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Common features of sustainable higher education sector according to an international sustainability ranking data

  • Häme University of Applied Sciences
  • Universidade Feevale
  • National Defence University (Finland)

This case study utilized data from an international university ranking (GreenMetric World University Rankings). The data show that in 2015–17, campus greening activities were dominated by sustainable development (SD ...


What are the motivations for and obstacles to disclosing voluntary sustainability information by U.S. universities in STARS reports?

  • Johns Hopkins University (MD)
  • Technische Universität Dresden (Dresden)

This study investigates voluntary sustainability reporting by U.S. universities. Using a structural equation modeling approach and Poisson regression, this analysis explores the relevant motivations for and obstacles in disclosing ...


Education for Sustainable Development in Higher Education Rankings: Challenges and Opportunities for Developing Internationally Comparable Indicators

  • University of Twente

As more higher education institutions strive to embed sustainable development principles in their teaching, it becomes increasingly important to identify indicators that can measure institutional contribution in a meaningful and ...


SIMAP and Second Nature Reporting Webinar April 2021

  • University of New Hampshire (NH)
  • Second Nature

SIMAP and Second Nature Reporting Webinar April 2021

  • Posted May 20, 2022
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A Student-led Approach to Campus Sustainability: Environmental Sustainability Report

  • University of Delaware (DE)

The Environmental Sustainability Report (Fall 2021) was established using a bottom-up approach led by students and involved collaboration between multiple stakeholders, on- and off-campus. This Report was driven by a ...


Is the global reporting initiative suitable to account for university social responsibility? Evidence from European institutions

  • Loyola Universida Andalucía
  • University of the Basque Country

Recognising the importance of universities in the achievement of social and global objectives, this paper aims to study the relevance of the global reporting initiative (GRI) methodology for reporting University ...


Investigating Web-Based Sustainability Reporting in Italian Public Universities in the Era of Covid-19

  • University of Salerno
  • Università degli Studi della Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli"

Universities are increasingly called to demonstrate to stakeholders their active commitment to responding to social and environmental issues through comprehensive reporting practices. Such expectations were further enhanced by the recent ...


The Contribution of Higher Education Institutions to the SDGs—An Evaluation of Sustainability Reporting Practices

  • Università del Salento

The introduction of Agenda 2030 has impacted the public and private sectors. Agenda 2030 is a document that aims to promote collaboration and partnership between countries and the population for ...


Innovations and challenges in SDG integration and reporting in higher education: a case study from the University of South Florida

  • University of South Florida (FL)

As the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been widely adopted since 2015, higher education institutions (HEIs) are experimenting with ways they can be measured, reported and incorporated into all ...


A framework for implementing and reporting United Nations sustainable development goals in Spanish higher education institutions

  • Universidad de Oviedo (Asturias)

This study aims to explore a holistic framework for implementing and reporting sustainable development goals (SDGs) in universities. The aim is to define elements of the content as well as ...


Sustainability Reporting at a Crossroads in Italian Universities: Is Web-Based Media Adoption Deinstitutionalising Sustainability Reporting?

  • Università degli Studi "Gabriele d'Annunzio"

Higher education institutions and universities have recently started to publish their sustainability and corporate responsibility reports. Yet, due to digitalisation and the benefits of digital reporting, websites offer organisations novel ...


Toward a Sustainable University: Babes-Bolyai University Goes Green

  • Universitatea Babeș-Bolyai

The present research aims to investigate the roadmap followed by a Romanian University implementing sustainability practices and thus contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Informed by the stakeholder ...


Business schools are embracing the SDGs – But is it enough? – How business schools are reporting on their engagement in the SDGs

This paper explores the extent to which business schools are engaging in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and what that engagement looks like based on how schools have reported their ...


Social and environmental reports at universities: a Habermasian view on their evolution

  • Università di Verona

This paper analyses how social and environmental disclosure has evolved over the years in Italian universities and aims to understand whether attention to sustainable development has changed. To determine this ...


Zero Waste Goal Setting – Qualitative vs. Quantitative and the Challenges with Diversion

  • University of California, Office of the President (CA)
  • University of Arizona (AZ)
  • Williams College (MA)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • Post-Landfill Action Network (NH)

While diversion has been the go-to metric for evaluating our waste reduction efforts, it skips over several levels of the waste reduction hierarchy, resulting in the prioritization of recycling and ...

  • Posted April 28, 2022
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Sustainability Curriculum in UK University Sustainability Reports

  • Oxford Brookes University

One of the major barriers to incorporating sustainability in the HE curriculum is its absence from the university sustainability strategy, the annual reflection of which is the annual sustainability report ...

  • Posted April 25, 2022
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UC San Diego 2021 Sustainability Report

  • University of California, San Diego (CA)

UC San Diego’s inaugural annual sustainability report provides an update on the progress that we have made towards our collective sustainability goals in ten key areas: Air and Climate ...

  • Posted April 25, 2022
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5 Year Report NC Collaboratory 2016-2021

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)

In 2016 the NC General Assembly authorized the creation of the NC Policy Collaboratory headquartered at UNC Chapel Hill. In the five years since, the Collaboratory has funded more than ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2022
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STARS 2.2 Data Quality Series Part II: Deep Dive into Report Review

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • AASHE (PA)

The second in a series on STARS data quality, the Deep Dive into Report Review webinar will guide institutions and reviewers through the reporting assurance process. Pre-submission review of STARS ...

  • Posted Feb. 4, 2022
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STARS 2.2 Data Quality Series Part I: Tips for Navigating Submission Review

  • AASHE (PA)

The first in a series on STARS data quality, the Data Quality Tips for Navigating Submission Review webinar aims to help institutions submit a high-quality report and sail through the ...

  • Posted Jan. 28, 2022
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Immersion & Collaboration: Engaging Students, Staff, and Faculty in Sustainability Reporting

  • Ball State University (IN)

For more than a decade, student teams from Ball State University have applied the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) principles and standards to document the operational management approach and annual sustainability ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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The University of Iowa Tippie College of Business Principles of Responsible Management Education Report

  • University of Iowa (IA)

The University of Iowa Tippie College of Business became signatories of the Principles of Responsible Management Education. As part of that commitment, the college reports on progress every two years.

  • Posted Jan. 13, 2022
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Conversations on STARS as a Strategic Tool for Advancing Sustainability

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Boston University (MA)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • GreenerU (MA)

This panel will dive into the different opportunities that exist to use AASHE's STARS as a tool to advance sustainability within an institution. Each panelist will dive into their ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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The Voluntary University Review: Linking AASHE STARS to the Sustainable Development Goals

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

This session will consist of a presentation from Alexandra Hiniker, the Executive Fellow for Sustainability Initiatives at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), who will share her experience developing the Voluntary University ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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STARS 101

  • AASHE (PA)

In this session, hosted by AASHE staff, first-time participants will share information about how they approached the STARS reporting process. This will be a great opportunity to learn strategies for ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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We Can Submit: An Authentic Discussion of a First Time STARS Submission

  • Oklahoma State University (OK)
  • University of Mississippi (MS)

Calling all STARS wannabes! Do you feel overwhelmed when you think about starting the STARS process? Has your office tried to submit and is yet to be successful? Are other ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Sustainability Rankings: Comparing STARS with Times Higher Education University Impact Ranking

  • University of Calgary (AB)

STARS has long been the key performance indicator for sustainability in UCalgary's Eyes High strategic vision. It is also the most broadly used sustainability assessment tool in higher education ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Sustainability in Universities: way to STARS

  • Universidad EAN

Several universities that have been implementing sustainability on their campuses are not yet part of the STARS system, but they can follow other indicators and sustainability management systems. The idea ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Big Schools, Big Headaches: Completing STARS and Catalyzing Change at Large Universities

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)
  • AASHE (PA)

Large universities can pose large and unique challenges to completing a STARS (Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System) report and using the results to drive change. From siloed departments to ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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STARS Town Hall

  • Elon University (NC)
  • University of Calgary (AB)
  • AASHE (PA)

This session will provide an opportunity for attendees to participate in a high-level discussion about potential improvements to STARS. This will be a great opportunity to learn more about the ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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FY20 Sustainability Report

  • University of Massachusetts System (MA)

The University of Massachusetts (UMass), which includes five campuses in Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell and the Medical School in Worcester, has made a collective commitment to be “good stewards of ...


State of Sustainability 2021 Report

  • Colorado College (CO)

This report highlights much of that work and celebrates the continued dedicated work of the Campus Sustainability Council, Facilities Services, individual academic departments, offices and divisions across campus, student efforts ...


Climate Action Plan

  • Carleton College (MN)

Carleton’s Climate Action Plan presents a practical approach that reflects Carleton’s current planning environment, ranging from the good fortune of our upcoming alumnisponsored wind turbine to realistic challenges ...


Sustainability Progress Report

  • California State University, Channel Islands (CA)

Living sustainably means meeting the needs of the present without compromising the needs of the future. Environmental sustainability is one of the strategic priorities at CSU Channel Islands (CI). Facilities ...


Annual Sustainability Report

  • California State University, Dominguez Hills (CA)

In the 2018-19 fiscal year (FY), California State University Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) made several important strides towards supporting sustainability on campus.


Annual Sustainability Plan Performance Report

  • College of Lake County (IL)

The 2019-21 Sustainability Plan provides a streamlined format for evaluating and tracking the progress of sustainability at the College of Lake County. Each of the thirteen goals has its own ...


Sustainability at Stanford 2020-21 Year In Review

  • Stanford University (CA)

Explore the 2020-21 academic year milestones, key initiatives, and performance metrics that underscore Stanford's pledge to meaningful progress and applied innovation on sustainability.


Signaling sustainability: impact that learning how to report has on enrollment, endowment and emissions of North American higher education institutions

  • Robert Morris University (PA) (PA)
  • Connecting Environmental Professionals Ottawa

The purpose of this paper is to develop an integrated model assessing the frequency and timing between reports on the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE ...


Signaling sustainability: impact that learning how to report has on enrollment, endowment and emissions of North American higher education institutions

  • Robert Morris University (PA) (PA)
  • Connecting Environmental Professionals Ottawa

Abstract Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to develop an integrated model assessing the frequency and timing between reports on the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher ...


Carbon footprinting of universities worldwide: Part I—objective comparison by standardized metrics

  • Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)
  • Trier University of Applied Sciences

Background Universities, as innovation drivers in science and technology worldwide, should be leading the Great Transformation towards a carbon–neutral society and many have indeed picked up the challenge. However ...


Universities’ Reporting on SDGs: Using THE Impact Rankings to Model and Measure Their Contribution to Sustainability

  • Universitat Politècnica de València (Valencia)
  • Polytechnic University of Milan
  • Universitat de València

Higher education institutions (HEIs) have voiced growing concerns about sustainability issues since Agenda 2030 was approved, but this is not enough for societal stakeholders seeking and delivering innovation and excellence ...

  • Posted April 23, 2021
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Developing a Practical Framework of Sustainability Indicators Relevant to All Higher Education Institutions to Enable Meaningful International Rankings

  • University of Limerick

Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) sustainability assessments are receiving significant attention in the academic literature, with ever more complex grading and ranking systems being developed. This paper aims to provide national ...

  • Posted April 8, 2021
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Enhancing sustainability education through experiential learning of sustainability reporting

  • University of Arkansas (AR)
  • Babson College (MA)
  • EQS International
  • Szkoła Główna Gospodarstwa Wiejskiego (Warsaw)

While progress has been made in the realm of teaching about sustainability to business students, integrating sustainability into experiential learning with a systemic mindset has been identified by leading scholars ...

  • Posted April 8, 2021
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Green University and academic performance: An empirical study on UI GreenMetric and World University Rankings

  • University of Huddersfield
  • Hacettepe Üniversitesi

The role of higher education institutions in promoting environmental sustainability is not limited to research activities but also covers improving their campus infrastructure into a more environment-friendly setting as well ...

  • Posted Feb. 17, 2021
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Determinants of Carbon Emission Disclosures and UN Sustainable Development Goals: The Case of UK Higher Education Institutions

  • Tallinn University
  • Newcastle University
  • Durham University

In recent years, organisational sustainability has become a topical issue in many institutional fields and a number of calls have been made to improve the disclosure of carbon information as ...


Integrated reporting education and hegemonic domination

  • University of Pretoria

Orientation: Conventional accounting education is presented from a business perspective that rationalises the prioritisation of shareholder interests. Such a paradigm, viewed as the hegemony of business, fails to deliver on ...


SDGs Report 2019

  • National University of Sciences and Technology (Federal)

Realizing the importance of United Nations 17 SDGs, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) , Pakistan has adopted UN SDGs framework to monitor and improve the impact of contribution of ...


Why use indicators to measure and monitor the inclusion of climate change and environmental sustainability in health professions’ education?

  • Bond University (Queensland)
  • The University of Notre Dame Australia (WA)

Currently, health professionals are inadequately prepared to meet the challenges that climate change and environmental degradation pose to health systems. Health professions’ education (HPE) has an ethical responsibility to address ...


Training tomorrow's environmental journalists: Assessing the extent of environmental-themed training in college-level journalism programs

  • Penn State Brandywine (PA)

While the scale of the environmental problems facing the planet mean that effective environmental journalism is now more important than ever, the environmental beat can be extremely challenging for journalists ...


Sustainability in Higher Education: Comprehensive Tool for Assessing the Sustainability in Higher Educational Institutions

  • Qatar University

Sustainability has received increasing attention in the Higher Education Institutions nowadays. Several sustainability assessment tools have been identified for higher education through previous research. However, there should be further research ...

  • Posted Jan. 12, 2021
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