Sustainable Campus Conference with Harvard and MIT

In June 2014, the International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) partnered with Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to host the ISCN 2014 Conference: Pushing Boundaries – Leveraging Collective Action for Global Impact. The conference, which included events on the two campuses, drew participants from 34 countries.

With over 65 member institutions from around the world, including Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich), National University of Singapore, the University of Hong Kong, Harvard University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the ISCN provides a global forum to support leading colleges, universities, and corporate campuses in the exchange of information, ideas, and best practices for achieving sustainable campus operations and integrating sustainability in research and teaching.

"One of the strengths of the ISCN is our diverse network which provides unique perspectives to challenging campus sustainability issues" said Bernd Kasemir, ISCN Program Manager.

The next ISCN conference will be held at the University of Hong Kong, June 17-19, 2015. Topics to be discussed will include the unique sustainability challenges universities in the Asia-Pacific region are facing as well as how universities around the world are preparing students with the knowledge and skills needed to address sustainable development issues when they begin their professional careers in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

Sustainserv has been privileged to be the Secretariat for the International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) since 2007. In this role, the Sustainserv team has provided strategic and organizational leadership to the sponsors and members of the ISCN.

Please visit the ISCN website to review the ISCN 2014 Conference Summary Report and for more information on this dynamic network. For inquiries, please contact the ISCN Secretariat at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Panalpina releases GRI G4 sustainability report

Sustainserv client Panalpina World Transport recently released their first stand-alone corporate sustainability report. This report, prepared with the support of Sustainserv, is aligned with the latest G4 version of the sustainability reporting guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative.

"Panalpina has long demonstrated a deep commitment to sustainability" said Matthew Gardner, Managing Partner of Sustainserv. "And this report demonstrates that they are continuing along the path of responsibility and transparency".

Panalpina's press release announcing the release of the report can be found here. The report itself can be found here.

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GRI G4: New Course Dates in Zurich

datesSustainserv offers GRI-certified training courses for sustainability reporting. Register today for one of our next courses in Zurich.

There are a large number of published sustainability reports and sustainability practitioners must find a way to present their company's performance in a comprehensive and comparable way.

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) provides a framework for transparent communication of sustainability performance.

In our GRI certified training courses, you will receive an introduction to the GRI guidelines and an overview of trends in sustainability reporting, practical guidance and tools for the introduction and optimization of sustainability reporting in your company.

With the creation of nearly 100 GRI reports - which all successfully reached the desired GRI application level - sustainserv is one of the most experienced consultancies in the field of sustainability.

The GRI training courses are offered as two-day courses (2 x 8 hours) at a central location in Zurich. Presentations, case studies, group exercises and discussions help participants apply the course content actively and strengthen the learning experience.

Next course:

11./12. September 2014

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