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"In view of climate change, the issue of sustainability has increased in significance in enterprises and educational institutions," says Larissa Spescha, assistant to Thomas Dyllick, Full Professor of Sustainability Management and Delegate for Responsibility & Sustainability at the HSG. Spescha perceives a great deal of responsibility at universities, in particular: "Universities educate young people who often occupy positions of leadership after their studies. Sustainability should therefore be imprinted on their minds at an early stage."
"We want to continue to uphold our standards.
For this purpose, we take our bearings from the UN's Sustainable Development Goals."
The HSG has been a member of UN PRME (United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education) since 2010. It encourages the responsible education of future executives, who learn to combine economic objectives with social justice and sustainability. In 2018, the HSG was elected a PRME Champion. "We want to continue to uphold our standards. For this purpose, we take our bearings from the UN's Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs for short, and are cooperating closely with other organisational units. Thanks to University-wide cooperation, the issue of sustainability is already integrated in various fields at the HSG,” explains Larissa Spescha. "In teaching, for instance, the issue of sustainability has been implemented in contextual studies."
On the campus, too, a fair amount has been done for sustainability. For example, drinking water dispensers have been set up everywhere, for as a Blue University, the HSG is committed to a responsible use of water resources, which are a public good. In addition, Larissa Spescha praises students' commitment: "As many as ten out of the more than a hundred student associations at the HSG are involved in the field of responsibility and sustainability. Also, a new support platform was set up at the IWÖ-HSG for associations in the field of responsibility and sustainability in order to make their active commitment even more effective."