Planning & Administration| Areas of Focus | Campus Sustainability Plan | UNB

Planning and Administration


UNB planning and administration is conducted sustainably. UNB considers sustainability in all levels of decision making. We are committed to supporting an inclusive healthy campus community and being responsible with investments and finances. 

Existing successes 

  • UNB has a publicly posted non-discrimination statement.
  • Student Accessibility Centre:  which provides access to a variety of on-campus services and support to students with documented visible and invisible disabilities.
  • The Statement on Sustainable Investing and Responsible Investment section in the Board of Governors Investments Committee’s Statement of Investment Objectives and Policy.
  • The UNB Health Centre, where quality primary health care is provided on campus to students year round.
  • Internal and external scholarships.
  • Student Employment and Career Centre, which helps provide students with employment opportunities such as Student Work Study.  
UNB Fredericton 2017 STARS SCORE: 29%
UNB Fredericton 2020 STARS SCORE: 68%
UNB Saint John 2020 STARS SCORE: 65%

Goals & Strategies

Include sustainability in university planning

  • Create an institutional sustainability policy.
  • Incorporate sustainability into other university policies.
  • Inclusion of sustainability in University decisions.
  • Provide the Student Union representatives with sustainability training. 

Incorporate sustainability and transparency into UNB investments

  • Provide an annual report on UNB investments to the public.
  • Develop a publicly available sustainable investment policy.
  • Incorporate ESG principles in policy for hiring investment managers.
  • Require all investment managers to report on their ESG investment practices.

Engage students and local community in institutional decision making

  • Provide student representatives who sit on UNB’s highest governing body with sustainability training.
  • Develop a policy to identify and engage external stakeholders in institutional decisions that affect the community.

Alignment with UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal #8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

  • Target: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all

Goal #16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions

  • Target: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels