The Spanish Association of Sustainability Managers (DIRSE) and the University of Burgos signed an agreement to reinforce the cooperation between both entities and promote the development of programs of mutual interest related to the profession, training and research on sustainability information.
Sustainability requires reliable information that should be available to the different socioeconomic agents and elaborated through solid scientific and ethical structures, which make visible the connections of ecological and social problems with business and, in this way, promote business responses in the context of the Anthropocene.
The agreement establishes a framework for carrying out joint activities, as well as cooperation in projects and programs of mutual interest in ESG matters, such as training, research or events. In particular, this agreement is proposed as a framework for managing the collaboration of DIRSE as the associated partner of the Erasmus+ Sustainability Accounting Learning Platform for a Green Economy (Account4GreenEco) project, funded by the European Union. The proposal, structured in three years, consists of the development of a dynamic and interactive platform for open online training on sustainability information that will address different issues related to the usefulness, preparation and monitoring of this information for teachers.
DIRSE is the most relevant association of sustainability professionals in Spain and gathers more than 400 members that represent the largest Spanish corporations. As an associated partner of the project, DIRSE will contribute by disseminating the results obtained. Likewise, it will act as a bridge between the academy and ESG professionals for the review of the training materials that are being developed.