Sustainability at SMU

In September 2020, when we unveiled the SMU 2025 strategy, we further underscored the importance of Sustainable Living and committed to it as a priority area, where we see ourselves creating impact and bringing about positive change.

- Professor Lily Kong, SMU President

Our Strategies

How we work, learn, and play as an Engaged City University.

Cultivate a Greener University

Since its inception, SMU has been committed to developing a clean, green, and healthy environment for our students, faculty, and staff as well as neighbouring communities, businesses, residents, and visitors.

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Develop Change Agents Through Education

SMU is committed to equip learners with the knowledge, skills and mindsets through education and develop them into leaders and change agents who are able to integrate sustainable development, address sustainability issues and promote sustainability as active global citizens.

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Drive Impactful Research

SMU prioritises the development of high-quality sustainability research by focusing on areas of SMU's strength, developing global and local research partnerships on sustainability agenda and put ideas into real-world practice through living labs on our campus.

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Foster Resilient Communities

SMU promotes a holistic approach towards the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of students, staff and faculty, and promotes a diverse and inclusive community on campus.

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs) from the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development represent an urgent call for action for all countries - developed and developing - to protect people and the planet. See how our Sustainability Strategies map onto the 17 UN SDGs.

Take Action

From students to faculty, staff to partners, there are ways for everyone to make a difference. Join the movement to change the world.

Get Active, Feel Good

Download the SMU Resilience app today on the Google Play Store!

Get Active, Feel Good

Download the SMU Resilience app today on the Apple App Store!

Upcycle your denims

Bring your pre-loved denim jeans to The SMU Shop, and we will transform them into creative new merchandise such as bags and pouches! This is a partnership with SMU Artfest 2022 Lost & Found.

Partner us as a sustainable supplier

SMU expects our suppliers to deliver services and goods on a fair and ethical basis and provide assurance that they conduct their businesses in alignment with our core principles of sustainability.

Start a SG Eco Fund Project

Do you have an idea for a project that supports environmental sustainability and involves the community? The Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment (MSE) SG Eco Fund offers financial support for ideas that create positive impact.

Celebrate cultural Diverse-city

Diverse-city is a week-long SMU festival that promotes social integration and appreciation of ethnic and cultural identities to celebrate cultural diversity, organised by our SMU Icon (International Connections) club. 

Strengthen mental health

Participate in Mental Health Week this year which focuses on the 4 aspects of physical resilience - sleep, nutrition, physical activity and creating a safe environment for oneself. 

Support Ugly Food

SUTD-SMU Double Degree Programme alumna Pei Shan founded UglyFood with a mission to eliminate food waste and revamp the food ecosystem. They aim to make sustainability a part of people’s everyday lives. Check them out!

Latest Coverage on Sustainability at SMU

SMU establishes Sustainability Scholarship with gift from SeaTown

SMU establishes Sustainability Scholarship with gift from SeaTown

To help develop the next generation of sustainability leaders, SeaTown Holdings International Pte Ltd (SeaTown) and Singapore Management University (SMU) have jointly established the SeaTown Sustainability Scholarship (Scholarship). From Academic Year (AY) 2023/2024 to AY2025/2026, two outstanding…
SMU Mental Health Week 2022

SMU Mental Health Week 2022

The Singapore Management University (SMU) Mental Health Week (MHW) was initiated to raise awareness within the SMU community about the importance of sustaining our mental wellness. Into its sixth year, the campaign was led by Mrs Wong Kwok Leong Student Wellness Centre, SMU Peer Helpers, Resilience…
SMU School of Accountancy Conference on Digital Transformation of Financial Markets: Strategies and Data for Sustainability and Environment

SMU School of Accountancy Conference on Digital Transformation of Financial Markets: Strategies and Data for Sustainability and Environment

On Friday, 7 October 2022, the Singapore Management University’s (SMU) School of Accountancy (SOA) hosted the Conference on Digital Transformation of Financial Markets 2022. This was the second time that the conference was held, with the inaugural conference being well-received in 2021. Embodying…

Awards and Achievements

We aim to be the pre-eminent impact maker in sustainability and are committed to becoming a carbon-neutral campus by 2030. Here are some accomplishments from our initiatives encompassing smart technologies, solar harvesting and low energy green mark certifications.

2022 SGBC-BCA Leadership in Sustainability Awards 2022
2021 Energy Efficiency National Partnership (EENP) for Best Energy Efficiency Practices in the Public Sector (Organisation)
2020 Green Mark Platinum for School of Social Sciences/College of Integrative Studies(Super Low Energy Building)