Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM) is launching the "Sustainability Passports" program from September 27, 2021. The aim is to promote students' understanding and commitment with regards to climate and societal emergencies, in line with the 5 major commitments of the Grenoble School – the 1st Major Business School classified as a Société à mission.
"We would like to invite our students to take part in a series of activities throughout the year, focused on environmental, societal, and economic issues in order to educate ALL students" explains Jaclyn Rosebrook-Collignon, Head of the Sustainability & Global Responsibility Department.
The Sustainability Passports will be available in 2 formats
the names of which reflect GEM's motto since 2015 "Act, Think, Impact".
Level 1 "THINK Sustainability Passport" to enhance and support the acquisition of basic knowledge:
Students will have to participate in at least 4 THINK* capsules, i.e. a minimum of 7 hours of work, offered during the year to apply to have their THINK Sustainability PASSPORT validated. The goal is to make students aware through understanding ecological, societal, and economic issues.
Level 2 "ACT & THINK Sustainability Passport" to enhance and support understanding and commitment to sustainability:
In addition to participating in the 4 THINK* capsules, students will have to complete an ACT** experience to apply to have their ACT&THINK Sustainability PASS validated. The goal is to make students committed through understanding and acting on ecological, societal, and economic issues.
* *The THINK capsules correspond to activities in various formats, whether face-to-face or virtual (conferences, workshops, murals, MOOC...) and target various topics (climate change, biodiversity, using digital technology mindfully, diversity & inclusion, discovery of the SDGs - Sustainable Development Goals...). The Sulitest (Sustainability Literacy Test) will be a mandatory capsule to apply to have the Passport validated.
** **ACT experiences must meet certain criteria to allow for the issuance of the Act&Think Sustainability Passport. They must reflect an active and voluntary contribution to a concrete action in response to at least one of the 17 SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals). To have the passport validated, the student will have to qualify the positive impact of his or her ACT experience for him or herself (in terms of skills contribution) and for society (through a reflective approach).