July 2017
August 2017

Events - Upcoming

Save the date: PRME Chapter UK and Ireland 2017 Conference

We are delighted  to announce that the 4th PRME UK and Ireland Conference and Chapter AGM will be held on 26th & 27th June 2017 hosted by Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University

A full list of events, as well as logistical and participation notes, can be found here.

As 2017 is PRME’s 10th Anniversary year, the theme of the conference will be “Envisioning the Future of Responsible Management Education in the era of the Sustainable Development Goals

The call for papers and contributions can be found here.

Also make sure to read the Chapter's newsletter!

Stay tuned for updates to this event!

26 Jun 2017
to 27 Jun 2017
Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, UK

United Nations High-Level Event on Education

On 28 June, a High-Level Event on Education will be convened in partnership with key SDG 4 stakeholders to drive a new push for inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all.

Sustainable Development Goal 4, education, is at the heart of the UN’s 2030 Agenda and essential for the success of all Sustainable Development Goals. National governments and the international community need to ensure quality education for all; smart, innovative measures to reach young learners, and education and training which are more relevant to addressing the social, environmental and economic challenges that face the world. Education on a basis of equality for girls and boys, women and men across all education systems and initiatives is also critical in achieving gender equality, reducing child mortality, delaying marriage and generating female leaders amongst other factors that contribute to societal progress.

Raising awareness of the new development agenda, fostering better understanding about the SDGs and their interconnectedness and promoting global citizenship, all play an instrumental role in making progress not only towards SDG 4, but also towards the entire Agenda 2030.

The event will also elaborate on how to advance the incorporation of the SDGs into the curricula of every school in the world.

For more information, please click here.

28 Jun 2017
United Nations Headquarters

2017 Global Forum for Responsible Management Education

 Bringing the SDGs to Every Classroom

The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative of the United Nations Global Compact is convening the 2017 Global Forum for Responsible Management Education — 7th PRME Assembly in conjunction with the United Nations High-Level Political Forum.

Join fellow leaders in helping to shape the future of business and management education, and to support the global effort to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

When | 18-19 July 2017*

Where | Fordham University Lincoln Center Campus — New York, NY (with a Special Session to be held at the United Nations Headquarters).

Who | Over 300 pioneers and thought leaders of responsible management education including deans, university presidents, professors, researchers, business school accreditation bodies, and students, in addition to high level guests from the United Nations, the private sector, civil society, and the media.

What | The 2017 Global Forum will provide a collaborative platform and action-oriented space to:

  • Celebrate 10 years of PRME and take stock of achievements by individual PRME signatories and impacts of the initiative (Looking back). 
  • Raise awareness about the SDGs and highlight their relevance for business and management schools (Learning). 
  • Lay the groundwork for PRME's next phase: Highlighting commitments of PRME signatories and stakeholders to implement the SDGs underscored by the 6 PRME Principles in teaching, research and thought leadership (Looking forward).

How | The basic format of the Global Forum programme will be composed of three main sessions and a variety of focus meetings with PRME networks and partners, including:

  • Keynote address and panel discussions from high level thought leaders 
  • "Collaboratories" of interactive and solution-oriented discussion 
  • Time for pre-planned and impromptu collaborations among participants 
  • Networking opportunities

For more information, visit this page, or email

*additional opportunities will be offered to Advanced PRME signatories on July 17.

18 Jul 2017
to 19 Jul 2017
Fordham University Lincoln Center Campus, NYC

1st PRME Anti-Corruption Conference

The PRME Working Group on Anti-Corruption, in cooperation with the Humanistic Management Network and HEC Paris in Qatar, are organizing a conference in conjunction with the PRME Global Forum in New York with the focus theme: Behavior Risks and Anti-Corruption Mainstreaming for Respecified Executive and Management Education


Many business schools launch and perpetuate executive education activities with the aim to generate funds. A significant portion of corporate universities evolved from cost to profit centers as well, even including opening themselves up to external clients and participants. However, more challenging topics on the normative level such as ethics, humanism, sustainability, and anti-corruption received little to no attention.

Moreover, it is imperative that measuring the success of executive education seminars moves beyond the smiley sheets and satisfaction surveys distributed at the end of modules. Instead, such seminars and courses ought to aim for respecification – towards actually changed attitudes and behaviors, the right impact on business and society. Such a respecification of executive education is highly necessary, in light of the tremendous commercialization executive education has undergone over the last years.

Programme Overview

9:00-12:00 - Academic Track: Conference participants will have an opportunity to present and critically discuss latest scientific and applied research on behavioral risks, anti-corruption and improvements to executive education.

  • Abstract submissions of 300 words in length on these topics, to be submitted via email to Prof. Wolfgang Amann ( by July 5th, 2017.
  • Authors will be informed of acceptance by July 10th, 2017.
  • Final papers will be due on July 15th.
  • Outstanding submissions will receive Best Paper Award.
  • The “Organization and Management Quarterly” Journal will run a special issue on this conference and its key papers.

12:00-13:00 - Lunch Break

13:00-14:00 - Practitioners Track: Focus on the executives’ view and practical applications.

14:00-15:00 - Looking Ahead: Moderated discussion on the future focus and priorities of the PRME Working Group on Anti-Corruption.

Keynote speakers from the PRME Working Group on Anti-Corruption include:

  • Prof. Matthias Kleinhempel: Behavioral elements in compliance programs and education 
  • Prof. Shiv Tripathi: Corporate Yoga - building the foundations for better businesses 
  • Prof. Wolfgang Amann: Measuring the success of executive education – a new six-level framework

Both tracks are open and without participation fee. In order to secure your seat, please RSVP by June 30th via email to

20 Jul 2017
Fordham University Lincoln Center Campus — New York, NY

Save the Date - 6th PRME Chapter LAC

We are pleased to announce the dates for the 2017 PRME Regional Meeting for Latin America & Caribbean. The 6th PRME Chapter LAC Regional Meeting will take place on 12 September at ISAE/FGV in Curitiba, Brazil.

Please check back for more updates over the coming weeks.

12 Sep 2017
ISAE/FGV, Curitiba, Brasil

Save the Date - 4th Responsible Management Education Research Conference

See the Conference website HERE

The PRME Regional Chapter Brazil has the pleasure of inviting you to attend the conference on: 

New Research Questions for the Advancement of the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals

Hosted by the Federation of Industries of the State of Paraná (FIEP) on 13-14 September in Curitiba, the conference will be co-organized by PRME Regional Chapter Brazil, UNDP Brazil, PRME Regional Chapter DACH, PRME Secretariat and PRME Working Group on Poverty, a Challenge for Management Education, with the support of UN Global Compact Brazilian Committee.

The goal of the conference is to create a forum to discuss how research and management education community, in collaboration with businesses, policy makers, NGOs, youth, media, and other stakeholders interested in the new role of business in society, su stainable development, and responsible management education, could best support the ongoing flagship initiatives of UN Global Compact and PRME focused on the advancement of the Sustainable Development Goals. What should the new research agenda look like in order to effectively contribute to the understanding of the challenges and opportunities related to the implementation of the SDGs? How the newly created knowledge and understanding could be integrated into business and management practice, public policies and responsible management education?

An exciting program will include diverse formats such as prominent keynote speakers, thematic panels and roundtables, parallel sessions around the conference topics, posters and other forms of interactive exchange. A special feature of the program is that it is open for codesign by PRME Working Groups, PRME Regional Chapters, PRME Champion Group, other stakeholders and research community from PRME and beyond, through their submissions to the Call for Contributions.

We invite you to contribute to the event by proposing conference tracks/sessions and/or submitting research inputs that could contribute to creating a new research agenda for the advancement of the SDGs:

  • April 30th: Deadline for submitting conference tracks/session proposals
  • June 15th: Deadline for submitting research inputs (abstracts, working papers, work in progress)

Our choice for this venue is the fascinating city of Curitiba, easily accessible through frequent one-hour flights from Rio and São Paulo. Recognized worldwide for its environmental excellence and quality of urban life, Curitiba will not only inspire participants but also offer the chance to benefit from the mutual sharing and learning.

We look forward to receiving your contributions and will be delighted to meet you in Curitiba!

The event is also part of the global celebration of PRME’s 10th anniversary. More info will be available shortly on the conference homepage which is under construction.

Please contact the Organizing Committee Chairs:

Flavio Hourneaux Junior, 

Adriana Caldana,

Conference website:

13 Sep 2017
to 14 Sep 2017
Curitiba, Brazil

Save the Date - 4th PRME Regional Meeting North America

We are pleased to announce that the 4th PRME Regional Meeting North America will be hosted by the College of Business and Economics at the Unviersity of Guelph (Canada) on 19-20 October 2017. Further updates and information will be available in the coming weeks. 

We are pleased to announce that the 4th PRME Regional Meeting North America ‘The 10th Anniversary of the PRME Initiative: Realizing the SDGs through Education, Research and Partnership,’  will take place on 19-20 October 2017. The event will be organized by the College of Business and Economics at the University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Look for updates on the PRME Chapter North America website:

Please note that we will also announce the UN PRME Chapter North America Awards for Excellence in Responsible Management Education at the regional meeting. We will present the Excellence Awards to nominees in the following three categories: (1) teaching; (2) research or scholarly/creative activities; and (3) service. Award recipients will receive an honorarium and a plaque. 

Please email applications to; or, mail them to the address found below. The ‘call for nominations’ of peer or self will now extend thru May 1st.

19 Oct 2017
to 20 Oct 2017
College of Business and Economics, University of Guelph

Save the date! The 5th PRME Chapter Meeting DACH & 5th Champions Meeting

We are pleased to announce that on 6-8 November 2017, the ZHAW School of Management and Law will host the 5th PRME Chapter Meeting DACH (Germany, Austria & Switzerland) in connection to the 5th PRME Champions Meeting for the 2016-2017 cycle in Winterthur, Switzerland. On Monday, 6 November, the Chapter Meeting DACH will begin at 9:00 AM and representatives of PRME Champion institutions are invited to join the sessions starting at 1:00 PM. The Champions Meeting will kick off in the morning of Tuesday, 7 November.

Plenary and keynote speakers will include:

  • Jonas Haertle, Head of PRME, UN Global Compact 
  • Prof. Dr. Lutz Schlange, University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur / Spokesperson, PRME Regional Chapter DACH
  • Prof. Dr. Rudi Kurz, Faculty of Business and Law, Pforzheim University
  • Prof. (HSG) Dr. Sascha Spoun, President of Leuphana University of Lüneburg 

Main reasons for having a combined meeting in Winterthur:

  • The Chapter Meeting DACH brings a great number of business schools from across the region, which provides an opportunity for Champions to meet and connect with them;
  • The Chapter Meeting DACH will include a part of the SDG Roadshow run by a number of Champion institutions and PRME schools in different regions. In this case, it will be in collaboration with the UN Global Compact Local Network in Switzerland, potentially bringing a number of Swiss companies to the event;
  • Zurich is usually easy to travel to for many of the PRME Chapter DACH and Champion institutions and the beautiful city of Winterthur is approximately 15-20 minutes away from the Zurich Airport by train.

We will share a draft programme overview of the meeting in due course, as well as a registration link. 

You are welcome to take advantage of the opportunity to combine the weekend of 4-5 November in Zürich or Winterthur with this PRME event! A block of rooms has been reserved at a preferential rate at ibis Winterthur City.

For more information about the PRME Champions Meeting please contact Mr. Nikolay Ivanov, Coordinator, PRME Secretariat at

For more information about the PRME Chapter Meeting DACH please contact Dr. Katharina Hetze, ZHAW School of Management and Law at

06 Nov 2017
to 08 Nov 2017
School of Management & Law, ZHAW Winterthur, Switzerland

Save the Date: 5th PRME Chapter AU&NZ Meeting

05 Dec 2017
Deakin University, Melbourne

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