Agenda

Date & Time Session Scope Format Confirmed Speakers
17 July Pre-Global Forum Sessions and Site Visits

A series of opened and closed interactive sessions will take place the day prior the kick off of the 2017 PRME Global Forum including sessions on innovative approaches to sustainability, "learning journeys" and working meetings.

Interactive Sessions and Site Visits
18 July 7:30-9:00 REGISTRATION & NETWORKING Registration & Networking / Parallel Focus Session: New to PRME: "Essentials for Engagement" (8:00-8:45am)
18 July 9:00-9:45 Opening Plenary "10 years of PRME"

The high-level opening plenary will allow for the introduction of the 2017 Global Forum and will take stock of the past 10 years of PRME – the achievements and successes of the initiative.

It will also allow high-level statements introducing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – the focus of the 2017 Global Forum. The celebration of PRME and the emphasis on the value of the SDGs will frame discussions for the next two days.

High-Level Opening Speeches / Keynote Address / Fordham, room Law School Costantino RM 2-02 Master of Ceremonies:
- Andrew Main Wilson, CEO, AMBA
 
Welcome by Host:
- Prof. Lerzan Aksoy, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, Fordham University's Gabelli School of Business
 
  Opening remarks:
- Jonas Haertle, Head PRME

- Mark Moody-Stuart, Vice-Chair, UN Global Compact Board
 
Keynote Speakers:
- Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations – "SDGs: A call to action for business and business education"

- Chris Laszlo, Faculty Executive Director, The Fowler Center - Case Western Reserve University
18 July 9:45-10:30 Session I: "The impact of PRME around the world"

Following the Opening Plenary, this session will feature high-level representatives of PRME signatory business and management schools who will reflect on the impact of PRME on their institutions. Further, what are the plans to align PRME commitment to the SDGs.

Official Launch of Special Issue of International Journal of Management Education  The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), Elsevier, July 2017 by Co-editor Carole Parkes, Professor of Management, Winchester Business School.

Town-hall style / Fordham, room Law School Costantino RM 2-02 Speakers:
- Sarah Vaughan, Associate Dean, La Rochelle Business School

- Nirja Matto, Chairperson, Centre for DOCC, S P Jain Institute of Management & Research

- Nehme Azoury, Deputy President for Research, Holy Spirit University of Kaslik – USEK

- Fernando D´Alessio, Director General, CENTRUM Catolica Graduate Business School

- Piet Naude, Dean, University of Stellenbosch Business School

- Candida Brush, Vice Provost and Professor of Entrepreneurship, Babson College

- June Xiaojun Qian, Professor and Associate Dean, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University

- Libby Zemaitis, CEO, Up Homes, recent graduate of MBA Bard College
 
Moderator:
Dan LeClair, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, AACSB
18 July 10:30-11:00 COFFEE BREAK
18 July 11:00-12:30 Session I: Roundtable discussions "Educating for Responsible Management"

This interactive roundtable session will provide individuals with the opportunity to highlight their role and accomplishments in PRME, and learn from each other. Participants will share best practices and reflections about implementing the Six Principles. This guided session includes time for individual reflection, group discussions and conference feedback.

Feedback from roundtable discussions in plenary.

Facilitated Discussion at each Roundtable / Fordham, room Law School Costantino RM 2-02 Facilitators:
- Carole Parkes, Professor of Management, Winchester Business School

- Roz Sunley, Professor of Responsible Management and Business Ethics, Winchester Business School

- Jennifer Leigh, Associate Professor of Management, Nazareth College of Rochester
18 July 12:30-2:00 LUNCH BREAK
18 July 2:00-5:30 Focus Sessions: "PRME Networks for the SDGs"

Focus Sessions will showcase concrete projects and deliverables from PRME signatories, networks (Chapters, Working Groups, Champions, and Student Platforms) and partners on how higher education institutions have developed and are aligning their work towards achieving the SDGs. Some of the Focus Sessions to be organised by partner organisations. A moderator will take notes and observations that will be compiled and presented at the end of Day 2.

Two sets of sessions of one hour and a half each with a break in between.

Focus Sessions (for a full list, please visit this link)
END OF FORUM DAY 1
18 July (evening) 6:30-9:00 Special Reception: "PRME's 10th Anniversary Celebration"

In the spirit of PRME's 10th Anniversary, a grand reception alongside ambassadors, delegates and international dignitaries will take place at the UN Headquarters.

The reception will feature high-level keynote speakers, recognition of excellence in reporting, as well as recognition of individuals who significantly contributed to the development of the PRME initiative over the past ten years.

The celebratory mood will be enhanced by the venue's captivating atmosphere, live music and plentiful networking opportunities.

Delegates Dining Room, United Nations Headquarters
DAY 2
19 July 8:00-8:45 COFFEE & NETWORKING Coffee & Networking / Parallel Focus Session: PRME Chapters Working Meetings (8:00-8:45am) / Fordham, room Law School Costantino RM 2-02
19 July 9:00-10:00 Session II: "Making Global Goals Local Business: Bringing the Sustainable Development Goals to Every Classroom"

A stakeholder reflection on the state of world by looking at the Grand Challenges in select countries, based on the Gap Frame and the "outside-in" perspective initially introduced by the moderator and Thomas Dyllick.

A collaborative dialogue among stakeholders from government, business, management education and the next generation about opportunities and threats concerns regarding burning issues illustrating inside-out and outside-in perspectives with examples, with the goal of together identifying new prototype ideas that each stakeholder can contribute to solve these issues.

The moderator summarizes the simulated process as an example for business schools to lead the stakeholder engagement dialogues in Western Europe as a region so that business schools can make a significant positive contribution to the Global Goals defined by the SDGs.

Gap Frame issue maps for various countries & regions will be made available. Participants reflect on in pairs how they could apply such dialogues in their own communities in their regions, and share some ideas in the plenary.

Plenary Statements / Fordham, room Law School Costantino RM 2-02 Business representatives:
- Sabine Zindera, Vice President, Siemens AG, Legal and Compliance

- Amanda Gardiner, Vice President, Sustainability & Social Innovation, Pearson
 
Government representative:
- Michael Gerber, Ambassador and Special Envoy for Global Sustainable Development, Switzerland
 
Youth representative:
- Mari Vesikivi, Student of Master's in Supply Chain, Corporate Social Responsibility, Hanken School of Economics
 
Academia representatives:
- Steef van de Velde, Dean, Rotterdam School of Management

- Thomas Froehlicher, Director General and Dean, Kedge Business School
 
Moderator:
- Katrin Muff, Thought Leader in the transformative space of business sustainability and responsible leadership, Business School Lausanne (with input on the "Gap Frame" and the "outside-in" perspective of BST 3.0 from Thomas Dyllick, Director, Institute for Economy and the Environment, University of St. Gallen)
19 July 10:00-10:30 COFFEE BREAK
19 July 10:30-12:00 Session II: Roundtable discussions "Leveraging PRME to contribute to the SDGs"

This highly interactive round table will explore our impact on the SDGs in the following areas:

A. Community & stakeholder engagement

B. Teaching and learning (undergraduate, graduate & executive education)

C. Applied research & consulting to relevant organizations

D. Institutional transformation (governance, culture & mindset)

Guiding questions to discuss are:

1. What are we doing/could be doing to integrate the SDG topics?

2. What new / additional competencies does the faculty & staff need to create and implement an SDG culture / mindset?

3. How do we / might we assess our impact and how might we 'scale' our initiatives?

Roundtables will provide feedback to the plenary by answering the following question: "What is the one take-away from this discussion that you commit to implement at your school?"

Facilitated Discussion at each Roundtable / Fordham, room Law School Costantino RM 2-02 Facilitators:
- Katrin Muff, Business School Lausanne

- Joanne Lawrence, Professor of Business & Global Society, Hult, International Business School
19 July 12:00-1:15 Closing Session: "PRME's Next Decade"

Closing Remarks including feedback from Focus Sessions and Roundtables

Adoption of Outcomes Declaration

Feedback from Keynote Listeners and Final High Level Remarks / Fordham, room Law School Costantino RM 2-02 Keynote Listeners:
- Michael Leeds, President, FlightStar, Inc.

- Pamsy Hui, Associate Dean, Faculty of Business, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

- Jessica Ying, Student University of Toronto, St George Campus

Commitments including from:
- Prof. Stuart Hart, Professor, Steven Grossman Endowed Chair in Sustainable Business, Co-Director SEMBA Program

- Jen Strong, Senior Project Officer, Department for Sustainability, National Union of Students (NUS)

UN high level speaker:
- Thomas Gass, United Nations Assistant for the Secretary General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs

Closing remarks:
- Jonas Haertle, Head of PRME
19 July 1:15-2:15 LUNCH BREAK
19 July 3:00-5:00 Higher Education - Key driver of the Sustainable Development Goals

HESI Meeting, co-organised by UN DESA and UN Global Compact/PRME

The Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI) was created in 2012 in the run-up to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) by a consortium of UN Entities (UNESCO, UN-DESA, UN Global Compact’s Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative, UN Environment, and UNU, and in 2016, UN-HABITAT joined).

On the occasion of the 2017 session of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, the United Nations' central platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the partners of the HESI partners, are organising an event for Higher Education Institutions to showcase how they are integrating the SDGs into sustainability strategies, research, teaching, pedagogy, and campus practices, and to position Higher Education Institutions as key drivers for achieving the SDGs. All PRME Global Compact participants are invited to attend this event.

Co-organised by UN DESA and PRME.

Co-organised by UN DESA and UN Global Compact/PRME

United Nations Headquarters, Conference Room 1
19 July 5:30-7:00 PRME Governance Meeting

PRME Steering Committee meeting hosted at the UN Global Compact Board Room

Closed Meeting
END OF DAY 2
20 July 9:00-11:00 PRME Governance Meeting

PRME Advisory Committee meeting hosted at the UN Global Compact Board Room

Closed Meeting

* Note: Sessions and times are subject to change. Please check back regularly for the latest schedule.

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