First half of 2023: Sulitest at global events
The beginning of the year has been rich in events and meetings for Sulitest! It would be impossible to sum it all up in one article, but here are a few highlights from the beginning of the year:
We were thrilled to bring together the community of higher education institutions involved in the Change Leaders program in Paris. During the meeting, we collaborated on the launch and implementation of the TASK™ certification on sustainability knowledge, which was scheduled for release on March 1st. This served as a base for the deployment of TASK™ in our partner institutions.
With great excitement, we officially launched TASK™ - The Assessment of Sustainability Knowledge, our goal being to accelerate the transformation of education by making sustainability literacy a common language for all students, regardless of their field of study. We believe that widespread sustainability education is essential to building a sustainable future.
We expressed our gratitude to the Change Leaders institutions for being the first to commit to spreading sustainability knowledge and encouraged others to join the movement.
In April, we embarked on a team retreat aimed at improving personal growth, collective development, and increasing our impact. We chose the Montrieux le Hameau estate as our retreat location, surrounded by nature and stunning architectural structures from the 12th and 19th centuries. The retreat further motivated our team, and we looked forward to introducing new members.
One of the highlights of May was our participation in the ChangeNOW2023 fair, where we encountered numerous inspiring individuals leading remarkable initiatives. We had the opportunity to pitch TASK™ to La Banque Postale, meet Kate Raworth and the Doughnut Economics Action Lab (DEAL), and be part of the jury for the concours d’éloquence organized by The Jane Goodall Institute, France. We were honored to witness the talent and potential of the participants and provided them with TASK™ vouchers.
In June, we were honored to participate in and chair various events, including the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Global Forum in New York City. This forum aimed to spark a global debate on how business education can contribute to the sustainable development agenda.
Subsequently, we attended the meeting of the Conférence des grandes écoles (CGE)'s International Relations Committee, focusing on "Sustainable internationalization," and the "Généralisation de l'enseignement des enjeux de Transition écologique dans le supérieur" organized by UVED at Sciences Po Grenoble.
Finally, we had the privilege of participating in the Rendez-vous des Référents Développement Durable (#R2D2) in Nancy, where discussions, presentations, and workshops revolved around integrating sustainability topics into higher education. The event provided us with a wealth of knowledge and left us feeling recharged and confident in the alignment of sustainability in higher education.
Conclusion; What’s next?
In the past 6 months, we have raised awareness about sustainability literacy, collaborated with educational institutions, and empowered close to 5,000 students with the TASK™ certification. Our journey continues, and we are motivated by the positive impact we have made and can continue to make as a social business.