Overall Rating Reporter - expired
Overall Score
Liaison Maria Ayala
Submission Date Dec. 25, 2013
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Universidad San Francisco de Quito
PAE-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Alexandra Velasco
Faculty/ Head sustainability project
Business School
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Does the institution have a sustainability committee?:
Yes

The charter or mission statement of the committee or a brief description of the committee's purview and activities :

In 2011 “Universidad San Francisco de Quito” took upon the challenge to measure the carbon footprint starting in 2012. In 2011 a group conformed by 4 Pdh Professors from the Ecology Department and 1 MBA faculty member from the Business School was assembled.

The project started with the goal of measuring sustainability in the operational area. By December 2011 the University had joined the Starts International Pilot. The project was then enhanced to include Sustainability in Education and Planning and Administration areas.

All of 2012 was spent gathering data for the first time. This is our very first baseline report and we continue to work our findings. The next step is to change this from a technical paper to a sustainability report for our stakeholders in the following months.

Additionally each "expert" will be coming up with strategies for their areas of expertise and present it to the comity in charge of strategy in January.

We have already secured about 10,000 us dollars and the support of strategic partners in order to develop a green revolving fund.

The first goal is to have an understanding of the Universities current situation and have a baseline. The second goal of this study is to ask the right questions in order to prioritize projects based on importance due to limited time and resources needed for investment.


Members of the committee, including affiliations:

Valeria Ochoa
Rodny Peñafiel
Rene Parra
Maria del Carmen Cazorla


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Does the institution have a sustainability office?:
No

A brief description of the sustainability office:
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Does the institution have a sustainability coordinator?:
No

Sustainability coordinator's name:
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Sustainability coordinator's position title:
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