RMIT-wide SDGs Project

by RMIT

(Academia)

A Global Compact member

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The RMIT-wide SDGs Project has been structured to improve RMIT’s commitment and contributions to the SDGs through measurable impact, innovation, and partnerships.

Project implemented: 2018 – Ongoing

Project goal

Implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development throughout RMIT and maximise our positive impact.

delivering on

why is this project important?

The project supports the efforts that educational institutions in Australia are making to increase awareness, deliver the goals, demonstrate their impact and support the sustainable development agenda internationally and nationally.

Key steps to make it happen

1Raising Awareness

To implement a comprehensive strategy to engage and increase internal and external stakeholders' awareness of the SDGs.

2Capabilities Mapping

To map and maintain a record of RMIT's SDGs expertise.

3Collaboration

Foster internal and external collaboration and facilitate interlinkages and partnerships to advance the SDGs.

4Reporting

To measure RMIT's contributions to the SDGs and to align our sustainability performance and reporting with the SDGs.

impact to date

621 research projects in service of the Sustainable Development Goals.
621 research projects in service of the Sustainable Development Goals. RMIT is proud to report the number of research projects contributing to the SDGs on the target level.

RMIT, represented by its Sustainability Committee, is currently undertaking an ambitious and innovative project to raise awareness of the SDGS across the academic areas of the University and demonstrating our capabilities in partnering with industry, government and community to achieve them.

The RMIT-wide SDGs Project aims to improve University accountability in relation to its contributions to the SDGs. To do so, an innovative approach has been undertaken to map, measure and communicate our contributions to the SDGs. This will be reported annually through our website and sustainability report.

This project has 4 phases: (1) Raising Awareness, (2) Our Capabilities, (3) Collaboration Opportunities, and (4) Measuring and Reporting.

  • Raising Awareness

This initial phase is directed at developing and implementing a comprehensive strategy to engage and increase internal and external stakeholders’ awareness of the SDGs. This is an important initiative that goes well beyond documenting awareness of the SDGs to disseminating RMIT’s commitments to the SDGs and documenting the important role universities can play in advancing the 2030 Agenda.

  • Our Capabilities

This phase establishes, analyses, and maintains a record of RMIT’s SDGs expertise through a mixed approach, which incorporates both quantitative and qualitative data. Our Capabilities work enables identification of relative strengths, as well as gaps that may need to be addressed.

  • Collaboration Opportunities

One of the goals of this phase is to foster internal and external collaboration and facilitate interlinkages and partnerships, to advance the SDGs.

  • Measuring and Reporting

Designing and implementing a measurement process to report on RMIT’s contributions to the SDGs is one of the goals of this phase. This process is an important strategy for improving both accountability and transparency. This phase also explores opportunities to further align our sustainability performance and reporting process with the SDGs.

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