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We are living in a moment in time like no other. With only 9 years remaining before the United Nations' 2030 deadline to meet the Sustainable Development Goals, it's never been more critical for us as a B Corporation to mobilise and connect the world for good.

Our commitment to Be Good

Social Impact Report 2021

In March 2020, the world changed. And we responded. Higher education needed a shake-up, and the pandemic accelerated our action. Collectively, we created impact. We led with care and connection. We adapted. We kept our students learning, and our teachers teaching.

Our Social Impact Report 2021 is a report card, a testimony, and a call to action. It's our story of resilience, creativity, and triumph in the face of global disruption. 

Now is the time for the change-makers, the disruptors, and the agitators. Now is the time to truly connect the world for good.

The world changed. We responded. | Our Social Impact from March 2020 to Now.

On the horizon

As 2021 draws to a close and 2022 begins, there are several major projects underway and on the horizon, which will make impact locally and globally.

Thin Ice VR confronts impact of climate change

Thin Ice VR is a groundbreaking virtual reality production highlighting the devastating impact of climate change in Antarctica over the past 100 years. Produced by award-winning studio Monkeystack, written and directed by Torrens University Senior Lecturer James Calvert and featuring modern adventurer and environmental scientist Tim Jarvis AM, Thin Ice VR offers audiences an unrivalled immersive experience following the footsteps of Sir Ernest Shackleton.
The Thin Ice VR season opens at the South Australian Museum on Saturday 20 November – Sunday 6 February.
Watch the Thin Ice VR trailer above
Professor Alwyn Louw | Research | Staff
Thin Ice VR is a ground-breaking project that draws on the university’s investment in design-based research of virtual reality – harnessing the ability to turn images into explorable environments.
Professor Alwyn Louw
Torrens University Australia, Vice Chancellor
Our Impact | Be Good | Research that Matters | Torrens University

Research That Matters podcast

Research That Matters is a nine-part podcast series highlighting how Torrens University’s world class researchers are finding impactful solutions for society, industry and communities in Australia, New Zealand and globally. Launching in early 2022.
Our Impact | Be Good | Social Enterprise World Forum | Torrens University

Social Enterprise World Forum 2022

Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) is hosted in Brisbane next year and Torrens University is proud to be a major partner, playing a significant role in forging international changemaking networks.

Courses to drive impact 

Our Impact | Be Good | Smart Skills Digital Badges | Torrens University
Smart Skills Digital Badge endorsed by B Lab Australia & Aotearoa New Zealand
Championing Organisational Change & Driving Impact course helps you develop understanding of corporate social responsibility, organisational culture and the power of businesses to create positive change in the world. We are proud that this is endorsed by B Lab Australia & Aotearoa New Zealand, the organisation behind the globally recognised B Corp certification for social and environmental performance in business.
Our Impact | Be Good | Sport for Good | Torrens University
Sport for Good: How sport can drive change for a better world
Our Sport for Good free online courses, launching February 2022, explore how sport can be a powerful driver for social change, highlighting how sporting organisations and individuals can make a positive impact on a global scale.
Our Impact | Be Good | Thin Ice VR | Torrens University
Thin Ice VR Short Course
This short course is the learning experience for those seeking to further their understanding of climate change and its impact on the Antarctic region. Created in consultation with legendary environmental activist and scientist Tim Jarvis, Thin Ice VR acts as the perfect supplement to the phenomenal Thin Ice VR experience.
  • Smart Skills Digital Badge endorsed by B Lab Australia & Aotearoa New Zealand

    Our Championing Organisational Change & Driving Impact course shifts learners’ thinking towards how to be an effective leader in the face of change. We are proud that this is endorsed by B Lab Australia & Aotearoa New Zealand, the organisation behind the globally recognised B Corp certification for social and environmental performance in business.

    Discover course

  • Sport for Good: How sport can drive change for a better world
    Our Sport for Good free online courses, launching February 2022, explore how sport can be a powerful driver for social change, highlighting how sporting organisations and individuals can make a positive impact on a global scale.
  • Thin Ice VR Short Course

    This short course is the learning experience for those seeking to further their understanding of climate change and its impact on the Antarctic region. Created in consultation with legendary environmental activist and scientist Tim Jarvis, Thin Ice VR acts as the perfect supplement to the phenomenal Thin Ice VR experience.

    Discover course

Social Enterprise Hub

Torrens University’s Social Enterprise Hub provides business solutions to our partners in industry, businesses and not-for-profits by engaging our students in special placements and projects.

Our students apply their specialist skills and expertise in strategic projects, product launches, marketing campaigns, evaluating programs, executing events and more.

The Hub thrives on our partnerships and our commitment to Be Good by contributing to society, economy, education, research and industry. Importantly, it delivers on our promise to ensure our students are prepared for their careers and contributions to society.

Want to partner with us?

If your organisation is a value-driven organisation, whether you’re a business led by ethics, a not for profit organisation, we are open to developing a partnership! In understanding your needs, we seek to contribute to enterprise growth, sustainability and social impact.
Peter Graves

Social Enterprise Hub Manager

socialenterprise@torrens.edu.au

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Certified B Corporation

We are unwavering in our mission to be a force for good in business and education. This is why we belong to the global B Corp movement.

As an international community of best practice, being a Certified B Corporation means we meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance and public transparency and legal accountability.

Providing open, accessible education is our ultimate goal.

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