HESI+10 Global Forum

The Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI) is an open partnership between several United Nations entities and the higher education community launched in the lead-up to the Rio+20 Conference in 2012. It is currently chaired by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) and the Sulitest Association – a non-profit organization and online platform aimed at improving sustainability literacy for all. Other UN partners include UNESCO, UN Environment Programme, UN Global Compact’s Principles for Responsible Management Education initiative, UN University, UN-HABITAT, UNCTAD, UNITAR, and UN Office for Partnerships.Through its strong association with the United Nations, HESI aims to provide higher education with an interface between higher education, science, and policy making by raising the profile of higher education’s sector in supporting sustainable development, convening multi-stakeholder discussions and action, and sharing best practices.

HESI+10 Global Forum, 6 July 2022

Each year, HESI organizes a global forum as a special event to the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) – UN’s main platform for the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the global level – to highlight the critical role of higher education in achieving sustainable development.The HESI+10 Global Forum, which will be held on 6 July 2022 as a virtual event, will place a particular focus on deepening the understanding of the challenges and opportunities the higher education community can play in building back better from the COVID-19 while advancing the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in line with the theme of HLPF in 2022.

Register here.

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UN Higher Education Sustainability Initiative

posted July 4, 2022

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PRME Global Students Summit

PRME Global Students (PGS) is a youth-led global network for creative collaboration and collective action that connects, empowers, and creates value for 300+ sustainability-oriented student organizations worldwide. 

On 14 June 2022, the PGS Summit 2022 will gather worldwide young leaders and youth agency enthusiasts from academia, private, non-profit, and public sectors to discuss today’s most relevant and pressing challenges to our planet and society and build solutions for the betterment of tomorrow. This Inaugural year’s theme is:
Pass on the voice of youth, light the future of responsible management

Register Here.

Registration is complimentary for ALL
The PGS Summit 2022 aims to consolidate itself as a global arena for the purposeful exchange of local, regional, and international experiences in addressing sustainability and responsible management education with a particular focus on youth protagonism in various global issues.
Don’t miss the first annual convening of the PGS community, where you can:

Discuss cutting-edge knowledge on sustainability and responsible management

Discover impactful initiatives led by students and youth leaders worldwide

Connect with activists, entrepreneurs, scholars, policymakers, and business leaders committed to driving systemic changeThe PGS Summit’s programming will be covered across Eastern and Western Hemisphere sessions to serve our global community.

 It is our sincere hope that you will join us as we celebrate the achievements of youth in our network at the PGS Annual Summit 2022. If you have any questions regarding the PGS Summit, please send an email to pgs_talks@unprme.org.

 Please help us spread the word about the PGS Summit 2022 to your colleagues and students. Besides forwarding this email widely to invite your networks to join us, you can find a social media toolkit for the event HERE to help you or your comms team promote the Summit through personal or institutional profiles. Please note, the event is COMPLIMENTARY for all, regardless of PRME membership or status! Make sure to follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn for further updates! Thanks in advance for your help! Warm Regards,
PRME Global Students

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UNPRME

posted June 10, 2022

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oikos at 2022 PIR Global Deans Positive Impact Summit & 2022 Virtual PRME Global Forum

As June nears, we’re counting down the days until we get to see our community represented at exciting events!

On 2 June Stephen Snider, the Sustainable Finance Lead of oikos International will join the Look to the future: positive impact towards 2030 session at the PIR 2022: Global Deans PositiveImpact Summit in New York, creating a new vision for business schools and develop positive impact-related commitments.

The next day on 3 June the oikos International Co-president Sophie Charrois will join Thomas Dyllick at the launch of the Positive Impact Rating 2022 Edition results at the 2022 Virtual PRME Global Forum. The online event hosted by UN PRME is still open for registrations. You can learn more about it and register at the event page.

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oikos International

posted May 31, 2022

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Higher Education Summit 2022

The HIGHER EDUCATION SUMMIT 2022 focuses on research- and practice-related issues to realize an economy that strives for a safe and just world for everyone, within our planetary boundaries. This international conference is the place to be for anyone who wants to be a changemaker in the field of transformative learning for sustainable development within higher education!

From 6-8 September 2022, Hasselt University will open its doors for a three-day physical conference in Belgium. Take your diary and mark the dates in the color of your favorite doughnut! Be prepared for a summit full of interesting plenary sessions, keynotes, interactive workshops, inspiring talks, onsite excursions, lots of networking opportunities and much more! Have a look at the program and register here.

If you want to learn more about the event and sign up, you can do so by visiting the event page.

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oikos International

posted May 27, 2022

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Plural Economics Zurich Summer School on Ecological and Feminist Economics

Our friends at Plural Economics Zurich are organising a Summer school on ecological and feminist economics.

The summer school is taking place from August 28 to September 3 in Beatenberg, in the canton of Berne. It is meant for people who study economics as a major or minor on the bachelor, master or PhD level.
The aims of this summer school are 3-fold:
First of all, we would like to offer students the ecological and feminist perspectives on economics on a beginners and advanced level. We were already able to gain Irmi Seidl and Julia Steinberger as speakers for ecological economics.
Secondly, it will be discussed what pluralism in economics means and why it is important. In workshops which are prepared by our group in Zurich we will further discuss an overview of the history of different theories and the politics behind pluralism.
Thirdly, we want to start developing projects during the summer school which are meant to be implemented after the summer school so the rethinking economics movement in Switzerland can gain new activists and grow.

Learn more about Plural Economics Zurich and the project here.

You can register for the Summer School by filling this form.

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Plurale Ökonomik Zürich

posted February 24, 2022

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The 2022 International Green Gown Awards are Now Open

Inspire and motivate your team, management and students to do more! 

The International Green Gown Awards, in partnership with Allianz Global Investors, and supported by UN Environment, recognise exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities and colleges around the globe. The Awards cover all aspects of educational institutions – from their teaching and research, leadership, buildings and food to how students can benefit the quality of life in the communities around them. The Awards provide the sector with benchmarks for excellence and are respected by Governments, funding councils, senior management, academics and students.

There are six categories institutions can apply to:

The International Green Gown Awards Stage 1 is open to any university or college across the world*. Apply today for an Award to open up new opportunities for your institution.

There is no limit on the number of applications or categories each institution can enter. Entry is free of charge, however, we do ask for voluntary entry fees. 

Thanks to the Higher Education Sustainability InitiativeThe Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)L’Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) and International Association of Universities (IAU) for supporting the International Green Gown Awards. 

The deadline for applications is 31 March 2022.

You can change the language of the website by selecting your desired language in the drop down box located in the top right hand corner of the site.  

 

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EAUC

posted January 25, 2022

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Rethinking Economics is hiring

Our friends from Rethinking Economics are hiring at two positions – Senior Operations Manager & International Gathering Organiser.

Senior Operations Manager

There is an exciting opportunity to join the RE International staff team as Senior Operations Manager! The ideal candidate will be an experienced professional who can take the lead on implementing the RE anti-oppression strategy and its recommendations, while also working with the team to best identify how to best work together efficiently, safely and effectively. They will have a good understanding of UK HR, employment and recruitment law and good practice. They will also have experience of monitoring evaluation and project and organisational management for small organisations. The candidate needs to be UK based.

Interested? Click here to read more and apply.

International Gathering Organiser

The second exciting opportunity to join the RE staff team is as the International Gathering Organiser!

RE have organised one International Gathering in 2018 where they brought together their movement of economics and related subject students to think about strategy and develop a sense of community. The International Gathering that the successful candidate will organise will be modelled on this event. As well as planning it, they will help to deliver the sessions to 70 attendees in Paris and possibly one other location, with the support of the staff team.

RE will be accepting candidates from the UK, Germany and candidates based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Interested? Click here to read more ana apply.

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Rethinking Economics

posted November 22, 2021

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P4NE is hiring a Convening & Communications Lead

There’s a new vacancy at Partners for a New Economy (P4NE) as Convening & Communications Lead.

The Convening & Communications Lead will be instrumental in implementing the new strategy to strengthen connections between people and organisations, building bridges within and beyond the new economy movement. You will convene international networks to facilitate learning, collaboration and the development of ideas that push the frontiers of economic debate. Your understanding of the new economy and environmental issues will be utilised to convene events, both online and in-person.

If you thrive on delivering convening events which build collaborative relationships, strengthening connections within and beyond the new economy movement, follow this link to find out more.

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Partners for a New Economy

posted November 18, 2021

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Call for papers: Responsible Leadership Reimagined Conference

16 – 18 March 2022 | Lanzerac, Stellenbosch, South Africa

WHAT IS RESPONSIBLE LEADERSHIP?

Responsible leadership is a leadership approach that addresses responsibilities and accountabilities of business leaders. It is driven by purpose and positive social impact. To reach a complete understanding of responsible leadership, its importance and how it can be implemented to benefit society, we need to establish a number of things. These include:

How do we make sense of the concept of responsible leadership globally as well as in the African context?
What are the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for the responsible leadership discourse?
What is the relationship between responsible leadership and social innovation?
How can organisations develop and nurture responsible leaders internally?
How can we establish a dialogue between sectors, co-create best practices and shape pathways and actions towards responsible leadership?

WHY WE NEED THIS CONFERENCE

The Responsible Leadership Reimagined Conference is an event that seeks to address important questions about responsible leadership, and encourage further research and to advance the discussion on responsible leadership in Africa. This will enable us to move towards a common understanding of what responsible leadership is and what it can achieve on the continent.

HOW YOU CAN HELP US

Send us your papers and contributions that theoretically and empirically assess responsible leadership and its relation to individual ethical decision-making, best responsible business practice (in for-profit, non-profit, hybrid, international organisations and government), stakeholder engagement, community partnerships, and cross-sector collaboration. With your help, we can increase our understanding of responsible leaders and implement the correct policies in order to achieve widespread, meaningful and positive social impact in greater society and in organisations around the world.

SUBMISSION DEADLINES

Scholarly paper abstract submissions: 30 November 2021

Practitioner presentation submissions: 30 November 2021

Notification of review results of abstract/presentation submissions: 15 December 2021

Final paper submissions: 31 January 2022

Email address for submissions: RLRConference@usb.ac.za

Learn more and submit your paper: https://www.usb.ac.za/usb_events/responsible-leadership-reimagined-conference/

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GRLI - Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative

posted November 12, 2021

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