Higher Education

Many organizations and consortiums have been formed to foster Sustainability Reporting in colleges and universities both at the lower level and especially at the graduate levels. The following are just a few examples.

AASHE: Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

AASHE - Our Mission

AASHE’s mission is to empower higher education to lead the sustainability transformation. We do this by providing resources, professional development, and a network of support to enable institutions of higher education to model and advance sustainability in everything they do, from governance and operations to education and research.

AASHE - Our Vision

AASHE envisions a prosperous, equitable, and ecologically healthy world. In such a world, higher education plays a vital role in ensuring that people have an understanding of the interdependencies between environmental, social, and economic forces and the skills and abilities to meet sustainability challenges.

AASHE - Our Goals (Adopted June 4, 2011 as Goals for 2015)

Extending its role as a thought leader for higher education sustainability*, AASHE will:

  1. Deliver services that increase its value to a growing and diverse membership and will increase its impact on sustainability in higher education;

  2. Convene experts and collect, evaluate, and disseminate information and tools to increase the understanding of sustainability and its relevance to higher education stakeholders;

  3. Support and enable higher education to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to adapt to the impacts of global climate disruption;

  4. Lead the transformation of educational practices (including the curriculum) to ensure that all students acquire the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to meet sustainability challenges;

  5. Lead the assessment and reporting of metrics of sustainably in higher education for the purpose of driving improvements in sustainable practices and education through its Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS).

*AASHE defines sustainability in an inclusive way, encompassing human and ecological health, social justice, secure livelihoods, and a better world for all generations

Net Impact:

Net Impact is a leading nonprofit that empowers a new generation to use their careers to drive transformational change in the workplace and the world.

At the heart of our community are over 50,000 student and professional leaders from over 300 volunteer-led chapters across the globe working for a sustainable future. Together, we make a net impact that transforms our lives, our organizations, and the world.

Net Impact - What we do

The problems our world faces are huge, from poverty to climate change to global health epidemics. What if we could mobilize more people to dedicate more time on the job to making an impact? We believe this shift is essential to creating a more sustainable world.

Every day, Net Impact empowers a new generation to drive social and environmental change on campus and throughout their careers. We provide the network and resources to inspire emerging leaders to build successful "impact careers" – either by working in jobs dedicated to change or by bringing a social and environmental lens to traditional business roles.

Net Impact - How we do it

Net Impact supports student and professional leaders wherever they are on their impact career path.

Net Impact - We work with students...

Dynamic campus leadership programs give students opportunities to build skills and drive action.

Net Impact - We work with job seekers...

Online career resources help guide job seekers on their impact career path.

  • A growing Impact at Work program supports professionals to advocate for sustainability and community impact in the workplace.

  • Professional chapters provide a like-minded community and networking events to help drive change on the job.

Net Impact - We work with partners...

We partner with forward-thinking businesses and nonprofits who want to engage in meaningful ways with next-generation leaders on campus and throughout their careers.

Net Impact - We work across our network...

Our flagship annual conference attracts 2500+ passionate new leaders.

  • The Net Impact Conference is the leading forum for next generation leaders who want to use their careers for good.

  • Join us in Minneapolis in November as we convene our community of thousands of thinkers, doers and dreamers to supercharge world change.

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