(List #58) Beautiful Mappings of the SDGs

Beautiful ways that business schools report on their impact on the SDGs in their sustainability reports.

(List #58) Beautiful Mappings of the SDGs

This week's list is on mapping the SDGs.

I'm in the process of adding a lot of new content to the List website based on the 2021-2022 Sharing Information on Progress Reports submitted by signatories to PRME. These provide an overview of how business schools are embedding sustainability related themes, including the SDGs, into their curriculum, research, partnerships and operations. This week I'm sharing some beautiful visuals showing how schools are mapping the SDGs. For more, visit the Browse by Topic section of the site and click on 'Mapping' or 'Visuals'. If you have any of your own approaches you would like to share, just send them through and I'll add them.


1.NOTTINGHAM UNIVERSITY BUSINESS SCHOOL

In Nottingham University Business School's 2021 PRME SIP Report, the following diagram (on p. 3 of the report) illustrates their efforts and contributions towards the achievement of the 17 SDGs through reesarch and teaching.

2.UNIVERSIDAD DEL CARIBE

The Universidad del Caribe's 2020 Sustainability Report (p.151) includes the following graphic outlining where in the report you can find information about how the University is engaging in each of the SDGs.

3.MELBOURNE BUSINESS SCHOOL

Melbourne Business School uses the SDG Dashboard to develop their own heatmap which aggregates their self-reported activities across the PRME Principles and SDGs. Details are available on p.7 of their PRME SIP Report 2019-2021.

4.UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND

The University of Auckland has a dedicated website outlining their SDG mapping. To gain a better understanding of our research contribution, the University of Auckland SDG Keywords Dictionary Project seeks to build on the processes developed by the United Nations and THE in order to create an expanded list of keywords that can be used to identify SDG-relevant research. The full list of keywords for all SDGs that have been evaluated so far can be downloaded from the site.

5. GORDON INSTITUTE OF BUSINESS SCIENCE

In their 2019-2020 PRME SIP Report, GIBS provides an analysis of activities across the nine SDGs that the school is focused on. This is broken up by academic education, corporate education, social eduation, digital education, thought leadership (research) thought leadership (events). More details can be found on page 21 of the report.

6. UNIVERSITY OF GOTHENBURG

The School of Business, Economics and Law University of Gothenburg, in their 2020 PRME Sustainability Report, share this illustration (on p. 12 of their report) that lays out the degree to which each SDG is covered in the research of each department.

7. LANCASTER UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

Lancaster University School of Management conducted a mapping of their teaching based on a number of search terms, derived from the SDGs. This visual shows the mapping by keyword, published in their 2020-2021 PRME SIP Report (p. 10).

Other approaches added to the site include:

LUT University

University of Navarra

Deakin Business School

University of Manheim