01 de September, 2020

FEN sets the standard in institutional sustainability

More than 13 years ago, FEN committed to long-term sustainability. In 2019 the School was reaccredited as a Sustainable Campus, thereby ratifying the commitment of the authorities and the community in the training of future professionals responsible for their environmental impact, through the incorporation of sustainability in all its activities: academics, campus culture, management, social responsibility and links with the environment.

Thanks to this trajectory and the experience obtained in the process, other public institutions have requested cooperation and guidance from FEN to embark on their own sustainability paths, in the assumption that this endeavour concerns every one of us.

One of the first was the General Treasury of the Republic (TGR), which sought collaboration to progress towards greater organizational sustainability. Francisca Sandoval, coordinator of Campus Sustentable FEN, points out that “they found out about the work we were doing at FEN and felt it was highly relevant. As a school of Economics and Business, the turn we were taking to include sustainability from different angles was something they wanted us to help them with”.

The Treasury launched the program nationwide during its anniversary with the participation of Francisca Sandoval, who placed great emphasis on motivating Treasury staff and officials.

Ximena Hernández Garrido, Treasurer, points out that “it has been a great experience for the Treasury to launch an initiative that, despite the global health contingency, has been carried out thanks to the support of the School of Economics and Business of the Universidad de Chile and in particular of Francisca Sandoval, who played a key role in the launch of our project”.

Likewise, the director of the Centre for Environmental Law and member of the Technical Secretariat of the Local Sustainability Committee of the Universidad de Chile´s Law School, Professor Valentina Durán, invited Francisca Sandoval to work in its management committee, which is chaired by Vice Dean Renee Rivero. “I was invited because the Law School is interested in learning from our trajectory at FEN. They want to start the process and we are keen to pass on our insights, ”says Francisca.