UNSW Business School SDGs

UNSW Business School has established the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Committee to develop, coordinate, monitor, evaluate, and communicate the Business School’s engagement with the SDGs.

UNSW Business School SDG Committee and volunteers packed over 30 boxes of donated clothes for Upparel

UNSW Business School's Commitment to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

“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.”

Professor Nitika Garg, Chair, UNSW Business School SDG Committee

Have Your Say?

We invite UNSW Business School staff and students to participate in this UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) survey. 

Your response to this short survey will help us understand which SDGs and targets you are passionate about and what you would like to see prioritised by the Business School.

For any questions or comments, please contact BUS SDG: bussdg@unsw.edu.au

SDG in Action

UNSW's commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provides a platform for our faculty to integrate sustainable thinking across our curriculum, education platforms, academic research, and external engagement activations. Click the link to find out more. 

Sustainability Matters

Explore UNSW's contributions to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, designed to tackle the world’s most pressing challenges, such as ending poverty and hunger, climate change, the reduction of inequalities and more.

In line with UNSW’s Strategic Priority for Social Impact, UNSW Sydney has embedded the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by all United Nations States in 2015, in its 2025 Strategy, under Theme 3, Sustainable Development.

The UNSW Business School established the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Committee to develop, coordinate, monitor, evaluate, and communicate the Business School’s engagement with the SDGs. 

2023 Highlights

The Business School Sustainable Development Goals Committee implement organisational change to enable UNSW to be an exemplar in achieving the SDGs. The committee plays a key role in driving this change and supports the University to achieve its 2025 strategic priorities and the Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) in all we do. 

The committee is responsible for championing, co-facilitating and capturing activities to support the SDGs to make informed decisions, make recommendations, and work in collaboration with the Faculty Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee and the UNSW SDG Steering Committee.

A few highlights of what we achieved in 2023 are listed below:

Education

  • Presented at the Education Initiative Workshop for Education Focussed Faculty, February 2023
  • Raised awareness of SDGs alignment within teaching educational material and academic research papers

Operations & Governance

  • Created and distributed Sustainable practices posters for waste management throughout the Business School
  • Engaged in ongoing conversations with UNSW Business School teams as to how best to implement more sustainable practices

Research

  • Established a simple tagging process for academics to identify SDG affiliations within their published work
  • Established the SDG Research Impact Award for UNSW Business School Academics based on published work  
  • Participated in the RACE (Reliable Affordable Clean Energy) for 2030 Engagement session 
  • Funded PhD grants for 2022 SDG winner and approved funds for PhD grants for 2023 winners

Faculty and Studnet Engagments

Sustainable Development Goals Videos

Many UNSW Business School educators and leaders share their expertise across the SDGs that are relevant to their research and teaching portfolios. 

William Syddal, Head of Environmental Sustainability at UNSW, said, "Our students and staff are our catalysts for a sustainable future and SDG principals can be used to engage students in contemporary sustainability issues. By integrating 'SDG thinking' across UNSW educational programs, we hope to equip our future leaders to contribute to a more sustainable world." 

This video series was produced by the EDDS Team of the Pro Vice-Chancellor Protfolio in collaboration with UNSW Sustainability.