Memberships

The International Network for Educational Exchange (INEX) is constantly expanding and including new outstanding partners of various fields. Together we focus on achieving our mission to “identify, inspire, educate and empower change makers”.

We try to inspire other in the field of sustainability as a member of the following networks:

United Nations Global Compact

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The UN Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. By doing so, business, as a primary driver of globalization, can help ensure that markets, commerce, technology and finance advance in ways that benefit economies and societies everywhere. Endorsed by chief executives, the Global Compact is a practical framework for the development, implementation, and disclosure of sustainability policies and practices, offering participants a wide spectrum of workstreams, management tools and resources — all designed to help advance sustainable business models and markets.

Earth Charter Initiative

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The Earth Charter is the product of a decade long worldwide, cross-cultural, civil society dialogue on common goals and shared values, offering an inclusive understanding of sustainable development. It provides an excellent example of an inclusive vision of the fundamental principles for building a just, sustainable, and peaceful world. Its principles build upon international, environmental conservation, and sustainable development law and the various UN meetings that took place in the 1990s. It endeavours to consolidate and extend a number international law principles reflecting the emerging consensus in global civil society. It was endorsed by the 2003 UNESCO General Conference as an important ethical framework for sustainable development and a valuable teaching tool. INEX works closely with ECI’s Center for Ecuation for Sustainable Development. Its Executive Director Mirian Vilela is member of the INEX Advisory Board. Furthermore, INEX is the Earth Charter Affiliate for Austria.