REPORT ON THE RESULTS OF
THE FURTHER ANALYSIS OF THE
OUTCOMES OF THE
WP 4 QUESTIONNAIRE
EXPLOITATION MEETING UK
23-27 APRI...
Country
Total records in
survey full responses
incomplete
responses no of survey's sent:
AUSTRIA 85 45 40 430+?
BELGIUM 0 ...
“Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY
The quality of the data:
Although we have a good number of dat...
“Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY
Aim Questionnaire:
1. to clarify the needs of the labour marke...
Ad 1. Main questions to clarify the needs of the labour
market:
- What are the SD issues companies are working on now
- Wh...
“Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY
Methodology: steps taken
•Make the data base suitable for furt...
Outcomes:
“Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY
Analysis of Variance (ANOVA): significant outcomes w...
Outcomes:
“Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY
Single variable analysis:
•SD issues: Which are more...
“Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY
Sustainable Development issues.
SD1 Energy efficiency
SD6 Rene...
Outcomes
“Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY
“Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY
Results show that the most important SD issues for
companies n...
“Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY
Importance of SD issues
now and in 5 years/
categories of comp...
“Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY
• Only for the categories Nature and Social the SD issues
will...
“Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY
Mean score = 4,03
General competences
“Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY
Competences decription
C4 Future orientation
C7 Action and pra...
Conclusion
“Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY
Most important general skills
•Future orientation
•...
“Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY
Q 20.1
KNOWLEDGE
Mean score
= 3,46
“Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY
K1
Triple P bottom line/ Brundtland report
/Basic knowledge of...
Conclusion:
“Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY
Most important Knowledge:
•Triple P bottom line/ B...
“Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY
Q 20.2
Skills
Mean score =
3,47
“Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY
Skill decription
S15 Efficiency
S19 Leadership skills
S18 Sust...
Conclusions
“Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY
• Economic restructuring
• Pollution prevention
pr...
“Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY
14. How much practical experience on SD do you think
a student...
“Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY
16. Do you expect to create new jobs in your company/ organiza...
New Jobs
“Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY
New jobs: conclusions
“Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY
• The majority of the companies don’t ex...
“Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY
Ad 3. Compare the needs of the labour market on
competences to...
“Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY
Knowledge
regrouped
Knowledge regrouped
“Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY
K 2 ECOLOGY
K 3 HOW TO ANALYSE ENVIRONMENT...
Skills regrouped
“Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY
Skills
regrouped
“Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY
S 1 ANALYSING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS
S 7 LEADE...
“Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS by COUNTRIES
Conclusions
“Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY
• Companies in countries in the red rectangle on t...
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS by
CATEGORIES OF COMPANIES
“Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY
“Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS BY SIZE
OF THE COMPANIES
“Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY
COMPETENCES WP 4<->
WP 2
COMPARED
19 GENERAL COMPETENCES
G1. SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
G2. SYSTEM ORIENTATION
G3. FUTURE ORIENTATION
20.1. Knowledge
K 1 GENERAL...
Final Conclusions 1
“Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY
General competences:
The general competenc...
Final Conclusions 2
“Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY
1. Companies adhere more importance to all...
Recommendations
WP 4 workgroup
“Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY
• Our data give an indication o...
Finally
• We have worked very well as a team: everybody contributed from their own
field of expertise.
• We had a core tea...
Thank you for your attention
“Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY
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  1. 1. REPORT ON THE RESULTS OF THE FURTHER ANALYSIS OF THE OUTCOMES OF THE WP 4 QUESTIONNAIRE EXPLOITATION MEETING UK 23-27 APRIL 2012 “Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY
  2. 2. Country Total records in survey full responses incomplete responses no of survey's sent: AUSTRIA 85 45 40 430+? BELGIUM 0 0 0 BULGARIA 26 15 11 15 + ? CYPRUS 10 5 5 CZECH REP. 0 0 0 10 DENMARK 0 0 0 ESTONIA 72 25 47 818 FINLAND 0 0 0 0 FRANCE 29 12 17 GERMANY 29 13 16 GREECE 18 10 8 18 HUNGARY 8 6 2 21+? ICELAND 0 0 0 0 IRELAND 5 0 5 5 ITALY 33 22 11 100 LATVIA 0 0 0 LUXEMBOURG 26 14 12 127 MALTA 3 1 2 5 NETHERLANDS 364 150 214 6000 NORWAY 10 5 5 35 + university (4000) POLAND 5 3 2 50 PORTUGAL 30 23 7 200 ROMANIA 32 22 10 300 SLOVAK REP. 9 5 4 9 SLOVENIA 22 9 13 SPAIN 45 28 17 726 SWEDEN 48 15 33 TURKEY 0 0 0 0 UK 30 16 14 379 TOTAL 939 444 495 Percentages (Total) 100% 0.47284345 0.52715655 “Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY Response
  3. 3. “Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY The quality of the data: Although we have a good number of data they are not representative
  4. 4. “Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY Aim Questionnaire: 1. to clarify the needs of the labour market in order to adjust higher education 2. To investigate in which fields new jobs are expected be created ( this in relation to the outcomes of the Professionalization fair in Lisbon) Additional aim: 3. Compare the needs of the labour market on competences to what Universities offer ( WP4<->WP2)
  5. 5. Ad 1. Main questions to clarify the needs of the labour market: - What are the SD issues companies are working on now - What are the SD issues they expect to work on in 5 years - Which SD competences are important when recruiting: + General competences + Knowledge + Skills - How much practical experience on SD does a student need “Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY
  6. 6. “Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY Methodology: steps taken •Make the data base suitable for further statistical analysis •Do a multivariable analysis with the questions about the SD issues and the competences related to the country, size and the sector of activity of the companies/ organizations •Do a single variable analysis for the different factors •Make a regrouping of the competences so outcomes of WP 4 and WP 2 can be compared
  7. 7. Outcomes: “Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY Analysis of Variance (ANOVA): significant outcomes with respect to single factors (SD issues, Competences, Knowledge, Skills, Category of Company, Size of Company) but no significant effects of interaction between factors. For example: the score assigned to SD issues is not significantly influenced by the category or the size of the companies that replied to the questionnaire. The same with respect to Competences, Knowledge and Skill. For this reason single or principal effects are considered and showed in the following slides.
  8. 8. Outcomes: “Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY Single variable analysis: •SD issues: Which are more/ less important •Category of companies: deviation from the mean •Competences: Which are more/ less important
  9. 9. “Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY Sustainable Development issues. SD1 Energy efficiency SD6 Renewable resources SD5 Efficient use of natural resources SD10 Waste reduction SD11 Emission reduction SD4 Reduced water consumption and water re-use SD2 CO2 neutral operations SD3 Sustainable procurement SD15 Rethinking the business by using SD as a principle SD16 SD as means to improve business opportunities SD9 Prevention of damage to biodiversity SD13 Corporate social responsibility SD14 Sustainable Supply chain SD12 Development of SD products and services for clients SD8 Scarcity of raw materials SD7 Organic farming
  10. 10. Outcomes “Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY
  11. 11. “Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY Results show that the most important SD issues for companies now and in five years are : •Energy efficiency •Efficient use of natural resources •Renewable resources •Waste reduction And the less important are: •Organic farming •Scarcity of raw materials
  12. 12. “Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY Importance of SD issues now and in 5 years/ categories of companies/ organizations
  13. 13. “Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY • Only for the categories Nature and Social the SD issues will be of high importance now and in the future • For Administration and Education they will become more important in the future . • For the other categories it will stay more or less the same in the future as it is now Conclusions
  14. 14. “Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY Mean score = 4,03 General competences
  15. 15. “Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY Competences decription C4 Future orientation C7 Action and practical skills C2 Emotional intelligence and communication C1 Social responsibility C6 Personal involvement C3 System orientation C5 Global awareness
  16. 16. Conclusion “Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY Most important general skills •Future orientation •Action and practical skills •Emotional intelligence and communication Least important general skills: •Personal involvement •System orientation •Global awareness Of which the last is considered significantly less important.
  17. 17. “Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY Q 20.1 KNOWLEDGE Mean score = 3,46
  18. 18. “Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY K1 Triple P bottom line/ Brundtland report /Basic knowledge of SD K10 Gross national product (GNP) K11 Environmental justice K12 Ecological economics K13 Ecosystems K14 Globalization K15 Human rights K16 Natural resources and biodiversity K17 Supply chains K18 Value chains K19 Social responsibility K2 Niche markets K20 Social Justice K21 Eco system services K22 Efficiency K23 Externalities K3 Basic principles of natural systems K4 Business models K5 Carbon footprint K6 Economics K7 Ecological Integrity K8 Environment K9 Environmental Management systems
  19. 19. Conclusion: “Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY Most important Knowledge: •Triple P bottom line/ Brundtland report /Basic knowledge of SD •Gross national product (GNP) •Environmental justice •Ecological economics •Ecosystems Least important Knowledge: • Ecological Integrity • Environment • Environmental Management systems
  20. 20. “Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY Q 20.2 Skills Mean score = 3,47
  21. 21. “Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY Skill decription S15 Efficiency S19 Leadership skills S18 Sustainability planning S14 Effective communication S2 Analysis of environmental problems S6 System’s thinking S17 Influencing the organization S10 Designing sustainable systems S11 Life cycle analysis S16 Indicators and indexes S12 Ecological footprint S8 Full cost accounting S7 Business case S4 Socially responsible investing (STI) S13 Economic restructuring S1 Pollution prevention programme likes P2 S5 Pollution trading S9 The 4 P’s (Product, Price, Place and Promotion) of marketing S3 Cap and trade
  22. 22. Conclusions “Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY • Economic restructuring • Pollution prevention programme likes P2 • Pollution trading • The 4 P’s (Product, Price, Place and Promotion) of marketing • Cap and trade
  23. 23. “Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY 14. How much practical experience on SD do you think a student should have during his studies?
  24. 24. “Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY 16. Do you expect to create new jobs in your company/ organization related to SD? Ad 2. New jobs
  25. 25. New Jobs “Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY
  26. 26. New jobs: conclusions “Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY • The majority of the companies don’t expect that new jobs will be developed. This is also the reaction we had on the Professionalization fair in Lisbon. • However for the jobs they expect to create we can see a development that SD- jobs on managerial level will decrease and will increase in the executive departments.
  27. 27. “Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY Ad 3. Compare the needs of the labour market on competences to what Universities offer ( WP4<- >WP2) • Regrouping of competences WP and WP 2 in order to match offer and demand • NB general competences remained the same
  28. 28. “Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY Knowledge regrouped
  29. 29. Knowledge regrouped “Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY K 2 ECOLOGY K 3 HOW TO ANALYSE ENVIRONMENTALIMPACTS K 4 HOW TO REDUCE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS K 6 VALUE OF NATURE K 1 GENERAL SD KNOWLEDGE K 7 SOCIAL ASPECTS OF SD K 5 ECONOMICS
  30. 30. Skills regrouped “Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY
  31. 31. Skills regrouped “Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY S 1 ANALYSING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS S 7 LEADERSHIP AND TEAMWORK S 6 IMPLEMENTING SUSTAINABILITY S 4 ECONOMIC OPTIMIZATION S 5 COMMUNICATING S 2 REDUCING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS S 3 POLLUTION TRADING
  32. 32. “Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS by COUNTRIES
  33. 33. Conclusions “Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY • Companies in countries in the red rectangle on the right top corner consider Knowledge and skills on SD more important than the average • Companies in the red rectangle in the left hand corner below consider Knowledge and skills on SD less important than the average Our database doesn’t contain the data to explain these difference so more research or a dialogue with the companies in your own country may shed more light on this.
  34. 34. KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS by CATEGORIES OF COMPANIES “Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY
  35. 35. “Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS BY SIZE OF THE COMPANIES
  36. 36. “Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY COMPETENCES WP 4<-> WP 2 COMPARED
  37. 37. 19 GENERAL COMPETENCES G1. SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY G2. SYSTEM ORIENTATION G3. FUTURE ORIENTATION 20.1. Knowledge K 1 GENERAL SD KNOWLEDGE K 2 ECOLOGY (not present) K 3 HOW TO ANALYSE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS K 4 HOW TO REDUCE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS K 5 ECONOMICS K 6 VALUE OF NATURE K 7 SOCIAL ASPECTS OF SD 20.2. Skills S 1 ANALYSING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS S 2 REDUCING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS S 3 POLLUTION TRADING S 4 ECONOMIC OPTIMIZATION S 5 COMMUNICATING S 6 IMPLEMENTING SUSTAINABILITY S 7 LEADERSHIP AND TEAMWORK ALL COMPETENCES
  38. 38. Final Conclusions 1 “Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY General competences: The general competences with * were part of the questionnaire of WP2 the other competences were not considered in WP 2: •Future orientation*, Social responsibility*, System orientation* •Action and practical skills •Emotional intelligence and communication •Personal involvement •Global awareness Skills: •Ecology was not considered in the WP 2 competences Knowledge: All knowledge competences were considered .
  39. 39. Final Conclusions 2 “Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY 1. Companies adhere more importance to all SD competences than Universities 2. G3 Future Orientation and G1 Social responsibility are considered the most important general competences both by Universities and Companies. For Companies these are much more important than for universities. 3. Companies further consider: G2 System orientation very important and S1 Analysing environmental impacts. The most important Knowledge competence is: K4: how to reduce environmental impact closely followed by K3: Analysing environmental impact. Also S7 Leadership skills is scored more than average. 4. Universities consider K3; Analysing environmental impact the most important competence together with K7: social aspects of SD as a close second.
  40. 40. Recommendations WP 4 workgroup “Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY • Our data give an indication of what professional practice in Europe considers to be important SD issues and competences. • We suggest that a further dialogue between universities and professional practice is started on the subjects covered in our questionnaire, to shed light on e.g. the differences between countries and between categories. • We would like to suggest to WP 2 to make a self use on line shortened version of the WP 2 questionnaire for staff. Preferably while using the regrouped SD-competences and on the categories of professional practice we developed. • Make a similar shortened version of WP 4 on line questionnaire. So universities can monitor their own progress and that of professional practice. • > 50 % of the respondents prefer that students to have between 3 and 12 months of practical experience on SD. We recommend that ISLE partners offer each others students possibilities to get this experience.
  41. 41. Finally • We have worked very well as a team: everybody contributed from their own field of expertise. • We had a core team that worked very hard and motivated during the whole project period and others that joined us for a little while where their work and our work ran parallel and others that helped to share the work and their knowledge and expertise • We have worked as a multidisciplinary team and have developed our own knowledge and skills not only in the field of sustainable development but also in the field of statistics, intercultural collaboration etc. • We feel that having operationalized our own aims and having organized our own work processes within the task set by the framework of the project have enhanced our pleasure and expertise by working on project aims/deliverables. We would like to recommend this methodology for future use both in the project and the association: set concrete aims and go for it!! • We are not ready yet. You can expect a report/ scientific article on the conclusions and the process of our workpackage.
  42. 42. Thank you for your attention “Professional Practice and Sustainable Development”- SURVEY

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