In line with our Strategic Priority for Social Impact, UNSW embedded the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by all United Nations States in 2015, in its Strategy 2025 - under Theme 3, Sustainable Development:
“Our 2025 Vision is to tackle real-world problems through partnerships that bring together our students, staff, alumni and the community, aligning our efforts with UNSW’s expertise and research strengths, Australia’s aspirations and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.”
The Division of EDI established the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Steering Committee in 2020 to provide explicit accountability for developing, coordinating, monitoring, evaluating, and communicating the University’s engagement with the SDGs, as well as an annual working group to organise UNSW’s submission to the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings. The THE Impact Rankings are the first global attempt to measure university progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Steering Committee serves as a forum to facilitate information sharing about SDG related activities across the UNSW community. Through information sharing, combined efforts and problem solving the group can support UNSW’s progress to achieving the goals by creating an SDG engaged university.