Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Sustainability assessment in higher education institutions

Amber Wigmore, Mercedes Ruiz


Sustainable development is a concern for countries, businesses
and organizations sensitive to excess in terms of utilized resources. This is evident in international initiatives which aim to establish guiding principles for institutions to follow regarding what is considered to be socially responsible behavior, allowing for assessment and the identification of objectives. As higher education institutions, colleges and universities have a public responsibility to generate and transmit knowledge to society as a whole, as well as an economic and social responsibility regarding resource management; hence the importance of specifically analyzing their socially responsible behavior.

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