Parent Interventions: As a Studious Girl Destroyed Her Mobile Phone  |  Teacher Insights: Know about how to choose the best MPPSC coaching institute  |  National Edu News: Swinburne University of Technology & IIT H launch the joint doctoral program  |  Policy Indications: India & Japan collaborations for innovations on Hydrogen based technologies  |  National Edu News: Education Minister addresses at the Annual Convocation of IIM Rohtak  |  Education Information: UPSC postpones tests and Interviews of some examinations  |  National Edu News: Piyush Goyal launches the Startup India Seed Fund Scheme  |  Teacher Insights: Are you Proficient in English?  |  National Edu News: National climate vulnerability assessment sees 8 states as highly vulnerable  |  National Edu News: Education minister e-launches long-lasting hygiene product DuroKea Series  |  National Edu News: Punjab’s new nutrient rich crop varieties can satisfy India's nutritional needs   |  Guest Column: Delicious Dhabas  |  International Edu News: 2D Perovskites for Solar Cells and LEDS  |  International Edu News: AI Model for Predicting Tsunami  |  International Edu News: Wearable Sweat Sensors on a Bandage  |  
February 24, 2021 Wednesday 01:38:50 PM IST

University of Birmingham signs up to global UN agreement

International Edu News

The University of Birmingham has signed up to the United Nations Global Compact – the world's largest corporate responsibility initiative – as part of reducing its environmental footprint and maximising the impact of its research. By signing up to the Compact, the University commits to making the agreement’s principles an integral part of decision-making, day-to-day operations and campus culture, as well as reporting on sustainability progress every two years.

With nearly 12,000 business and non-business participants in 160 countries, signing up to the Compact sees the University aligning strategy and operations with universal principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.

The agreement also sees Birmingham pledging to support the Compact and the case for responsible organisational practices by reaching out to peers, students and alumni, corporate and community partners, and the public at large.

The University also recently launched the Forum for Global Challenges - a new multi-disciplinary online community to help resolve critical global challenges and make the world a fairer, more sustainable place. Birmingham is also a participant in the COP26 Universities Network and will have a presence at the COP26 conference, in Glasgow, in November.