WHAT WE OFFER
The Middlesex Institute of Sustainable Development fosters the advancement of sustainability into the university, community and global practices. Through outreach, research and training, ISD is a thought leader in sustainability advocating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations.
The objectives of ISD are to strengthen stakeholder collaboration by aligning academic knowledge and professional practice and by promoting partnerships with businesses, civil society and government to reach a sustainable future.
Activities of ISD include:
- Collaborative research with businesses, government and UN agencies
- Best practice consulting and corporate training workshops
- Sustainability Mindset Training and Community Outreach Programmes
- Promoting sustainable best practices
- Customised Certificate Programmes for specific industries
- Industry Round Tables with a focus on ESG
We have a particular focus on developing the ‘Sustainable Mindset’ through ESG strategy development, providing corporate training and delivering programs that culminate in community outreach programs in the MENA region.
To work collaboratively with Middlesex University in Dubai, please contact:
MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR
Professor Cedwyn Fernandes PhD
(Pro-Vice Chancellor, Director)
Middlesex University Dubai is proud to be the first university in the UAE to report the sustainability practices of the entire campus to the United Nations Global Compact Local Network UAE. We are committed to the principles of sustainable development. Supporting the vision of the UAE Federal Government and the UAE National Committee on Sustainable Development, Middlesex University Dubai recognizes the importance of taking action to implement the sustainable development goals (SDGs). The university’s commitment is demonstrated through our membership to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). Middlesex University Dubai is also a signatory of the WEPs (Women Empowerment Principles) Taskforce of United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) and UN Women as creating a gender equal workplace, marketplace and community is our goal.The outstanding involvement of our faculty, administrative staff and students to advance the implementation of the SDGs within the university and the international community is visible in our university structure, curricula, research and student experience.
Andrew Mackenzie MBA SFHEA
Mahine Rizvi Ahmad MSc FHEA
Margo Tummel MA (Design)
Rhoderick Romano PGCHE MBA
Rory McConnon MBA MSC FHEA PMP
Stephen King MA SHFEA
Dr Alison Joy Burrows
Vaishali Raj Sharma MA(Education) MA (Garment Manufacturing Technology) FHEA
Yasmin Sebah LLM, MRICS, MCIArb, SFHEA
MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD
Andrew Mackenzie MBA SFHEA
(Senior Lecturer, Head of Institute of Sustainable Development)
Middlesex University Dubai is committed to a sustainable and inclusive environment for our students, staff and community. Our Institute of Sustainable Development (ISD) is responsible for the planning, implementation and evaluation of the sustainability program. Working closely with internal and external stakeholders the ISD, develop and design sustainable solutions by aligning our objectives with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Addressing these goals in a local context, Middlesex University Dubai will contribute to internal, local and global sustainability practices. It’s important to note that sustainability addresses society, equality, economy and the environment with the ultimate goal to meet our current needs while we also address those of future generations. Environmental management and sustainability is about ensuring we use precious resources wisely and efficiently, while reducing our impact on finite resources.
UN Global Compact Report
As a member of the UN Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, Middlesex University Dubai shows its commitment to creating a just and prosperous world by being the first university in the UAE to report campus-wide activities towards the sustainable development goals and principles
The Institute of Sustainable Development presents below the Communication on Engagement (COE) Report submitted to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) showing how Middlesex University Dubai embeds sustainable development goals and principles in operations, curricula, research and student experience.