The SDG Accord

The University and College Sector’s Collective Response to the Sustainable Development Goals

The purpose of the SDG Accord is twofold:
 
First it is to inspire, celebrate and advance the critical role that education has in delivering the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the value it brings to governments, business and wider society.
 
Secondly, the Accord is a commitment learning institutions are making to one another to do more to deliver the goals, to annually report on each signatory's progress, and to do so in ways which share the learning with each other both nationally and internationally. An objective is that sector SDG reporting metrics will be presented at the annual UN High Level Political Forum.
 
Who should sign the Accord?
 
The Accord can be signed on three levels.

  1. Leaders of institutions sign to make a corporate commitment - this must be the highest authority such as Vice Chancellor, Principal, President etc.
  2. Leaders of related university and college support organisations sign to make a corporate commitment to supporting the sector
  3. Individual students, researchers, academics and operational staff can sign to make a personal and professional commitment to playing their part in advancing sector performance

 
Openly and annually accounting for progress and sharing our experience and learning from implementing the SDGs is a key requirement of the Accord. The Accord is not prescriptive on what form this takes only that it is made available to your local or national networks. Possible formats include reports, videos, policy documents, case studies and blogs etc.  Endorsing Partner networks commit to making these resources available to each other’s networks internationally.  A sector overview of progress will be presented annually at the UN High Level Political Forum.
 
If you lead a network for university/college staff or students and wish to become an Endorsing Partner, please contact us.

For further information please download the SDG Accord PDF (English) here.
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The SDG Accord

Recognising that we are at different stages in our journey towards a sustainable future, with differing strategic priorities dependant on our strategic ambitions, areas of expertise and organisational culture

This Accord calls upon we, the world’s universities and colleges

to embed the Sustainable Development Goals into our education, research, leadership, operations, administration and engagement activities.

We Accord Signatories recognise:

  • The indivisible and interconnected nature of the universal set of Goals – People, Prosperity, Planet, Partnership, Peace
  • That, as educators, we have a responsibility to play a central and transformational role in attaining the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030

And we thereby assert:

That as leaders or individual practitioners, academics, students or researchers, we will:

  • Align all major efforts with the Sustainable Development Goals, targets and indicators, including through our education, research, leadership, operational and engagement activities;
  • Aim to involve members from all key stakeholder groups in this endeavour, including students, academics, professional staff, local communities and other external stakeholders;
  • Collaborate across cities, regions, countries and continents with other signatory institutions as part of a collective international response;
  • Using our own unique ways, inform, share our learning and account to both local and global communities our progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals;
  • Annually report on 'how does my institution contribute to the Goals and what more can we do'.

Current Signatories

Institution

  • Zain Choudhry, Presidents, The Students' Union at UWE, United Kingdom
  • Prof. Stephen Agong, Vice Chancellor, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology, Kenya
  • Nickson Otieno, President, World Student Community for Sustainable Development, Kenya
  • Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Luis Carlos Villegas Méndez, Docente, Unidad Central del Valle del Cauca, Colombia
  • Darcy Margarita Carrero Carmona, Teacher, Universidad Nacional Experimental del Táchira (UNET), Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
  • Rubén Darío Gómez Saldaña, Rector, Universidad EAN, Colombia
  • Universidad de Cundinamarca, Doctor, Universidad de Cundinamarca, Colombia
  • Peter Horrocks, Vice-Chancellor, The Open University, United Kingdom
  • Marie-Claire Graf, Student, Swiss Union for Student Sustainability Assocciations, Switzerland
  • Margaret E. Bentley, Associate Dean for Global Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health, United States
  • Professor Jon Scott, Pro Vice Chancellor, University of Leicester, United Kingdom
  • Professor Rama Thirunamachandran, Vice-Chancellor & Principal, Canterbury Christ Church University, United Kingdom
  • Professor Katherine Richardson, Leader of the Sustainability Science Centre, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Stewart McKillop, Principal, South Lanarkshire College, United Kingdom
  • Professor Pamela Gillies, President, Glasgow Caledonian University, United Kingdom
  • Aida Milena Garcia Arenas, Administradora Ambiental, Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira, Colombia
  • Sheila Killian, Director, PRME, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick, Ireland., Ireland
  • Mtro. Arturo Ríos Díaz, Universidad Tecnológica Fidel Velázquez, Universidad Tecnológica Fidel Velázquez, Mexico
  • Rafaela España, President, Universidad Cristiana Iberoamericana, Puerto Rico
  • Stephen Marston, Vice Chancellor, University of Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
  • Professor Judith Petts, Vice Chancellor, University of Plymouth, United Kingdom
  • Haydee Peña, Presidenta de la Comisión de Gestión y Sustentabilidad UNET, Universidad Nacional Experimental del Táchira, Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
  • professor Joy Carter, VC, University of Winchester, United Kingdom
  • Alejandra Reich, Coordinadora General Programa UBA Verde, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Tom Yearley, Head of Sustainability Delivery, University of Wales Trinity St David, United Kingdom
  • Nav Chohan, Principal, Shipley College, United Kingdom
  • Professor Judith Squires, Pro Vice-Chancellor, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Professor James Longhurst, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Environment and Sustainability, University of the West of England Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Dr Jad Isaac, General Director of ARIJ, The Applied Research Institute – Jerusalem Society (ARIJ), Palestinian Territory, Occupied
  • Khandaker Reaz Hossain, Director, Programmes, Grambangla Unnayan Committee, Bangladesh
  • Richard Anthony Losalajome Bolom'oese, Architect-President, Architectes Sans Frontières Congo, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the
  • Manguele Daniel, German teacher and expert in education for Sustainable development, Réseau africain pour l'éducation au développement durable / RAEDD, Cameroon
  • Ahmed Chehbouni, Professeur, Centre de Développement de a Région de Tensift, Morocco
  • Professor Igor Tičar, Ph. D., Rector, University of Maribor, Slovenia
  • Pierre Cocheril, Founder, GLOBALPOWER7, France

Individual

  • Joanna Stephen, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom
  • Professor Elizabeth Cleaver, University of the West of England, United Kingdom
  • Eloise Nickerson, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom
  • Dr Neil Smith, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom
  • Anna Verbytska, Chernihiv National University of Technology, Ukraine
  • Michael J. Lorr, Ph.D., Aquinas College, United States
  • Sophie Leigh, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
  • Paul Micklethwaite, Kingston School of Art, United Kingdom
  • Rayhana Rahman, UWE, Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Paul Roberts, University of the West of England, United Kingdom
  • Li Zhou, University of Greenwich, United Kingdom
  • Chris Holdsworth, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Rachel Colley, The Students' Union at UWE, United Kingdom
  • Elizabeth Mwangi, National Environment Management Authority, Kenya
  • Aguiar Baquete, Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique
  • Elena Ferrero, Università di Torino, Italy
  • Alan Keith Terry, University of the West of England, United Kingdom
  • Romas Malevicius, University of Salford, United Kingdom
  • Kate Thornback, Scotland's Rural College (SRUC), United Kingdom
  • Reginald SALONGA, School of Humanities and Social Sciences of Nagoya City University, Japan
  • Trudy Cunningham, University of Dundee, United Kingdom
  • Dr. Harold Glasser, Western Michigan University, Office for Sustainability, United States
  • Rachel Lander, University of Westminster, United Kingdom
  • Sarah Roberts, University of Leicester, United Kingdom
  • Neil Jennings, National Union of Students, United Kingdom
  • Dr Ben Williams, University of the West of England, United Kingdom
  • Rolando Valdés Castro, Universidad de Brugos, Spain
  • Professor Wendy Purcell, HARVARD UNIVERSITY, United Kingdom
  • Professor Wendy Purcell, HARVARD UNIVERSITY, United Kingdom
  • Verónica Tricio Gómez, University of Burgos, Spain
  • Georgina Gough, UWE, Bristol, United Kingdom
  • John Parkin, University of the West of England, Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Dr Steven Melia, University of the West of England, United Kingdom
  • Jonathan Flower, University of the West of England, Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Graham Parkhurst, University of the West of England, United Kingdom
  • Dora Luz Delgado G, Universidad de Medellin- UdeM, Colombia
  • Pandya Himanshukumar Bhanuprasad, Ronak Enterprise, India
  • Blanca Estela Gutiérrez Barba, Instituto Politécnico Nacional Ciiemad, Mexico
  • Gilberto Javier Cabrera Trimiño, Universidad de la Habana, Cuba
  • Cacius R Tamaki, Ministry of Basic Education, Botswana
  • Margaret Mwale-Mkandawire, University of Zambia, Zambia
  • Dr. Jose Liétor Gallego, Educacion Ambiental, Spain
  • Orlando D Saenz Z, U.D.C.A, Colombia
  • Ciro Alfonso Serna Mendoza, Universidad de Manizales, Colombia
  • Eshani Beddewela, Huddersfield Business School, United Kingdom
  • Maria Nela Vera Diaz, Universidad Nacional Experimental del Táchira, Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
  • Lauren Jasper, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Michelle Y. Merrill, Ph.D., Perplexed Primate, United States
  • Dr Aisling Tierney, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Kat Thorne, King's College London, United Kingdom
  • Dr Richard Anderson, Kingston University, United Kingdom
  • Sarah Hills, University of the West of England, United Kingdom
  • Catrin Darsley, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
  • Charmaine Morrell, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom
  • Adam Jones, University of the West of England, United Kingdom
  • Stewart Miller, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Cecilia Lam, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change, Hong Kong
  • Dr Sandra Lee, University of Leicester, United Kingdom
  • Dr Christopher Dickson, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
  • Anthony Hale, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
  • CHARLES PETRUS, CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA, United States
  • KARL COPPEL, CHRISTIAN INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY, United States
  • Karen Simpson, University of the West of England, United Kingdom
  • Dr Peter Rands, Canterbury Christ Church University, United Kingdom
  • Stephanie Sargeant, University of the west of England, United Kingdom
  • Joel Cardinal, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
  • Clémence Hien, University of Greenwich, France
  • Vicki Harris, UWE Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Katrina Henderson, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
  • Chris Long, Bridgend College, United Kingdom
  • Muchaiteyi, University of South Africa, South Africa
  • LAUREN JASPER, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Irene Miguez Valero, Foundation for Environmental Education, Denmark
  • Kirsti Norris, University of the West of England, United Kingdom
  • Beatrice Ubani, University of the West of England, United Kingdom
  • Amy Staff, The Students Union at University of the West England, Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Tom Kemsley, Queen Margaret University, United Kingdom
  • Armando Ávila Dorador, División Académica de Tecnología Ambiental y Nanotecnología de la UTFV, Mexico
  • Usha Iyer-Raniga, RMIT University, Australia
  • Margarita Daza Florez, Universidad Cristiana Kairos, Puerto Rico
  • Lydia Meryll, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Barbara Rainbow, University of Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
  • Miriam Webb, University of Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
  • Michael Checkley, University of Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
  • Dr Alexandra Ryan, University of Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
  • Dr Samantha Davies, University of Plymouth, United Kingdom
  • Jamie Darwen, University of the West of England, United Kingdom
  • John Thorne, Glasgow School of Art, United Kingdom
  • Deborah Sims, University of Greenwich, United Kingdom
  • Temple Chukwuemeka Oraeki, Hope Spring Water Charity Foundation, Nigeria
  • Anthony Tochukwu Ibe, University of Greenwich, United Kingdom
  • Ian Brooks, University of the West of England, United Kingdom
  • Morven McEachern, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom
  • Wim Melis, University of Greenwich,
  • Aleksandra Ola Michalec, UWE, United Kingdom
  • Richard Wintrip, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom
  • Judy Orme, University of the West of England, Bristol, United Kingdom
  • María Teresa velez de Lopez, Universidad de Cartagena, Colombia
  • Sarah Briggs, Keele University, United Kingdom
  • Paula Marcela Hernandez, Universidad EAFIT, Colombia
  • Rafael Gabriel Barragán González, Universidad Santo Tomás, Colombia
  • Glenn Strachan, London South Bank University, United Kingdom
  • Christopher Briggs, Keele University, United Kingdom
  • Ester Vasallo, Forth Valley College, United Kingdom
  • mel erangey, Shipley College, United Kingdom
  • Amy McCarron, University of Stirling, United Kingdom
  • Amy Walsh, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Martine Morton, Water Engineering & Development Centre, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
  • Mandy Lee, University of the West of England, United Kingdom
  • Patrick D'humieres, Academie durable internationale,, France
  • Anna Lewis, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Simon Brennan, University of the West of england, United Kingdom
  • Chris Simpson, Plymouth Marjon University, United Kingdom
  • John Hirst, Durham University Business School, United Kingdom
  • Teifion Maddocks, Swansea University, United Kingdom
  • Justine Oakes, University of Suffolk, United Kingdom
  • Katherine Piper, University of the West of England, United Kingdom
  • Beatriz Johansson, Mid Sweden University Östersund, Sweden
  • Thomas Haines, University of the West of England, Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Dr Maureen Ellis, London University UCL-Institute of Education, United Kingdom
  • William Clayton, University of the West of England, Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Dr Mark Everard, University of the West of England, United Kingdom
  • Paul Vare, University of Gloucestershire, United States Minor Outlying Islands
  • Jacquelyn Strachan Malcolm, University of Dundee, United Kingdom
  • Callum Egan, Edinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom
  • Katerina Kosta, Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom
  • Seth Kirby, Anglia Ruskin University, United Kingdom
  • Daniel Smith, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Martin Bigg, University of the West of England, Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Tony Wall, International Centre for Thriving at Work, University of Chester, United Kingdom
  • Alastair Smith, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
  • Iddo Oberski, Queen Margaret University, United Kingdom
  • Nelson Arias Ávila, Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas, Colombia
  • Dr.Bathula Sanjeevarayudu, PSS.Educational Development Society, India
  • Mark Durdin, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
  • Patrick Kasele Mbungu, Congo Green Citizen, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the
  • Tom Yearley, UWTSD, United Kingdom
  • Moustapha FALL, ECOSER, Saudi Arabia
  • Gitile Naituli, National Cohesion and Integration Commission, Kenya
  • Thomas Ball, The Students' Union at UWE, United Kingdom
  • Remi Modupe Omoogun, university of calabar, Nigeria, Nigeria
  • omoogun ajayi clemency, university of calabar, Nigeria
  • Abigail M. Ruskey, Ruskey Strategies, LLC, United States
  • Christine Joan Willmore, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Irma Alicia González Anaya, Secretaría de Educación en Nuevo León, Mexico
  • Aicha El Alaoui, University Sultan Moulay Slimane, BENIMELLAL, Morocco
  • Aouissa Salek, Association khnifiss, Morocco
  • Geneviève Therriault, Université du Québec à Rimouski, Canada
  • Shepherd Urenje, Swedish International Centre of education for Sustainable Development, Sweden
  • Xue Dong, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, United States
  • Djibril LY, Banc d'Arguin National Park, Mauritania
  • Danilo Majcen, University of Maribor, Slovenia
  • Peter Glavic, University of Maribor, Slovenia
  • Suzanne Savanick Hansen, Macalester College, United States
  • Emma Rossiter, London south bank university, United Kingdom
  • Walled Ashwah, Eeaa, Egypt
  • Nicola Chopin, Sustainability Education Research Institute & Sustainability and Education Policy Network, Canada

Support Organisation

  • Laurence Carmichael, WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Urban Environments, UWE, Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Brian Waswala Olewe, Harler Environmental Consultancy Limited, Kenya
  • Martin Baxter, IEMA - Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment, United Kingdom
  • Peter Milne, Target4Green Educational Consultancy and Training Ltd, United Kingdom
  • Mbarek Akaddar, GIESD (Global Internode for Education and Sustainable Development), Morocco
  • Kabine Doumbia, ASRAD-Mali, Mali
  • Orlando D Saenz Z, Alianza de Redes Iberoamericanas de Universidades por la Sustentabilidad y el Ambiente, Colombia
  • Jane White, Association of University Directors of Estates, United Kingdom
  • Prof Daniella Tilbury, University Educators for Sustainable Development (UE4SD),
  • Ann Finlayson, SEEd, Sustainability and Environmental Education, United Kingdom
  • Jose Alejandr Martinez Sepulvedao, Institute for Sustainable Entrepreneurship, Colombia
  • Dr Elsa Lee, English Learning and Sustainability Alliance, United Kingdom
  • Temple Chukwuemeka Oraeki, The Hope Spring Water Charity Foundation, Nigeria
  • Orlando Saenz, ARIUSA - Alianza de Redes Iberoamericanas de Universidades por la Sustentabilidad y el Ambiente, Colombia
  • Mohammad Nazim, Strategic Development Worldwide, Pakistan
  • Eva Friman, Swedish International Centre of Education for Sustainable Development (SWEDESD), Sweden
  • Jannis Eicker, netzwerk n e, Germany
  • Ian Williams, Caplor Horizons, United Kingdom
  • Claire Sommer, AIM2Flourish at the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit, Weatherhead School of Management - Case Western Reserve University, United States
  • Ian Townsend, Bristol Green Capital Parnership CIC, United Kingdom
  • Carole Parkes, PRME Chapter UK & Ireland, United Kingdom
  • Dr.Bathula Sanjeevarayudu, PSS.Educational Development Society, India
  • Mohammad safi Ul Alam, Youth Foundation of Bangladesh, Bangladesh
  • algerian network of small scall fisheries organisation, RAPA, Algeria
  • Aurélien Decamps, Sulitest, France
  • Professor Janet Haddock-Fraser, Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges, United Kingdom
  • René Schwarzenbach, International Sustainable Campus Network, Switzerland
  • Hilligje van't Land, PhD, International Association of Universities (IAU), France
  • Mario Salomone, Istituto per l'Ambiente e l'Educazione - WEEC Network, Italy
  • Jean-Christophe Carteron, Conférence des grandes écoles, France
  • Felix Spira, rootAbility,
  • Dr Emma Wilcox FCMI, Society for the Environment, United Kingdom
  • Francoise Laveuve, RCE Brittany, France, France
  • Georges Dyer, Intentional Endowments Network, United States
  • Meghan Fay Zahniser, AASHE, United States
  • Dr Hongwei Tan, China Green University Network, China
  • Marcia McKenzie, Sustainability Education Research Institute, Canada
  • Marcia McKenzie, The Sustainability and Education Policy Network, Canada
  • Eunice Mareth Querol-Areola, Entrepreneurship Educators' Association of the Philippines, Philippines
  • Adam Donnan, Institution Of Environmental Sciences, United Kingdom
  • Jamie Agombar, National Union of Students, United Kingdom
  • Leanne Denby, Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability, Australia
  • Pauline Pingusson, Campus Responsables, France
  • John North, Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative, Belgium
  • Takayuki NAKAMURA, CAS-Net JAPAN, Japan
  • Debra Rowe, US Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development, United States
  • Debra Rowe, Disciplinary Associations Network for Sustainability, United States
  • Kim Smith, Greater Portland Sustainability Education Network, United States
  • Brid Conneely, Foundation for Environmental Education, Ireland