As sustainability mainstreams across an university or college, leadership for sustainability is often distributed across an institution where it embraces staff and student. This new category recognises the pioneering and innovative cross institution approaches universities and colleges are taking to deliver more sustainable institutions through whole-institution sustainability strategies and new organisational structures.
Judges will be looking for evidence of a clear high-level strategic approach – firstly how stakeholders at all levels are engaged in powerful strategic conversations, secondly how a truly integrated plan is constructed and communicated and thirdly the leadership of change and innovation to turn ideas into action. Outstanding applications must illustrate how the following groups impact and influence the team:
Governors and the Executive team
Deans and Directors
Sustainability delivery team
This category reflects the innovation and leadership that institutions are taking in organising their staff and student structures to take a whole institution approach. This category is not just for a sustainability team or specific individuals but for the wider institution team approach.
The shortlisted teams will present live at the Awards Ceremony. Previous applicants of the Leadership Award and Sustainability Professional Award are welcome to apply for this Award. Teams that have not won previously can reapply after 2 years.
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Applicants are to use the Individual/Team Application Form but the Award will be made to the institution.
This category replaces the former Sustainability Professional and Leadership categories.
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The Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability was established in 2014 to enable the University of Edinburgh to understand, explain and deliver on its ambition to...
Keele University is different, and we do sustainability differently! We don’t have a Sustainability Co-ordinating Office, we don’t have a Director of...