Other links

General links

Action for Business Colleges
Gives a range of guidance including some targets etc relating to CSR (eg employer consultation).

Association of Colleges
Includes pages on equality and diversity, AoC International Charter, partnerships and employer engagement, see also ‘codes of ethics and practice’ and ‘community engagement’ below.

Business in the Community: Universities that Count
Report of a pilot project testing Business in the Community’s benchmarking tools with 25 HE institutions . Project was a collaboration with the Higher Education Funding Council for England, The Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges, and Leeds Metropolitan University.

Ethics Matters: Managing Ethical Issues in Higher Education
A report from the Institute of Business Ethics, Council for Industry and Higher Education, Universities UK, SCOP, CUC, HEFCE and the Leadership Foundation, to help UK higher education institutions tackle ethical matters within and throughout their organisations.

A range of useful resource and guidance, plus HEFCE’s own CSR strategy, CSR report and related policies.

Interdisciplinary Ethics Applied (IDEA) at the University of Leeds offers an ethics health check. HEFCE and the HEA have used this service.

ISO 26000 provides  guidance on how businesses and organizations can operate in a socially responsible way. This means acting  in an ethical and transparent  way that contributes to the health and welfare of society.

LiFE is a comprehensive performance improvement system developed to help colleges and universities to manage, measure, improve and promote their social responsibility and sustainability performance. Its priority areas and framework are here: http://www.thelifeindex.org.uk/pdfs/Frameworks_and_Functionality_June2012.pdf

Strategic governance in a changing climate: LSIS takes a look at governance in the wake of recent government policy (2012).

Sustainability Exchange best practice guides, tool-kits, events, news, reports, research, webinars, videos, podcasts, communities and forums from multiple organisations involved in tertiary education.

The University of Exeter has published an ethics policy and Loughborough College has published a code of ethics.


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