Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.28
Liaison Asheen Phansey
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Babson College
EN-7: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Asheen Phansey
Director of Sustainability
President's Office
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Total number of employees (staff + faculty, headcount):
1,027

Number of employees served (i.e. directly targeted) by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program (avoid double-counting):
1,027

Percentage of employees served by a peer-to-peer educator program:
100

Name of the employee educators program:
Sustainability Employee Resource Group

Number of employees served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
1,027

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities:

The Sustainability ERG provides a social space for staff and faculty who are passionate, or would like to know more, about social and environmental sustainability. Members of this group are able to share resources, exchange ideas, and help support Babson's ongoing sustainability efforts. The group collaborates with Babson's Sustainability Office to support and plan community events.

The Employee Resource Group for Sustainability team hosts events to connect with members of the campus community through hosting regular meetings and events such as ice cream socials. They also partnered with the Sustainability Office and HR to host the ET&A(R) Challenge on Sustainability to generate new ideas to support the campus' sustainability efforts. This group also supports campus-wide initiatives such as Babson Unplugged and the Zero Waste Challenge.


A brief description of how the employee educators are selected:

Participation in this program is open to all faculty and staff.


A brief description of the formal training that the employee educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach:

Members took part in a training from the school’s Sustainability Office to learn about Babson’s efforts and goals; best practices – at work and at home; and resources that are available to them.


A brief description of the financial and/or administrative support the institution provides to the program (e.g. annual budget and/or paid faculty/staff coordination):

There are limited funds available for approved programs or events, which are available through Babson Human Resources. Additional funding provided by the Sustainability Office as needed.


Name of the employee educators program (2nd program):
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Number of employees served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount) (2nd program):
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A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (2nd program):
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A brief description of how the employee educators are selected (2nd program):
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A brief description of the formal training that the employee educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach (2nd program):
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A brief description of the financial and/or administrative support the institution provides to the program (e.g. annual budget and/or paid faculty/staff coordination) (2nd program):
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A brief description of all other employee peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs, including the number of employees served and how employee educators are selected, trained, and supported by the institution:

Race Conversations Employee Resource Group
The Race Conversations ERG is a community of employees having an open, respectful exchange of views on race relations. We recognize our need to delve more fully and personally into the issues at Babson and across the country than can be done at any one event. Members suggest topics such as our own ethnic histories, a recent incident of alleged racism, or something from our own experiences. A long-range aspect of the ERG is to support members who want to identify and take action in their roles at Babson and beyond. Supported with funds from Babson Human Resources, this program is open to all employees. Regular participation is at least 10 employees from across the university.


Total number of hours employee educators are engaged in peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education activities annually:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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