Leadership - Best Practice

Best Practice

A message to our students and staff

We demonstrate our commitment to sustainability through our leadership, the University Strategy and University Sustainability Sub Plan. Everyone in the CSU and regional communities have an opportunity to demonstrate sustainability and lead by example.

CSU has demonstrated its leadership in sustainability through a range of actions and commitments:

  • Becoming a signatory to the Talloire Declaration (2007): an international commitment to environmental sustainability in higher education, signed by over 350 universities around the world
  • Establishing Sustainable Practices; one of nine Graduate Learning Outcomes to achieve across all CSU courses by 2020
  • Joining the UN Principles of Responsible Management Education (2015)
  • Becoming certified as Australia’s first Carbon Neutral University (2016).


Champion Position Campus
Andy Vann Vice-Chancellor Bathurst
Ken Dillon Deputy Vice-Chancellor Wagga Wagga
Steven Butt Director, Division of Facilities Management Wagga Wagga

Ken Dillon, Ed Maher and Adam Brown

Progress toward best practice

All 16 frameworks are benchmarked against best practice. This framework was benchmarked on 16 July, 2013 and the Leadership framework will be revisited in 2017, possibly through a LiFE Leadership Summit, where we’ll review our progress in implementing the action plan

This graph shows our progress toward best practice across the eight activity areas for this framework.

The below graph illustrates our progress towards best practice across the eight (8) activity areas.  The orange bars reaching four (4) highlight best practice and the lower bars in blue indicate CSU’s current baseline ratings.

Leadership July 2013 graph