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Keio University Contributes to the ISCN and GULF Best Practices in Campus Sustainability Report Shared at the World Economic Forum

Update:Feb. 25, 2014

The International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) provides a global forum to support leading colleges, universities, and corporate campuses in the exchange of information, ideas, and best practices for achieving sustainable campus operations and integrating sustainability in research and teaching.

In 2009, the ISCN partnered with GULF, a World Economic Forum (WEF) initiative bringing together the heads of 26 top global universities, to develop the Sustainable Campus Charter.

Organized into 3 core principles, the Charter requires a commitment at the highest level of the institution, and includes annual reporting on sustainability goals, initiatives, and performance. Since 2011, the ISCN has been sharing examples of the latest campus sustainability projects and programs at this world-renowned meeting.

At the 2014 World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting, 23 of the world’s leading universities representing 11 countries shared exceptional best practice case studies with presidents of GULF member institutions to enhance the global dialogue on sustainability in higher education. The culmination of these cases may be found in the state-of-the-art report, Best Practice in Campus Sustainability.

As an ISCN Member, Keio University took the opportunity to promote the following projects and share best practices with an international audience of top leaders.

For more information on the ISCN, please visit:

Tree planting in Keio Forest in Minamisanriku, Miyagi Prefecture
▲Tree planting in Keio Forest in Minamisanriku, Miyagi Prefecture
Keio Goods Made of Wood from Keio Forest
▲Keio Goods Made of Wood from Keio Forest