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  • B2BWe are making a unique contribution to the study of global warming and study of sustainability practices more generally We have outstanding research in this area we have some of the best educational programs in the world. And now it is time that we also set the standard and a model for how large organisations conduct themselves in an environmentally responsible and sustainable way.
  • Research: Objective and Strategies1. Retaining, attracting and developing leading research staff 2. Building and maintaining “critical mass” in key research areas 3. Attracting the number and quality of research students consistent with our aspiration 6. Embedding integrity and professional values in our research culture
  • Point !In accordance with the B2B Blueprint to Beyond.UNSW expected to practice what we preachGovernments are legislating to reduce carbon emissions at a cost to business.Investors now evaluate a company’s environmental credentials and the cost of carbon emissions in their investment decisions.In general, shareholders and staff do not want to be associated with organisations that have poor environmental credentials. In the UNSW context, students and staff do not want to be associated with educational organisations that have poor environmental credentials.Other impacts such as effect on research grants etc Last point: The best time to start the journey is now
  • This is something mostother Universitiesand major corporations already do
  • Last dot point> Make UNSW a model sustainable community> Increase understanding & awareness of sustainability throughout UNSW> Increase staff, student & community communication & participation> Foster a vibrant and inclusive campus community
  • Similar sized privates: > US Leaders: HP, Fuji Xerox, even Walmart, US Government > Australian leaders: WBC, IAG, CXP, SGP.Sydney City Council, Randwick Council, the City of London
  • The RET seeks to ensure that 20 per cent of Australia's energy consumption by 2020 is derived from renewable sources. South Australia to meet its first renewable energy target of 20 per cent of electricity generated from renewable energy ahead of the 2014 2020 target of supplying 20 per cent renewable energy to customers.electricity prices are expected to triple in the next 10 years
  • Similar sized privates: > US Leaders: HP, Fuji Xerox, US Government > Australian leaders: WBC, IAG, CXP, SGP.Sydney City Council, the City of London
  • Similar sized privates: > US Leaders: HP, Fuji Xerox, US Government > Australian leaders: WBC, IAG, CXP, SGP.Sydney City Council, the City of London

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