What is it about?
This paper analyzes the comprehensiveness of competing higher education sustainability assessments by organizations such as The Sierra Club and the Princeton Review. It finds that in general these assessments are not comprehensive and particularly lack coverage of the social and economic dimensions of sustainability. However, it also concludes that the Pacific Sustainability Index and Sustainability Tracking and Assessment Rating System (STARS) provide the most comprehensive assessments of the sector.
Why is it important?
The paper provides a valuable discussion and demonstration of the use of comprehensiveness as a proxy metric for the validity of sustainability assessments. This analysis is the first detailed, comprehensive and transparent analysis of higher education sustainability assessments based on a broad-based and widely accepted set of criteria.
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