The Sulitest Organization

Built to serve the common good and owned by its international community, Sulitest is driven by an independent non-profit organization, and is supported by more than forty institutions and international networks

Since December 2014, the test has been managed by an independent NGO governance structure in France, officially registered as a non-profit association under French law (“Association loi 1901”, Prefecture of Marseille, SIREN number 812 161 859).

Sulitest has an Observer status to the UN Environment Assembly (Accreditation 430/218)  and a Special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council since 2019





To be rapidly operational, a temporary Board of Directors was appointed to launch and deploy the first version (Version 1) of the test. Since 2016, the Board of Directors has concentrated mainly on the construction of the new platform (version 2 of the Test), and the creation of new modes more adapted to the world of the company. To ensure continuity in the deployment of this new version, the first official election of the Sulitest Board has been postponed.

We are committed to the idea that this project should function as a tool for the “common good”.  It is essential that the Sulitest ensures the broadest and most transparent governance possible to ensure relevance, independance and credibility. Ideally the governance structure will be made up of individuals representing the three key Sulitest community members (SAB, RNEC's and Partners).

Independance & Autonomy

Yes, several UN bodies have supported the Sulitest from the start.
Yes, Kedge Business School played a major role in its creation.
Yes, academics and researchers have been deeply involved in the design, content and deployment.
Yes, key partners (academic & corporate) have financally supported the test.

BUT, the Sulitest remains a fully independent and autonomous organization and community.

Built to serve the common good and owned by its international community, Sulitest is piloted by an independent non-profit organization.

  • GRLI

    The Internationally Responsible Leadership Initiative is a worldwide partnership of companies and business schools/learning organizations working together in a laboratory of change to develop a next generation of internationally responsible leaders. The GRLI engages in thought leadership, advocacy and projects to achieve measurable impact. Founded in 2004 by the European Foundation for Management Development and the UN International Compact, today it comprises 70 partner (member) organisations who are committed to transforming leadership development. It is a member organization, a foundation, an advanced laboratory and a movement.


    The Global Universities Partnership on Environment and Sustainability. The flagship program of UNEP's Environmental Education and Training Unit is GUPES, the Global Universities Partnership on Environment and Sustainability (GUPES). Launched in June 2012 in the lead up to Rio+20 and the joint UN Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI), the goal of GUPES is to increase the mainstreaming of environment and sustainability practices and curricula into universities by supporting innovative approaches to education. This is in accordance with the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, and carried out in partnership with UNESCO, UNU and several partners. At present, over 400 universities are affiliated with the GUPES network worldwide, which continue to grows rapidly.

  • PRME

    The mission of the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative is to inspire and champion responsible management education, research and thought leadership Internationally. The PRME are inspired by internationally accepted values such as the principles of the United Nations International Compact. They seek to establish a process of continuous improvement among institutions of management education in order to develop a new generation of business leaders capable of managing the complex challenges faced by business and society in the 21st century.
    In the current academic environment, corporate responsibility and sustainability have entered but not yet become embedded in the mainstream of business-related education. The PRME are therefore a timely International call for business schools and universities worldwide to gradually adapt their curricula, research, teaching methodologies and institutional strategies to the new business challenges and opportunities. Taking the Six Principles as a guiding framework, any institution which is willing to integrate corporate responsibility and sustainability in a gradual but systemic manner is welcome to join the initiative.


    Working towards an inclusive, prosperous and sustainable world, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs collaborates with governments and stakeholders around the world to meet their economic, social and environmental goals.
    DESA is the UN Secretariat entity responsible for the development pillar of the United Nations.

  • UNDP

    UNDP is the United Nations' International development agency, working on the ground in 177 countries to provide knowledge, experience and resources to craft country-owned solutions to International and national development challenges. UNDP partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. UNDP helps countries build and share solutions to the challenges of: poverty reduction, democratic governance, crisis prevention and recovery, and environment and energy for sustainable development. UNDP's network also links and coordinates International and national efforts to reach the Millennium Development Goals and to support the post-2015 development agenda and the creation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNDP produces regular Human Development Reports, addressing major development issues at both International and national levels also maintains the widely cited Human Development Index, which provides comparative data on absolute and relative progress in quality of life among countries.


    As lead-agency of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, UNESCO supports policy-makers in integrating Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) into education plans and curricula; publishes material on ESD for decision-makers, teachers and students; monitors progress in the implementation of the UN Decade; communicates good ESD practice in all areas of education; brings together ESD practitioners from all world regions; and contributes to developing ESD further.

  • UNEP

    The United Nations Environment Programme conducts Environmental Education and Training that promotes attitudes and value systems that influence environmentally ethical behaviour by developing understanding, skills and values that enable people to participate as active and informed citizens in the development of an ecologically sustainable and socially just society. Environmental Education is fundamental to the achievement of the goal of Sustainable Development. Education and training are essential to UNEP fulfilling its mandate of inspiring, informing and enabling nations and peoples to achieve sustainable development. UNEP’s flagship initiative, in conjunction with the Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI), is the International Universities Partnership on Environment and Sustainability (GUPES), which aims to promote the integration of environment and sustainability concerns into teaching, research, community engagement, the management of universities, greening of university infrastructure/facilities/operations, as well as to enhance student engagement and participation in sustainability activities both within and beyond universities.


    The Alliance of Ibero American Networks of Universities for Sustainability and Environment (ARIUSA) is a network of networks created in Bogotá - Colombia, on 26 October 2007, during the IV International Congress on University and Environment. The mission of ARIUSA is to promote and support coordinated actions in the field of the higher environmental education, as well as academic and scientific cooperation between university networks on environment and sustainability. ARIUSA has 23 environmental university networks, at national and international level: 6 Founder Networks, 10 Member Networks and 7 Operating Networks. In total, there are grouped 291 universities in 15 countries: Colombia, Peru, Argentina, Uruguay, Mexico, Brazil, Guatemala, Cuba, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Bolivia, Chile, Venezuela and Spain.


    CEEMAN is the international association for management development in dynamic societies, Established in 1993 it has grown into an international association of more than 210 members from 53 countries in Europe, North America, Latin America , Africa and Asia CEEMAN fosters the quality of management development and change processes by developing education, research, consulting, information, networking support, and other related services for management development institutions and corporations operating in dynamically changing environments. Its holistic approach to the phenomena of change and leadership development builds on the specific value platform that celebrates innovation, creativity,respect for cultural values, and promotes the principles of responsible management education.

  • COPERNICUS Alliance


    The Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium is a network of higher education associations (HEAs) in the United States with a commitment to advancing sustainability in both their constituencies and in the system of higher education itself. HEASC helps higher education exert strong leadership in making education, research, and practice for a sustainable society a reality. Higher Education’s leadership is critical to help businesses become sustainable, to have strong thriving and secure communities, and to provide economic opportunities for the broadest number of people while preserving the life support system on which all current and future generations depend.


    The Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations is a non-profit policy research institute based in Paris. Its objective is to determine and share the keys for analyzing and understanding strategic issues linked to sustainable development from a global perspective. IDDRI helps stakeholders in deliberating on global governance of the major issues of common interest: action to attenuate climate change, to protect biodiversity, to enhance food security and to manage urbanisation. IDDRI also takes part in efforts to reframe development pathways.
    A special effort has been made to develop a partnership network with emerging countries to better understand and share various perspectives on sustainable development issues and governance. For more effective action, IDDRI operates with a network of partners from the private sector, academia, civil society and the public sector, not only in France and Europe but also internationally.
    As an independent institute, IDDRI mobilises resources and expertise to disseminate the most relevant scientific ideas and research ahead of negotiations and decision-making processes.
    It applies a cross-cutting approach to its work, which focuses on five themes—global governance, energy and climate change, biodiversity, urban fabric, agriculture—and one cross-disciplinary program—new prosperity.

  • IAU

    International Association of Universities (IAU)
    Founded in 1950, and based at UNESCO, the International Association of Universities (IAU) brings together 650 higher education institutions and organisations from some 130 countries for reflection and action on common priorities. IAU is an independent non-governmental organization. It acts as the voice of higher education to UNESCO and other international organisations and provides a global forum for leaders of higher institutions and associations. Higher education and research for sustainable development (HESD) is one of IAU’s priorities. (IAU official website) / (IAU global portal on HESD)


    The Mediteranean Education Initiative for Environment and Sustainability aims to support the educational community in its efforts to contribute to the implementation of Agenda 21, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), as well as the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014), through the successful application of innovative educational programs in all countries around the Mediterranean basin.


    The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), launched in 2012, mobilizes global scientific and technological expertise to promote practical problem solving for sustainable development, including the design and implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement. Following their adoption, we support the implementation of the SDGs at local, national, and global scales. The SDSN was established by and works under the auspices of the United Nations Secretary-General. It collaborates with UN agencies, multilateral financing institutions, the private sector, and civil society.

  • ULSF

    The Association of University Leaders for a Sustainable Future is the Secretariat for signatories of the Talloires Declaration (1990), which has been signed by over 400 college and university presidents and chancellors worldwide. ULSF provides resources and support for sustainability as a critical focus of teaching, research, operations and outreach in higher education through publications, research, and assessment.

  • WFCP

    The World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics is an international network of colleges and associations of colleges. WFCP provides leadership in delivering workforce education for our International economy. Members share leading-edge education strategies and best practices to increase workforce employability in countries around the world. The Sustainability and Renewable Energies Affinity Group/Network focuses on sharing curricular and other educational resources and precedents


    CIRSES is the french national association, which gathers sustainability chief officers in higher education institutions. This cluster is mainly active on two missions:

    supporting the people who are in charge in sustainability and Corporate Social Responsability in french higher education institutions.

    Anchoring the sustainable development approches initiatives in higher education institutions.

  • RAUSA - RNEC Argentina

    Argentine universities network for sustainability an environment: The fundamental mission is to promote and support the academically and scientific cooperation in the environmental field between universities of the Argentine and thru their, preserving the autonomy of each university that integrates the alliance and increasing their capacities and the number of members.


    Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability is a non-profit member based organisation representing higher and further education institutions within Australia and New Zealand. ACTS aims to inspire, promote and support change towards best practice sustainability within the operations, curriculum and research of the tertiary education sector. ACTS seeks to build community and business partnerships at the local, national and international level, in order to bring together a network of people for positive engagement, capacity building and change.

  • CAS-Net - RNEC Japan

    (Campus Sustainability Network in Japan)の紹介文. The goal of CAS-Net JAPAN is to accelerate campus sustainability in Japanese universities and contribute to create more environmentally sustainable society in Japan. In order to achieve this goal, 1/CAS-Net JAPAN promotes environmental activities of the “hard aspects” such as energy saving, CO2 reduction, traffic plan, waste management, etc. 2/ At the same time, CAS-Net JAPAN carries out the “soft aspects” such as environmental education, regional cooperation, food issue, effective administration, etc. 3/In line with above-mentioned efforts, CAS-Net JAPAN establishes cooperative relationship with the advanced network of foreign universities.

  • CGUN - RNEC China

    Launched by Tongji University, “China Green University Network” is guided by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development and the Ministry of Education. There are currently 30 university members. The main missions of CGUN are: (1) to reinforce inter-university cooperation and exchange in the field of green campus development; (2) to provide support for the national policy making to advance green campus development; (3) to promote collaborative research, innovation, and popularization of energy conservation and carbon reduction technology in campus facilities; (4) to train senior talents in the field of green campus and sustainability; (5) to provide practical demonstration bases for the green education, green research and the cultivation of green campus culture; (6) to lead the development of Green Universities in China.

  • CGE

    The Conférence des Grandes Ecoles is a non-profit organization dedicated to support higher education institutions through joint activities, accreditation of educational programs and promotional activities in France and abroad. CGE members are mainly engineering, management and other specialized schools (215), plus companies (16) and non-profit organizations (46).

  • CPU - RNEC France

    The Conference of University Presidents, as defined in the « Freedoms and responsibilities of the universities » Act of August 10, 2007, is an association with recognized public benefit (117 members). It represents the common interests of institutions of higher learning. French universities have set up a Sustainable Development Committee within the framework of the CPU, in order to identify shared needs, to find answers through partnerships with the socio-economic world, and to share initiatives and tools.

  • CRUI - RNEC Italy

    The CRUI is the association of the state and private universities. Established in 1963 as a private association of Rectors, the Conference of Italian University Rectors (CRUI) has over time acquired an acknowledged institutional and representative role, as well as a practical capacity to influence the development of the university system through its intense activity of study and experimentation.


    In 2009 EARTH University initiated the inter-institutional meeting: Prospects for Sustainability in Higher Education Organizations in Costa Rican. This gave rise to the birth of the Costa Rican Network of Sustainable Educational Institutions (REDIES). Started with nine founding organizations, there are now 18 member institutions, with EARTH as the organization’s coordinator. The main objective has been to achieve sustainability on college campuses. To do so, we have defined environmental indicators, achieved the adoption of environmental policies in these institutions, and gained the support and commitment of the universities leadership. REDIES has offered forums on environmental management issues, including: carbon neutrality, waste management, water and sustainable procurement, among others. Representatives of universities have also been trained through Performance Indicator Workshops. In 2012, REDIES joined the Latin American Alliance of Universities for Sustainability and Environment (ARIUSA) and has since been working with several networks including the Sustainability Indicators Network in Universities (RISU).


    Sponsored by the US Partnership on Education for Sustainable Development, the Disciplinary Associations Network for Sustainability is an informal network of professional associations working on:
    • Professional development for associations’ members (e.g. faculty)
    • Educating the public about sustainability
    • Curricula, standards and tenure requirements to reflect sustainability
    • Legislative briefings on what higher education can bring to sustainability related policies
    • Cross disciplinary projects on education for sustainability

  • EAUC

    (Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges) is the sustainability champion for universities and colleges in the UK. Run by members, for its members, the EAUC seeks to drive sustainability to the heart of further and higher education. With a Membership of over 320 colleges and universities from across the UK, the EAUC is now the recognized hub of sustainability best practice in the sector. The EAUC provides strong alliance of Further and Higher Education Institutions, sector bodies and commercial organizations, working together both in the UK and internationally. With links to similar bodies in North America, Australasia, Spain and South Korea amongst others, the EAUC is working on a International scale to raise the profile of sustainability in the tertiary education sector.


    (Environmental Network of Dominicans Universities). It is an association of 16 universities in the Dominican Republic which aims articulate the potential of higher education institutions for the dissemination of topics related to environmental sustainability through education, research and extension. It was founded in February 2012.

  • FGF - RNEC Belgium

  • HKSCC - RNEC Hong Kong

    Established as a consortium of the Heads of Universities Committee (“HUCOM”) in 2010, the Hong Kong Sustainable Campus Consortium is a forum for the sharing of information and best practices among higher education institutions in Hong Kong. With participation of academic and non-academic staff from the eight UGC-funded universities, the consortium also provides a platform for reporting on environmental performance and serves as the implementing body of the Hong Kong Declaration.

  • INAECU - RNEC Spain

    (The Interuniversity “Institute for Higher Education and Science") is an integrated center in the Alliance 4U and initially formed by the Carlos III University and the Autonomous University of Madrid. The Institute operates in two priority areas: assessment of scientific and technological activities and the policies and management of higher education institutions)

  • Open School of Sustainable Development - RNEC Russia

    As we provide non-formal education on sustainable development and also work with Russian universities, the first time we have learned about the Sulitest we thought that it must exist in Russian. Such international tool provides an opportunity for people around the world to have equal opportunities to have the same level of education and skills, as well as it helps to create a common understanding about sustainability among different nations which is crucial for the achievement of global goals. We hope that Russian version of the test will raise awareness on sustainability issues in Russian-speaking communities.

  • PRME Chapter Brazil - RNEC Brazil

    part of the Chapter Latin America and Caribbean, is a voluntary group of educational institutions, corporate universities and support organizations located in Brazil that share the vision of forming responsible leaders prepared to act in the new paradigm of sustainability.

  • PRME Chapter UK and Ireland

    The PRME national Chapter UK and Ireland seeks to reach to all the business schools in our region to provide support and encouragement to those who wish to use the Principles as a reflection of the values that guide their practice. We seek to raise the awareness of PRME to non-signatories, and to design a range of support activities for signatory schools in their quest to fully engage with all the dimensions of PRME

  • PRME Chapter MENA

    Host by the American University in Cairo, the MENA PRME Chapter works to provide a platform for dialogue, learning, and action on responsible management and leadership education and research, to increase the visibility of PRME and its signatories in a region, to adapt the Six Principles of PRME into a local context and to develop and promote activities linked to the Principles.

  • Red Campus Sustenable - RNEC Chile

    Red Campus Sustentable has its origins in the dialogue between various Chilean universities. Its mission is to promote and foster Higher Education Institutions initiatives which contribute to a more just, culturally rich, and environmentally friendly society. To meet this end, the network will provide resources and create spaces of collaboration, also contributing to the continuous incorporation of ethics and best practices of sustainability at the universities.

  • RCFA - RNEC Columbia

    (Red Colombiana de Formación Ambiental) : The goals of the RCFA is to get an space to collaboration and cooperation between universities, governors institutions and research institutes to improve the sustainability development in Colombia and outside Colombia.

  • REFEDD - RNEC France

    (French Student Network for Sustainable Development, in French Réseau Français des Etudiants pour le Développement Durable) is a volontary membership organisation which strives to make sustainable development and associates topics a common and share reality in higher education. We are a network of 105 student-led associations whose projects deal with sustainable development. Our mission is to connect them together and, more globally, to accompagny any student willing to implement a project dealing with sustainability whether inside or outside it campus.

  • APSCC - RNEC India

    The Association for Promoting Sustainability in Campuses and Communities was founded to serve as an impetus organization for sustainable development among the educational institutions and local communities in India. The association provides resources, initiates and promotes sustainable solutions at grassroots level in collaboration with a network of sustainability professionals.


    (the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education) is helping to create a brighter future of opportunity for all by advancing sustainability in higher education. By creating a diverse community engaged in sharing ideas and promising practices, AASHE provides administrators, faculty, staff and students, as well as the business that serve them, with: thought leadership and essential knowledge resources; outstanding opportunities for professional development; and a unique framework for demonstrating the value and competitive edge created by sustainability.


About thirty networks or groups of people are currently working on the creation of regional or national sets of questions.


Currently available Local Modules:


Currently adapting their questions to the new format:



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Missions of the Senior Advisory Board:

  • Ensure consistency, relevance and validation of the Test architecture.
  •  Ensure the independence and spirit of the project
  • Support the mission of
  • Capitalize and leverage the strength of their various networks to help reinforce the expertise of Sulitest.  


HESI founders and other UN organizations involved in Education and Sustainable Development, HESI signatories and other relevant international networks or associations.


Missions of the Regional Expert Committees:

Coordinate the development of Sulitest at the local level by:

  • Developing local questions  related to their region or country (by appointing a community manager to head a local committee)
  • Translating International Questions (if necessary).
  • Massively disseminating the Test to their local stakeholders.


Mainly national or regional academic networks (networks specifically dedicated to Education for Sustainable Development or working groups on Sustainable Development in a national federation, for example).

Missions of our Partners :

  • Strengthen the organization through financial and institutional support. Allow Sulitest to invest in the development of new tools and projects until the full autonomy of the association is achieved.
  • Be an ambassador of the test in their own professional network and beyond. Contribute to measuring the cognition of sustainable development on a global scale.
  • Be real sponsors (defending the mission of the association beyond individual or organizional interests)


Financial and institutional supporters of the Sulitest organization (companies, universities, professional networks, institutions, media…)

The Board


Jean-Christophe CARTERON, CSR Director - Kedge Business School

General Secretary and Treasurer

Aurélien DECAMPS, Professor - Kedge Business School

Members of the Board

Jaclyn ROSEBROOK-COLLIGNON, Head of Sustainablity & Affilate Professor - Grenoble Ecole de Management

Clara DOLY-TACCONI, Directrice du cabinet - Présidence - Université de Cergy-Pontoise

Katia MICHIELETTO, CSR Director - L’Occitane en Provence

Anja STOLL, Chef de Projet RSE – Kedge Business School

Hilligje VAN'T LAND, Deputy Secretary General - International Association of Univerities (IAU)

Pierre-Olivier BERNIERE, Head of Fragile customers Unit - La Banque Postale

Yves DAUMAS, Business Development Executive - EKODEV

Gérald MAJOU DE LA DEBUTERIE, Project leader in sustainable development - CGE

Alain TORD, University Social Responsibility (USR) Officer, Paris Dauphine University

Financing a project for the common good

When launching a project of this magnitude and ensuring its future, one of our key responsibilities is to make our non-profit organization financially sustainable.


The beginnings (2013-2015)

Beyond the volontary financial contributions of several institutions, Sulitest received major support from Kedge Business school, notably from the Foundation for Sustainable Leadership and the company, Degetel.  Kedge Business School also contributed resources for managing the General Secretary. Other partners, like the law firm Savin Martinet Associates and the communications agency, Sidièse volunteered time and skills and contribute to the construction and deployment of V1.  Overall, more than 200,000 Euros were invested in this pilot phase.


Fundraising to launch the new platform (2015/2016)

After the success of the pilot version, Sulitest has spent much of its energy consolidating the human and financial resources for our community. The preliminary funding campaign was a success and the Sulitest received financial and moral support from 11 higher education institutions (EAUC, Ecole des Ponts Paris Tech, EFMD, Institut Mines Telecom, Kedge Business School, Kingston University, PRME Chapter UK & Ireland, School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg, COMUE Université Paris Seine, Grenoble EM, Conférence des Grandes Ecoles) and 8 corporate or professional organizations (Edf, C3d, La Banque Postale, L'Occitane en Provence, LVMH, Onet, Orange, Pernod Ricard). These donations have allowed the association to contract with a new IT partner, Aleaur, who is ensuring the development of a new and improved Version 2. The UX Design agency, Welcome Max, also volunteered time and skills this year.

We are extremely grateful to these organizations who are helping us to build this tool for the common good of our global society.


Towards an autonomous and sustainable economic model...

Thanks to this new Sulitest platform, the association will be able to build its indepency by:

  • Offering services and products to other academic, non-academic stake-holders and organizations (i.e. corporations, recruitment agencies, institutions, governments) and individuals.
  • Receiving public grants/funds
  • Receiving donation from corporation, institutions (foundations) and even individuals

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