This week I am continuing with this month’s unofficial theme of ‘effective and beautiful ways of bringing information to life in business school sustainability reports’. This time, the visuals are a bit of a mix with examples from operations, strategy, partnerships, and stakeholder engagement. For more, visit the Browse by Topic section of the site and click on 'Visuals'. If you have any of your own approaches you would like to share, just send them through and I'll add them.
1.CLARIFYING SUSTAINABILITY THEMES
Melbourne Business School in their 2019-2021 PRME SIP Report (p.19), include this one pager that clearly outlines ethics, responsibility and sustainability themes at the school.
2.HIGHLIGHTING YOUR CULTURE
NHH Norwegian School of Economics has a page (p.16) in their 2021 PRME SIP report about their culture which I found really interesting. It outlines what the school, as a community, cares about, what it prioritizes, and does so in a way that is easy for stakeholders, in particular new students, to connect with.
The University of Adelaide publishes an annual 'Pocket Statistics' guide that provides an overview of students, staff and research statistics at the university. It acts as a companion document to the university's Annual Report and is released every July.
The University of Ljubljana School of Economics and Business includes a diagram in their 2018-2020 PRME SIP Report mapping out their "Ecosystem": how the school is interconnected with main stakeolders. The diagram also includses some concrete examples of how the school's education, research and knowledge transfer constitute value for the school, business community, government and wider society.
Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria, started measuring their carbon footprint over 10 years ago. A summary of their full footprint, prepared by Synergy Enterprises, is found on p. 34-35 of their 2019-2020 Year in Review. Extensive data is shared, by year, of emissions by activty.
6. CALL TO ACTION
The Gerald Schwartz School of Business, in their 2021 PRME SIP, share the text of a short brochure that they developed for all faculty to summarize the rational behind their support for PRME and to invite all faculty to respond to its call to action. The full letter can be found on p. 9-10 of the report. Although it may not qualify as a beautiful visual, I thought it was an interesting approach worth sharing here.
7. SURVEY RESULTS
Sprott School of Business at Carleton University undertook a sustainability survey in 2021 to gauge attitutes, behaviours and ideas from the Sprott commuity on environmental sustainability. They published the reults form this survey in a handy one pager.