Published: 23 January 2015 at 10:46
Anglia Ruskin presented as a case study at World Economic Forum in Switzerland
Anglia Ruskin University’s groundbreaking sustainability work has been presented to leading figures at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
The International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) in collaboration with the Global University Leader Forum (GULF) shared exemplary campus sustainability case studies provided by 25 universities from across the world.
Anglia Ruskin was one of just three UK universities, along with the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford, selected for the Developing Skills for Future Leaders report.
This state-of-the-art report is focused on educating future leaders by full immersion in a “living laboratory” environment for sustainability.
The report sets out Anglia Ruskin’s three-pronged approach to sustainability integration:
In addition to best practice case studies from leading universities, Peter Bakker, President and CEO of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), provided a foreword that encourages dialogue between universities and corporations on developing sustainability skills needed by future business leaders.
Dr Aled Jones, Director of Anglia Ruskin’s Global Sustainability Institute, said:
Anglia Ruskin was the first UK university to sign the Rio+20 Declaration of Higher Education Institutions and in 2013 won the Excellence in Integration award at the ISCN Sustainable Campus Excellence awards.
The Global Sustainability Institute was established in 2011 and in 2013 Anglia Ruskin launched a unique sustainability Masters course (MSc Sustainability) in partnership with the Eden Project and Change Agents UK.
For more information about the ISCN, please visit: http://www.international-sustainable-campus-network.org