SDG agreements: emlyon business school supports the environment

2019.07.24

As part of its policy for Corporate Social Responsibility, emlyon business school has shown its commitment to the United Nations’  Sustainable Development Goals – a list of objectives shared by tertiary education institutions that are determined to work together to tackle climate change.

Their shared position will be communicated during the Climate Action Summit, organized by UN Secretary General António Guterres on September 23 in New York.

The institutions that have signed the SDG agreement have set themselves three objectives:

  • Committing to going carbon neutral by 2030 or 2050 at the very latest;
  • Mobilizing more resources for action-oriented climate change research and skills creation;
  • Increasing the delivery of environmental and sustainability education across curricula, campus and community outreach programs.
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Young people are increasingly at the forefront of calls for more action on climate and environmental challenges. Initiatives which directly involve the youth in this critical work are a valuable contribution to achieving environmental sustainability” said Inger Andersen, Executive Director of the UN Environment Program.

Along with taking greater account of climate change in its educational offering, emlyon business school is making exemplary environmental behavior one of its major objectives in the design of the future Early Makers Hub in Gerland. The school will use various means to deliver that, such as rooftop vegetation, pollution-removing plants, and photovoltaic panels on rooftops.

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