The International Sustainable Campus Network

ISCN Members


The ISCN is a non-profit association of over 80 globally leading colleges and universities representing over 30 countries, working together to holistically integrate sustainability into campus operations, research and teaching.

The mission of the ISCN is to provide 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.

The ISCN serves as an amplifier for what each ISCN member school is doing for campus sustainability initiatives that span a variety of regions, cultures, and sustainability issues. This engagement between and beyond ISCN members within the network nurtures relationships while magnifying their successes across the globe.

Structured Approach

The ISCN builds on and complements members’ initiatives on the local, regional, and national level with an integrated strategy that features the following programs:

  1. An ISCN-GULF Sustainable Campus Charter signed by institutions that commit to set their own concrete targets against the shared Charter principles and report transparently on their progress against those targets.
  2. Working Groups dedicated to each of the 3 Charter Principles that conduct research and facilitate the development of resources to support knowledge exchange.
  3. Conferences and Symposia held across the globe that address the whole breadth of campus sustainability or focus more closely on particular issues of strategic relevance for campus sustainability.
  4. Sustainable Campus Excellence Awards that are given out annually to highlight best practices and provide public recognition to campuses excelling in campus sustainability.
MIT & the ISCN

MIT engages with the ISCN :

  • By attending the ISCN’s annual conference
  • With members from MIT’s Office of Sustainability participating in the ISCN’s Advisory Committee to develop programs and strengthen ISCN member participation and relationship development;
  • Participating in ongoing research and development activities through strong connections with other ISCN members.
  • For example, MIT has partnered with Delft University of Technology for a Global Living Lab Framework connecting ISCN members from across the globe.

Find the ISCN on: Twitter | Linkedin | ISCN Members-Only Linkedin Group

For more information, please contact the ISCN Secretariat: