Social innovation

We will

  • realise our ambitious Vision that, by 2030, Glasgow Caledonian University will be recognised as a world-leading University for social innovation

  • ensure the Sustainable Development Goals provide the guiding framework for the delivery of our strategy
The Global Sustainable Development Goals

As the Sustainable Development Goals provide the guiding framework for the delivery of our Strategy, we have used the SDG indicators as the basis for our mapping of our GCU SDG KPI Mapping 2021


Social Innovation at GCU

Mark Majewsky Anderson, the Director of the Research and Innovation Office at GCU, joined the Common Good Podcast to talk about social innovation and how our vision to be world leading in social innovation ties in with our mission as the University for the Common Good.

Mark explains what we mean by the term “social innovation”, GCU’s participation in social innovation projects and how the concept will evolve and develop over the next decade.

Listen to this podcast via Soundcloud.


SDG Accord

The SDG Accord is a global alliance of the world’s universities, colleges and sustainability networks. It has launched the fifth annual SDG report; ‘Sector SDG Accord Report 2022‌’.

The findings from the SDG Accord progress report this year, show that embedding the SDGs within a range of institutional activities remains a priority to signatories, which is evidenced by 75% of signatories now publicly reporting on the SDGs, compared to 70% in 2021. This year's reporting represents 4 UN regions across 28 countries - a decline from 31 in 2021.

GCU, as a member of the SDG Accord, provides an annual report outlining our progress and sharing our experience and learning from implementing the SDGs. Our most recent report is available‌ Glasgow Caledonian University SDG Accord Report 2022.