Environmental Sustainability

Achievements and commitments

Climate Strategy 

The University of Leicester's ambition is to be a world leader in environmental sustainability, both academically and operationally. As part of its centenary celebration, the University has pledged to meet the challenges of our institution’s next century without detrimental impact on health and the environment. Learn more about what the University is doing to achieve this.


As of January 2020 we are pleased to state that, as part of our Climate Strategy, we have directly divested from fossil fuels in the management of our endowed funds. Read our endowment strategy and find out about how the University has one of the leading climate investment strategies in the UK Higher Education sector.

Sustainable Development Goals

the global goals logoWe have committed to contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals as one of the first UK higher education signatories of the SDG Accord in September 2017.

Global CompactUN global compact logo

Since 2018 we have been committed to the UN Global Compact corporate responsibility initiative and its principles in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption. 

THE Impact Ranking

The University of Leicester is celebrating global sustainability success after being ranked 19th out of 1,115 universities in the world, in the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Ranking 2021, placing it in the top 2%. Read the full article.


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