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HLPF Report 2018

NOVEMBER 2018 : Conference at Cologne Business School in cooperation with the PRME DACH and PRME Anti-Poverty Working Group.

SEPTEMBER 2018 : Role of higher education in the ecological transition

JULY 2018 : New SDG11 Module at the UN High-level Political Forum in NYC This Week!

MAY 2018: Sulitest 1st Global Assembly

JANUARY 2018 : Raising awareness and assessing sustainability literacy on SDG 7



NOVEMBER 2018 : Conference at Cologne Business School in cooperation with the PRME DACH and PRME Anti-Poverty Working Group.


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Sulitest is excited to be a partner of the 5th Responsible Management Education Research Conference in Cologne this November 12th to 13th, organized by the Center for Advanced Sustainable Management (CASM) at Cologne Business School in cooperation with the PRME DACH and PRME Anti-Poverty Working Group.

As a partner network we are happy to be able to give you a 15% discount on your conference ticket purchase. Just enter the following code with your order:


You can now register for the conference and get your ticket HERE.


Detailed program of the conference:

Dear friends !

Join us in our mission to develop a stronger community and work united in order to educate responsible managers to design our future. 

This year’s conference is held under the motto "Leadership Development for Advancing the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals”. We will work on strengthening our united impact by kicking off with a cross-chapter/ Working Group Collaboration facilitated by Florencia Librizzi and Lutz Schlange. Anja Stoll from Sulitest will run a SuliQuiz to test sustainability knowledge of the participants. The 6th PRME DACH Chapter Meeting as well as a variety of different workshops will fill your Monday afternoon ranging from “Gamification of Learning” with Games of the Future over embarking on a journey of “Enabling students around the globe to make their university a more ethical and sustainable place” organized as a collaboration of various student organizations including sneep e.v. and oikos and getting to know the “Green Office Model” with rootability and others. René Schmidpeter will hold an open lecture on “Sustainability as New Paradigm”.

We’ll close Monday with a reception at Cologne Business School and also invite all PRME working groups and chapters to hold their individual meetings within the inspiring and collaborative atmosphere of the event.

Tuesday morning starts in the beautiful location of the Flora in Cologne. We still have open spots for the Poster Session so feel free to send in your poster online. After opportunities for collaboration and a poster session Tuesday morning, the day will be filled with exciting parallel sessions following six different tracks:

(1) Responsible Management Education for SDG 1 Poverty Alleviation,
(2) Teaching on SDGs and Student’s Views,
(3) Leadership Development Papers & Roundtables,
(4) Leadership Development Workshops,
(5) Translating SDGs into Business and Educational Practice
(6) General Issues in Business Practice
(7) Climate Change Education

Also we are happy to welcome Debbie Haski-Leventhal, Associate Professor, Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM), Macquarie University to outline our Journey Towards Responsible Management Education: What have we accomplished? Where can we go next?

→ Visit the conference homepage here and check out the full program ←

With your conference ticket, you’ll also be invited to join our evening event on November 13th to celebrate the progress and connections we’ll have made. Hosted by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce Cologne, it will feature a keynote by Wayne Visser (BASF | Port of Antwerp | Randstad Chair in Sustainable Transformation & Leading CSR and Integrated Value Expert) as well as extended elevator pitches by industry pioneers and a great networking opportunity. At the same time the event will kick-off the 8th International Conference on Sustainability and Responsibility, which will be held from Nov 14th to 16th.

Check out more information on the 8th ICSR and its exciting program here. We invite you to join us for the whole week and to get your Combi Ticket today.

Join us to learn, network and connect with experts and change-agents from all over the world and take part in workshops, discussions and presentations.

We will furthermore be offering a workshop on sustainability for children between the ages of 4 and 13 throughout the conference. The Kids Workshop will contain many exciting events to keep your child entertained while also being in an educational environment.

We are looking forward to an interesting and valuable conference and above all to connecting and collaborating with you in November here in Cologne!


September 2018 : Role of higher education in the ecological transition

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JULY 2018 : New SDG11 Module at the UN High-level Political Forum in NYC This Week!



Sulitest has officially launched its new module on SDG 11 focusing on Holistic Waste Management during the UN High-level Political Forum's special event for the Higher Education Sustainability Initiative on 11 July.

This module is piloted by UN Environment - International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC) in Osaka, Japan.

This module is now available for any university or organization. It can be found among the Specialized Modules when organizing any Sulitest session. Try it at!


HLPF 2018 - Report





MAY 2018: Sulitest 1st Global Assembly



Sulitest today hold its first Global Assembly in Kedge Business School Marseille campus as part of the Global Responsibility Now Week! This meeting is an opportunity for all Sulitest stakeholders to meet, collaborate and share experience. We will take a look at Sulitest, to know where we are, and where we are going, building the next big steps with all people who participate in this initiative. We will also take the opportunity to present new features such as the Suliquiz and our new collaborative platform for content development. We're build the future of, join us now!

But what is the Global Responsibility Now Week? Networks and initiatives from around the globe, with representation at various levels — local student organizations, regional interest groups, international partnerships and UN-level initiatives — are currently meeting to explore and develop personal, collective and systemic change towards globally responsible impact until May 18.

Learn more about GRNW here :




JANUARY 2018 : Raising awareness and assessing sustainability literacy on SDG 7




In support of the review of SDG7 at the 2018 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development 

The Sulitest (Sustainability Literacy Tools & Community) was created following the Rio+20 Conference as an easy to use, online, multiple choice assessment platform, consisting of a set of questions identical for all users throughout the world, and other specialized modules that consider national, regional and cultural realities.

 As of December 2017, the Sulitest has been administered to close to 80,000 students, covering 700 universities from 61 countries. Each Sulitest question is currently aligned with one or more of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, creating one of the largest databases on citizens' awareness and understanding of the SDGs.

 Sulitest – which is led by an independent non-for-profit organization - is currently working with various UN entities and other stakeholders to create SDG specific modules into its platform, with the aim of raising further global awareness of specific SDGs and to identify gaps in knowledge among students worldwide.

"Sustainability Literacy" is the knowledge, skills and mindsets that allow individuals to become deeply committed to building a sustainable future and assisting in making informed and effective decisions to this end.

 In support of the upcoming in-depth review of SDG 7 at the 2018 session of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), the Division for Sustainable Development of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DSD/UN DESA) – the Secretariat of HLPF - is leading a process to create a Sulitest SDG 7 specific module for raising awareness and assessing the knowledge of all stakeholders related to this Goal.

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JULY 2017 : Sulitest at the High Level Political Forum

The core mission of the Sulitest Association is “to provide and develop a tool to make sure that current and future decision makers have sufficient awareness on sustainability challenges to take informed and effective decisions and to collectively build a sustainable future.”
Developed as a tangible implementation of HESI (Higher Education Sustainability Initiative) launched at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in 2012 (Rio+20), Sulitest presented its first activity report as a founding act during the UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development celebrating the end of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD) and setting-up the post-2015 agenda in November 2014 in Nagoya.
Sulitest provides an online training and assessment tool called The Sustainability Literacy Test. This tool is available for higher education institutions and other organizations beyond academia to raise awareness on sustainability and assess sustainability literacy for their students, staff and other stakeholders.
After a pilot phase (2014-2016), Sulitest has reached an important milestone with the launch of its new platform in September 2016. Built on the feedback of its community, this new version is more user-friendly, equipped with a learning mode, a new matrix to ensure a systemic vision and has been deployed beyond academia to business and organizations... But the most important change is the alignment of the tool to the SDGs framework. Thus, Sulitest has become an active contributor to the 2030 agenda on Sustainable Development.
This report highlights Sulitest’s contribution for the first academic years (2016-2017) of integration of the SDGs framework in the initiative. Two main contributions are highlighted: Firstly, as each question is linked to one or several SDGs, the Sulitest results are used to map the current awareness on the challenges addressed by the SDGs; secondly, a partnership with UN DESA has been signed to launch a specialized module to train citizens on the SDGs global framework and to improve their ability to contribute to the global agenda.
As the Sulitest is taken by a diversity of candidates in different contexts, it can be mined for data to map the current level of sustainability literacy and monitor progress overtime. Since its very beginning (pilot version), 61,667 candidates from 612 universities in 57 countries have taken the Sulitest as of July 2017. The matrix of topics and the format have changed in September 2016 to align the tool with the SDGs framework, the statistical consolidation between the pilot phase and the current version is thus not possible.
The mapping on global awareness on the SDGs conducted in this report is thus based on a sample of 16,575 candidates from 170 universities in 31 countries who took the Sulitest between September 2016 and July 2017, with an average score of 55% of expected answers. This sample will grow as more universities and organizations use the Sulitest in the future and contribute to fine-tune this first international survey on SDGs’ awareness.
Four main groups are identified:
  • A first group with a higher level of awareness (average scores > 60%) : SDG2 Zero Hunger; SDG 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth; SDG11 Sustainable Cities and Communities; SDG14 Life below water; SDG15 Life on Land and SDG16 Peace and Justice, Strong Institutions.
  • A second group with average scores of 58 and 57% on SDG4 Quality Education and SDG17 Partnerships for the Goal.
  • A third group with a medium level of awareness (between 46 and 53%): SDG1 No Poverty; SDG5 Gender Equality; SDG6 Clean Water and Sanitation; SDG7 Affordable and Clean energy; SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure; SDG10 Reduced Inequalities; SDG12 Responsible Consumption and Production and SDG13 Climate Action.
  • Finally, SDG3 Good Health and Well-Being is clearly associated with a lower level of awareness in our sample with an average score of 34%, which calls for more urgent initiatives in terms of education and awareness for this goal.
The trends are then used to map the agenda of the upcoming edition of the High Level Political Forum (HLPF): the main platform in charge follow-up and review of the SDGs. The results show a steady increase of awareness regarding topics identified for the 2017 to the 2019 agenda, supporting the fact that the HLPF first reviews the more urgent SDGs in terms of average awareness. Finally, a focus is made on the specific SDGs reviewed during the 2017 HLPF and regional trends are displayed on the level of awareness on the challenges covered by the SDGs and the means by which these are connected to local contexts (using local questions) are explored. The results of this mapping call for the development of initiatives to raise awareness on each challenge covered by the SDGs to achieve an equally high level of awareness across the entire scope.
The second main contribution of Sulitest highlighted in this report is the launch of a specialized module on the SDGs framework and process. This module has been created by UN DESA to empower citizens to contribute to the global agenda by improving their knowledge on how the SDGs work, the scope covered, who is in charge of their implementation, etc. The results of the first sessions are presented at the end of this report.
They show that average scores are higher for specific SDGs than for the global framework, interlinkages and processes. This calls for using this module to train citizens on these dimensions. A dynamic is launched with this first edition that will be continuously improved to empower people towards the 2030 agenda.
We wish you a good reading of this report, and we hope it provides insights on how to contribute to the global agenda and achieve the goals!
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