Social Responsibility and Sustainability



The latest news about Social Responsibility and Sustainability from across the University.

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Welcome from Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Welcome week 2016
Our department provides all students with lots of different ways to learn more about social responsibility and sustainability while at University.

Commitment to embed social responsibility into the curriculum and student experience

Responsible futures banner
The University of Edinburgh and the Edinburgh University Students’ Association have received the NUS Responsible Futures accreditation, recognising efforts to embed social responsibility and sustainability into the curriculum and student experience.

University's commitment to responsible investment praised in new report

The University's latest assessment by the UNPRI (United Nations Principles of Responsible Investment) reflects the institution's ongoing, progressive commitment to incorporate environmental, social and governance factors into investment decisions.

University encourages reusable cups and bottles

In a bid to cut disposable plastic waste, the University and Students' Association have made it easier and cheaper for staff and students to use reusable coffee cups and water bottles on campus.

Recap from the annual Resource Efficiency Workshop

Katie Chappell illustration: waste
On 18 July, 50 staff who are interested in resource efficiency from around the University gathered at Godfrey Thomson Hall to enjoy informative presentations about how the University and our partners are combating waste.

Training in social responsibility and sustainability for University staff

We offer training for staff who want to know more about sustainability and learn how to make positive changes to their workplace.

New report launched on the contribution of universities to the Sustainable Development Goals

599 signatories, 75 endorsing partners representing 6000 institutions, 64 institutions representing 1.28 million students
The University of Edinburgh is a contributing institution to a Global Alliance of the world’s universities, colleges and sustainability networks who have launched a new report; ‘Global universities, colleges and students leading delivery of the UN Sustainable Development Goals’.

University finalist in five Green Gown Awards categories

The annual awards celebrate Universities and Colleges across the UK making sector-leading commitments to the global sustainability agenda.