Carnegie Mellon University

The Sustainability Initiative at CMU

Carnegie Mellon's Sustainability Initiative is building upon two decades of an engaged effort in support of the broader definition of sustainability afforded by the world's Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), also known as the Global Goals.

Our university’s focus includes education, research and practice.



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This report is a first-of-its kind by any university.

Read Our 2021 Report (PDF) Read Our 2020 Report (PDF)

Global Goals

The SDGs, also known as the Global Goals, are 17 global objectives to create a more equitable and viable planet by 2030. These goals came together following input from millions of people around the world, with younger generations especially engaged. They were adopted by the global community at the United Nations in 2015.

Select each goal below to learn about the type of work and global challenges they address.

Image of CMU's 17 Sustainable Initiative goals