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Sustainability - Present

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Sustainability - Present

  1. 1. Adopting a UNSW <br />Sustainability Strategy<br />Executive Team - Strategy <br />19 April 2010<br />
  2. 2. Sustainability. Where’s UNSW up to?<br />> Environmental Management Plan expired in 2010<br />> Some good initiatives but slipping behind with no coherent sustainability strategy.<br />> Fractured approach completely divorced from budget<br />> Strong commitments made in 2007/08:<br />> “UNSW the most sustainable campus in the Southern Hemisphere.”<br /> > Signed Universitas 21 Statement on Sustainability<br /> > Undertook to develop Carbon Management Strategy<br />
  3. 3. What Sustainability means to UNSW<br />> Sustainability is a guiding principle in UNSW’s Strategic Intent, B2B Blueprint to Beyond<br />> Australia’s leading University for sustainability in teaching and research<br />> Time we set a standard for how large organisations conduct themselves in an environmentally responsible and sustainable way<br />
  4. 4. UNSW’s B2B and Sustainability<br />
  5. 5. UNSW’s B2B and Sustainability<br />
  6. 6. Research: Objective and Strategies <br />BE AMONGST THE TOP 3 OF AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITIES IN RESEARCH PERFORMANCE CONCENTRATING ON DEFINED STRENGTHS BY: <br />1. Retaining, attracting and developing leading research staff <br />3. Attracting the number and quality of research students consistent with our aspiration <br />6. Embedding integrity and professional values in our research culture <br />Student Experience: Objective and Strategies <br />DESTINATION OF CHOICE FOR STUDENTS WITH THE HIGHEST POTENTIAL IRRESPECTIVE OF BACKGROUND BY: <br />1. Ensuring a learning and teaching environment that provides an outstanding student experience, with exposure to research, and a vibrant campus life <br />2. Providing international opportunities and perspective for students as global citizens <br />3. Setting a curriculum that engages students and produces professionals in high demand who become leaders in Australia, the Asia-Pacific region and beyond <br />4. Targeting effective recruitment and retention of high potential students who value our strengths and distinctiveness <br />5. Encouraging student engagement <br />B2B and Sustainability<br />Community Engagement: Objective and Strategies <br />VALUED PARTNER WITH KEY COMMUNITIES, MAKING AN IMPACT ON CONTEMPORARY ISSUES BY: <br />1. Being a leading source of expertise in our communities and a significant initiator of and contributor to public debate <br />2. Driving expanding linkages and partnerships with donors, business, industry, the professions, community organisations, government, academic and international bodies <br />3. Developing and maintaining highly valued reciprocal relationships with alumni and former staff <br />4. Achieving high standards in safety and environmental sustainability<br />
  7. 7. Imperatives for Sustainability action<br />> UNSW has committed to lead by example<br />> Comply with legislative requirements & regulatory risks including NGERS<br />> Improve operational efficiency and lower costs<br />> Attract & motivate the best students & staff as well a meet stakeholder expectations<br />> Improve Sustainability League Table ranking<br />> Corporate Social Responsibility<br />> Position ourselves for what is a global trend<br />
  8. 8. UNSW Sustainability Strategy<br />A Sustainability Strategy should set short and medium term targets for:<br /> > Energy use<br /> > Water use<br /> > Waste<br /> > Procurement<br /> > Transport<br /> > Planning and Development<br /> > Research<br /> > Learning and Teaching<br /> > Governance<br /> > Biodiversity<br />The Strategy should also commit UNSW to producing a Sustainability Report measuring our performance against these targets.<br />
  9. 9. Key Sustainability Goals<br />> Maintain economic viability and sustainability <br />> Enhance and protect the environment<br />> Reduce waste and pollutant emissions<br />> Maximise the utilisation of existing and future infrastructure <br />> Embed sustainability into University policies, procedures & governance<br />
  10. 10. Key Sustainability Targets<br />Energy<br />Use energy efficiently <br />Produce renewable energy<br />Water<br />Reduce water use <br />Increase water capture and recycling<br />Waste<br />Increase recycling <br />Decrease waste to landfill<br />Procurement<br />Only purchase goods when absolutely necessary <br />Assess whole-of-life impacts of productsUse suppliers that support UNSW Sustainability goals.<br />
  11. 11. Key Sustainability Targets<br />Governance<br />Embed sustainability into the core of UNSW’s operations<br />Transport<br />Reduce Greenhouse Gases by an agreed target next 5-10 years <br />Planning and Development<br />Future developments adopt Green Building Council best practice design<br />Learning and Teaching<br />Incorporate sustainability into the learning and teaching of the University<br />
  12. 12. Green League Table<br />> US & UK Uni & college sustainability league tables <br />> US - College Sustainability Report Card<br />> UK - Green League Table<br />> AUS - Monash Sustainable Campus Group invited UNSW into Australian Sustainability League Table<br />> June 2010 1st Australian Sustainability League table<br />> Sustainability Strategy big benefit in ranking<br />
  13. 13. What are others doing?<br />> Our Group of Eight competitors<br />
  14. 14. What our peers are doing<br />www.monash.edu.au/news/newsline 3 February 2010<br />
  15. 15. What our peers are doing<br />www.abc.net.au/news: 15 April 2010<br />
  16. 16. Sydney University<br />
  17. 17. Sydney University<br />University of Sydney, Alumni Magazine, March 2010<br />
  18. 18. What are others doing?<br />> Our Group of Eight competitors<br />> Global benchmark – Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Wharton<br />
  19. 19. Harvard<br />
  20. 20. Yale<br />
  21. 21. Stanford<br />
  22. 22. Wharton<br />
  23. 23. What are others doing?<br />> Our Group of Eight competitors<br />> Global benchmark: Harvard, Yale, Stanford<br />> Similar sized private corporations <br />> The McKinsey Report<br />> UNSW Suppliers: Spotless, HP, Gastronomy <br />
  24. 24. The next 3 months<br />> Sustainability Strategy for public consultation<br />> Sustainability Strategy adopted<br />> Promote & start implementing Strategy<br />> Finalise Environmental Compliance Register<br />> Begin work on Sustainability Report<br />
  25. 25. By the end of 2010<br />> Release Sustainability Report<br />> Review Sustainability Strategy <br />> Online environmental compliance training<br />> Student engagement: Global Citizenship, internships & volunteer <br />> Identify opportunities & develop business case for minor & major campus sustainability projects <br />> Community engagement & promotion<br />> Waste and recycling tender & contract <br />
  26. 26. Thank you<br />I see a future where UNSW demonstrates we can<br />work, live and learn sustainably. <br />Are you in?<br />