TheABIS Sustainability Assessmentis amanagement modeldeveloped by ABIS - The Academy of Business in Society which wasdesigned to integrate sustainability in higher education institutions (HEIs).
Its purpose is to report to decision-makers of these institutions:
The actual status of sustainability implementation at institutional and academic level
How to effectively enable sustainability initiatives
The impact of sustainability actions on the institution´s stakeholders
Suggestions for priorities in developing sustainability strategies
Our hope is to each HEI to use this tool to engage incontinuous improvementby gaining awareness onhow and which enablers are leading to sustainable transformation(or not) and what can be improved.
Step by step process:
ABIS and HEI have a preparatory meeting to inform and prepare the Assessment
ABIS will provide the institution with a survey containing different sets of questions directed to different internal and external stakeholders
Each respondent (identified and nominated by the HEI) will need to spend max. 30 minutes answering the survey
ABIS will process the answers, analyse the data and create a tailored management report which will provide context and evidence of the institution’s sustainability performance
ABIS will provide a certificate and branding that the HEI can use for next 2 years
The Sustainability Assessment draws on the EFQM methodology, addressing a HEI´s sustainability enablers and performances.
Its framework illustrates how sustainability results (with respect to internal performance, students, staff, alumni, business and society) are enabled by leadership and strategy through research and education processes, people and resources.
The assessment quantifies an overall learning and development stage of any HEI with regards to sustainability and identifies areas for improvement of the HEI sustainability performance.