benefits and impact
We hired Pomegranate Global to help us think through some first steps towards sustainability in our travel planning for the international office. Ailsa took the time to meet us where we were in our thinking, tailored her approach to support our objectives, and offered concrete immediate, mid and long-term steps. Her roadmap gave us ample food for thought as well as some easy immediate wins. She was quickly liked by all the staff who interacted with her and managed to work her own way through the usual range of institutional politics. The initial analysis and her follow-up advice have been one of the most high value investments we made this year."
Brett Berquist, Director International at The University of Auckland
Benefits for Institutions
Institutions work hard to build employability skills and offer work experience to students but it can be difficult to find enough host companies and live case studies to meet student demand. Using climate action as a learning platform to build these skills, and matching businesses who want to operate more sustainably with students within a WIL framework can be a real bonus for institutions.
The education sector also contributes to climate change through air travel emissions, transportation and general operations. Involving students in finding ways to cut those emissions offers the sector the opportunity to cut its own carbon footprint while empowering and engaging students, local community and industry partners.
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