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Day 79: Tackling Grand Challenges

UNSW Sydney in Australia aims to lead the debate and shape the public discourse on the some of the most important issues facing humanity. The Grand Challenges Programmes…

Day 80: No Poverty

In March 2016, Kent Business School’s Accountability Research hosted an international seminar on Tax and Poverty, part of a series of seminars called Architects of a Better World:…

Day 78: Core

The key when it comes to sustainability is embedding it into the core curriculum. The Business School at the University of Fraser Valley in Canada has made sustainability…

Day 77: Steps to Change

The Sustainable Development Goals are a set of 17 goals and 169 targets agreed upon by the international community set to be reached by 2030. They were developed…

Day 76: Waste Bucket Challenge

Recyclmania is an 8-week waste minimization and diversion competition and benchmarkting tool that takes place in Canada and the United States every spring. Over 400 schools participate by…

Day 75: 2030

A group of researchers from different disciplines across the University of Limerick formed a student think tank addressing the question of how to make Limerick a safer, healthier…

Day 74: Trade, Investment and Development

In 2013, the Trade, Investment and Development Observatory was created with the support of the virtual institute of the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD). UNCTAD’s…

Day 73: Water, Water, Water

The Student Water Environment Federation is an organisation at University of Wisconsin Whitewater in the US that educates individuals and organisations about emerging water business issues, promotes water…

Day 72: Changing the World

The Hult Prize is the world’s largest student competition with the prupose to transform students into entrepreneurs who are focused on using business to end poverty. Launched in…

Day 71: Business in Conflict

In the Social Innovation elective, students worked alongside UNDP staff in Yemen to address some seemingly unsolvable problems brought about by the on-going conflict. With economic activity brought…

Day 70: From Rio to Roskilde

Copenhagen Business School in Denmark has been partnering with Roskilde Festival since 2013. For two weeks in June and July, Roskilde Festival, the second largest music festival in…

Day 69: Reporting

ISAE/FGV in Brazil prepares annual sustainability reports outlining their sustainability practices. They use the G4 guidelines set by the Global Reporting Initiative – an international methodology that companies…

Day 68: Ideas for Action

Ideas for Action is a joint initiative of the World Bank Group and the Wharton School to foster youth engagement in international development. Every year, students and young…

Day 67: Transparency

Students at Universidad EAFIT in Colombia analyse company sustainability reports as part of a course on ethics and social responsibility offered by the Business School. They then input…

Day 66: The Challenger

The Challenger is a project of open innovation applied to learning where teams of students from different programmes at Barcelona School of Management in Spain work on the…

Day 65: Culture and Identify Unit

The Nyungar Culture and Identity Unit at Curtin University in Australia is a one week intensive elective offered to students across all disciplines. Students travel to the Nyungar…

Day 64: Our Green City

As part of UWE Bristol’s commitment to the city of Bristol in the UK being designated European Green Capital in 2015, they developed a massive open online course…

Day 63: Social Impact Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Social Impact is an innovative partnership between the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne and the University…

Day 62: A World of Ideas

Presidio Graduate School has an MBA focused on sustainability. As part of this programme they have a course called Sustainable Products and Services that focuses on the entrepreneurial…

Day 61: Sustainability Research Network

The Sustainability Research Network is a dynamic network of early career researchers at the University of Nottingham in the UK working on, or interested in, sustainability. It was…