The Sulitest Team wishes you a happy new year and sends you its best wishes for the year 2020 !




The first anniversary of SDSN  (Sustainable Development Solutions Network) France took place in Paris on Monday 21th January. Kedge Business School, the University of Cergy-Pontoise and PSL University co-animated a day dedicated to scale-up solutions in order to contribute to SDGs ! 

Enriching debates tackled the issue of better integrating SDGs in the media,  but also understanding how education and SDGs are linked. Improvements achieved within the first year of SDSN have also been discussed in a special plenary with Jeffrey Sachs (SDSN), Thomas Lesueur (French Ministry) and Sam Barrat (UNEP).

The 2 students organizations (REFEDD & Collectif Pour un Reveil Ecologique) have also organized a "Looping by Sulitest" session  in which participants were asked to create questions that any head of a Master program should check to see if his/her program is SDG compatible. This module should be spread when finalized to all universities in France.

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What is new in the Sulitest Community ?

Sciences Po Paris, as a new Sulitest user, organized a conference about the importance of Sulitest, with the presence of Ambassador Pierre Schulz. Their students will have to take the test soon ! 

In order to assess their level of knowledge about SDGs, and for the first time this year, all HEC Bachelor Students have taken the Sulitest !
"It's a way for us to compare ourselves with other Top Schools in France and around the world on four main areas of sustainability, and to adapt our teaching methods accordingly," declared Rodolphe Durand.


More than 1,500 second-year students from the SKEMA School Programme are taking the Sulitest as part of the Global Knowledge Economy Talents seminar.
"Next year, we plan to develop the application of the Sulitest with our teaching, encouraging our students to go beyond geographical, intellectual and multicultural borders in their reflection on today's professional challenges" , expressed Manon Duponchelle, Project Manager-Quality & CSR.


2019 was a year of achievements and improvements thanks to our community !

Our new partnership with AFD 

At the end of the 6th Overseas Conference organized by the French Development Agency  a new cooperation protocol between AFD and Sulitest under the patronage of Overseas France Minister Annick Girardin has been signed !
This partnership will lead to a soon-to-come new Sulitest Module "SDGs and Overseas Territories", based on the new overseas strategy. 

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Hello (again) to our new circular economy module !

Our module on SDG12, tested and reviewed by a group of students, then validated in the wake of the UNEA 4 in March 2019, is still available for free via the Sulitest platform to universities and organizations worldwide. Don't miss this opportunity to develop core knowledge on circular economy ! 
And most importantly ....
The mark of 145,000 tests has been exceeded ! 


New SDG modules on biodiversity !

On the occasion of the end of the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity and the IUCN conference to be held in Marseille next June, we are about to launch new modules on SDGs 14 and 15. We are looking forward to find experts in order to help us building these modules. See the links below for more infos ! 


Looping by Sulitest: Reverse Pedagogy for the SDGs!


Aurélien DECAMPS, General Secretary of Sulitest, presented this new pedagogical interface on the 25th of September at the SDSN Global Solutions Forum in New York in parallel of the UN General Assembly and the UN Climate Summit!
Looping by Sulitest is a new interface to conduct reverse pedagogy for the SDGs by co-creating Sulitest-like questions. It is available online for any educator or SDG ambassador. The interface allows peer-learning and peer-evaluation to foster collective intelligence and critical thinking. It comes with a pedagogical KIT (pedagogical scenarios, resources for the facilitator…) and you can adapt it to your own learning goals.  
So try it out and join the movement! 


Sulitest movement hits the ground running


A new Climate Module for Sulitest QUIZ
Successful launch of the new Sulitest climate quiz at the French Ministry campus event for the anniversary of the adoption of the 2030 Agenda and its SDGs. Nearly 300 participants were able to experience this fun version of the Test (now available online for free). This quiz for beginners is now complemented with an "intermediate" version. This quiz is an amazing ice-breaker to start discussions between your colleagues or begin a class with your students…
Sulitest invited to the National Assembly
Sulitest was invited to the French National Assembly to organize an SDG Quiz . It was a great session with our MPs!
Next Steps: Have ALL the MPs and their staff take the Sulitest. Our nationally elected representatives, whatever their parties, must understand the fundamentals of our common agenda for sustainability.
Thanks to Jennifer De Temmerman, Dominique Potier and Florence Provendier who led the SDG working group in Parliament.

JULY 2019 :

Sulitest at the High Level Political Forum 


Raising & Mapping Awareness of the Global Goals is Sulitest’s 3rd annual report to the UN High-level Political Forum. The report highlights Sulitest’s currently available tools as well as tools, research and initiatives in development or planned (Phases 1, 2 and 3). It also summarizes global trends and indicators on awareness of the 17 SDGs based on this past year’s International Core module global test results.

In total, more than 120,000 people from 780 universities and organizations in 68 countries have already taken the Test since the pilot phase that began in 2013. 
Although the current Sulitest data sample is not statistically representative of the global population, this growing database provides a unique opportunity to collect tangible indicators on sustainability awareness connected with the SDGs and gives some insight into the potential of the tool for monitoring sustainability literacy on the international scale. This contribution to the Global Agenda and to the HLPF is supporting the advancement of the 2030 Agenda and can inform learning and pedagogical initiatives to raise awareness on the SDGs for HESI and other educational efforts.
The full report is available here: Sulitest 2019 HLPF Report
Watch the presentation of Sulitest, by its president Jean-Christophe Carteron at the 2019 HLPF:

MAY 2019 :

Webinar Replay 


On Friday 17th May 2019, we organized a webinar dealing with : 
How to extract Test results by SDG or tag ?

3 steps:
Presentation of the tools (5 min)
- The use of the quiz and the test (15 min) 
- Exchange and answer to questions (20 min)

The replay is now available online in two parts, the videos are at the end of this e-mail

You can also read the report from Sulitest, given at the UN during the High-Level Political Forum in July 2018. You will find in the report detailed information about the tools and the experts who helped us create questions. 


HLPF Report 2018








MAY 2019 :

New module on Circular Economy (SDG12)


In collaboration with UN Environment, a new specialized module on SDG12, focusing on the circular economy is available online this week 



The circular economy is a key concept for the development of a more sustainable production and consumption. This new module aims at raising awareness and developping knowledge on the main concepts and issues in this domain.

Discover Brune Poirson's comments (French Secretary of State to the Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition & Vice-president at the UN Environment Assembly) on this module:




Be part of the early testers - and adopters - of this 20 questions module - and add as of today to your Core Module for FREE (in "create and manage your sessions").

Or check it out by accessing the session offered by the French Ministry of Ecological and Inclusive Transition (until the 30th of June, results will be used in the report presented at the next High Level Political Forum at the UN Heardquarter in July.).

Code : CIRECO 

Why this module is of interest :

  1. 1. An easy-to-use tool to raise awareness on complex challenges addressed by SDG12 among various populations.
  2. 2. A good conversation starter to engage people on the SDG12 agenda.
  3. 3. A global survey on SDG12/circular Economy awareness.
  4. 4. A collection of data, indicators and trends on these topics.


You may find below Nathalie Boyer’s testimony - Ambassador of Economy at the Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition, and also, OREE General Delegate:


“At Orée, we have been working for more than 10 years on the change towards the circular economy, we can no longer avoid in view of the exhaustion of our planetary resources.

We have a holistic and multi-stakeholder vision, which we find in the Sulitest, a tool intended for higher education but also for companies.

A circular economy that is no longer confined to the only purview of recycling and waste.

But a circular economy that also creates new economic, social and environmental values that create well-being, cohesion and jobs, thereby reducing inequalities.

And this thanks to innovative economic models for a "new prosperity" for our territories: I want to talk about the economics of functionality, industrial and territorial ecology and ecodesign. Acculturing and advancing our society on these topics is essential: that is why we are happy to have participated in the design of Sulitest.”


Thank you ! 

We thank all the expert team and every participant of the workshop who has developed and reviewed the questions:

The Ellen MacArthur FoundationAssociation OréeUniversity of ExeterDelft Technical UniversityVitoUniversity of Ibadan...

but aslo ADEMEDe La Salle UniversityInstitut National de l'Economie Circulaire, and Kedge Business School !


Conference at Cologne Business School in cooperation with the PRME DACH and PRME Anti-Poverty Working Group.


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Sulitest is happy to be a partner of the 5th Responsible Management Education Research Conference in Cologne this November 12th to 13th, organized by the Center for Advanced Sustainable Management (CASM) at Cologne Business School in cooperation with the PRME DACH and PRME Anti-Poverty Working Group.

This year’s conference was held under the motto "Leadership Development for Advancing the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals”, with the following detailed programme: 

(1) Responsible Management Education for SDG 1 Poverty Alleviation,
(2) Teaching on SDGs and Student’s Views,
(3) Leadership Development Papers & Roundtables,
(4) Leadership Development Workshops,
(5) Translating SDGs into Business and Educational Practice
(6) General Issues in Business Practice
(7) Climate Change Education



MARCH 2019 :

Minutes and outcomes from the UNEA workshop.


On March 13, UN Environment Education & Youth Ecosystems Division and Sulitest have organized a workshop at the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi: "How to raise awareness of the fundamental challenges on Circular Economy for SCP?

The aim of this workshop was to review the questions proposed by a core team of experts to build a new Sulitest module dedicated to the role of circular economy to achieve SDG12 (Responsible Consumption and Production.

Sam Barratt, Chief of Education & Youth Ecosystems Division, has introduced the partnership between UN Environment and Sulitest. Steven Stone, Chief, Resources and Markets Branch at the Economy Division has given his vision of role of Circular Economy for SCP and Sustainable lifestyle.

After a presentation of the Sulitest initiative by Jean-Christophe Carteron and Aurélien Décamps, the thirty participants were able to experiment the test and to review the questions proposed for the Circular Economy module.



This workshop took place on the UN Environmental Assembly and the launch of the UN Environment Youth and Education Alliance.



Thanks to the core expert team : Christophe Debien (INEC), Eric Allodi (UPCYCLEA), Gail Willows (Ellen Macarthur Foundation), Peter Hopkinson (University Of Exeter), David Peck (Delft Technical University), Nathalie Boyer (OREE), Paul Angulo (ERNST & YOUNG), Olawale Olayide (University Of Ibadan), Susana Paixo-Barradas (Kedge Business School), Pedro Albuquerque (Kedge Business School), Saskia Manshoven (VITO), Côme Renaudier (ADEME)

 And to all participants of the workshop who have do the first review of the questions...


About UN Environmental Education and Training Unit: The Environmental Education and Training Unit is located at UN Environment headquarters in Nairobi. It supports sustainability networks among universities, governments and communities, as well as among students and innovators working towards sustainability, provides training courses and leadership programs on critical environmental issues and empowers professionals to solve complex environmental problems, and inspires, encourages and supports universities to build sustainability in their curricula and to offer their students, faculty and staff a sustainable lifestyle on campuses.




Role of higher education in the ecological transition

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JULY 2018

SDG11 Specialized Module launched at the UN High Level Political Forum!

Sulitest has officially launched its new module on SDG 11 focusing on Holistic Waste Management during the UN High-level Political Forum's special event for the Higher Education Sustainability Initiative on 11 July 2018.

This Question Module is piloted by UN Environment - International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC) in Osaka, Japan.

The module is now available for any university or organization. It can be found among the Specialized Question Modules when organizing any Sulitest session. Try it at!


MAY 2018

                                                                   Sulitest 1st Global Assembly                                                                     

Sulitest today hold its first Global Assembly in Kedge Business School Marseille campus as part of the Global Responsibility Now Week! This meeting is an opportunity for all Sulitest stakeholders to meet, collaborate, and share their experience. We will take a look at Sulitest, to know where we are, and where we are going, building the next big steps with all people who participate in this initiative. We will also take the opportunity to present new features such as the “Quiz“ and our upcoming Collaborative Platform for content development. 

But what is the Global Responsibility Now Week? Networks and initiatives from around the globe, with representation at various levels — local student organizations, regional interest groups, international partnerships, and UN-level initiatives — are currently meeting to explore and develop personal, collective and systemic change towards globally responsible impact until May 18.

Learn more about GRNW here :


Raising awareness and assessing sustainability literacy on SDG 7



In support of the review of SDG7 at the 2018 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development 

The Sulitest (Sustainability Literacy Tools & Community) was created following the Rio+20 Conference as an easy to use, online, multiple choice assessment platform, consisting of a set of questions identical for all users throughout the world, and other specialized modules that consider national, regional and cultural realities. As of December 2017, the Sulitest has been administered to close to 80,000 students, covering 700 universities from 61 countries. Each Sulitest question is currently aligned with one or more of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, creating one of the largest databases on citizens' awareness and understanding of the SDGs. Sulitest is currently working with various UN entities and other stakeholders to create SDG specific modules into its platform, with the aim of raising further global awareness of specific SDGs and to identify gaps in knowledge among students worldwide.

"Sustainability Literacy" is the knowledge, skills and mindsets that allow individuals to become deeply committed to building a sustainable future and assisting in making informed and effective decisions to this end.

In support of the upcoming in-depth review of SDG 7 at the 2018 session of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), the Division for Sustainable Development of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DSD/UN DESA) – the Secretariat of HLPF - is leading a process to create a Sulitest SDG 7 specific module for raising awareness and assessing the knowledge of all stakeholders related to this Goal.

Want to contribute?


Link to the article :


JULY 2017

Sulitest at the High-Level Political Forum

The core mission of the Sulitest Association is “to provide and develop a tool to make sure that current and future decision makers have sufficient awareness on sustainability challenges to take informed and effective decisions and to collectively build a sustainable future.”
Developed as a tangible implementation of HESI (Higher Education Sustainability Initiative) launched at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in 2012 (Rio+20), Sulitest presented its first activity report as a founding act during the UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development celebrating the end of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD) and setting-up the post-2015 agenda in November 2014 in Nagoya.
Sulitest provides an online training and assessment tool called The Sustainability Literacy Test. This tool is available for higher education institutions and other organizations beyond academia to raise awareness on sustainability and assess sustainability literacy for their students, staff and other stakeholders.
After a pilot phase (2014-2016), Sulitest has reached an important milestone with the launch of its new platform in September 2016. Built on the feedback of its community, this new version is more user-friendly, equipped with a learning mode, a new matrix to ensure a systemic vision and has been deployed beyond academia to business and organizations... But the most important change is the alignment of the tool to the SDGs framework. Thus, Sulitest has become an active contributor to the 2030 agenda on Sustainable Development.
This report highlights Sulitest’s contribution for the first academic years (2016-2017) of integration of the SDGs framework in the initiative. Two main contributions are highlighted: Firstly, as each question is linked to one or several SDGs, the Sulitest results are used to map the current awareness on the challenges addressed by the SDGs; secondly, a partnership with UN DESA has been signed to launch a specialized module to train citizens on the SDGs global framework and to improve their ability to contribute to the global agenda.
As the Sulitest is taken by a diversity of candidates in different contexts, it can be mined for data to map the current level of sustainability literacy and monitor progress overtime. Since its very beginning (pilot version), 61,667 candidates from 612 universities in 57 countries have taken the Sulitest as of July 2017. The matrix of topics and the format have changed in September 2016 to align the tool with the SDGs framework, the statistical consolidation between the pilot phase and the current version is thus not possible.
The mapping on global awareness on the SDGs conducted in this report is thus based on a sample of 16,575 candidates from 170 universities in 31 countries who took the Sulitest between September 2016 and July 2017, with an average score of 55% of expected answers. This sample will grow as more universities and organizations use the Sulitest in the future and contribute to fine-tune this first international survey on SDGs’ awareness.
Four main groups are identified:
  • A first group with a higher level of awareness (average scores > 60%) : SDG2 Zero Hunger; SDG 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth; SDG11 Sustainable Cities and Communities; SDG14 Life below water; SDG15 Life on Land and SDG16 Peace and Justice, Strong Institutions.
  • A second group with average scores of 58 and 57% on SDG4 Quality Education and SDG17 Partnerships for the Goal.
  • A third group with a medium level of awareness (between 46 and 53%): SDG1 No Poverty; SDG5 Gender Equality; SDG6 Clean Water and Sanitation; SDG7 Affordable and Clean energy; SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure; SDG10 Reduced Inequalities; SDG12 Responsible Consumption and Production and SDG13 Climate Action.
  • Finally, SDG3 Good Health and Well-Being is clearly associated with a lower level of awareness in our sample with an average score of 34%, which calls for more urgent initiatives in terms of education and awareness for this goal.
The trends are then used to map the agenda of the upcoming edition of the High Level Political Forum (HLPF): the main platform in charge follow-up and review of the SDGs. The results show a steady increase of awareness regarding topics identified for the 2017 to the 2019 agenda, supporting the fact that the HLPF first reviews the more urgent SDGs in terms of average awareness. Finally, a focus is made on the specific SDGs reviewed during the 2017 HLPF and regional trends are displayed on the level of awareness on the challenges covered by the SDGs and the means by which these are connected to local contexts (using local questions) are explored. The results of this mapping call for the development of initiatives to raise awareness on each challenge covered by the SDGs to achieve an equally high level of awareness across the entire scope.
The second main contribution of Sulitest highlighted in this report is the launch of a specialized module on the SDGs framework and process. This module has been created by UN DESA to empower citizens to contribute to the global agenda by improving their knowledge on how the SDGs work, the scope covered, who is in charge of their implementation, etc. The results of the first sessions are presented at the end of this report.
They show that average scores are higher for specific SDGs than for the global framework, interlinkages and processes. This calls for using this module to train citizens on these dimensions. A dynamic is launched with this first edition that will be continuously improved to empower people towards the 2030 agenda.
We wish you a good reading of this report, and we hope it provides insights on how to contribute to the global agenda and achieve the goals!
The report can be found at:

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