SDG Governance and Reporting in Partnership with CPA Australia
A new report from RMIT University and CPA Australia has revealed that there is substantial variability in the content and quality of SDG disclosures within corporate sustainability reports, bringing into question the management processes associated with SDG governance and reporting.
The role of accounting education as a conduit for SDGs adoption
The RMIT Accounting Educators’ Conference will be held in hybrid mode at the offices of CPA Australia, Melbourne on Monday 28th Nov 2022. The theme of the conference this year is “The role of accounting education as a conduit for Sustainable Development Goals’ (SDGs) adoption.
A breath of fresh air
RMIT is partnering up with EIT Urban Mobility and FutureLearn to launch a series of free online courses that answer the question: How can we improve air quality in our cities? The courses will launch on 22 September 2022, in accordance with World Car Free Day, and we invite you to join us!
Sustainability and SDGs Annual Report for 2021
RMIT has released its Sustainability Annual Report and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Impact Report for 2021. These reports reflect our commitment to accountability and transparency regarding the way our learning and teaching, research and innovation, and operations impact the environment and society.
SDGs Interview Series with: Adam Steiner and Sheldon Gait
As part of our series of interviews looking at how RMIT is supporting the SDGs, this month we have RMIT University Student Union (RUSU) President, Adam Steiner and General Secretary, Sheldon Gait talking about their work with the SDGs at RUSU.
RMIT ranks among the world’s best for SDGs impact, top 3 for reducing inequality
RMIT has ranked among the world’s top performing universities in The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, which assesses global universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Free Seminar - Global Governance towards the SDGs
This free seminar (28 April 2022) will examine the role of global governance in SDG implementation as the agenda's time rapidly runs out. Our expert panel will discuss why more of what we are doing now won’t lead to transformational change, the role of the European Union (EU) in global governance, and the role of civil society in achieving transformation.
Countdown to 2030: Challenges for the SDGs
This free seminar (Tue 15 Mar 2022) examined the challenges and opportunities for SDG implementation as the agenda's time rapidly runs out. Our expert panel discussed pathways to impact for sustainable development, rapid response, and the relationship between the SDGs and climate transition.
Do your students need to know more about the SDGs?
Global Citizenship – SDG101 is a free online module, available for RMIT students, that deepen students' understanding of sustainability challenges and how to address these challenges using design thinking combined with SDGs principles.
Call for Chapters - Young People & the SDGs
Dr. Seth Brown, Associate Prof Scott Phillips and Dr. Meave Noonan, in partnership with academics from Deakin University, are editing a collection to be titled, Young People and the Sustainable Development Goals. This edited collection aims to explore issues in relation to young people and sustainable futures, as well as the current context of planetary crisis.
Education for the SDGs
Interested in Education for the SDGs in Higher Education? Register to the 2nd Regional Forum Mainstreaming Education for the SDGs - 22, 23 & 24 Feb / 1-3pm. Dr. Sebastian Cordoba and Associate Professor Jenny Underwood will be presenting their SDGs work in this important event that discuss good practice and opportunities for scaling up education for the SDGs.
SDGs Interview Series with: Dr Mahi Narayanan and Dr Bradley McConachie
As part of our series of interviews looking at how RMIT is supporting the SDGs, this month we have Dr Mahi Narayanan and Dr Bradley McConachie talking about their work with the SDGs at RMIT Vietnam.
The SDGs and Higher Education: A Transformative Agenda?
We are pleased to invite you to a panel discussion to mark the publication of the new book "The Sustainable Development Goals and Higher Education: A Transformative Agenda?" Thursday 25 November 2021, 11:00am (AEDT)
SDGs Research Network
RMIT SDGs Research Network brings together RMIT academics to share their ideas about engaging with the SDGs in their research, to discuss experiences and challenges, and to foster collaboration. Our first event together will be on Thursday 11/11/2021, 1.00pm - 2.30pm.
Global Student Community Dialogue 2021
RMIT Global Experiences, in collaboration with Common Purpose, invites students to be part of the Global Student Community Dialogue 2021. A three-hour bite-sized forum, the Dialogue is an opportunity focused on international collaboration and cultural learning, centred around five of the SDGs. Applications close on 1st November 2021.
'Good' Global Governance and the Geopolitics of Climate
The EU Centre at RMIT is hosting an online seminar (27 October) to explore Australia's role in global climate negotiations and the global governance that underpins agreements like the Paris Accords and action to deliver on Goals 13 and 16 in the UN Global Agenda.
SDGs Interview Series with: Professor Anne-Laure Mention
As part of our series of interviews looking at how RMIT is supporting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, this month we have Professor Anne-Laure Mention talking about her involvement with the SDGs.
SDGs Masterclass: How games can help address the Sustainable Development Goals.
RMIT is hosting a pre-festival masterclass on how games can help address the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of the Games for Change Asia-Pacific Festival, and Melbourne International Games Week.
New SDGs Publications from RMIT
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are an integral part of RMIT’s policies, strategies and programs. As part of the commitment to this global sustainable development agenda, RMIT researchers collaborate with our partners to provide important contributions to the literature and practice around the SDGs. This month we would like to highlight 6 of these publications!
SDG Measurement and Disclosure 3.0: A study of ASX150 companies
A new report from RMIT University and CPA Australia has revealed a rising trend in reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals by Australia’s top 150 companies.
Webinar: Embedding SDGs into curriculum and research
This free webinar brings together a panel of experts to provide their insights on embedding SDGs into curriculum and research. The webinar will hear about case studies and experiences of different universities and gain their insights into the complex task of embedding the SDGs into curriculum and research.
SDGs Seminar Series 2021 – Urban Resilience and Housing
This seminar addresses partnerships for the SDGs through two organisations grappling with housing questions - the Resilient Melbourne Office within the City of Melbourne and Compass Housing.
RMIT SDGs Research Network
The SDGs Research Network aims to bring together RMIT academics to share their ideas about engaging with the SDGs in their research, to discuss experiences and challenges, and to foster collaboration. Ultimately it is hoped the SDGs Research Network will help grow and deepen SDG-engaged research at the University to enhance our collective research impact.
Young Pioneers Case Competition 2021
AIESEC in partnership with RMIT invites RMIT students to be part of the Young Pioneers Case Competition 2021. Young Pioneers is a 2-week case competition focused on building cross-cultural understanding, SDGs practical learning and a global network for participants of the program. Registration closes on 30th June 2021.
SDGs Seminar Series 2021 – SDGs placement
This session explores an SDGs focused student placement at the Australian Association of Social Workers, in partnership with RMIT University. Based on the Voluntary Local Review model, but applied to Non-Government Organisations, students on placement reviewed the AASW’s policy actions and their contribution to the SDGs, including recommending and implementing strategies for future work.
RMIT announced number three globally in SDGs Impact Rankings
RMIT has been ranked number three overall in the world in the 2021 Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings. This ranking access universities contributions to the SDGs.
Sustainable Development Goals Seminar Series 2021
The Centre for Urban Research and Social and Global Studies Centre invite you to join our seminar series exploring the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals. The theme for this series is Partnerships for the Goals.
UN & Australia Sustainable Partnerships Forum - Free tickets
We are giving 5 tickets to Early Career Researchers (ECRs) and research students (PhD and Research Master’s students) to attend the online UN & Australia Sustainable Partnerships Forum on 20th and 21st April 2021.
Smart and Sustainable Specialisation Strategies event
The EU Center at RMIT invites you to be part of the free online event “Smart and Sustainable Specialisation Strategies for Regional Development"
SDGs Interview Series with: Professor Ralph Horne
In the first of a series of interviews looking at how RMIT is supporting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Professor Ralph Horne talks to us about his involvement with the SDGs and how his work is influenced by them.
Call for Papers for March 2021 Conference on the SDGs
The Jean Monnet Network on the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Asia Pacific invites abstract submissions for the conference: Europe, the Asia Pacific and the Global Transformation Agenda.
Jean Monnet SDG Network Graduate and ECR Workshop
The EU Centre at RMIT invites graduate students and early career researchers to be part of the Jean Monnet SDG Network Graduate and ECR Workshop.