Commitment to SDGs

SDGs at Sunway University

The sustainability initiatives of Sunway University predate the adoption of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015.

Good Health and Well Being

This 3rd Sustainable Development Goal (SDG3) aims at globally improving everyone’s health and well-being in the world, no matter their level of income, age, race, gender etc. According to the UN, despite significant strides made in increasing global life expectancy, inequalities in healthcare access still exist.

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Clean Water and Sanitation

This SDG focuses on ensuring a clean and stable water supply and effective water sanitation for all people by the year 2030. The goal is a reaction to the fact that many people throughout the world lack these basic services. 

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Affordable and Clean Energy

The world is making progress towards Goal 7, with encouraging signs that energy is becoming more sustainable and widely available. Access to electricity in poorer countries has begun to accelerate, energy efficiency continues to improve, and renewable energy is making impressive gains in the electricity sector.

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Decent Work and Economic Growth

The SDGs promote sustained economic growth, higher levels of productivity and technological innovation. Encouraging entrepreneurship and job creation are key to this, as are effective measures to eradicate forced labour, slavery and human trafficking. With these targets in mind, the goal is to achieve full and productive employment, and decent work, for all women and men by 2030. 

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Sustainable Cities and Communities

Making cities sustainable means creating career and business opportunities, safe and affordable housing, and building resilient societies and economies. It involves investment in public transport, creating green public spaces, and improving urban planning and management in participatory and inclusive ways.

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Partnership for the Goals

The SDGs can only be realized with strong global partnerships and cooperation.The world is more interconnected than ever. Improving access to technology and knowledge is an important way to share ideas and foster innovation. Coordinating policies to help developing countries manage their debt, as well as promoting investment for the least developed, is vital for sustainable growth and development. 

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Sustainability Committee

Sunway University established the SEG Sustainability Committee which includes staff and relevant working groups. This committee coordinates sustainability initiatives that extends to the larger communities across campus. The full Sustainability Committee can be found below.

SEG Sustainability Committee

The University drives the sustainability agenda through key committees and working groups. This is achieved in consultation with academic thought leaders in the field, whilst prioritizing campus issues and in alignment with the larger Sunway Group. The SEG Sustainability Committee takes the lead in setting the framework for implementation of campus-wide initiatives. Policy decisions are brought to the Office of Sustainability to ensure consistency of implementation and monitoring of effectiveness.

sustainability framework process


Sustainability initiatives at Sunway University are aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. 


Prof Mahendhiran Nair, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research, Engagement and Impact) Chair of the Committee
Betty Lai, Chief Resources Officer
Cheng Mien Wee, Executive Director - Sunway International School & Director - Pre- University Studies
Danial Rahman, Director - Office of the CEO, Sunway Education Group
Daniel Lee, Director, PVC REI Office
Lee Siok Ping, Director of Student Life
Linda Tan, Director – Facilities Services
Ng Beng Lean, Group Registrar 
Ng Kok Cheng, Chief Financial Officer 
Patrick McVeigh, Director – Branding & Corporate Communications 
Preeti Nair, Director – Strategy & Planning
Tony Lee, Chief Information Officer

External Members

Matt van Leeuwen, Chief Innovation Officer, Sunway Group
Jacqueline Wong, Head of Sustainability, Sunway REIT