Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 81.87
Liaison Rania Assariotaki
Submission Date Feb. 21, 2023

STARS v2.2

The American College of Greece
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Ourania Assariotaki
Sustainability Manager
Office of Public Affairs
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Is the institution currently a member of a national or international higher education sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):
-AASHE -UN Academic Impact -Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) -UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)- Greece - UN Global Compact Network - UN Global Compact Network Hellas -CSR Hellas

Does the institution actively participate in a regional, state/provincial, or local higher education sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):
SDSN Greece The United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) set up by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in 2012, promotes practical problem solving for sustainable development, including the design and implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted in 2015 by the United Nations. Through a growing number of National and Regional Networks, SDSN supports the localization and implementation of SDGs, develops long-term transformative pathways for sustainable development, promotes education around Agenda 2030, and launches solution initiatives. The Greek SDSN has been included in the SDSN network and is co-hosted by ICRE8: International Center for Research on the Environment and the Economy and the Political Economy of Sustainable Development Lab. It is co-chaired by Prof. Phoebe Koundouri and Prof. Andreas Papandreou, aiming to contribute to achieving the goals of the SDSN network. The Institution operates within accordance to the netwqork "Boroume" . BOROUME was formed in 2011, in response to the socioeconomic crisis, the rising levels of poverty, increasing demand for food aid, and high levels of food waste in Greece. The BOROUME network provides constant support to 550 organizations and food pantries, as well as 150 municipal social welfare services across Greece. The network supports the distribution of an average of 1,000 meals per day.

Has the institution presented at a higher education sustainability conference during the previous year?:
Yes

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):
 United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development–SDG Learning and Training 2022 on Protecting our Ocean: SDG 14 and its Interlinkages, Presentation title: Maritime Industry vs Marine Ecosystems: A love-hate relationship, Thursday, July 7, 2022, Online  1st New European Bauhaus Festival in Greece, ‘Repurposing education towards life’, June 10 2022, Ellinikon Experience Park  Sarakinou G., Apostolaki S. 2021, "Factors affecting the populations of Sea Turtles, Caretta caretta: The Case of Greece", 17th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology (CEST2021), Athens, Greece, 1 - 4 September 2021  Apostolaki S. Elshimi A., Chattopadhay T, Maragou H. 2021, “Promoting education on SDGs via enhanced partnerships and collaborative structured actions at undergraduate level across three institutions located in three continents”, 9th World Sustainability Forum, 13–15 Sep 2021  Apostolaki S. Elshimi A., Chattopadhay T, Maragou H. 2021, “SDG education via enhanced partnerships and collaborative structured actions across three institutions located in three continents”, AMICAL Conference, 14 July 2021

Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to an external higher education sustainability resource center or awards program?:
Yes

A list or brief description of the sustainability resource center or awards program and submission(s):
ALBA Graduate Business School has been invited to be an “Incentive Provider” of the “Green Award” initiative. The Green Award Foundation is an independent quality assurance organization that certifies shipping companies and vessels that go beyond the industry standards in terms of safety, quality and the environmental performance. Companies which support this initiative receive a 10% scholarship for their executives interested in participating in our MBA in Shipping program. It’s worth noticing that ALBA is the first Academic Institution to be named a Green Award Incentive Provider

Has the institution had employees or students serving on a board or committee of a sustainability network or conference during the previous three years?:
Yes

A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):
The Senior Manager for Sustainability got elected and participates in the AASHE BoD. She also is a member of the Corporate Sustainability Committee of the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce. ACG through the CoES acts as educational partner of the New European Bauhaus Initiative – Network of partners. Exec. Director of the CoES is in the ARSINOE project network of stakeholders on the case study of ‘Greening the Metropolitan Area of Athens’ as a means of climate resilience. Exec. Director of the CoES participates in the Body of Knowledge Expert Committee on ‘Water Scarcity in Southern Europe’ by EIT Climate KIC. Exec. Director of the CoES and prof. Paraskevi Papadopoulou have been selected to serve as members of the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Collaborator Network. Prof. Paraskevi Papadopoulou has been selected to serve as members of the review committee of IPBES on the selected thematic area ‘the interlinkages among biodiversity, water, food and health (nexus assessment)’.

Does the institution have an ongoing mentoring relationship with another institution through which it assists the institution with its sustainability reporting and/or the development of its sustainability program?:
Yes

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:
ACG has informed , namely on the STARS reporting process and has offered mentorship to: The Sustainability Office of Kuhne Logistics University (KLU) of Germany. This is expected to be an ongoing collaboration. The General Coordinator Social Responsibility of ESADE Business School, Spain CES University in Colombia and Texas A&M University in the US

Has the institution had employees or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:
No

A brief description of the peer review activities:
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A brief description of other inter-campus collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year :
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Website URL where information about the institution’s inter-campus collaborations is available:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
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