Responsibility at CBS

Green Campus

In line with the recent amendment to Principle 2 Values, that of the addition organisational practices and in our endeavours to meet the SDG’s CBS PRME is, in collaboration with other stakeholders across CBS, working towards creating a more sustainable campus. Our contributions lie in the facilitation of dialogue and collaboration on how to implement more sustainable practises on campus. It is our ambition to make CBS a leader and inspiration to the global PRME community in terms of how to engage students, faculty and staff in making universities more sustainable institutions.




The first sustainability strategy at CBS   

Together with CBS Estate and other partners and stakeholders, CBS PRME is working on developing the first strategy for a sustainable campus at CBS. We invite all interested students, staff, faculty and more to share your inputs with us.

Louise Thomsen, Project Manager, CBS PRME:

Tore Klitgaard, Special Consultant, Estates Management:

Prevention of food waste

By the end of 2017, Spisestuerne has launched their new initiative against food waste: food-waste boxes. Every day from 2 PM and later from 7 PM, anyone can fill a box with leftovers for a set price of DKK 15. Spisestuerne throws out 3-5 percent of the food from the five buffets around CBS’ campus. By implementing this initiative, which is still a pilot project, Spisestuerne has managed to reduce food waste. Furthermore, they have gained valuable experience and can improve their food production strategy in the long run. It is through initiatives like this that turn CBS' campus into a greener and more sustainable place.

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Food Waste

Vegetarian Default Policy

In October 2017, The Department for Management, Society and Communication implemented the first vegetarian policy at CBS. The vegetarian policy entails that whenever a colleague wishes to order food for an event, only vegetarian food will be served unless specifically requested otherwise. The setup mirrors how dietary requirements are currently specified except that from now on people wanting a meat-based meal have to specify this wish. The default will therefore not undermine the freedom of choice as anyone who wants to eat meat is free to do so.
With support from the department and in close collaboration with Spisestuerne, the policy is now being rolled out as a pilot project over the next 6 months. After the 6 month’s trial period, the effect of the policy will be evaluated and potential adjustments made.

Since its implementation in October, the department has received information on 508 ordered meals, whereof 375 meals (74%have been vegetarian.

If you want to know more about the vegetarian default policy, you can contact the Sustainable Infrastructure Taskforce:



The page was last edited by: PRME // 02/08/2018