PARTNERS: Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), UN Global Compact, WikiRate
A full report on the 2017 pilot phase included analysis of the data collected with respect to corporate disclosure rates across sustainability topics and specific SDGs; and research on the curriculum integration from a pedagogical perspective, alongside assessment of learning outcomes and student and professor experiences. Outcomes from the pilot were presented to member states during the UN’s High-Level Political Forum to showcase company progress towards achieving the SDGs (see Full report on pilot phase ).
Data research for 2018 is centralized here: PRME Data collection - core metrics for companies
As the project develops over 2018, we aim to:
Embed the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the minds of the next generation of business leaders through active research and analysis, promoting engagement and familiarity with companies’ reporting outputs,
Create practical learning opportunities for students and empower company activities as they relate to responsible and sustainable business operations, and highlight the most notable achievements of companies in each major industry,
Introduce students to a collaborative research environment where they can work with researchers and professors across the globe,
Seek structured ways of tracking company performance towards the SDGs and the UN Global Compact’s Ten Principles, testing a broad selection of metrics of performance from standards like the Global Reporting Initiative and UN Global Compact’s Poverty Footprint,
Support the UN Global Compact and UN member states in efforts to analyse and assess business contributions to the SDGs.
An analysis and report of the 2018 phase of the project will be published, contributing to government and civil society efforts to track corporate activity and impact on the SDGs. Possibilities for presenting the research and activities by students and professors at international and academic conferences will additionally be explored.
Students additionally receive a certificate of participation for their research efforts and contributions.
Read more on the first pilot phase here: Phase 1: Business Contributions to the SDGs - A Student Assessment
If you have an interest in participating in this project, or want to learn more, get in touch through our contact form.
 UN Global Compact Commits to Tracking and Measuring Business Impact on SDGs https://www.unglobalcompact.org/news/3631-07-19-2016
 Final Report: Business Contributions to the SDGs - A Student Assessment http://wikirate.s3.amazonaws.com/files/3085430/13433137.pdf
University SDG Performance (inactive)
While much research on WikiRate focuses on the sustainability performance of companies, and analysis of that data, the same approach can be used to understand and compare university sustainability performance and impact.
There are many frameworks for this, and some which are heavily adopted by universities across certain regions. A pilot project using Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) and The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) metrics was run in early 2017 with professors and students at the University of Michigan in the United States and University of Worcester in the United Kingdom. In the initial stage, metrics were mapped to the SDGs to provide a framework for universities to start to understand how metrics link to specific SDGs with the hope that it will enable universities to connect business strategies and teaching with global priorities.