The International Association of Universities (IAU) has launched a report of its 2016 global survey on Higher Education and Research for Sustainable Development (HESD). They surveyed 120 higher education institutions worldwide with a goal of understanding the key role higher education plays in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The results underline that universities are involved in sustainable development and integrate it in their strategic development plans. However, there is still room for progress. In this publication you will find inspiring sustainability initiatives undertaken by IAU Members worldwide, so get inspired and commit to the SDGs!