The UN’s Global Goals aim to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for everyone by 2030.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) outline the numerous challenges that must be addressed to achieve equitable global prosperity and provide a powerful framework for businesses to align strategies, business activities, and engagement in corporate social responsibility.
This would translate into a positive impact on people, the planet, and prosperity and peace for all.
How is Honoris responding to global challenges in support of the SDGs?
The importance of sustainability to our shareholder
Our shareholder Actis expects their business partners to understand and share their commitment to integrating the management of Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) practices fully into their business processes. Actis, is a leading global investor, (in sustainable energy and infrastructure; real estate; and general sectors including consumer, education financial services, healthcare, industrial, manufacturing, and retail), ranked top of New Private Markets inaugural list of the world’s largest impact managers in private markets.
They use the Actis Impact Score (AIS), a model based on agreed standards for impact measurement and management. It targets the United Nation’s Sustainability Development Goals. >>read more
Actis uses AIS throughout the lifecycle of an investment (in this case Honoris) to ensure that the impact intent is clear across the firm and reduces the risk of misalignment in objectives. Their experience shows that investing responsibly creates businesses that are more resilient, more innovative, and better able to deliver societal benefits.
The UN’s Global Goals aim to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for everyone by 2030. They outline the numerous challenges to be addressed to achieve equitable global prosperity and provide a powerful framework for businesses to align strategy, business activities, and engagement in corporate social responsibility. This would translate into a positive impact on people, the planet, and prosperity and peace for all.
At Honoris we are cognizant of the expectations of our stakeholders and that ESG analysis has become an increasingly important component of the investment process as investors incorporate ESG data to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the companies in which they invest.
In this regard Honoris is able to make a contribution in the way we operate as a business and we can provide education aligned to developing individuals that can make an impact across the spectrum over their lifetime.
Honoris acknowledges the magnitude of its role in helping to solve global sustainability challenges. It is through the endeavors of its extensive network and student base that Honoris demonstrates its commitment to the Global UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The process of defining actual targets/KPI’s for the various SDG’s will formalise in the short to medium term. In the tables that follow we demonstrate, by country, the contributions Honoris institutions are making in relation to the SDGs.
Contribution to the UN 2030 SDG's
|Tertiary Education Commission accreditation – TEC|
|The campus is energy self-sustainable, generating its own electricity and additional energy reserves are sold back to the grid|
|The Mauritius campus caters for students with physical disabilities|
|An equal opportunity policy is in place to provide equality of employment and services to all|
|Female students account for 60% of the student population while male students comprise 40%|
|Female employees account for 46% and female teachers account for 39%|
|Every semester, funds are earmarked for scholarships for potential students in the underprivileged group|