Status of initiative: N/a
Description/achievement of initiative

As the largest comprehensive university system in the world, with 64 diverse campuses and nearly a half million students, The State University of New York (SUNY) system, by signing this Declaration, is hereby committing its time, talent and resources to the sustainable development objectives outlined in said document. SUNY has just hired its first system-level Director of Sustainability.

Implementation methodologies

Our next step will be to communicate with constituent campuses and encourage them to sign the Declaration and commit to the UNGC. Later this year, SUNY will establish an internal task force to develop strategy for implementing UNGC system-wide and will form a working group to develop a Communications on Progress (COP) for the SUNY system.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure


State University of New York (SUNY)
Communication on Progress - COP (UNGC)
Sustainable Development Goals and targets
Goal 4
Resources devoted to implementation
Staff / Technical expertise
Expertise of students and staff concerning sustainable development
Progress reports
Cut off date each year: 2 May
This initiative fulfils the SMART criteria.
Location: Albany, United States (The)
Date of completion: 2015
Operating in countries
Partner connections
Contact information/focal point(s)
Nancy Zimpher, a

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