2020 Sustainability Institution of the Year Finalist: Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola - Peru

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Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola - Building a better future through USIL´s sustainable management model 

USIL has been a sustainability institution since it was founded 25 years ago. Over the years, it has provided a quality education service within the framework of comprehensive sustainable management, which benefits the local and global community by shaping responsible, ethical citizens, educated with high professional, technical and human quality, who are capable of proposing sustainable and innovative solutions for Peru and the world.  

The process of making USIL a sustainable organization began in 1996, when a group of students did volunteer work in favour of the least advantaged. Over time, these efforts were consolidated in an official area called the Office of the Vice President of Sustainability. In 2016, within the framework of the UN 2030 Agenda, and with support from the university’s senior management, it was decided to align USIL´s policy and strategic plan with the Sustainable Development Goals and to implement them in three dimensions: academic management, social impact management, and environmental and governance management These dimensions make up the sustainable management model, with the main purpose of shaping our students, faculty and administrative staff into agents of change. 

Top three learnings: 

  1. The commitment of university authorities, faculty, students and administrative staff is key for making sustainability a crosscutting practice. 
  2. Integrating sustainability in the DNA of the organisation’s strategic and operational management is vital. 
  3. The Sustainability Plan must be aligned with the organisational strategy to achieve the objective.