November 2014
December 2014

Events - Upcoming

GRLI: 3rd International Conference in Responsible Leadership

View the Call for abstracts for 3rd International Conference in Responsible Leadership

The Third International Conference in Responsible Leadership on 4-6 November 2014 at the University of Pretoria invites papers, panel conversations, symposia, case studies, and workshops, in the following sub-theme areas:
  • Responsible leadership issues in bridging scientific, management, and political systems to create a just and sustainable world;
  • Leadership and disciplinary issues in integrating across and within scientific disciplines: leadership and responsibility implications, ethical issues, and sustainability issues for the future in, e.g., energy, biodiversity, food security, agriculture, genomics, disease;
  • How business and other types of enterprises are bridging across scientific, management, and social science disciplines to create a sustainable future; and
  • Social-eco system management and governance, Earth System governance, global action networks (GANs), valuing ecosystem services.

Deadline for abstract submissions: 31st January 2014

04 Nov 2014
to 06 Nov 2014
Pretoria, South Africa

Teaching Ethics, Social Responsibility, and Social Responsibility Practices in Higher Education

We are pleased to announce the upcoming Iberian meeting on the theme of Teaching Ethics, Social Responsibility, and Social Responsibility Practices in Higher Education. The meeting will be held 7 November, 2014 at Escola Superior de Gestão, Hotelaria e Turismo da Universidade do Algarve, in Faro, Portugal, co-organised with the Instituto Superior de Contabilidade e Administração de Lisboa – ISCAL, and the Universidade de Jaén, with the support of the journal Ensino Magazine.

This event aims to provide an open space, in tertúlia (or roundtable) format, where teachers and other professionals related to higher education exchange experiences and ideas about the teaching of ethics, social responsibility and social responsibility practices in higher education settings. 

The meeting will be structured in two sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, where a guest speaker will talk about the themes of the conference for 20 minutes, with 10 minutes reserved for each speaker wishing to intervene. Practical cases previously submitted to the organising committee will be reviewed by a scientific committee, and subsequently published in the CD with ISBN of the meeting and the seal of the journal Ensino Magazine.

See the full website here for further details and registration. 

*Kindly note, this open meeting will be held in Portuguese and Spanish language.


07 Nov 2014
Faro, Portugal

International Conference on Higher Education for Sustainable Development: Higher Education Beyond 2014

We are pleased to announce the International Conference on Higher Education for Sustainable Development: Higher Education Beyond 2014 will be held 9 November 2014, in Aichi-Nagoya, Japan, organised by the United Nations University (UNU), in collaboration with PRME, UNESCO, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), UN Environment Programme, and the International Association of Universities.

Marking the final year of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD 2005–2014), the conference will celebrate the achievements of various higher education initiatives throughout the Decade and review commitments to make more profound contributions to Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) beyond 2014. The conference will highlight the major challenges and pathways for transformation of higher education institutions (HEIs), with a focus on scaling up and mainstreaming innovative practices in learning and knowledge development and research. The conference will also be a follow-up to the engagement of HEIs at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) including the Higher Education Sustainability Initiative facilitated by a group of UN partner organisations including PRME.

The conference will include high-level panel sessions that will focus on the major areas of significance for transformation of HEIs and on innovative ways they can advance sustainable development. These include the whole institution approach and engagement with critical sectors across boundaries.

The issues explored in the panels will be the focus of detailed breakout sessions highlighting the significant contribution of HEIs to further promoting ESD beyond 2014 in the critical areas including; (1) advancing policy; (2) transforming learning and training environments; (3) building capacities of educators and trainers; (4) empowering and mobilising youth; and (5) accelerating sustainable solutions at the local level.

The outcome of the Conference will be reflected in discussions at the UNESCO World Conference on ESD, which will be held in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan, from 10–12 November 2014.

For details including registration, please visit the website of the conference. For inquiries, please contact the Conference Secretariat at


09 Nov 2014
Aichi-Nagoya, Japan

4th PRME MENA Regional Forum

We are pleased to announce the upcoming 4th PRME MENA Regional ForumRegional and Local Challenges for Responsible Management Education, will take place at ESCA School of Management, Casablanca, Morocco on 10-11 November 2014.

As the Arab World is facing deep changes and difficult transitions, this new edition of PRME MENA Regional Forum aims to highlight the importance for business schools and universities on the South and East coast of the Mediterranean to implement the Principles for Responsible Management Education in classrooms through curriculum, research, dialogue and teaching, and to adapt their strategies to the new business challenges and opportunities.

Eminent speakers from the PRME community, academic institutions and corporate representatives will be present at this forum. The event is open to academics, corporate delegates, students, government representatives, and other stakeholders interested in responsibility and sustainability, from any region.

There will be no registration fee for this conference. Kindly register at with your name, institutional affiliation and personal contact details. 

For more information, visit the conference website or view the agenda here.

Past Forums:

The 3rd PRME MENA Regional Forum took place at the University of Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The 2nd PRME MENA Regional Forum took place at the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik in Jounieh, Lebanon.

The 1st PRME MENA Regional Forum took place at the American University in Cairo - School of Business in Cairo, Egypt.

10 Nov 2014
to 11 Nov 2014
Casablanca, Morocco

5th PRME Asia Forum

We are pleased to announce the upcoming 5th PRME Asia Forum will take place at University Utara Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 13-14 November 2014.

This Forum provides a platform for business school thought leaders to meet and discuss global challenges with the aim of finding ways the business school could play its role in contributing towards solutions. While the problems and challenges are many and diverse, the focus of the 5th PRME Asia Forum 2014 is on how business schools could be transformed so that the link between business schools and community development could be strengthened, made more visible and felt. Thus, business schools will not be merely providing future business managers and leaders, but also future managers and leaders that are valuable to the community at large.

View the conference website for full details and registration. Join here the Facebook page for the event. 

Past Fora:

The 4th PRME Asia Forum was hosted by De La Salle University, Ramon V. del Rosario College of Business with support from the Asian Institute of Management and Ateneo Professional Schools in Manila, The Philippines.

The 3rd PRME Asia Forum was held at Keio University in Tokyo, Japan.

The 2nd PRME Asia Forum took place at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China 

The 1st PRME Asia Forum took place at Kyung Hee University School of Management in Seoul, Korea.

13 Nov 2014
to 14 Nov 2014
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Save the Date – PRME Chapter Meeting Brazil

The fourth of four 2014 PRME Chapter Meetings Brazil will be held on 19 November 2014. 

More information, including host university, will follow. 


19 Nov 2014

ABIS Annual Colloquium 2014 — Transforming Tomorrow: Leadership for a Sustainable Future

PRME Steering Committee member, ABIS (the Academy of Business in Society) invites you to save the date and invite your colleagues to join the ABIS Annual Colloquium 2014 — Transforming Tomorrow: Leadership for a Sustainable Future, which will convene at the University of Cambridge from 9-11 December 2014.

As a unique thought leadership forum connecting the corporate and academic worlds, the 2014 Colloquium will focus on new insights and approaches to leadership and organisational development which are required to accelerate progress towards a more sustainable future.

Profound systemic change will be needed, inspired and delivered by individuals who understand and can navigate the complex opportunities and challenges inherent in this change. The forum will address three fundamental issues:

  1. What can we learn from corporate sustainability pioneers who have embarked on long-term systemic transformation processes in and with their organisations?
  2. What needs to change in the current environment for the leaders of sustainability-driven transformation to develop and emerge?
  3. How can such transformational leadership be facilitated and strengthened, across industries and between private, public and civic sectors, in pursuit of long-term change?
  4. Are Business Schools adequately equipped to deliver on such a long-term transformative agenda?

We will explore these essential questions through a wide range of dialogues between business pioneers and academic leaders, as well as a selection of new insights and case studies from in-company practice and global scholarship.


View the indicative programme and registration info here



As in previous years, the ABIS Colloquium will feature a diverse group of sustainability leaders and thinkers to challenge and inform in equal measure. Among the confirmed and invited speakers are:

  • Peter Bakker, President, World Business Council for Sustainable Development
  • Jane Griffiths, Company Group Chairman, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Johnson & Johnson
  • Peter Senge, Founding Chair, Society for Organizational Learning and Senior Lecturer, MIT
  • Sir Mark Moody Stuart, Vice-Chair, UN Global Compact Board
  • Douglas Baillie, Chief HR Officer, Unilever
  • Polly Courtice, Director, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership
  • Peter Lacy, Managing Director, Strategy & Sustainability Services Asia Pacific, Accenture
  • Prof. Abby Ghobadian, Henley Business School
  • Dr. Xiang Bing, Dean, Chuan Keung Graduate School of Business
  • Prof. Christoph Loch, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge
  • Prof. George Njenga, Vice Chancellor and Dean, Strathmore Business School
  • Della Bradshaw, Editor - Business Education Section, Financial Times

Additionally, participants can expect inputs from a wide range of leading companies, business schools and others, including: IBM, Saint-Gobain, HSBC, Lloyds, Tesco, Walmart, Kingfisher, SAB Miller, London Business School, INSEAD, IMD, WWF, and more!



The Colloquium offers various opportunities to participants to access, present, discuss and network around new sustainability insights and knowledge. These include:

Doctoral session – 9 December (from 14:00 GMT)

Interactive exchanges between a group of young researchers, senior managers and renowned professors on new themes and career development in sustainability-driven research and innovation. Doctoral students are encouraged to submit their contributions on the theme of transformative leadership.  

A host of parallel sessions will be on offer for the broad interests of business practitioners and academia:

Day One: 10 December (from 09:15 GMT)

Capacity-Building Workshops

Presentation and in-depth dialogue around select case studies of transformative leadership for sustainability in practice. Each will be designed with an emphasis on high value tools and approaches for attendees to apply in their own organisation.

Research & Knowledge Sessions

Small-group paper presentation and discussion of leading research, grouped by theme. The most impressive and innovative ideas from the contributions will showcased in a plenary session on Day Two.



Online registration begins in early September.

ABIS Members: Each member organisation receives one free place at the Colloquium, whereas partner organisations receive two free places!


View the indicative programme and registration info here.

09 Dec 2014
to 11 Dec 2014
Cambridge, England, UK

IILM Second International Conference on “Responsible Management Education, Training and Practice”

IILM Institute for Higher Education will host its second international conference on “Responsible Management Education, Training and Practice”, in New Delhi, January 2015. The First International Conference on Responsible Management Education and Practice, in January 2014 set an important milestone in the journey of the IILM. 

IILM is committed to the Principles of Responsible Management Education in letter and spirit. IILM’s Vision states “IILM will be a leader in values based management education and business focused research”.

Values that stand out are:

(a) A deep commitment to sustainable development and a green environment,
(b) An appreciation of the cultural heritage and socio-economic diversity of India.As an institute we hope to take the case of responsible management in business schools across India.

The conference format of combining research and practice was based on a strong belief that research as a standalone activity cannot add value unless it is blended with practice and flows into teaching and learning. The format for the second conference has been revised to have the research papers on Day 1. Day 2 and 3 of the Conference will focus on the action agenda.

The second conference will be held on 8-10th January 2015 and will focus on the Proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN Global Compact.

For more information, see conference agenda here.

08 Jan 2015
to 10 Jan 2015
IILM Lodhi Road Campus, New Delhi

2015 Biennial Conference on The Business and Economics of Peace

We are pleased to announce the Institute for Economics and Peace and American University’s Kogod School of Business 2015 biennial conference on “The Business and Economics of Peace,” will take place 10-11 April, 2015 at American University in Washington, D.C., supported by PRME and Greenleaf Publishing.

The conference will convene graduate, advanced undergraduate students, academics, and practitioners in the following areas of study: business, public policy, international relations, economics, and statistics, among others. The conference seeks to showcase the best student work related to the key conference themes: 1) Economics, Business and Peace, 2) Measuring Peace, 3) the Analysis and Management of Risk, and 4) Resilient Businesses, Resilient Societies: Promoting Positive Peace. In addition to the student presentations, established academics and industry leaders will share the latest ideas in research and practice. Discussions and networking opportunities with practitioners will be emphasized in the program.   

The inaugural conference took place at the Kogod School of Business in April 2013, and brought together 40 speakers and 100 participants for research presentations, panel discussions, career development, and networking. Coverage of the conference can be found here and conference proceedings here.

This conference seeks to focus greater attention on the interrelationships between business, peace, and economics and emphasize the value in looking at these issues from multiple disciplines and perspectives. With advances in fact-based peace metrics led by IEP through the Global Peace Index and related research, as well as further study into the links between peace and commerce by international academics, a base of research exists to propel further study on the measurement of peace and the role business in peace economics.

Call for Submissions:

Graduate students are invited to submit original research papers and case studies within the broad scope of the conference. Submissions focusing on the application of novel research methodologies (e.g., GIS) and original multi-media productions will also be considered. 

A committee composed of AU faculty and IEP representatives will review all submitted papers for presentation in the conference. The best papers from the conference will be selected and published in Greenleaf Publishing’s journal Business, Peace and Sustainable Development, the first journal dedicated to the mutual contribution of business and peace. Sumission deadline in 12 January, 2015.

For more information on paper submissions, see here.

To register, please visit:

10 Apr 2015
to 11 Apr 2015
Washington, D.C. USA

Save the Date: PRME Workshop @ CBS - Launching and Implementing a Responsible Management Education Programme

Save the Date for the second PRME Workshop @ CBS - Launching and Implementing a Responsible Management Education Programme

You can view information on the 2014 programme here.

18 May 2015
to 20 May 2015
Copenhagen, Denmark

Save the Date: IMTA – International Management Teachers Academy

PRME Steering Committee member CEEMAN's flagship IMTA – International Management Teachers Academy will take place on 7-19 June 2015 in Bled and is already open for applications. Highly commended by the participants and their institutions, we have witnessed IMTA’s profound impact on professional and personal development of young faculty. More information and registration at

07 Jun 2015
to 19 Jun 2015
Bled, Slovenia

Save the Date – PRME Meeting Nordic

We are pleased to announce the PRME Regional Meeting Nordic to be held 8-9 June 2015, in Copenhagen, Denmark.

More details to follow.

08 Jun 2015
to 09 Jun 2015

Save the Date – CR3+ Conference: Governance and Sustainability

11 Nov 2015
to 12 Nov 2015
Curitiba, Parana, Brazil

Save the Date – 6th PRME Asia Forum

We are pleased to announce the upcoming 6th PRME Asia Forum will take place at the Goa Institute of Management, Goa, India, 27-28 November 2015.

More information will be provided shortly. 

Past Fora:

The 4th PRME Asia Forum was hosted by De La Salle University, Ramon V. del Rosario College of Business with support from the Asian Institute of Management and Ateneo Professional Schools in Manila, The Philippines.

The 3rd PRME Asia Forum was held at Keio University in Tokyo, Japan.

The 2nd PRME Asia Forum took place at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China 

The 1st PRME Asia Forum took place at Kyung Hee University School of Management in Seoul, Korea.


27 Nov 2015
to 28 Nov 2015
Goa, India

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