Cross Cutting Issues – International Day of Person’s with Disabilities

There are many differences between the current global Sustainable Development Goals and the previous Millennium Development Goals. We have gone from 8 to 17 Goals, from a set of goals determined by a small community of government officials to one that have the support of the international community including NGOs, business and educational institutions. Another … Continue reading Cross Cutting Issues – International Day of Person’s with Disabilities

#act4SDGs and the University of Wollongong

In 2018, the Global Day to #act4SDGs, September 25th, marked the third anniversary of the Sustainable Development Goals where thousands of institutions, organizations and citizens across the world mobilised to take concrete actions for the SDGs. Events registered at http://www.act4sdgs.org took place in 143 countries involving over a million people. The University of Wollongong in … Continue reading #act4SDGs and the University of Wollongong

A Selection of MOOCs on Sustainability and Ethics for January 2018 (Part 2 of 2)

Every year there is an increase in the number of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) available on sustainability topics. These courses are available for free online and open to anyone with an interest in the topic, lasting between three and fourteen weeks and taking three to eight hours per week to complete. Below is a selection … Continue reading A Selection of MOOCs on Sustainability and Ethics for January 2018 (Part 2 of 2)

Management Education’s Role in the SDGs isn’t limited to providing quality education (SDG4). It is broader and more important than that.

When I discuss the Sustainable Development Goals with business school representatives, and ask what kind of initiatives they are working on in relation to these Goals, the answer is often the same: “We educate, therefore our focus is on SDG 4: Quality Education”. But focusing solely on, and stopping at SDG 4 is a mistake, … Continue reading Management Education’s Role in the SDGs isn’t limited to providing quality education (SDG4). It is broader and more important than that.

Interdisciplinary Teams Developing Solutions for a more Sustainable City – Kemmy Business School

Developing more sustainable cities require interdisciplinary solutions. It is this mindset that has framed the Heath Futures Lab, a five-week long interdisciplinary unit focused on ‘Innovations in Health and Well-Being for Limerick City’. The lab utilises design principles to organise the interaction between 14 recent graduates across a range of disciplines including Economics, Marketing, Architecture, … Continue reading Interdisciplinary Teams Developing Solutions for a more Sustainable City – Kemmy Business School

Universities Collaborating with Cities Around Sustainability – UWE Bristol

In 2015, the Bristol became the first city in the UK to achieve the honour of being named European Green Capital. The award is given to a different city yearly by the European Commission and aims to promote and reward sustainability initiatives in cities, to spur cities to commit to further action, and to showcase … Continue reading Universities Collaborating with Cities Around Sustainability – UWE Bristol

Creating More Sustainable Cities – The Urban Innovation BootCamp

Business Schools looking for opportunities to engage with a range of stakeholders and organisations should look no further than their backyard. The community that the school is part of provides the perfect laboratory to not only test out new ideas but in the process contribute to creating more sustainable cities in line with Sustainable Development … Continue reading Creating More Sustainable Cities – The Urban Innovation BootCamp

Eco-Innovations in Cities – Warsaw School of Economics

Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11 focuses on making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. More than half of the world’s population lives in cities and by 2030 it is projected that 6 out of 10 people will be urban dwellers. Despite numerous planning challenges, well-managed cities can be incubators for innovation and … Continue reading Eco-Innovations in Cities – Warsaw School of Economics

Take One Step – Engaging with the SDGs at Monash Business School

The call is out for universities to engage with the Sustainable Development Goals in multiple ways; through research, through curriculum and partnerships. But equally important is to raise awareness and engage individual students on a day-to-day basis. At Monash Business School, an online platform that challenges participants to make an SDG-inspired change in their life … Continue reading Take One Step – Engaging with the SDGs at Monash Business School

How to Engage Students Around the SDGs – Antwerp Management School

Over the past three years, Antwerp Management School has stepped up its efforts to implement the PRME principles. Apart from having been a Signatory since 2012, they also hosted the Belgium Global Compact Network Chapter. Sustainability is a key focus area of their school, in particular what they refer to as societal consciousness of students … Continue reading How to Engage Students Around the SDGs – Antwerp Management School