Concurrent session 7
[L&G] A journey to reporting excellence
As one of the first universities in the world to have produced a report in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative G4 Guidelines in 2013, and winning the sustainability category of the 2017 Australasian Reporting Awards, Deakin has many years of experience in sustainability reporting and is committed to improving practices year-on-year.
This session will outline how sustainability reporting has been used at Deakin University to communicate authentically with our stakeholders, embed sustainability values, measure our contribution to the SDG’s and drive change and strategic thinking.
[P&E] Coffee — How can we utilise sustainability schemes to support biodiversity conservation?
Sustainability schemes are used across many industries from timber to tuna, but coffee is a pioneer in this space. In fact, coffee is on track to become the world’s first globally sustainable crop. Yet, consumer demand for sustainably grown coffee currently lags well behind supply from farmers. So how can we utilise these schemes to meet an increasing demand for coffee, while supporting biodiversity conservation? We are in the process of designing a project to use human behaviour change tools and strategies to increase uptake and demand for sustainable coffee at the University of Adelaide. We aim to work with procurement, cafes and coffee vendors, as well as staff and students. By increasing demand, we in turn as a consumer community can help support biodiversity conservation in the tropics when and where coffee is grown sustainably.
[L&T] SuDeGo: Serious Games for the SDG’s
Serious games go beyond mere entertainment by incorporating fun and competition to support pedagogical goals. This session will introduce SuDeGo, an innovative mixed-reality game. Combining augmented reality technology with traditional board-game elements, SuDeGo offers an immersive experience that engages and educates young adults in the UN Sustainability Development Goals. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with and experience aspects of SuDeGo during this session.