Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.11
Liaison Jean-Michel Champagne
Submission Date Feb. 10, 2021

STARS v2.2

HEC Montréal
PA-2: Sustainability Planning

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Jean-Michel Champagne
Sustainable Development Officer
Infrastructure - Sustainability Office
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Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address sustainability in curriculum and/or research?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to academics and the plan(s) in which they are published:

The 2018-2020 Sustainable Development Action Plan (Plan d'action en développement durable 2018-2020) has three targets that include measurable sustainability objectives that address curriculum.

Target 1 – Universal learning objectives in sustainable development
Deliverable : Ensure that all regular programs include sustainable development learning objectives (are excluded: École des dirigeants and continuous education). 2020 target: undergraduate main program (BAA) and graduate main program (M.Sc) shall include official SD learning objective by 2020, representing 32% of our annual graduates.

Target 2 – Evaluate HEC’s community knowledge and culture in sustainable development.
Deliverables: Evaluate, using an annual survey, HEC’s community knowledge and culture in sustainable development, including student, staff and administrators, to identify our strengths, weakness, opportunities and trends. Evaluation, through surveys, must be used to assess the various sustainable development initiatives impact and visibility on the community, and shared with the community in an annual report.
2020 target: having a comprehensive annual assessment implemented at the university level and reaches to all of HEC students, faculties and staff. No quantitative target.

Target 3 – Initiative and support programs for the creation of classes on sustainability
Deliverables : Develop an incentive program for teachers who want to create classes specifically on sustainability.
2020 target: Create at least one course specifically on sustainability by 2020.


Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address student, employee, or community engagement for sustainability?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to engagement and the plan(s) in which they are published:

The 2018-2020 Sustainable Development Action Plan (Plan d'action en développement durable 2018-2020) has three targets that include measurable sustainability objectives that address Campus Engagement.

Target 4 – Institutional Peer-to-peer programs in sustainability for the students.
Deliverables: Create a peer-to-peer program in sustainability for the students that will be supported by the school and will be complementary to existing activities offered by student associations and Sustainable development office. The peer-to-peer program will be used mainly to support the school in the promotion of its sustainability linked activities during the integration activities at the beginning of each term, and during theme specific activities through the year. Peer-to-peer program should reach the entire HEC's student community.
2020 target: Implement a SD student team that will be active during the August/September and January integration weeks and during midterms SD themed weeks, and that reaches to the three main student cluster representing ~90% of all students (undergraduate student (bachelor degree), certificate student (minor degree) and graduate students (M.Sc., DESS, Micro-program).

Target 5 – Institutional Peer-to-peer programs in sustainability for the school staff.
Create and manage a peer-to-peer program in sustainability for school staff, using dedicated people who want to act as ambassadors to promote activities, events and initiatives in sustainability across the different school department and organizations
2020 target: Designate at least one SD Ambassador in each of the School’s operation departments (12).

Target 6 – Professional training program in sustainability
Deliverable: Using already existing training programs that were developed for school staff, develop a training program to offer workshops, lectures and conferences on sustainability for university professionals.
2020 target: Delivering a sustainability themed training to 25% of actual staff and 100% of new staff during a 3-year period.


Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address sustainability in operations?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to operations and the plan(s) in which they are published:

The 2018-2020 Sustainable Development Action Plan (Plan d'action en développement durable 2018-2020) has one target that includes measurable sustainability objectives that address energy.

Target 8 – GHG, energy and water consumption tracking
Deliverables: Reduce school environmental footprint by reducing its use of energy and water, according to governmental best practices recommendations.

2020 target: Reduce energy consumption by 15% by 2030 compared to 2012.


Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address diversity, equity, and inclusion; sustainable investment/finance; or wellbeing?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to administration and the plan(s) in which they are published:

In 2020, HEC Montréal adopted a policy on equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) and an action plan aligned with it. As part of this process, students, faculty and staff had the opportunity to take part in a consultation.
At HEC Montréal, our values lead us to foster a respectful and open environment where different people can live, work and study. That’s why one of the strategic objectives of our 2020-2023 Strategic Plan is to create conditions that further promote equity, diversity and inclusion.
Adopting this policy is part of HEC Montréal’s efforts to provide our community with a healthy, safe and respectful working and living environment that values equity, diversity and inclusion.
We are also taking concrete actions in accordance with this priority, such as fostering an inclusive educational approach, supporting projects that encourage EDI and raising awareness.
Policy on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion : https://www.hec.ca/direction_services/secretariat_general/juridique/reglements_politiques/documents/policy-equity-diversity-inclusion.pdf
Action plan can be found here: https://www.hec.ca/a-propos/equite-diversite-inclusion/ressources/Plan_EDI_Institutionnel_2019-2022_VF.pdf


Does the institution have a published strategic plan or equivalent guiding document that includes sustainability at a high level? :
Yes

The institution’s highest guiding document (upload):
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Website URL where the institution’s highest guiding document is publicly available:
Which of the following best describes the inclusion of sustainability in the highest guiding document?:
Major theme

The institution's sustainability plan (upload):
Website URL where the institution's sustainability plan is publicly available:
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Does the institution have a formal statement in support of sustainability endorsed by its governing body?:
No

The formal statement in support of sustainability:
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The institution’s definition of sustainability:
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Is the institution an endorser or signatory of the following? :
Yes or No
The Earth Charter No
The Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI) No
ISCN-GULF Sustainable Campus Charter No
Pan-Canadian Protocol for Sustainability No
SDG Accord No
Second Nature’s Carbon Commitment (formerly known as the ACUPCC), Resilience Commitment, and/or integrated Climate Commitment No
The Talloires Declaration (TD) No
UN Global Compact No
Other multi-dimensional sustainability commitments (please specify below) No

A brief description of the institution’s formal sustainability commitments, including the specific initiatives selected above:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability planning efforts is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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