HKUST Sustainability Annual Report 2021-2022

HKUST Sustainability 53 Environment Social and Governance Report 2021-22 Alignment with SDG The University is putting efforts to make a meaningful contribution to addressing the SDGs through operation, research, education, development of next generation leaders and engaging community. Many of the initiatives and actions communicated through the report are in alignment with addressing the SDGs. Table 14 (Alignment with SDG’s Goals) Goal Details Section Page 1 No Poverty End poverty in all its forms everywhere Financial Demands and Assistance are Met (Financial Assistance for Students) P.35 2 Zero Hunger End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture Community Health is Safeguarded (Nutrition) P.33 3 Good Health and Well-Being Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages Community Health are Safeguarded (Health Outreach Program) P.33 4 Quality Education Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all Education (Curriculum Highlight: BSc in Sustainable and Green Finance at HKUST) P.45 5 Gender Equality Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls Community Health is Safeguarded (Anti-Discrimination) P.33 6 Clean Water and Sanitation Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all Water (Water Use is Environmentally Responsible and Socially Equitable) P.24 7 Affordable and Clean Energy Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all Energy (Step Change Measure) P.21 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all People (Employees are subject to fair employment terms) P.33 9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation Physical Presence (Operations do not Encroach on Ecosystems or Communities) P.26 Research and demonstration P.47 10 Reduced Inequalities Reduce inequality within and among countries People (Employee concerns are actively solicited, impartially judged, and transparently addressed) P.36