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Higher Education Partnering for Change on UN Sustainable Development Goals

Impact Entrepreneur Center is pleased to be designing and leading a session on the Sustainable Development Goals in higher education with host Babson College at Ashoka University's Exchange Conference. 

Title

Higher Education Partnering for Change on UN Sustainable Development Goals

Description

As change leaders in higher education, a key role we play is in finding ways to effectively engage faculty and students in addressing the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s or Global Goals). Goal #17, “Partnership for the Goals”, is one of the most important as it paves the way to achieving all of the other goals. Join Babson College, Tec de Monterrey, Case Western Reserve University and Impact Entrepreneur Center in this interactive session that will focus on how we engage our campuses in collective action on SDG 17. Impact Entrepreneur is an international network with 17,000+ members from over 150 countries.

Learning Outcomes: By the end of the session, attendees will – 

  • Have a foundational understanding of the SDGs
  • Understand how campuses incorporate the SDG's into their work
  • Map pathways for higher education to play a meaningful role in contributing individually and together

Panelists

  • Mark Williams Wood Caballero, Tec de Monterrey
  • Rachel Greenberger, Babson College Food Sol
  • Cheryl Kiser, The Lewis Institute & Babson Social Innovation Lab
  • Laurie Lane-Zucker, Impact Entrepreneur Center
  • Claire Sommer, Aim2Flourish, Case Western Reserve University

About Ashoka U's Exchange Conference

The Exchange is one of the largest international gatherings for college and university professionals to learn and share leading practices for embedding social innovation in higher education. To educate leaders to succeed in the 21st century, we believe social innovation and changemaking is key. 

Throughout the gathering, participants come together to share how they equip aspiring changemakers – through their classrooms, co-curricular programs, departments, institutions, communities and beyond – to catalyze long-term, meaningful change and social impact.

For more information and to register, visit the conference website.