Sulitest launches TASK™️ – The Assessment of Sustainability Knowledge – with the ambition to transform education by making sustainability a common language.
The online certificate of sustainability knowledge!
Press Release – March 10, 2023
To build a sustainable future, it is essential to improve the level of knowledge, skills and attitudes towards sustainability worldwide. While society needs experts who can solve specific problems in their field, we need to mainstream sustainability literacy so that everyone has a sufficient understanding and can integrate this knowledge into their personal and professional practices and decisions.
Because the various concepts of sustainability do not fit into one particular area of education but interact with many others, teachers very often find themselves addressing these topics without a true awareness of the learners’ initial level of knowledge. By offering TASK™ to their students at the beginning of the curriculum, teachers have a better view of the level of understanding of the basic concepts and can adjust their pedagogical approach to provide more appropriate instruction.
Offered at the end of a curriculum, TASK™ also provides a way to measure the actual impacts of educational actions, to compare one program with another, and to ensure that once again, they allow all graduates to “speak the language of sustainability,” to understand the challenges, trends and interconnections.
In addition, detailed and aggregated results at the student cohort level provide metrics and evidence to accreditors, rankings, and various stakeholders that actions are implemented and have a result. TASK™ thus acts as a trusted third party by measuring the impact of actions in a comparable, robust and secure manner.
Obtaining a certificate that can be used on a CV or LinkedIn profile allows students of all backgrounds to demonstrate their level of knowledge about sustainability and to show their future employers that they are ready to have a positive impact!
Some 20 pioneering higher education institutions have already committed to certifying at least 75% of their graduates within three years with TASK™️, in France and internationally.
This standard will act as a lever to ensure that understanding sustainable development is not a luxury reserved for students enrolled in dedicated courses or activists involved in certain causes, but the common language of all students, regardless of their training.
To learn more about TASK™, visit Sulitest: https://www.sulitest.org/task
About the Sulitest movement
Founded in 2014, Sulitest is dedicated to playing a key role in achieving Goal 4.7 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Agenda to “ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to promote sustainable development.” In 2016, Sulitest was recognized as one of the outstanding initiatives in the United Nations partnership for the SDGs. The association holds 3 UN accreditations with an observer status with the United Nations Environment Assembly (accreditation 430/218), a special consultative status with the United Nations Economic, Social and Environmental Council and since 2022, an observer status with UNESCO,
The association has deployed several tools on its online platform, including its famous awareness test taken by more than 275,000 people in over 100 countries. In 2021, Sulitest created Sulitest Impact, a Société par Actions Simplifiée (SAS) of the Social and Solidarity Economy, to secure the resources to massively increase the impact of the Sulitest movement on a global level. www.sulitest.org
TASK™ at a glance:
Aligned with international benchmarks (UNESCO, GreenComp…) TASK™ is composed of 112 questions organized according to the Sulitest Knowledge Matrix inspired by the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the planetary limits model (Steffen, W. et al. – 2015) and the Doughnut economy model (Raworth, 2017). It questions the systemic interactions between the dimensions of sustainability and the impact of human-built systems.
- MCQ – 112 questions (French & English) – 80 min
- Robust and relevant measurement
- Comparable metrics (by country and organization)
- Reliable data and indicators that can be shared across organizations
- Obtaining a certificate that can be used on a CV or LinkedIn profile.
List of the first Change Leaders :
American University of Cairo (School of Business), CY Université, ECE, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, EM Normandie, ENSEA, ENSG, ENTPE, ESCE, ESME, ESSEC Business School, Excelia, Grenoble Ecole de Management, HEC Montreal, IESEG, IMT Business School, KEDGE Business School, Paris Saclay University, Sup de Vente Paris/ESSYM, UniLasalle, YNOV