Positive Impact Rating Releases 2024 Ranking

Unveiled at the 2024 PRME Global Forum, the 2024 report showcases the social impact levels of 77 business schools from 30 countries. The rating survey asks students 20 questions in seven relevant impact dimensions: governance, culture, programs, learning methods, student support, the institution as a role model, and it's public engagement.

U Minnesota Twin Cities Releases Climate Resilience Plan

In its newly released addendum to the 2023 Climate Action Plan, the university identified three programmatic areas of work with associated focus areas, objectives and strategies to foster climate resilience amidst climate change. They are the campus community, infrastructure/energy, and environment.

AASHE Releases STARS 3.0

AASHE released the latest version of the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS), a transparent, self-reporting framework that enables colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance. STARS version 3.0 features more robust indicators of racial equity and social justice, streamlined, performance-based credits, and increased global accessibility. Two related webinars are happening in July; see Events section below.

THE Releases 2024 Impact Rankings

Times Higher Education's recently released Impact Rankings aim to recognize Sustainable Development Goal progress within the higher education sector. The 2024 findings include evaluations from 2,152 universities spanning 125 countries/regions.

U Pennsylvania Announces Climate Science, Policy & Action VP Role

The inaugural vice provost for Climate Science, Policy, and Action will advance scholarship and training for future leaders, and will work with academic centers and programs to accelerate implementation of the campus-wide Climate and Sustainability Action Plan.

Santa Clara U Publishes Sustainability & Justice Action Plan

The university's new plan, Sustainable SCU: Leading Through Laudato Si', includes five key areas–academics, campus engagement, community engagement, energy, and resource use. Differing from previous plans, this one seeks to integrate the principles of environmental and social justice into university efforts.