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26 Apr 2017
to 27 Apr 2017
New Delhi, India

5th CR3+ Conference: Making Corporate Responsibility Useful

Making Corporate Responsibility useful, April 28-29, 2017, Hanken School of Economics

The fifth CR3+ conference, co-organized by Hanken School of Economics (Helsinki, Finland), Audencia Business School (Nantes, France), ISAE/FGV (Curitiba, Brazil) and La Trobe University Business School (Melbourne, Australia) will take place at Hanken in Helsinki on April 28-29, 2017. The overall theme of the conference is 'Making Corporate Responsibility Useful'. Until now the concept of Corporate Responsibility / Corporate Social Responsibility (hereafter CR), as used in business studies, may have been mostly made useful from the perspective of the ‘business case’, as exemplified by the long debate around the alleged positive relationship between Corporate Social Performance (CSP) and Corporate Financial Performance (CFP). Too often, while the supposed positive impacts of CR on the business bottom line have been a key claim for legitimizing CR practice in business, business schools and business journals, the impacts on society have tended to be less closely investigated, or only from a win-win perspective focusing on obvious positive impacts without problematizing potential negative externalities.

All questions in relation to the conference should be directed to

The deadline for a 500-1000 words abstract to be sent to is 31 October 31, 2016 (acceptance in streams will be based on those abstracts, announced by December 6, 2016) and the deadline for full paper will be March 31, 2017. In your submission, clearly indicate which sub-theme(s), you want your submission to be considered for. See individal Calls for Papers/Tracks here.


28 Apr 2017
to 29 Apr 2017
Helsinki, Finland

International Conference on Corporate Governance and Sustainable Development – Industries, Higher Education, NGOs

Virtus Global Center for Corporate Governance in cooperation with
CCSI, Hang Seng Management College to organize International Conference on Corporate Governance and Sustainable Development – Industries, Higher Education, NGOs.
Virtus Global Center for Corporate Governance in cooperation with Prof. Shirley Yeung from Hang Seng Management College is going to organize an international conference on Corporate Governance and Sustainable Development – Industries, Higher Education, NGO’s.
The conference will be held at Hang Seng Management College, Hong Kong on May 4th, 2017.
The conference will provide the platform for academics and practitioners to analyze recent trends and upcoming challenges in corporate governance and sustainable development and outline possible scenarios of their development.
The conference registration fee (including dinner) is EURO 290
The conference web site will be launched before September 1st.
If you have any questions, interested to participate or would like to know more details, please contact Alexander Kostyuk at or Anna Shcherbak at
We are also proud to inform you, that co-chair of the conference Prof. Shirley Yeung was invited as Distinguished Speaker to deliver a speech on Sustainable Development Mindset and Human-Centered Operations System Management on Aug 22 for 550 HARVARD HPAIR delegates from 40 countries. For more information, please click here

04 May 2017
Hang Seng Management College, Hong Kong

The International Conference on Sustainable Development in Higher Education

The International Conference on Sustainable Development in Higher Education, 2017 (SDHE2017) in conjunction with the 2nd PRME Colloquium on Higher Education, 2017 (UNPRME2017).

Exploring Innovations, Synergy and Partnerships for Sustainable Development Mindset and Projects, Sustainable Responsible Programmes, Innovative Pedagogy and Sustainable Learning Environment in Higher Education.

The conference and meeting are expected to be innovative with synergy and partnerships for projects.

For more information on SDHE2017 and UNPRME2017, please contact Shirley Yeung, UN PRME Working Group Member, Sustainability Mindset and Director of the Centre for Corporate Sustainability and Innovations at Hang Seng Management College.

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Further information:

05 May 2017
Hang Seng Management College, Hong Kong

Save the Date: PRME Chapter Meeting Brazil

We are pleased to announce the PRME Chapter Meeting Brazil will take place on 25 May 2017. More information on this event and location will be provided in the coming weeks.

25 May 2017

Save the Date: 1st Mercosur Conference for Responsible Management Education

The 1st Mercosur Conference for Responsible Management Education is a joint initiative of the Brazilian and the Latin American and Caribbean Chapters of the PRME, a global initiative of the United Nations.

The event will take place on 25-26 May at the ITAIPÚ Technology Park, in the city of Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil. The Meeting has the support of Itaipú and the Global Compact Local Networks of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay.

PRME is an extremely important vector of dissemination and action in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In order to promote the initiative and its principles, and expand the number of signatories at the regional level, we invite signatories to participate in this conference which has the following objectives:

  • Present the PRME initiative for Mercosur Universities and Business Schools; 
  • Share the ways in which educational institutions have been incorporating and inserting the Sustainable Development Goals into study plans and research projects; 
  • Create a space for dialogue and proposals for collaborative projects related to SDGs that generate positive impacts in the participating countries; 
  • Promote a space of connection, articulation and dialogue between educational institutions and the private sector to understand their expectations and needs regarding the relationship with the academy and to explore joint collaboration alternatives.  

More information about conference agenda and registration will arrive soon. Please Save the Date!

25 May 2017
to 26 May 2017
ITAIPU Technology Park, Brazil

CEEMAN International Management Teachers Academy (IMTA) 2017

Short description:

IMTA is a two-week, highly intensive major European faculty development program that focuses on the multiple role of faculty (teaching, research, consultancy, and institution building), and helps motivated and high-potential faculty members improve their teaching skills, educational materials, approaches, and attitudes related to general and discipline-specific aspects of management education.

Long description:

Week 1 of IMTA Program encompasses common issues and interests related to general aspects of management education, including teaching philosophy and strategy, teaching and learning methods (particularly the case method), teaching and learning tools, course design, and students’ assessment and innovations in management education, including those based on technology. It also provides insight into the kinds of management educators that business schools are seeking, so as to achieve and sustain relevance and excellence in business education and management development.

Week 2 is discipline-focused and allows program participants to go deeper into discipline-specific issues. The second week of the IMTA 2016 program will include four or five of the following disciplinary tracks, run by prominent international faculty:

  • Business in Society (run by  Tony F. Buono, Professor of Management and Sociology and Executive Director, Bentley Alliance for Ethics and Social Responsibility, USA)
  • Marketing Management (run by Joe Pons, President of AXIOMA Marketing Consultants, previously Marketing Professor at IESE International Graduate School of Management, Spain)  
  • Leading Change (run by JB Kassarjian, Emeritus Professor, IMD, Switzerland and Professor of Management at Babson College, USA)
  • Strategic and International Management (run by Krzysztof Obloj, Professor of Strategic Management at the School of Management at Warsaw University and Kozminski University, Poland)

By now, IMTA has educated almost 600 management educators from 160 institutions in 40 countries around the world. 

"IMTA offers a great opportunity for networking and to review latest trends in management education. I highly benefited from attending the strategy track, and it allowed me to reflect and enhance my own practices." Wolfgang Amann, HEC Paris in Qatar, IMTA 2016

For application documents, fees and additional information, visit or contact Ms. Maja Medja Vidic, CEEMAN Head of Projects, 

11 Jun 2017
to 22 Jun 2017
Bled, Slovenia

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

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

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

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
  • May 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: PRME Regional Meeting DACH

We are pleased to announce the date and location for the PRME Chapter DACH regional meeting. This event will take place on 6 November 2017 at the School of Management and Law of ZHAW Winterthur in Switzerland.

More information on this event will be posted soon.

Please save the date!

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

Save the Date: PRME Chapter Meeting Brazil

We are pleased to announce the PRME Chapter Meeting Brazil will take place on 25 May 2017. More information on this event and location will be provided in the coming weeks.

21 Nov 2017

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

05 Dec 2017
Deakin University, Melbourne

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