The ISCN promotes continuous improvement through learning and innovation on all aspects of sustainability on campus. Key goals in this respect are summarized in the ISCN-GULF Sustainable Campus Charter, which is complemented by a detailed Charter Guidelines document. The Charter was developed to support universities in setting targets and reporting on sustainable campus development goals and performance.
Development and endorsement of the Charter was shared between the ISCN and GULF, the Global Universities Leaders Forum convened by the World Economic Forum (WEF). GULF currently consists of 25 heads of leading universities from 9 different countries. At the World Economic Forum in Davos in January 2010, the Charter was presented to the public for the first time, and was opened for endorsement by interested organizations. Current signatories of the ISCN-GULF Sustainable Campus Charter include premier institutions from across the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia.