Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.15
Liaison Mary Ellen Mallia
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2023

STARS v2.2

University at Albany
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 12.00 / 12.00 Mary Ellen Mallia
Director of Environmental Sustainability
Finance and Business
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A copy of the inventory of the institution’s sustainability research (upload):
Inventory of the institution’s sustainability research:
See the above inventory

A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the research inventory:
The Office of Sustainability reviewed each faculty web page and CV for research interest and publications and matched them against our university definition of sustainability to determine researchers that we designated as sustainability related or sustainability focused. If research touched upon 2 of the pillars of sustainability, they were considered sustainability related. If it touched upon all three, it was considered sustainability focused. Our sustainability definition is: Sustainability entails recognizing one’s membership in the broader social and ecological community, exhibiting appreciation of and respect for others and the natural world, and acting justly to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of human communities and natural systems. We then aligned the researcher's focus of work with the UN SDG's to assess the scope of work being done in each realm.

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