ISCN 2016: Leadership for a Sustainable Future

University of Siena

University of SienaManaging global change and preparing a sustainable future requires close collaboration between academia, the private sector, and public policy. Decisive leadership is required to tackle threats to our planet, and to societal well-being. How do we equip our organizations and future leaders for this task?

The 10th annual ISCN 2016 Conference hosted by the University of Siena was focused on leadership for a sustainable future and delved into discussions on:

  • Managing a changing planet
  • Managing societal change
  • University-Private sector collaborations for a sustainable future
  • Food sustainability at the micro and macro level
  • Higher education’s contribution to actionable Sustainable Development Goals

Similar to previous years, ISCN 2016 included a half-day pre-conference and the main conference spanned 2.5 days including thought-provoking plenary sessions, hands-on working group sessions, and intimate parallel sessions. Following the main conference, ISCN members were invited to participate in a members’ only session. 

 ISCN 2016 Summary Report

 Photo Gallery (password-protected)

Special thanks to our sponsor:

Europe Direct new

EDIC Siena for EU Sustainable Development Strategy


About The University of Siena

Founded in 1240, the University of Siena is one of the oldest Universities in Europe. Its 18,000 students live the unique experience of studying in one of the most admired historical centers in the world. Siena is a city campus which constitutes a perfect location for over 100 Teaching and Doctoral Programmes, 15 Departments and all related students’ services.

International and national rankings recognise its value as a Research and Teaching University. Notably, in the Censis-La Repubblica 2015 general ranking the University of Siena was classified first among Italian universities. The University of Siena has defined the further improvement of student services, sustainable development, internationalization and employability as its strategic priorities.

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