ESG in the Internationalization of Higher Education Institutions

Authors

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.24857/rgsa.v18n9-022

Keywords:

Internationalization of Higher Education, Higher Education Institutions, Sustainability, ESG, ESG Assessment

Abstract

Purpose: The phenomenon of sustainability studies in the Economic, Social and Governance (ESG) dimensions has been developing in the literature, as well as that of the Internationalization of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), demanding practices to enhance actions that add healthy values to society. Based on this provocation, the objective of this research was to develop instruments capable of evaluating how HEIs incorporate the ESG principle in their internationalization initiatives.

 

Theoretical Framework: For the development of the research we used ESG and its criteria (environmental, social and governance), relevant perspectives for sustainability in HEIs and internationalization of HEIs.

 

Method: This research is based on a qualitative approach with an exploratory framework, with support from the databases Periódicos Capes, EbscoHost and Spell.org.br.

 

Results and Discussion: The research discussed the literature to support the construction of two collection instruments: a structured interview script and a questionnaire, both modeled for application to professors or staff responsible for internationalization projects or initiatives in their respective HEIs.

 

Research Implications: It is expected that the aforementioned research products can be used to support future research on ESG principles applied to higher education internationalization initiatives.

 

Originality and Value: The research innovates in the articulation of two important themes (ESG and Internationalization of HEIs) and delivers two products for qualitative and quantitative research.

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.

References

Aleksandrova, O., Batchenko, L., Dielini, M., & Lavryk, U. (2018). Specifics of managing competitiveness of present-day university on principles of social responsibility. Naukovyi Visnyk Natsionalnoho Hirnychoho Universytetu, (4), 157–165. https://doi.org/10.29202/nvngu/2018-4/2

Arruda, J. A., & Barros, G. F. (2018). Governança universitária: um panorama mundial. In XVIII Coloquio Internacional de Gestión Universitaria (p. 14).

Bardin, L. (2016). Análise de Conteúdo. São Paulo, Edições 70.

Costa, Andréa Viviane de Oliveira. (2012). Indicadores de sustentabilidade para instituições de ensino superior: contribuições para a Agenda Ambiental PUC-Rio. [Dissertação de mestrado, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro]. Coleção Digital. https://www.maxwell.vrac.puc-rio.br/colecao.php?strSecao=resultado&nrSeq=20393@1

Creswell, J. W. (2016). Projeto de pesquisa: métodos qualitativos, quantitativos e misto. 2 ed. Porto Alegre: Artmed. https://edisciplinas.usp.br/pluginfile.php/696271/mod_resource/content/1/Creswell.pdf

Elkington, J. (1997). Cannibals with forks: the triple bottom line of 21st Century Business, Capstone, Oxford. Capestone, London, 1(1986), 1–16.

Gil, A. C. (2021). Como Fazer Pesquisa Qualitativa. Grupo GEN. https://integrada.minhabiblioteca.com.br/books/9786559770496

Gil, A. C. (2022). Como Elaborar Projetos de Pesquisa (7th ed.). Grupo GEN. https://integrada.minhabiblioteca.com.br/books/9786559771653.

Instituto Brasileiro de Governança Corporativa (2015). Código Das Melhores Práticas de Governança Corporativa. 5ed. IBGC. São Paulo, SP: IBGC, 2015. https://www.bibliotecadeseguranca.com.br/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/ codigo-das-melhores-praticas-de-governanca-corporativa.pdf

Irigaray, H. A. R., & Stocker, F. (2022). ESG: novo conceito para velhos problemas. Cadernos EBAPE.BR, 20(4), 1–4. https://doi.org/10.1590/1679-395186096

Jacobi, P. R., Raufflet, E., & Arruda, M. P. de. (2011). Educação para a sustentabilidade nos cursos de Administração: reflexão sobre paradigmas e práticas. RAM. Revista de Administração Mackenzie, 12(3), 21–50. https://doi.org/10.1590/s1678-69712011000300003

Knight, J. (1994). Internationalization: Elements and checkpoints. Canadian Bureau for International Education, 7, 1–14. Retrieved from http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED549823.pdf

Knight, J. (2004). Internationalization Remodeled: Definition, Approaches, and Rationales. Journal of Studies in International Education, 8(1), 5–31. https://doi.org/10.1177/1028315303260832https://doi.org/10.1177/1028315303260832

Knight, J. (2012). Research in Comparative and International Education Volume 7 Number 1. www.wwwords.uk/RCIE

Knight, J. (2021). Higher Education Internationalization: Concepts, Rationales and Frameworks. Revista REDALINT, 1(1), 65–88.

Lakatos, E. M. (2021). Fundamentos de Metodologia Científica (9th ed.). Grupo GEN. https://integrada.minhabiblioteca.com.br/books/9788597026580

Langrafe, T. de F., Fischmann, A. A., Boaventura, J. M. G., & Meireles, F. R. da S. (2020). Desempenho Social Corporativo em Instituições de Ensino Superior: a Visão dos Gestores Sobre os Stakeholders. Administração: Ensino e Pesquisa, 21(2), 1–55. https://doi.org/10.13058/raep.2020.v21n2.1571

Leal, F., Moraes, M. C. B., & Oregioni, M. S. (2020). Questioning the prevailing discourse and practice of internationalization of higher education in Latin America. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 28, 132. https://doi.org/10.14507/epaa.28.3904https://doi.org/10.14507/epaa.28.3904

Li, T. T., Wang, K., Sueyoshi, T., & Wang, D. D. (2021). Esg: Research progress and future prospects. Sustainability (Switzerland). MDPI. https://doi.org/10.3390/su132111663

Loviscek, V. (2021). Triple Bottom Line toward a Holistic Framework for Sustainability: A Systematic Review. Revista de Administração Contemporânea, 25(3). https://doi.org/10.1590/1982-7849rac2021200017.en

Machado, N. S., Weber, J., Silveira, A., & Petarnella, L. (2018). Higher education and sustainability: understanding of the managers of a higher education institution. Revista de Ciências da Administração, 42–54. https://doi.org/10.5007/2175-8077.2018v20n51p42

Maneia, A., Cuzzuol, V., & Krohling, A. (2013). A educação ambiental e a responsabilidade socioambiental nas práticas ambientais em instituições de ensino superior no Brasil. Revista Eletrônica em Gestão, Educação e Tecnologia Ambiental, 13(13). https://doi.org/10.5902/223611708786

Moneva, J. M., Archel, P., & Correa, C. (2006). GRI and the camouflaging of corporate unsustainability. Accounting Forum, 30(2), 121–137. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.accfor.2006.02.001

Oliveira, G. X. de , Vestena, D., da Costa, C. R., Traverso, L. D., & Bichueti, R. S. (2020). Iinternationalization of universities: study on scientific production. Gestão de desenvolvimento, 17(1), 196–217.

Peñaloza, L., & Mish, J. (2011). The nature and processes of market co-creation in triple bottom line firms: Leveraging insights from consumer culture theory and service dominant logic. Marketing Theory, 11(1), 9–34. https://doi.org/10.1177/1470593110393710

Pizzutilo, F., & Venezia, E. (2021). On the maturity of social responsibility and sustainability integration in higher education institutions: Descriptive criteria and conceptual framework. International Journal of Management Education, 19(3). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijme.2021.100515

Reis, A. L., & Bandos, M. F. C. (2012). A Responsabilidade Social de Instituições de Ensino Superior: Uma reflexão sistêmica tendo em vista o Desenvolvimento. Gestão & Conhecimento, (1808–6594), 424–432. Retrieved from http://www.pucpcaldas.br/graduacao/administracao/revista/artigos/esp1_8cbs/artigos_8cbs_2012.html

Sá Medeiros, H., Peixoto Diógenes, A., Barroso de Arruda Studart, L., & Arruda Cavalcante Forte, S. H. (2019). Criação de valor compartilhado na educação superior em saúde. Revista Organizações em Contexto, 15(29), 249. https://doi.org/10.15603/1982-8756/roc.v15n29p249-278

Scavarda, A., Daú, G., Scavarda, L.F., Chhetri, P. and Jaska, P. (2023), A conceptual framework for the corporate sustainability higher education in Latin America, International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, Vol. 24 No. 2, pp. 481-501. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJSHE-07-2021-0272

Stallivieri, L. (2017). Compreendendo a internacionalização da educação superior. Revista de Educação do Cogeime, 26(50), 15. https://doi.org/10.15599/0104-4834/cogeime.v26n50p15-36

UI Green Metrics. (2023). UI GreenMetric World University Rankings: Background of The Ranking. https://greenmetric.ui.ac.id/about/welcome Acesso em 03/07/2023

Vilela, A. L. N., Veloso, L. H. M. (2014). Governança corporativa nas instituições de ensino superior. XIV Colóquio Internacional de Gestão Universitária, 1–9.

Wit, Hans De. Hunter, Fiona. Howard, Laura. Egron-Polak, Eva. (2015) Internationalisation of Higher Education. Brussels: European Parliament, Directorate-General for Internal Policies, European Union.

Wit, H. De. (2020). O futuro da internacionalização do ensino superior em contextos globais desafiadores. ETD - Educação Temática Digital, 22(3), 538–545. https://doi.org/10.20396/etd.v22i3.8659471

Published

2024-04-26

How to Cite

Forte, S. H. A. C., Pinto, D. e S., Ferreira, C. M. M., Araujo Filho, J. A. de, Nascimento, L. de A., & Pompeu, R. M. (2024). ESG in the Internationalization of Higher Education Institutions. Revista De Gestão Social E Ambiental, 18(9), e06239. https://doi.org/10.24857/rgsa.v18n9-022

Issue

Section

Artigos