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UN Sustainable Development Goals

Committed to overcoming the world’s most pressing challenges

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Concordia's SDG commitment

The United Nations developed the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a call to action and a game plan for promoting prosperity while protecting the planet.

Concordia is committed to joining the Decade of Action from now to 2030 in support of sustainable development in our community and around the world.

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What we're doing now

Voluntary University Review (VUR)

Learn more about the VUR

17 Rooms exercise

Participate in 17 Rooms

The 2020 SDGs Preliminary Report provides an overview of current activities at Concordia that align with the Global Goals.

Let us know how your work and interests connect to the SDGs by completing a brief survey.

How we're doing

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University impact ranking

The Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Ranking measures university contributions to the SDGs.

In 2021, Concordia ranked number 62 overall among the 1,118 participating institutions.

On individual SDGs, Concordia is among the top 25 in the world in three areas:

  • SDG 10 Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 Climate Action

Concordia Sustainability Action Plan 2020-2025

Achieving the SDGs is tied to our Sustainability Action Plan. The action plan provides a long-term vision as well as practical steps to take around food, waste, and climate action in our research, curriculum, and operations.

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