USM has started to embrace education for sustainable development (ESD) and “University as a Living Lab” approach since the year 2000 through the concept of Kampus Sejahtera (Healthy Campus) and University in a Garden. USM aims at promoting sustainability among the community within and outside the campus through education and research activities. In order to achieve APEX vision, USM has taken its initiative to establish a centre which would be able to help USM to mainstream sustainability across all levels within USM community. The Centre for Global Sustainability Studies has been established to act as a conduit to help USM in the mainstreaming of sustainability within the university. CGSS is designed to work with all relevant sections of the university, regional, and international sustainability organisations, national and regional governments, the private sector, civil society groups and NGOs to promote sustainable development, paying particular attention to the disempowered bottom billion.