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Strathmore University Wins ABIS 2017 Global Sustainability Awards

  Nov 23, 2017
 

Strathmore University won the Academy of Business in Society Award (ABIS), Sustainability Award 2017, for the project “Sustainability Strategy Agenda – End poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all.”

The Academy of Business in Society Award (ABIS) seeks to appreciate and recognize universities for their efforts in aligning their vision and objectives to the Sustainable Developmental Goals. The contest aims to boost innovation in sustainability projects and to strengthen business-academic collaboration. 

The ABIS award jury was chaired by Count Etienne Davignon – Belgian Minister of State & Honorary Advisory Board Chairman of ABIS, and Alfons Sauquet, Chairman of the Board of Directors, ABIS: Which jointly with the Colloquium participants selected the winning project. 

The competition attracted applications from 22 universities globally; with 9 universities being shortlisted for submission during the colloquium: Strathmore University, Amsterdam University, ESADE Business school, Copenhagen Business School, GKS, E4Impact (educational initiative in Africa in partnership with Cattolica University (ITA)), ESMT Berlin, A2A – Italian Multiutilities Company and Comillas University.

Strathmore University appreciates the agenda of collaborating with stakeholders of both the public and private sectors in the areas of research and innovation to realize the Sustainable Development Goals.

 As an institution whose objectives include serving society and providing world-class education, Strathmore University has embedded several SDG Commitments in its Strategic Plan, including Realization of Quality Education; Affordable and Clean Energy; Climate Change Action; and Partnerships for the Goals, through the following programs:

  • Establishment of a 600kW grid-tied solar PV system
  • Training on solar PV installation
  • Training investors for sustainable agriculture
  • Establishment of the Kenya Climate Innovation Center (KCIC)

 Through the outlined and many more current and upcoming initiatives, Strathmore University is stepping up to its role in driving the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.  

 

 



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