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Pittsburgh, PA – The latest research conducted by Veritrove, a leading provider of ESG & Sustainability software and consulting services for higher education institutions, governments, and for-profit businesses, has revealed key insights into student perceptions on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues in higher education.
A survey of 200 students, ages 16-24, from across the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States aimed to understand students’ awareness and engagement with ESG and sustainability topics (from carbon emissions to diversity efforts) and their expectations for their institutions to address these issues.
The survey results indicate that students increasingly consider ESG and sustainability to be essential and relevant to their education and future careers. A key finding was that 30% of the respondents selected sustainability as a top three factor when selecting a college, and 10% selected it as the number one factor.
The survey was conducted as part of a larger qualitative study, which included in-depth interviews with students and a literature review of existing research on the topic.
“The results demonstrate that students are becoming more aware and engaged with environmental and other ESG issues and are looking to their universities to take a leadership role in addressing them,” said Matt Wheatley, CEO of Veritrove. “This highlights the importance for higher education institutions to prioritize sustainability in their operations and curriculum to meet the expectations and needs of their students.”
Additionally, many students believe their institutions should disclose information about their environmental and social impact. “When speaking with students, we find that students increasingly want digital tools such as dashboards to view their institution’s performance,” said Angela Moriarity, Sustainability Analyst at Veritrove.
Veritrove is committed to working with higher education institutions and other organizations to promote and advance ESG & sustainability performance, providing additional value and market differentiation beyond just reporting and compliance. The company offers a range of services, including sustainability assessments, ESG software & reporting, and sustainability consulting, to help organizations drive value and meet the expectations and needs of their stakeholders, including students.
For more information about Veritrove and its services, please visit the company’s website at www.veritrove.com.
Contact: Matt Artz, Head of Product & UX, Veritrove: email@example.com Phone: +1.855.218.5757