Charter and Guidelines

The ISCN-GULF Sustainable Campus Charter has been instrumental in providing a framework for the work within the ISCN. Now we are excited to commence the process for updating our ISCN-GULF Sustainable Campus Charter as we evolve as a network and as the field of sustainability in higher education progresses. We welcome your feedback on this next phase of our Charter.


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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 pdf  ISCN-GULF Sustainable Campus Charter , which is complemented by a detailed   pdf Charter Guidelines  document. The Charter was developed to support universities in setting targets and reporting on sustainable campus development goals and performance against the three principles of the ISCN.

ISCN Principles

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.


ISCN Member Reports may be sourced via the ISCN member directory