Student Engagement


Involving students and youth will be crucial to advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Today's youth will be the leaders of tomorrow, and their role will be pivotal in tackling the development challenges of the 21st century. Business students in particular will be key to addressing these challenges through their involvement in the private sector.

In order to engage the next generation of business leaders and tap into their sustainability mind-set, the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative has identified a number of opportunities to empower students to support and advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by proactively identifying, analysing, and sharing the achievements of companies' activities related to the SDGs. The projects listed below are current projects as part of the PRME SDG Student Engagement Platform. For more information, contact or follow the announcements in the monthly PRME Newsletter.

Current Projects


Business contribution to the SDGs – A student assessment

Project Partners: WikiRate, Bertelsmann Stiftung, UN Global Compact and PRME initiative

The UN Global Compact, PRME initiative, WikiRate and Bertelsmann Stiftung partnered in 2016 to engage business students to support the advancement of the SDGs through pilot classroom engagements. Students from Advanced PRME schools research company sustainability reports and extract data based on a set of metrics developed by WikiRate and the UN Global Compact and add it to the open WikiRate platform. While students will gain an understanding of corporate sustainability, the UN sustainable development agenda and issues of subjectivity, contextualization of data, and comparability it also helps the UN Global Compact in its efforts to track, assess and communicate business contributions to and impact on the SDGs.



Project Partner: AIM2Flourish

AIM2Flourish is an initiative of the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit at the Weatherhead School of Management-Case Western Reserve University, that connects students with business leaders to discover and learn about SDGs-solving innovations that do good and do well.

oikos PRME Research Hub

oikos PRME Research Hub

Project Partner: oikos International

The oikos PRME Research Hub is an online platform to share and discuss research on sustainability in economics, finance, and management among bachelor, master and PhD students worldwide.



Project Partner: Sulitest

Sustainability Literacy" is a term used to design the knowledge, skills and mindsets that help compel an individual to become deeply committed in building a sustainable future, and allow him or her to make informed and effective decisions to this end. Sulitest provides higher education institutions, companies and other organization around the world with an internationally recognized and locally relevant tool to measure and improve sustainability literacy for all their students, employees and members.



Project Partner: GOWI

Gowi is an online learning platform that takes complex sustainability topics and breaks them down into bite sized portions for time strapped executives, students and consumers. They aim to educate, engage, and inspire us all to be sustainability change makers in our jobs and daily lives. Get On With It!

UN Global Compact

Breakthrough Innovation Challenge

Project Partner: UN Global Compact and PRME

Breakthrough Innovation Challenge brings together leading multinational companies to evaluate disruptive technologies and build innovative business models to address the Sustainable Development Goals. Students from Advanced PRME schools support company teams to address company-specific sustainability challenges.

Get in Touch

For more information about the PRME SDG Student Engagement Platform and its current projects, please contact .

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