Climate Leadership Coalition is a network of companies, research organizations and cities who strive to be among the leaders of their respective fields in terms of climate ambition. It strives to make a significant positive climate impact through business solutions.
Aalto University’s Code of Conduct outlines sustainability as one of the operating principles of the university. We aim to minimise any adverse effects of our activities on the environment in all our operations.
Our Code of Conduct also sets rules and guidelines for our commitment to, for example, good scientific practices, promoting openness and responsibility in our communication, and working with partners who share our ethical code.
The university also has a committee on research ethics and a working group on sustainable services, which promotes sustainability in the university’s various functions. In addition, our operations are guided by equality and diversity guidelines and accessible learning plan.
Read more below about how you can participate in promoting sustainability at Aalto.
Aalto University operates actively in global and national sustainability networks. Aalto coordinates the Nordic Sustainable Campus Network and is a member of International Sustainable Campus Network. Also, we are members of Finnish UniPID, European Climate KIC and several other platforms promoting sustainability, such as Climate Leadership Coalition.
A campus geared for sustainable development
The key environmental impacts of campuses are related to energy consumption, transport and recycling. A campus operating in line with the principles of sustainable development is a key part of the University's campus strategy.
Our green campus is made of small and large activities.
Waste sorting at Aalto University
Choose the easy and sustainable way - rent your homeware from Otaniemi recycling center's and Viako's service.
Aalto is the first Finnish university to sign universities' global Sustainable Development Goals Accord.
The core impact of our operations is related to high-quality teaching and education, enabling solutions for pressing sustainability challenges. Developing a sustainable campus is also a key part of our strategy.
To address complex sustainability challenges, Aalto Sustainability Hub works to increase interdisciplinary collaboration and to promote sustainability in teaching, campus development and other operations at Aalto.
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.