term decisions that are good for society today, as well as for future generations. Our students are the decision makers of tomorrow, and our research provides a basis for political and business decisions. We therefore strive to be one of the leading universities in Europe for research and education in sustainable development. As a part of this commitment we are certified according to the international standard for environmental management ISO 14001 and EMAS.
The action plan for environment and sustainable development indicates the overarching objectives for the University’s work on sustainable development and how these are to be put into effect in the University’s activities. The action plan is set by the Vice-chancellor and the responsibility for implementation and follow-up is delegated to each Dean of faculty. The university has one appointed environmental manager who is head over the environmental unit. The current action plan runs from 2011-2015.
The objectives are:
- The University will increase the amount of research in sustainable development.
- The University will increase the integration of sustainable development into education.
- The University will strengthen its interaction with the surrounding community in sustainable development.
- The University will offer the surrounding community an average of two public activities in sustainable development per day.
- The University will increase the number of activities and collaborative projects in sustainable development together with the students.
- The University will ensure that everyone in a managerial position with responsibility for personnel has undergone training in environmental management.
- The University will ensure that 10 per cent of the total number of employees take part annually in skills enhancement in sustainable development.
- The University will reduce carbon dioxide emissions from travel and transport by 20 per cent by 2015 compared with 2008.
- The University will reduce energy use by 10 per cent per square metre by 2015 in comparison with 2008.
- In 2015 the University will only use electricity and heating from renewable energy sources.
- The University will also increase the proportion of purchases and procurements (measured in economic value) for which social, ethical and environmental requirements are set.
- The University will reduce the total quantity of waste by 10 per cent by 2015 in comparison with 2009.
- The University will increase the proportion of waste from which materials are recovered or which is composed by 10 per cent by 2015 in comparison with 2009.
- The University will reduce the number of incidences of chemical products included in the PRIO databases at the University by at least 15 per cent by 2015 in comparison with the result for 2009.
- The University will minimise the number of incidents that lead to adverse consequences for the environment and work towards minimising the consequences of any incidents.A complete follow-up is done at the end of each year and results in a joint sustainability report which provides the basis for reporting according to EMAS, GRI and the International Sustainable Campus Network. The results are additionally fed back to the Swedish Government Offices.


Switzerland


Business School Lausanne

 

Date of commitment : 15/03/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Philippe Du Pasquier- President and Managing Director
University/School and acronym : Business School Lausanne
Country : Chavannes – Switzerland
Website : www.bsl-lausanne.ch
Email : philippe.dupasquier@bsl-lausanne.ch

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

- We promise to continue taking consistent action towards implementing sustainability across everything we do.
- We have committed to transparency with our dual membership at UN Global Compact (since 2006) and PRME (since 2011).
- We are fully committed to educating globally responsible leaders and to contribute with relevant research to a sustainable economy and society.
- We will have integrated sustainability across all our undergraduate programs and courses by 2014.
- We are a founding partner of the World Business School Council for Sustainable Business (www.wbscsb.com) and a key driver of the multi-stakeholder initiative 50 + 20 (www.50plus20.org) developing a radically new vision for management education of the future. As such, we will evaluate how we can apply relevant parts of this vision in our new organization, the educational, research and public engagement sectors


Educatis University


Date of commitment : 16/03/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Konstantin Theile- President
University/School and acronym : Educatis University
Country : Altdof – Switzerland
Website : www.educatis.org
Email : k.theile@educatis.ch

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Educatis University will
- Review all its academic curricula and include relevant topics related to this declaration
- Develop a Responsible Management Guide
- Provide an Annual Report of Progress
- Organize awareness events


Haute école spécialisée de Suisse occidentale de Genève


Date of commitment : 05/06/2012
Signatory Name and Title : - François Abbé-Decarroux-CEO
University/School and acronym : HES-SO Genève
Country : Le Lignon Geneva- Switzerland
Website : www.hesge.ch
Email : francois.abbe-decarroux@hesge.ch

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Sustainability projects 2012-2015 of the HES-SO Genève:
- an institutional approach in each academic projects;
- events and meetings on sustainable development;
- research projects, as for example Clean City;
- other (inter-)institutional projects, as for example CREAGIR.


University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur

 

Date of commitment : 14/03/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Kessler Jüng- Professor, Rector
University/School and acronym : University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur
Country : Chur – Switzerland
Website : www.htwchur.ch
Email : juerg.kessler@htwchur.ch

 


Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Please refer to pur PRME Sharing Information on Progress report http://bit.ly/e6zToL


University of Lausanne


Date of commitment :
21/03/2012

Signatory Name and Title : Dominique Arlettaz – Rector
University/School and acronym : University of Lausanne
Country : Lausanne – Switzerland
Website : www.unil.ch
Email : agenda21@unil.ch

 

 
Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Abstract of the UNIL Strategic Plan 2012-2016

Sustainability chapter :
objective : Making sustainability one of the UNIL’s key concerns

The financial crisis and climate change have given rise to a profound questioning of our choices for society and our economic models. Article 73 of the Swiss Federal Constitution stipulates: « The Confederation and the cantons work to establish a lasting balance between nature, particularly its capacity for renewal, and its use by human beings ». Yet we know that our country consumes around twice as many natural resources as the biosphere is capable of producing. At this rate, our lifestyle can never be shared by the population of the planet as a whole, for want of natural resources; it therefore generates social inequalities. That is why, if we are to attain the balance envisaged in the Constitution, it is necessary to reduce our consumption. The Rectorate wishes to tackle these immense problems head on by equipping UNIL with an ambitious sustainability policy, set resolutely apart from the faux policy of so-called greenwashing.

By the term “sustainability” UNIL means the need for society to maintain a degree of prosperity, while at the same time drastically reducing its impact on the biosphere by showing greater consideration for the limits of natural riches and the need to share resources more fairly. While the natural sciences and technology will play a role in creating innovative solutions, it is clear that they alone will not be able to meet this challenge. Institutional, economic and social innovations will also be necessary. It is the responsibility of educational and research institutions to analyse in depth the mechanisms that lead to current imbalances and to contribute to the emergence of such innovations.

The aim therefore is to propose examples of new lifestyles that respect local and global limits and balances. The sustainability strategy, which takes shape through a participatory process, is called the UNIL’s Agenda 21.

Measures :
1. Encourage teaching and research on themes of sustainability
2. Strengthen the culture of sustainability in the UNIL community
3. Affirm UNIL as a centre of reflection on sustainability
4. Manage UNIL’s consumption of natural resources and energy in a rational way
5. Make sustainability a part of UNIL’s quality culture

Key human resources : vice-rector for sustainability, sustainability officer, sustainability commission


Thailand


Asian Institute of Technology


Date of commitment : 15/03/2012

Signatory Name and Title : Said Irandoust – (future) President
University/School and acronym : Asian Institute of Technology
Country : Pathumthani – Thailand
Website : www.ait.asia
Email : president@ait.asia

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

AITs commitment to work with Sustainable Development

Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) is now focusing its research on the concept of sustainable development in the context of climate change, as reflected in the AIT Research Strategy 2012-2016. This concept is being implemented under 5 thematic research areas within AIT: Disaster Risk Management, Sustainable Land and Water Resources Management, Business and Innovation Models for a Green Economy, Urban and Rural Quality of Life and Sustainability, Lower Carbon, and Sustainable Production and Consumption Technologies & Management.

Furthermore, research and development projects and activities as part of the implementation of AIT Research Strategy 2012-2016 show AIT’s full commitment towards sustainability and sustainable development. As a regional higher institution with status as an international organization, AIT has established various research projects related to sustainable development.

To safeguard research and project activities under sustainable development theme, AIT has established a center named Center of Excellence on Sustainable Development in the context of Climate Change (CoE SDCC) which is specifically assist the institute with these activities. The center is mainly aimed to bring together expertise and resources within AIT to work hand in hand in reaching the objective of AIT Research Strategy 2012-2016, to significantly increase, by 2016, AIT’s contribution towards sustainable development of Asia and beyond through participatory research in relation to climate change, and implementation of applications to address real life challenges and fill knowledge gaps.

The objective of AIT Research Strategy 2012-2016 has clearly explained the time-bound targets of AIT’s activity in sustainable development through its research to be reached by 2016, including benchmarking indicators for each thematic area of research. With various experts and researchers working in sustainable development areas, AIT has built strong relationship with various research and development partners regionally and internationally.

As information, at this moment, AIT is working with various partners in a project name Alternative University Appraisal or AUA, a collaborative undertaking of ProSPER.Net (Promotion of Sustainability in Postgraduate Education and Research Network) of various universities in Asia and Pacific, where AIT is taking part as the team leader in one section of the work. This project aims to support Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) planning to introduce ESD or advance their current ESD activities, and sets as its ultimate goal the creation of a learning community.


Turkey


Istanbul Bilgi University



Date of commitment:
06/03/2012
Signatory Name and Title:
Remzi Sanver, Rector

University/School and acronym: Istanbul Bilgi University
Country: Istanbul – Turkey
Website : www.bilgi.edu.tr
Email : remzi.sanver@bilgi.edu.tr

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Determine the COP report
Continue to take and support socially responsible actions

 


Ukraine


Ternopil Ivan Pul’uj National Technical University


Date of commitment:
16/05/2012
Signatory Name and Title:
Petro Yasniy, Rector
University/School and acronym: Ternopil Ivan Pul’uj National Technical University
Country: Ternopil – Ukraine
Website : http://www.tntu.edu.ua/
Email : yasniy@tu.edu.te.ua

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:
1.Development and implementation of international distance learning system.
2.Development educational, scientific and cultural relations based on joint Ukraine-Tajik Faculty.

 


United Kingdom (The)


 Anglia Ruskin University


Date of commitment:
27/03/2012
Signatory Name and Title:
Aled Jones, Director, Global Sustainability Institute

University/School and acronym: Anglia Ruskin University
Country: Cambridge – United Kingdom (The)
Website : ukwww.anglia.ac.uk/gsi
Email : aled.jones@anglia.ac

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

 We have included the following in our 2012-2014 Corporate Plan:
- incorporate sustainability across the curriculum and embed generally in student life and activities.
- implement all elements of our carbon reduction management plan to reduce our carbon footprint by at least 25%.
- extend the scope of our environmental monitoring to cover all sources of carbon emissions and other impacts.
- establish, implement and promulgate a vision for the Global Sustainability Institute (our cross faculty sustainability research institute) to achieve national recognition during the lifetime of the plan.

We are partners in the Green Economy Coalition and the Renewable Energy and International Law (REIL) network.

 


Bridgend College


Date of commitment:
03/05/2012
Signatory Name and Title:
Mark Jones
University/School and acronym: Bridgend College
Country: Cardiff – United Kingdom (The)
Website : www.bridgend.ac.uk
Email : clong@bridgend.ac.uk

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

1. Implement our new biodiversity strategy for the college as part of our sustainable development strategy – targets to 2015 and beyond
2. implement our green travel plan as part of our sustainable development strategy 2010-2020. Acieve the gold award for green travel by 2015.
3.implement our waste and energy strategy as part of our sustainable development strategy 2010-2020. Reduce waste to landfill by 80% compared to 2009 by September 2013. Reduce water by 10% by september 2013. Reduce carbon emissions from energy by 30% by september 2016 and 40% by september 2020, compared to 2009.
4. implement our ESDGC strategy as part of our sustainable development strategy 2010-2020
5. continue to report publicly on our sustainability performance
6. maintain certification to the Welsh Green Dragon Environmental Standard
7. implement our new sustainable procurement strategy


Canterbury Christ Church University

 

Date of commitment: 03/05/2012
Signatory Name and Title:
Robin Baker, Professor
University/School and acronym: Canterbury Christ Church University
Country: Canterbury – United Kingdom (The)
Website : www.canterbury.ac.uk
Email : robin.baker@canterbury.ac.uk

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

The University is committed to implementing environmental best practice, as demonstrated by:

• Engaging and informing our students with a thorough understanding of sustainability issues, concepts and ethical considerations.

• Implementing the carbon management plan to reduce our contribution to climate change.

• Promoting resource efficiency and minimising waste and pollution by implementing sustainable procurement practices and management of all waste streams in line with the waste hierarchy.

• Implementing sustainable Travel Plan to ensure an environmentally sound approach to transport and travel within the context of a multi-campus University.

• Ensuring that assessment of environmental risk is undertaken for all physical and operational changes to the University’s estate and operations.

• Managing the grounds and buildings of the University in order to maintain and enhance biodiversity and minimise the impact of new and existing buildings.

• Working with universities, colleges, businesses and the local community to promote and develop environmental good practice.

• Promoting environmental awareness and responsibility amongst staff and students.

• Compliance with all relevant environmental legislation, regulations and requirements.

• Managing environmental risk and continual improvement of environmental performance.

Canterbury Christ Church University’s overarching environmental targets are:

to reduce Scope 1 & 2 carbon dioxide emissions from electricity, gas and University vehicles by 35% from the 2009-10 level by July 2016.

to reduce Scope 1 & 2 emissions by 57% from the 2009-10 level by 2020.

to reduce Scope 3 emissions from business travel, water and waste by 20% from the 2009/10 level by March 2016 and by 35% by 2020.

to attain ISO14001 accreditation by 2013


Nottingham Trent University

Date of commitment : 18/06/2012
Signatory Name and Title :
Neil Gorman- Professor
University/School and acronym : Nottingham Trent University
Country : Nottingham – United Kingdom (The)
Website : www.ntu.ac.uk
Email : neil.gorman@ntu.ac.uk

 

 

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Nottingham Trent University (NTU) graduates are global citizens who shape lives and society. Sustainability education at NTU is led by our Strategic Plan (2010-2014) and a programme for the development of professionals and practitioners at NTU which both acknowledges the wider context in which higher education operates and recognises the implications for professional practice. Between 2010 and 2015 our curriculum and teaching developments will be led by the NTU Learning and Teaching Enhancement Strategy (2010-14) which commits us to ‘develop and share knowledge of sustainability education for each discipline, or multi-disciplinary context drawing on previous work with the focus for such work, in the first instance, being schedules and processes for approvals and review.’

In support of the above and overall work in this area, NTU is also committed to:

• Working in partnership with local communities and engaging in meaningful and mutually beneficial ways. Through the staff and student volunteering programmes delivered at NTU, volunteers are encouraged to become involved in local environmental and sustainability projects. These programmes form part of a commitment by NTU to develop staff through effective staff development opportunities, which result in mutual value, through volunteering, and to enhance the employability of students through the provision of experiential and skill-building extra-curricular activities.

• Encouraging research on sustainable development issues, to improve scientific understanding through exchanges of scientific and technological knowledge and through social science and pedagogical research to advance community behaviour change and the adoption of new technologies.

• Identifying and managing the environmental impacts arising from NTU operations on campus. This includes the commitment to meet or exceed our environmental targets, particularly focusing upon energy conservation, waste management and sustainable transport initiatives. The NTU supply chain will continue to be reviewed and improved through the sustainable procurement practices whilst the physical campuses will further be enhanced and protected for the benefit of ecology. NTU commits to publicly disseminating the operational achievements and reports whilst providing opportunities to engage with students, staff and the local community with this agenda.


Plymouth University

Date of commitment: 23/04/2012
Signatory Name and Title:
Wendy Purcell – Professor
University/School and acronym: Plymouth University
Country: Plymouth – United Kingdom (The)
Website : www.plymouth.ac.uk/sustainability
Email : james.redfearn@plymouth.ac.uk

 

 

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Plymouth University, as one of the UK’s top green universities, is proud to sign the Rio+20 Declaration of Higher Education Institutions.

Sustainability is one of the University’s core values and at the heart of our institutional strategy for the future. Plymouth has appeared within the top five institutions in People and Planet’s Green League of HEIs, thanks to our commitment to embedding sustainability in the way we teach, the way we work in our community and with our partners, and the way we manage our estate. Plymouth University is strongly committed to building on our successes in this area, through our teaching, community engagement and world-class research activities. For example our new £19 million Marine Building will contain state-of-the-art research equipment for testing and developing sustainable marine energy devices, working in partnership with industry, charities, and Government. We continue to instil the values of social and environmental responsibility in our staff and students not only through our teaching methods and curriculum, but also through new sector-leading schemes such as our leadership of the national University Enterprise Network in Social Enterprise.

Our strategic ambition relating to sustainability is: “To be a customer focused, socially responsible organisation, demonstrating sustainability in our activities and ensuring our graduates are aware of economic, environmental, social and ethical issues including the importance of social enterprise, community engagement and volunteering.” We are committed to strong environmental principles, a robust Carbon Management Plan, using locally sourced products and resources and a developed e-business model.

In our business planning processes we set aspirational targets across a range of areas of the University in order to promote and measure rapid progress. For example, this includes targets of a 50% reduction in carbon emissions by 2030, a 25% reduction in paper used by the University, and target procurement spend of 30% through local suppliers and SMEs.


University of Exeter

 

Date of commitment: 27/04/2012
Signatory Name and Title:
Mark Overton, Deputy Vice Chancellor (External Affairs)
University/School and acronym: University of Exeter
Country: Exeter – United Kingdom (The)
Website : www.exeter.ac.uk
Email : M.overton@exeter.ac.uk

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

The University of Exeter’s Environmental Sustainability Strategy 2010-2015 has the following major aims:

Aim 1: To enhance the student experience by providing a physical environment that fosters
informal learning for sustainability (supporting sustainable lifestyles and offering sustainability related volunteering and study opportunities), taking advantage of our ecologically rich and aesthetically beautiful physical environment.

Aim 2: To enhance graduate employability in relation to the skills that businesses,organisations and individuals need in order to respond to the global sustainability challenges,and to take advantage of the emerging international green economy.

Aim 3: To provide all students with access to education for and about sustainability

Aim 4: To raise awareness and communicate research which is related to environmental
sustainability and to ensure that our operations are informed by this research where possible.

Aim 5: We shall create opportunities where students, staff and alumni can develop and share their knowledge, skills and experience to engage with and contribute effectively to tackling global challenges.

Aim 6: To reduce the environmental impact of our operational activities and make a positive
contribution to the local environment, through the management of our estate.

Aim 7: To ensure that the aims, objectives and targets contained within this strategy are delivered to the highest standards and in a transparent and verifiable manner.

The strategy sets out how to implement these aims and they are translated into yearly measurable targets. The targets are reported on and results are accessible on the website. http://www.exeter.ac.uk/sustainability/

The University has recently achieved the ISO41001 standard


University of Gloucestershire


Date of commitment:
24/04/2012
Signatory Name and Title:
Stephen Marston, Vice Chancellor
University/School and acronym: University of Gloucestershire
Country: Cheltenham – United Kingdom (The)
Website : www.glos.ac.uk/Pages/default.aspx
Email : smarston@glos.ac.uk

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

The University of Gloucestershire has demonstrated a strong commitment to sustainability over time and made a distinguished contribution to this area as reflected in University sustainability rankings, index assessments and awards. It has recently launched an ambitious plan to upscale the impact of its efforts in this area. This 5 year plan is embedded within the University’s Strategic Plan and continues to build on efforts to embed sustainability into the DNA of the University.

Currently, sustainability runs through the core of all University activities and is visible: through university procurement processes; at sustainable catering outlets; in quality enhancement and assurance processes of the curriculum; at professional induction and development opportunities for staff, in ICT management; as well as, through Student Union activities. The new plans will extend engagement opportunities for staff, students and other stakeholders and measure improvements in performance, participation, partnerships as well as profile:

Performance: Be a university which continuously improves its sustainability performance and meets its carbon commitments. During the life of this strategy the university will: establish and progressively develop strong performance scores in the new LiFE index, building on track records of scores in the former Universities That Count scheme; improve our carbon reduction institution-wide to meet our 40% goal as agreed with HEFCE; develop and monitor sustainability KPIs for professional departments.

Profile: The University aims to be recognised as a sector leader in sustainability, and be known for our distinctive profile in education for sustainability and its connections with employability. During the life of this strategic plan the university will: maintain a high profile in national award schemes (Green Gowns) and ranking exercises eg People and Planet; provide advice for, and engage in, external sustainability activities (prioritising education and employability agendas); maintain positive coverage of sustainability in the regional and national media; Increase in citations as a good practice example by government, public and HE sector.

Participation: We will continue to be an institution that actively engages staff, students and stakeholders in sustainability activities. During the life of this strategy the university will improve the range and quality of student engagement opportunities and learning experiences as well as improve staff engagement across departments allowing an increased ownership of the sustainability agenda.

Partnerships: The University will build and support partnerships locally, nationally and internationally in the area of sustainability. During the life of the strategy the university will increase participation of local and regional stakeholders in university sustainability initiatives as well as extend new business development, enterprise and research partnerships in sustainability.

The University of Gloucestershire is committed to transparency in all activities undertaken including those associated with sustainability. As well as submitting to external audits through ISO14001 and rankings systems such as the Green League, the University undertakes regular internal environmental audits and publishes reviews of its sustainability performance in its Annual Report.


University of Salford


Date of commitment:
13/04/2012
Signatory Name and Title:
Martin Hall, Vice Chancellor

University/School and acronym: University of Salford
Country: Salford – United Kingdom (The)
Website : www.salford.ac.uk
Email : martin.hall@salford.ac.uk

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

 The University of Salford’s sustainability commitments are outlined in our Environmental Sustainability Policy Statement. These commitments include:

- Embedding care for the environment in the culture of the organisation as part of its goal to be a sustainable University;
- Investing in low carbon consumption of energy as a key strategic research theme across all of the areas of discipline;
- As and when opportunities arise incorporating environmental sustainability themes into all of the teaching programmes that the University offers;
- Fully complying and, where possible, exceeding domestic and international environmental legislation, guidelines and standards;
-Reducing both the direct and indirect carbon footprint of the University through the development and implementation of a carbon management plan;
- Minimise our impact on the environment by reducing water use, preventing pollution, reusing materials, recycling and reducing waste to landfill;
- Developing an ethical and sustainable procurement policy that seeks to obtain goods and services that incorporate sustainable resources including, energy, water, wood, metals and other raw materials;
- Ensuring sustainability is at the core of the Campus Masterplan development and sustainable construction practices are embedded into plans for refurbishments and new developments;
- Developing a travel plan which encourages alternative methods of transport to single-occupancy car journeys;
- Proactively working with our local partners to align sustainable practices;
- Protecting the natural habitats and encouraging biodiversity on University managed land and of that surrounding, particularly Peel Park;
- Developing an Environmental Management System in line with the EcoCampus programme and ISO 14001 to drive continual improvement;
- Communicating the environmental sustainability policy and strategy to staff, students and other stakeholders and raise awareness amongst these groups of their own environmental responsibilities and opportunities for environmental improvements;
- Reviewing this policy and supporting strategy to ensure it is fit for purpose, as a minimum annually;
- Ensuring adequate resources to realise this vision of environmental sustainability statement.

 


University of Wales

  Date of commitment: 21/05/2012
  Signatory Name and Title:
Peter Noyes, Vice Chancellor
  University/School and acronym: University of Wales, Newport-UWN
  Country: Newport – United Kingdom (The)
  Website : www.newport.ac.uk/Pages/home.aspxy
  Email : peternoyes@newport.ac.uk

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

To embed education for sustainable development and global citizenship (ESDGC) within the formal curriculum and wider student experience, fully involving students, staff and the community.


United States (The)


Bentley University


Date of commitment
: 27/03/2012

Signatory Name and Title: Gloria Larson, President
University/School and acronym: Bentley University
Country: Waltham,  United States (The)
Website : www.bentley.edu
Email : glarson@bentley.edu

 

 

 
Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Promotion of Bentley’s Manager of Sustainability to Director of Sustainability and Special Advisor to the President
- As a reporting member of the UNGC and the PRME initiative, Bentley will continue to file a Sharing Information on Progress report and share the report with our stakeholders
- A sustainable practice theme has been and will continue to be incorporated into our Global Business Ethics Symposium series
- A new major is being launched in our undergraduate program on Sustainability Science
- Professors Rick Oches and David Szymanski will be offering a second workshop during summer 2012 focused on integrating sustainability in courses across the curriculum
- Sustainable practice will continue to be a focus of our Alliance for Ethics and Social Responsibility
- In general, continue to work toward our commitment to reduce Bentley’s carbon footprint through the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment


 Chatham University

Date of commitment: 20/04/2012
Signatory Name and Title: Esther Barazzone, President
University/School and acronym: Chatham University
Country: Pittsburgh,  United States (The)
Website : www.chatham.edu
Email : barazzone@chatham.edu

 

 

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

- A promise to take action now or in the future

Chatham University has a long history of integrating sustainability into the fabric of our university at all levels – operations, curriculum, student life, research, interactions with and connections to community members, neighbors, peers and policy makers. This requires a coordinated effort that requires assessing all these aspects of our institution and its life. In addition, Chatham is the alma mater of Rachel Carson, one of the most important environmentalists of the 20th century and the author of Silent Spring.

We have demonstrated our commitment to sustainability action both now and in the future by creating a new School of Sustainability and the Environment at Eden Hall Campus. The new campus will feature innovative climate positive buildings and landscape design, eventually serving nearly 1,500 students in a climate and water resources neutral, zero net energy integrated facility. State of the art integrated energy and water technology, and restorative stormwater management all work together to create a unique learning environment linked closely to the land. Construction is scheduled to begin on this project during the summer of 2012.

The truly integrated design of the Eden Hall Campus exemplifies the School’s systems-based approach to solving environmental concerns, and provides a unique learning opportunity. Eden Hall Campus will serve as living laboratory where each student’s experience will be applied and immersive, with a solid foundation in the academic sustainability literature providing innovative, interdisciplinary education and research opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and professional students to better prepare them to identify and solve challenges related to sustainability and the environment.

- A commitment to transparency through annual reporting on progress

Our climate action goals are set in accordance with our commitments to climate neutrality by 2025 through the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) with annual public reporting requirements.

Data is gathered from several sources, including the Chatham University Climate Action Plan, annual greenhouse gas emissions audits, planning documents, etc. Chatham is also in the process of conducting its first STARS assessment, due in October of 2012.

- A description of time-bound targets/goals that can be measured for success

Chatham University purchase RECS equivalent to 100% of our electricity consumption, but we continue our efforts to reduce our real consumption as far as possible. Our goal is to meet the challenge of producing more green energy than we can use, thus becoming a source of sustainable power even while we are a source for sustainable education.

Our GHG reduction goals for 2015 include a 10% reduction in total scopes 1,2,3 emissions, a 20% reduction in total scopes 1,2,3, and a 10% reduction in purchased electricity emissions, all relative to our 2007 emissions baseline.

- A general description of key resources and/or partners dedicated to achieve these targets

Sustainability is one of the three strategic mission initiatives at Chatham. A mission initiative is both broad and deep, creating an institutional identity and focus across a range of activities and timeframes, academic and otherwise. Sustainability is a priority of Chatham’s Board of Trustees, and included as part of the university’s planning and progress reporting to the Board. Responsibility for implementing the sustainability mission initiative rests with the President’s Office and President’s Council and their offices.

The Office of Sustainability at Chatham upholds Chatham’s deep institutional commitment to sustainability as expressed in day-to-day operations and facilities management. Responsibility for managing targets and the overall goals of reduction lies with the Office of Sustainability, with additional project identification and management from Facilities.

Working closely together, the Office of Sustainability and Chatham’s School of Sustainability and the Environment (SSE) strive to implement the University’s mission of increasing student’s environmental understanding. Launched in 2009, SSE provides innovative, interdisciplinary education and research opportunities for graduate and professional students to better prepare them to identify and solve challenges related to the environment and sustainability. The Eden Hall Campus, currently under development, will serve as an experiential laboratory for students to learn about sustainable energy systems, integrated design, sustainable landscape architecture, and farming techniques.

The Office of Sustainability works with the Chatham Climate Committee and the entire campus community to monitor the University’s institutional carbon footprint, identify and develop projects to reduce or eliminate those emissions, and to encourage climate leadership and behavior change across campus. Funding is provided from a mixture of operations and special projects funds.


Dickinson College


Date of commitment
: 31/05/2012
Signatory Name and Title: William G. Durden, President
University/School and acronym: Dickinson College
Country: Carlisle,  United States (The)
Website : http://www.dickinson.edu/
Email : durden@dickinson.edu

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Dickinson College is committed to educating for and promoting sustainable development. Consistent with our mission to provide a useful education in the liberal arts, and a strong history of civic engagement, environmental education and environmental stewardship, we are weaving sustainability into our curriculum, global education programs, research, co-curricular activities, student life, campus operations, and community service.

Over the past decade, sustainability goals have been incorporated in our Strategic Plan and Campus Master Plan. We signed the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) and the Talloires Declaration. We have invested in energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, and grown a student garden into a 50-acre organic farm. Most recently, we launched a sustainability education initiative in 2008 to make sustainability a defining characteristic of our education. These and other efforts have been publicly reported through the Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Reporting System (STARS) of the Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), earning Dickinson a Gold Star.

For the 2012-2015 period, we commit to actions now and in the future to build on our efforts in each of the areas outlined in the Rio+20 Declaration of Higher Education Institutions as summarized below. Our commitments include time-bound goals for greenhouse gas emission reductions and climate neutrality under our Climate Action Plan. We publicly report progress to the ACUPCC and to AASHE. Partners and resources dedicated to carrying out our commitments include the divisions of Academic Affairs, Campus Operations, Student Development, and Advancement, the President’s Commission on Environmental Sustainability (composed of senior officers of the college, faculty, staff and students), the Center for Sustainability Education (CSE), the Dickinson College Organic Farm, the Alliance for Aquatic Resources Monitoring (ALLARM), engaged faculty from all academic divisions, the Sustainability Education Fund, student organizations, more than 40 student intern positions to work on sustainability projects, an Eco-Reps program, and recent grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Luce Foundation, and NASA’s Global Climate Change Education program.

1. Teach sustainability concepts

Dickinson College will continue to expand and enrich course offerings that include sustainability content, supported by our Center for Sustainability Education. Tools available to the Center for promoting innovative teaching about sustainability include incentives and small grants from the Sustainability Education Fund, an annual faculty study group and other faculty development programs.

Efforts to date have yielded courses with sustainability content offered by 30 different departments that span the arts and humanities, social sciences and physical sciences. Future efforts will give particular attention to sustainability education in Dickinson’s self-run study abroad programs, with the goal of providing improved opportunities for students to explore and compare how different societies address problems of sustainability. We also commit to continuing and enriching opportunities for experiential learning about sustainability, using resources and activities such as the Dickinson College Organic Farm, campus greening initiatives, and climate action plan.

2. Encourage research on sustainability

We will encourage student-faculty research and faculty scholarship that advances knowledge about sustainability, supporting these activities through grants from our Sustainability Education Fund. We also commit to developing our campus as a living laboratory for experiential learning about sustainability. The Center for Sustainability Education will work with a variety of partners to expand opportunities for students to use the campus as a context in which to experiment with sustainable solutions for growing food, powering the campus, saving energy, and reducing waste.

3. Green our campus

Dickinson College will lessen its environmental footprint between 2012 and 2015. We already have programs to reduce energy use and associated greenhouse gas emissions, water use, and waste. Oure Climate Action Plan, adopted in 2009, sets a goal of reducing emissions of greenhouse gases 25% below our 2008 level by 2020, and offsetting the remainder of our emissions. In the next year we will set a 2015 interim goal for GHG reductions.

We adopted in 2007 a policy to construct all new buildings and major renovations to a minimum LEED Silver standard. All buildings constructed since that policy went into affect have earned LEED Gold, and one building planned for construction in two years is being designed to meet the standard for LEED Platinum certification. We have installed, with student participation, over 100 kw of solar pv on our campus and farm, we have a student run biodiesel shop that produces fuel from waste vegetable oil, we are experimenting with burning waste vegetable oil in our central energy plant, and we purchase Renewable Energy Credits in a quantity equal to 100% of our annual electricity consumption.

4. Support sustainability in the community

Dickinson College is committed to work with community partners to promote a more livable, healthy, sustainable, and socially inclusive community in and around Carlisle, Pennsylvania and in other communities where are students, faculty and staff live, work and study. For more than 25 years Dickinson’s Alliance for Aquatic Resources Monitoring (ALLARM) has worked with community watershed associations to help protect water in our region. Originally focusing on acid rain, ALLARM now works with groups across the state to train volunteers to monitor the effects of natural gas development from the Marcellus Shale formation. Working with a variety of partners, the College promoted a Carlisle “Road Diet” that was funded by the state department of transportation and is helping to make Carlisle a more pedestrian and bicycle friendly city. We work with the Clean Air Board to improve air quality in our region. We have active service learning and community based research programs at our home campus and our study abroad sites, and will provide support for faculty to expand these opportunities.

We also work with, and will continue to work with, the higher education community to promote sustainability education through our memberships and active participation in AASHE, ACUPCC, the National Council for Science and the Environment, and the Pennsylvania Environmental Resources Consortium. With support of a grant from NASA, Dickinson is leading a project to integrate interdisciplinary teaching about climate change in the liberal arts curriculum. Under that program we have offered workshops that have been attended by 80 faculty members from 20 colleges and universities. We have hosted conferences on sustainable foods and campus sustainability that have been attended by 50+ colleges and universities.

5. Engage with international frameworks

Dickinson College faculty and students attended the 15th and 17th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change where they exchanged information about our climate action plan and other sustainability efforts. The students also interviewed conference delegates to research the positions of parties to the Convention. Dickinson will create an online, searchable video archive of the interviews and will share this work by making the archive known to UNESCO’s Education for Sustainable Development program and other international networks.


Fashion Institute of Technology

Date of commitment: 04/06/2012
Signatory Name and Title: Joyce F. Brown, President
University/School and acronym: Fashion Institute of Technology, FIT
Country: New York,  United States (The)
Website : www.fitnyc.edu
Email : Joyce_Brown@fitnyc.eu

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) has been committed to and continues to engage in sustainability projects. FIT has already completed many sustainable projects on campus. Each year a sustainability conference is held on campus and FIT reports to the college community the projects that have been completed, as well as those that are planned or in progress.

In 2012 through 2013, FIT will continue energy curtailment programs with our utility providers. In summer of 2012, we will proceed with the HVAC refurbishment and replacement in our Co-Ed dormitory. This building is 15 stories, 90,000 GSF with 233 Units. FIT’s goal is to reduce the carbon emission from the building. The existing equipment uses steam as the source of energy. It is estimated that approximately $10,000 a month will be saved with this conversion. The reduction in the building’s carbon footprint will be significant, as steam generates considerable soot in an urban center like New York City. This was modeled to achieve a 650 ton carbon emission reduction.

The installation of new dormitory occupancy sensors (2012-2013) in one of our residence halls will reduce energy costs in addition to the installation to new energy efficient lighting.

FIT is committed to painting additional cool roof surfaces within the next year. Solar reflectivity expresses the degree to which a roof reflects the visible, infrared and ultraviolet rays that comprise solar energy. Surfaces with high solar reflectivity reflect more infrared and ultraviolet rays. A cool roof reduces the amount of energy absorbed by the roof which helps lower a buildings’ temperature and cuts energy costs.

FIT has plans (2012-2014) to create a green roof and install solar panels on the Fred P. Pomerantz Art & Design Center Bridge. Currently FIT has one green roof on the Shirley Goodman Resource Center. In addition, in 2012-2013, FIT will install a green roof on the David Dubinsky Student Center building. The new underlying roof will be insulated with a reinforced cold fluid applied system with a 20 year No Dollar Limit (NDL). It will contain six inches of engineered soil, vegetation and water-storing sedum. This will reduce the amount of rain water runoff into the streets.

This year it is estimated that we will save 946,000 gallons of water and subsequent waste water due to the installation of new energy efficient washers and dryers. The measurement of the conservation of water will continue each year. In the summer of 2011, FIT installed four (4) Elkay Water Refill systems and counts indicate that we have saved 100,713 plastic bottles to date. The college also installed a digital book reader in its library in March of 2010. To date we have saved 140,000 sheets of paper by scanning in lieu of photocopies.

Currently in design phase, FIT is planning to build “C2”, a nine-story LEED certified gold building. It will utilize HeliOptix technology to generate power. The scheduled date to commence this project is not determined. This $148 million project received $74 million in funding from the state and FIT is working with New York City for matching funds.

Partners dedicated to achieving these targets are and have been the New York Power Authority, Clean Air New York, New York City Department of Buildings, Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability, Department of City Administrative Services, New York City Office of Energy and Conservation and New York Power Authority Peak Load Management Program.


 Fordham University

 

Date of commitment: 05/06/2012
Signatory Name and Title: Stephen Freedman, Provost
University/School and acronym: Fordham University
Country: New York,  United States (The)
Website : www.fordham.edu
Email : busch@fordham.edu

 

 

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Undergraduate minor in sustainability (Success measured by number of students)
Advanced graduate certificate in Conservation Biology (Success measured by number of students)
Participation in RecycleMania (success by tons of materials recycled)
goal of LEED silver certification for new building at Lincoln Center campus
Fordham Urban Sustainability and Ecosystems includes a Comunity Supported Agriculture Project, St. Rose’s (organic) Garden, and research on urban rooftops gardens (green roofs)


 

George Mason University

 

Date of commitment: 18/04/2012
Signatory Name and Title: Alan Merten
, President
University/School and acronym: George Mason University
Country: Fairfax,  United States (The)
Website : http://www.gmu.edu

Email
 : sustainu@gmu.edu

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

George Mason University aims to be a leader in strategic research, education and service to promote a more sustainable campus, community and world. Our sustainability projects through 2015 span five kinds of actions -

1. Teach sustainable development concepts:

We aim to integrate sustainability into both academic and extracurricular programs. Our 2014 Strategic Plan includes « extending global and local awareness in the environmental area. » Teaching next generations about the importance of environmental stewardship is a goal for programming on campus, supported by the office of the Provost and the office of University Life. Ongoing extracurricular programming includes annual « Fall for the Book » presenters on sustainability topics, a month-long series of scores of « Earth Week » activities each April, a student-run organic vegetable garden, and curriculum development workshops producing new sustainability courses and academic programs. Mason now offers 99 sustainability-related « green leaf » courses and 18 green leaf academic programs, spanning the majority of our colleges and schools. One Strategic Plan target involves raising the number of students graduating in environmental sustainability academic programs to 50 by 2014. This milestone was just achieved in the most recent academic year, and should be exceeded hereafter. The Office of the Provost hosts a faculty Fellow of Sustainability Studies to promote formal and informal learning about sustainability across our campuses.

2. Encourage research on sustainable development issues:

In research and education alike, we seek an expansion of inter-unit activity involving Environmental Science and Policy, the strong University activities in climate dynamics and earth observation, conflict analysis and communication. Mason has identified at least 125 faculty pursuing sustainability-related research across units as diverse as the Center for Climate Change Communication, the Center for Emerging Market Policies, and the Center for Clean Water and Sustainable Technologies. We will continue to feature and foster interdisciplinary collaboration in sustainability research across these and other research units through 2015, and beyond. Mason’s Office of Research and Development heads this coordination effort, in collaboration with academic units’ representatives on the associated Research Council.

3. Green our campuses:

As part of its ACUPCC commitment, Mason aims to achieve climate neutrality by 2050. Our Climate Action Plan commits us to reduce then maintain net greenhouse gas emissions at or below 2006 levels from 2012 onward and to decrease energy intensity (per student and per floor area) by 2% per year thereafter. To this end, new office equipment is ENERGY STAR-rated, and all new buildings are built to a minimum of the LEED Silver standard. Having achieved an AASHE STARS Silver sustainability rating in 2011, two years earlier than anticipated, we will maintain this status in subsequent annual AASHE reporting while striving to achieve STARS Gold rating no later than 2015. Other ongoing operational sustainability efforts include reducing the percentage of Mason community commuting to Mason in single occupancy vehicles by 5%, and increasing our recycling rate to 25%, by 2014. (Waste not diverted is sent to a waste-to-energy facility.) Mason’s Office of Sustainability leads in coordination and reporting for both ACUPCC and AASHE initiatives, with support from administrative units across the university. This office also administers a « Patriot Green Fund » of $100,000 per year to make Mason’s campuses more sustainable through facility upgrades or installations and student research projects.

4. Support sustainability efforts:

The Mason Sustainability Institute provides sustainability-oriented education and skills development workshops for Mason and its surrounding communities. Workshops span topics from solar panel installation to bicycle repair to permaculture. Mason faculty participate actively in environmental governance advisory groups, such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future, and the MWCOG Climate, Energy and Environmental Policy Committee. Mason faculty and students also contribute to municipal-scale energy and greenhouse gas emissions inventories and deliver environmental stewardship educational experiences to about 10,000 local secondary school students annually. Activities like these will be promoted and pursued across pertinent academic units for as long as interest and resources permit. Exemplary practices will also be highlighted where applicable in our AASHE STARS reports.

5. Engage with and share results through international frameworks:

Mason spearheaded and hosted the first Global Problem Solving Consortium International Conference in March 2012. Eight universities across four continents participate in the Consortium. Its objectives include offering a focused program of study for undergraduates to improve their knowledge of global issues and their awareness of how other societies approach these issues. The Consortium also intends to give rise to internationally team-taught courses, faculty exchange, study abroad opportunities, and other joint projects pertinent to sustainable development and related global challenges. Mason’s Office of Global and International Strategies leads this initiative. In mid-2012, we also expect to start participating in the UN Global Compact and UN Academic Impact initiatives.


 Macalester College

Date of commitment: 24/04/2012
Signatory Name and Title: Brian Rosenberg, President
University/School and acronym: Macalester College
Country: Saint Paul,  United States (The)
Website : www.macalester.edu
Email : shansen2@macalester.edu

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Between 2012 and 2015, Macalester College will be making progress toward our goals of climate neutrality by 2025 and zero waste by 2020. The college is guided by our Sustainability Plan (http://www.macalester.edu/sustainability/sustainabilityplan/MacalesterSustainabilityPlanDec2011.pdf). This plan includes goals for increasing sustainability education and research as well as sustainability in operations. The college is committed to annual reporting on progress. We already annually report our greenhouse gas emissions and publish a Sustainability Update every two years. The Sustainability Advisory Committee, which includes student, staff and faculty representatives, annually reviews all sections of the Sustainability Plan. The Sustainability Office will be responsible for annual reporting on our progress in achieving our goals associated with this Declaration.


 Onondaga Community College



Date of commitment
: 27/03/2012

Signatory Name and Title: Debbie Sydow, President
University/School and acronym: Onondaga Community College
Country: Syracuse,  United States (The)
Website : www.sunyocc.edu
Email : vormwals@sunyocc.edu

 

 

 
Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Onondaga Community College will continue to integrate sustainability throughout campus operations, incorporate sustainability into the curriculum, promote awareness of sustainability issues, and support sustainability efforts in the community. Onondaga will monitor progress toward the goals outlined in the College’s sustainability master plan, including the goal of reducing campus greenhouse gas emissions 16% below 2007 levels by 2015. Onondaga will regularly report on its progress through the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment and the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System. The Office of Sustainability will continue to support campus and community involvement in programs and projects that advance sustainability at Onondaga.


Seattle University

Date of commitment: 03/05/2012
Signatory Name and Title: Joseph Phillips, Dean Albers School of Business and Economics
University/School and acronym: Seattle University
Country: Seattle,  United States (The)
Website : www.seattleu.edu

Email
: phillipsj@seattleu.edu

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

We commit to the Seattle University Climate Action Plan. The plan goals are to:

1. Educate undergrad and grad students about sustainability and climate change in our curricular and co-curricular programs. Co-curricular programs include athletics, recreational sports, student activities, housing and residence life, career services, multicultural affairs, commuter and transfer student services, leadership development and many more.

2. Reduce greenhouse gas emissions 12% by 2020 and 51% by 2035. Operations includes our buildings, solid waste, vehicles, business and athletics air travel and commuting.

3. Share our increasing knowledge and expertise on sustainability more widely through partnerships and community engagement.

Specific action steps can be found in the university’s Climate Action Tactical Plan:

http://www.seattleu.edu/WorkArea/linkit.aspx?LinkIdentifier=id&ItemID=80850&libID=80828


State University of New York


Date of commitment
: 02/03/2012

Signatory Name and Title: Nancy Zimpher, Chancellor
University/School and acronym: State University of New York (SUNY)
Country: Albany,  United States (The)
Website : www.suny.edu
Email : shannon.smith@suny.edu

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

As the largest comprehensive university system in the world, with 64 diverse campuses and nearly a half million students, The State University of New York (SUNY) system, by signing this Declaration, is hereby committing its time, talent and resources to the sustainable development objectives outlined in said document. SUNY has just hired its first system-level Director of Sustainability. Our next step will be to communicate with constituent campuses and encourage them to sign the Declaration and commit to the UNGC. Later this year, SUNY will establish an internal task force to develop strategy for implementing UNGC system-wide and will form a working group to develop a Communications on Progress (COP) for the SUNY system.


State University of New York at Fredonia

Date of commitment : 27/04/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Dennis Hefner, President
University/School and acronym : State University of New York at Fredonia
Country : Fredonia -  United States (The)
Website : www.fredonia.edu

Email: Dennis.Hefner@fredonia.edu

 

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

-SUNY Fredonia recently approved an Environmental Sciences Minor. The next goal is to be involved in the current discussions on restructuring the core curriculum to include sustainability.
-SUNY Fredonia will reduce its energy use by 20% in the next 5 years
-All new construction will meet a minimum LEED Silver standard
-SUNY Fredonia will continue to report through organizations such as the American University Presidents’ Climate Commitment and AASHE’s Sustainability Data Collector


 State University of New York College at Geneseo


Date of
commitment : 29/03/2012

Signatory Name and Title : Christopher Dahl- President
University/School and acronym : State University of New York College at Geneseo
Country : Geneseo-  United States (The)
Website : www.geneseo.edu
Email: cdahl@geneseo.edu

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

In January, 2012, President Dahl, in consultation with campus leadership, designated the existing Sustainability Task Force as a presidential commission, to be known as the President’s Commission on Sustainability.
He charged the Commission to advance their work in the following areas:
1.Create a Statement on Sustainability to be shared with the community and to assist us in policy-making.
2. Expand the sustainability web page to continue the education and outreach that stems from an attractive, readable, and informative site.
3. Develop a Communication on Progress, in collaboration with Provost Long and with Professor Jassawalla of the School of Business, that demonstrates Geneseo’s commitment to the UN Global Compact.
4. Complete the Climate Action Plan progress report in early 2012 and help the College comply with the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC)
5. Collaborate with Vice President Milroy and Assistant Vice President Stooks on facilities and operations projects such as LED lighting, natural areas on campus, and sustainable building practices.
6. Continue to explore and implement curricular initiatives to enhance student knowledge about sustainability.
7. Continue and expand campus programming and community engagement projects such as the LIve Green Expo, Earth Day/Earth Week celebrations, and the Finger Lakes Project Conference.

Resources and partners:
Executive Assistant Becky Glass will serve as the President’s liaison to the Commission, and Vice President Jim Milroy will work closely with the Commission in its projects.
Community partners include the Livingston County Chamber of Commerce and the Geneseo Village leadership.


State University of New York College at Cortland

Date of commitment : 18/06/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Eric J. Bitterbaum – President
University/School and acronym : State University of New York College at Cortland
Country : Cortland -  United States (The)
Website : www.cortland.edu
Email:
erik.bitterbaum@cortland.edu

 

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Institutions of higher education are in a unique position to provide valuable leadership both campus-wide and to the surrounding community. As a 2007 signatory of the ACUPCC Presidents’ Climate Commitment, SUNY Cortland is deeply committed to providing leadership in all aspects of sustainability.
The College has achieved a great deal in the past few years, including establishing a Climate Action Committee charged with developing a climate action plan that could provide a roadmap to achieve carbon neutrality; the establishment of two subcommittees to increase sustainability topics into the curriculum and to address financial aspects of sustainability efforts; the reporting and tracking of sustainability efforts through ACUPCC and STARS; and partnering through community outreach.
Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:
• Engage the SUNY Cortland community in campus-wide dialog to develop a campus-wide definition of “sustainability”
• Explore additional ways to incorporate sustainability topics into the curriculum
• Increase community outreach through partnership in sustainability initiatives, e.g. “Sustainable Cortland”
• Improve and update the campus sustainability webpage
• Seek more ways for students to participate in sustainability initiatives
• Continue to provide informational opportunities, e.g., Sustainability Week/Earth Week
• Continue to observe ACUPCC and STARS reporting and tracking cycle submissions
• Monitor and update Campus Climate Action Plan
• Assign high priority to sustainability in future campus-wide construction projects, e.g., new residence hall and Student Life Center


State University of New York College at Oneonta


Date of 
commitment : 04/06/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Nancy Kleniewski- President
University/School and acronym : State University of New York College at Oneonta-SUNY Oneonta
Country : Oneonta-  United States (The)
Websitewww.oneonta.edu
Email: president@oneonta.edu

 

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Building on a history of environmental stewardship, energy conservation, and the development of academic programs focused on ecology, SUNY Oneonta designated sustainability one of the six pillars that support our mission. By signing this declaration, we commit our campus to sustainability and affirm its importance as a global responsibility shared across national borders.

Already SUNY Oneonta has adopted the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System for Colleges and Universities. To facilitate the infusion of sustainability throughout the curriculum, the college has created a sustainability coordinator position, which will be filled by the fall of 2012. We also have formed the President’s Advisory Council on Sustainability to lead the development of partnerships with SUNY and local and regional municipalities and organizations in the coming years. Using our innovative programs that convert spent cooking oil into heating fuel and shredded paper into livestock bedding as models, we will create a comprehensive campus-wide recycling initiative. The college pledges to implement a long-range climate action plan, and will continue to use a portion of the savings resulting from the reduction of water, gas and electricity consumption to expand sustainability efforts. We will meet or exceed LEED Silver standards for new construction, and establish a greener means to maintain all of our buildings and grounds.


State University of New York Empire State College

Date of commitment : 20/03/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Alan Devis- President
University/School and acronym : State University of New York Empire State College
Country : Saratoga Springs -  United States (The)
Website : www.esc.edu
Email : Alan.Davis@esc.edu

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

SUNY Empire State College is committed to teaching sustainable development concepts.
The college is moving forward in many ways to incorporate sustainability into academics. A group of faculty and professionals were awarded a USDA Higher Education Grant to develop this learning module which will allow students to take data in their own backyard and explore the impacts of climate change on non-native beetle species. This learning module can be used across curriculums and will stretch into the community to as a citizen science project in the near future. The project team has a goal of incorporating this module into at least 10 new studies in the next 3 years.

SUNY Empire State College is committed encouraging research on sustainable development issues to including new and innovative technologies. With funding provided by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and assistance through a third party research firm, the college is studying the amount of energy saved by virtualizing all college servers. The information found in this research project, as well as the experience gained in the transition, will be diffused through publications and presentations to assist and encourage other colleges and similar institutions to make the transition as well. The college will have made the full transition and have a final research report by 2015.

SUNY Empire State college is committed to greening the campus by:
• Reducing the college’s carbon footprint 10% by 2023 compared to 2010 carbon emissions. This is measured using the Clean Air- Cool Planet calculator. The college made this commitment by signing the American College and Universities Presidents’ Climate Commitment.
• Reducing travel for the college 5% by 2015. The college has invested in high quality video conferencing for all of its locations. As grant from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority will be used to hire consultants that will assist the college in developing ways to encourage video conference use instead of travel by its employees.

SUNY Empire State College is committed to supporting sustainability efforts in the communities in which we reside. The college sustainability committee will continue to offer at least three community education programs each year in three different communities in New York State. In addition the college will continue to participate in community events that support local sustainability groups including Bike to Work Day and Recyclemania events. The college will continue to offer meeting rooms to local sustainability groups free of charge so that these groups have a regular place to meet to conduct business.


SUNY Delhi


Date of
commitment : 27/03/2012

Signatory Name and Title : Candace Vanckro- President
University/School and acronym : SUNY Delhi
Country : Delhi -  United States (The)
Website : www.delhi.edu
Email : vanckocs@delhi.edu

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

Teach Sustainable Development Concepts: Offering BIOL 110 Environmental Issues and Sustainability; Conducting the Sustainability across the Campus Project (5 courses plus Residence Life, Resnick Learning Center, and O’Connor Center involvement).
Encourage Research on Sustainable Development Resources: The Environmental Studies AS requires an independent study, in which students learn about sustainability in careers, and think about changes necessary to make those careers sustainable; Most BIOL 290 Independent Studies that I mentor involve projects related to environmental factors related to sustainability.
Green Our Campuses: Planting 100 trees for the Centennial, energy conservation efforts.
Support Sustainability Efforts in the Communities in which We Reside: Street tree planting coordination; Service learning projects to promote social concerns.
Engage with and Share Results through International Frameworks: We report our activities to the United Nations Academic Initiative administrators


The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry

 

Date of commitment : 02/04/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Cornelius Murphy- President
University/School and acronym : The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Country : Syracuse – United States (The)
Website : www.esf.edu
Email : cbmurphy@esf.edu

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry is a signatory to the ACUPCC and has set a target to be climate netural by 2015. The College reports on an annual basis the status of its progress to ACUPCC and Second Nature.

The College, in 2011, baselined its sustainability practices by conducting the STARS assessment which resulted in the College receiving a Silver desgination. The College is committed to achieving a Gold designation by 2016.


University at Buffalo, the State University of New York

Date of commitment : 22/03/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Satish Tripathi – President
University/School and acronym : University at Buffalo, the State University of New York
Country : NY Buffalo – United States (The)
Website : www.buffalo.edu
Email : tripathi@buffalo.edu

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

As a preeminent public research institution and the largest and most comprehensive campus in the 64-campus State University of New York system, our model of sustainability focuses on finding the solutions to global challenges through research, educating individuals about these challenges, leading by example in our own campus operations, and partnering with our external communities to share the benefits of these discoveries and contributions.

By signing this declaration, the University at Buffalo is reaffirming its commitment not only to creating a more sustainable university but also to recognizing its vital role in ensuring a sustainable world for the benefit of present and future generations. UB is committed to growing our sustainability curriculum, deepening our research, increasing our collaboration with community partners, and decreasing our environmental footprint on the future. Over the next three years UB will be implementing a number of specific initiatives contained in UB’s Climate Action Plan, including opening six new LEED-designed facilities, completing the artistically infused, publicly accessible Solar Strand, expanding our re-use and recycling rates, completing a holistic sustainability assessment, and pursuing other innovative programs focused on advancing UB’s long-range commitment to sustainability


University Of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Date of commitment : 31/05/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Phyllis M. Wise – Vice President and Chancellor
University/School and acronym : University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Country : Champaign – United States (The)
Website : www.illinois.edu
Email : chancellor@illinois.edu

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:

A promise to take action now or in the future

Sustainability has always been a priority for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 2008, the campus formalized its dedication to sustainability by signing on to the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC). Illinois also established the Sustainability Council and the Office of Sustainability to oversee sustainability related initiatives on the campus. The Council, chaired by the Chancellor, determines strategic priorities for the campus. The Office of Sustainability operationalizes these priorities. Through these two entities, lllinois has set its goal to become locally relevant and globally preeminent by transforming the campus into a living-learning laboratory for sustainability, while simultaneously helping societies around the world meet the challenges associated with a sustainable future. The scope of sustainability related activities encompasses all facets of the University’s mission: learning, discovery, and engagement. In 2010, the University developed a formal climate action plan, called iCAP, or the Illinois Climate Action Plan, which provides a roadmap to a more sustainable campus.

A commitment to transparency through annual reporting on progress

The Office of Sustainability prepares a progress report each semester, which is available on-line through the office website. The university also reports annually on sustainability efforts to the state of Illinois through its Green Government Coordinating Council. In addition, the university submits regular reports to the ACUPCC, including updated greenhouse gas emissions inventories every other year and progress reports on campus actions on the alternate year. The Office of Sustainability will also develop a portal for sharing up-to-date information on progress toward the many goals associated with the iCAP.

A description of time-bound targets/goals that can be measured for success

The Illinois Climate Action Plan (iCAP) has set ambitious goals to make the campus more sustainable. These include goals for reducing energy and water use, reaching carbon neutrality, building greener buildings, and infusing sustainability into academic curriculum and campus culture.
Our campus is on target to meet and even exceed the major goals included in iCAP.
- Reduce energy consumption: 20% by 2015
- Reduce energy emissions: 15% by 2015
- Conserve water: 20% by 2015
- Divert waste: increase to 75% by 2020
- Set green standards for new buildings: LEED Platinum by 2015
- Achieve carbon neutrality by 2050
- Integrate sustainability into the campus culture by celebrating Earth Week during spring and Sustainability Week during fall
- Organize an annual teaching workshop for faculty and instructors on how to infuse sustainability into the curriculum

A general description of key resources and/or partners dedicated to achieve these targets

Achieving these goals requires action by numerous units on campus and close collaboration with local government and community organizations. The Office of Sustainability is a campus-level entity responsible for operationalizing the key sustainability priorities of campus. Some of its key partners in the effort include the Sustainability Council, which determines strategic priorities for campus, and Facilities & Services, which has a sustainability coordinator and manages the entire campus operations system. The Office of Sustainability also works closely with the Student Sustainability Committee, University Housing, Campus Recreation and the Champaign County Sustainability Network (CCNet), a campus-community partnership for sustainability.


University of Missouri-Kansas City

Date of commitment : 14/06/2012
Signatory Name and Title : Leo Morton – Chancellor
University/School and acronym : University of Missouri-Kansas City
Country : Kansas City – United States (The)
Website : www.umkc.edu
Email : umkcchancellor@umkc.edu

 

 

 

 

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:
University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Sustainability Principles and Actions:
UMKC signed on to the ACUPCC in 2009 and is a member in good standing in 2012. UMKC released its first Sustainability Emissions Inventory as part of the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) in 2010 followed by the UMKC Sustainability Plan in 2011 and the updated Sustainability Emissions Inventory in 2012. In the spring of 2012 UMKC join The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) which is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure the sustainability performance supported and provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). UMKC has been an active AASHE member since 2009.
UMKC’s commitment to sustainability is visible across the entire campus. The Student Union (LEED Gold) and Herman and Dorothy Johnson Residence Hall (LEED Certified) are state-of-the-art green buildings. Sustainable gardening is encouraged at three rain gardens and a student-led community garden, and the Student Union and Miller Nichols Library (MNL) have rooftop green roofs. The Hub bicycle repair center helps keep students mobile. Students and the community can stay informed through the Recycling-on-the-Go educational kiosk, and can use the solar recycling center east of the MNL. We even reused timbers from the old bleachers at Swinney Recreation Center.
The UMKC Sustainability Office aspires to provide the framework for environmental stewardship, natural resource conservation, emissions reductions, and sustainability. The sustainability initiatives and programs will act as a resource to support and promote the University’s environmental commitments and policies. The office is committed to enhancing awareness and understanding of the principles of sustainability throughout the University community using the framework of economic, social and environmental decision making.
UMKC commits to continue to move forward in 2012-2015 with its sustainability commitments and actions by promising to take action now or in the future, commit to transparency through annual reporting on progress, make progress on implementing the sustainability plan through time-bound targets/goals that can be measured for success, utilize resources and/or partners to achieve these targets.
For more information regarding the sustainability efforts at UMKC please visit:
http://www.umkc.edu/sustainability