The Vision 2020 Sustainability Strategy: Background

Vision 2020 is much more than a document. The Sustainability Strategy is the outcome of a process to grow and connect the sustainability movement at McGill.

In its Sustainability Policy, adopted in 2012, McGill sets an aspiration to "Achieve the highest possible standards of sustainability on its campuses and in its day-to-day activities through its academic practices, in its facilities and operations, and by its outreach to the broader community." The Vision 2020 Sustainability Strategy aims to actualize this aspiration.

For Part Two of Vision 2020's implementation (2017-2020), our community must decide on the next set of priority actions across five categories that will allow us to fulfill the vision and goals we outlined in the Vision 2020 Sustainability Strategy. 

In this section of the website you can read the Vision 2020 Sustainability Strategy and accompanying Priority Action Briefs (2014-2016), as well as Vision 2020 Impacts.

Vision 2020: A Sustainability Strategy for McGill University

This is the document that guides the University's actions related to sustainability. It was approved by McGill's senior administration in March 2014.

Vision 2020 Sustainability Strategy.pdf

  English Version


Vision 2020 Strategie du Développment Durable.pdf

  Version française


Vision 2020: Progress Reports

These documents, prepared at the midpoint and end of the 2014-2016 period, provide an outline on the progress of the 2014-2016 Priority Actions.

Vision 2020 Final Report (2017).pdf

  May 2017


Vision 2020 Progress Report (2015).pdf

  October 2015


Past Impact and Failure Reports

We documented some of the positive outcomes of the Vision 2020 engagement process in our 2013 Vision 2020 Impact Report. We also feel part of the process to achieving excellence is leaving room for failure, and learning from it. Our 2013 Failure Report shows some missteps, oversights and dropped balls of V2020, and things we learned from along the way.

Impact Report.pdf

     August 2013


Failure Report.pdf

     August 2013