Higher Education Institutions have a crucial role to play in the sustainability transformation. Not only do they shape the debate by contributing to the scientific discourse through research and teaching, but they should also practice what they preach and manage their own sustainability. The University of Mannheim has set up a task force to develop a sustainability strategy that encompasses all of these aspects. Our chairholder Prof. Edinger-Schons is a member of this task force. The University has just released a website that summarizes the current sustainability activities as well as the status quo of the strategy process: https://www.uni-mannheim.de/universitaet/profil/nachhaltigkeit/.