Sustainability Reporting in Higher Education

Call for Papers
Symposium on Sustainability Reporting in Higher Education
14th-15th March 2019
University of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

The implementation of the theory and practice of sustainable development at higher education institutions (HEIs) has been quite intense over the past two decades. Whereas in the early 1990s only a handful of HEIs had systematic initiatives in respect of sustainability, the current figures are quite high: more and more universities are realising the many benefits sustainability brings about, and are becoming increasingly engaged.

The "Symposium on Sustainability Reporting in Higher Education", to be held at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, 14th-15th March 2019, under the theme "The role of sustainability reporting in documenting, measuring and fostering sustainability practices in higher education institutions", will provide a platform for HEIs to present and discuss their initiatives in the rapidly growing field of sustainability reporting. In particular the event will offer participants with an opportunity to assess their own situations, for inter-institutional interactions and informal  benchmarking, also allow the participant HEIs to document and communicate their initiatives. In particular, the event will provide a unique opportunity to participants to experience different approaches in the preparation of sustainability reports used in HEIs from various countries, and how these are being marketed and disseminated.

Last but not least, a further aim of the event will be to document and disseminate the wealth of experiences on sustainability reporting today. To this purpose, accepted papers will be published in the peer-reviewed “Handbook of Sustainability Reporting in Higher Education”, part of the World Sustainability Series, published with Springer. This will be the largest editorial project  on this topic to date. The Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme, the University of Edinburgh, Manchester Metropolitan University and the World Sustainable Development Research and Transfer Centre warmly welcome delegates from across the higher education sector from round the world, interested at and/or working on sustainability reporting. Do not miss this unique event.

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Old College, University of Edinburgh
Old College, University of Edinburgh