• Pope Francis

    The Earth is protesting for the wrong that we are doing to her, because of the irresponsible use and abuse of the goods that God has placed on her. When nature is viewed solely as a source of profit and gain, this has serious consequences for society. Never have we so hurt and mistreated our common home as we have in the last 200 years.

    My appeal to the world: We all must work together to protect our planet.

    I urgently appeal, then, for a new dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet. We need a conversation which includes everyone, since the environmental challenge we are undergoing, and its human roots, concern and affect us all.

  • Prof.Dr.Fr.Paul Fernandes, S.J, Vice Chancellor, XUB

    Xavier School of Sustainability (XSoS) was created to respond to the global call and cry to promote the cause of sustainability. Through this School, we hope to fulfill our social and environmental mission of bringing about transformation in our society. We wish to create better leaders for a better world; better leaders for a sustainable world. XSoS aims at prepare students who can join global movement for protecting Earth’s systems and care for our ‘Common Home.’

    “We have a Planet to Heal, a Planet to Save”

  • Prof.S.Peppin, Dean, XSoS, XUB

    Sustainability is all about exploiting our present abilities and capabilities to ensure that the ‘Future We Want’ and the ‘Future We Don’t Want’ do not co-exist. The ‘Future We Want’ is nothing but Peace on Earth.

  • Mr.Pooran Chandra Pandey Executive Director, United Nations Global Compact Network India

    Sustainability as a concept has gradually transitioned from being an operational theme to that of being a board room forum - a strategic integration of business processes with value chain considerations. It is in this background that Xavier School of Sustainability (XSOS), Xavier University Bhubaneswar (XUB)’s thought leadership in starting a separate school on sustainability augurs well for key stakeholders nationally and globally, more importantly for future leaders with knowledge and know-how around sustainability issues irrespective of the field they choose to enter in future.

  • Dr. Shambu Prasad IRMA

    The new declaration of rights of man in the twenty-first century is likely to be based more on the links between sustainability, plurality and justice than the earlier triad of liberty, equality and fraternity.

  • Mr.Aditya Batra, Programme Director, Centre for Science & Environment

    Even as the environment and development crisis intensifies, you the students and youth are living in privileged times. You, perhaps like no generation before, have the tools, enthusiasm and opportunities to make a real difference. Don’t squander it.

  • Mr.P S Narayan, Vice President & Head of Sustainability at Wipro Ltd

    It is both a challenge and opportunity for the business sector to make the existing unsustainable models of planet earth redundant. To do this will require a radically innovative vision backed by deep commitment for the long term". "My congratulations and best wishes to XUB for taking this pioneering step of giving young minds new eyes to see and engage with the issues that matter the most, not just for today but for future generations as well.

  • Prof. Arup Roy, Assistant Professor, XSoS

    “We recognize the pathway for sustainable development, but unless all our efforts are directed towards it, we cannot achieve sustainable development in true sense.”

  • Prof. Tamoghna Acharyya, Assistant Professor, XSoS

    Sustainability is our ability to –Stay frugal; Undertake universal health coverage; Shift to clean energy; Terminate world hunger; Assure good governance; Inculcate economic and social parity; Nurture human relation with the nature.

  • Prof. Sutapa Pati , Associate Professor, XSoS

    Marlee Matlin said "The Earth does not belong to us: we belong to the Earth." Sustainability is at the core of any culture. It is a constant endeavour to animate the glory of earth for the future. Focusing on sustainability will help in achieving harmonious progress; build understanding of symbiotic engagements of beings with nature promote responsible living while emphasizing care as a founding value of society. It is crucial for mitigating conflicts and shall lead to creation of a healthy and happy planet.

  • Dr. Elizabeth Abba, Assistant Professor, XSoS

    Sustainability teaches us that Stewardship of both natural and human resources needs to practised by the citizens for future generation as there is only one Earth. Sustainable thinking instills in us that we need to adapt to nature and not vice-versa.

  • Ms. Pramila Satpathy, Programme Officer, XSoS

    We enjoy a sustainable world when we use land not as a Commodity that belongs to us but treat it as a Community to which we belong and use it with love and respect.

  • Suatainability Warriors (Students – MBA SM)

    • The unprecedented spurt in the advancement of Science and Technology in the 21st century has led to economic growth and globalization which has touched the lives of millions of people, however its negative impact such as expanding economic disparity, increase in manmade pollution, human rights violation, climate change etc, pose a serious threat to our future generations. Therefore it is incumbent upon us to solve these problems and create a sustainable society and environment.
    • Sustainable Development Goals will act as the guiding star for achieving balance between the needs of nature and human desire for socioeconomic development. As sustainability professionals, we hope to contribute through our small efforts in this direction.
    • Be a leader in sustainability studies and action in the Asia-Pacific Region.
    • Sustainability is the need of the hour. One cannot be sustainable overnight by checking their tracks at the end of the day. Sustainability is from beginning to end, ingrained in all process akin to ethics. Besides, who wouldn’t want better results within minimum resources and look good while doing it!
    • Sustainability as a term wouldn't mean much if we cannot answer 'of what', 'to whom' and 'how'. It makes us accountable not only to ourselves but society at large
    • Sustainability in its most literal sense means to utilize something while upholding its innate value. It means to draw on to things without depleting their essence. Man was created to survive, endure, contain and coexist. But, to achieve all of that to capitalize on everything provided without exploiting it, is accomplishing true sustainability.