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News - Most Recent

Jonas Haertle on the Role of PRME Featured in Huffington Post

22 September 2016 | PRME Secretariat -- We are excited to annouce that an op-ed article from the Head of PRME, Jonas Haertle, appears today on the Huffington Post. 

The full article can be read here.

The article focuses on how the Sustainable Development Goals are a shared vision for the world we want by 2030, and how they invite a wide range of stakeholders to take part. 

Business and management-related higher education institutions -- the bedrock of PRME -- play a crucial role in making the SDGs a reality. For example, achieving the SDGs will require more sustainable and responsible companies. Those companies will need to be managed by leaders who understand the dynamics of the 21st century, and appreciate the value of responsiblity and sustainability. 

We encourage you to share this great article. For more information, contact info@unprme.org.

22 Sep 2016

UN Global Compact and PRME Announce Student Engagement Platform to Support the SDGs

19 September 2016 | New York  — The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), an initiative of the UN Global Compact, has announced the development of a new digital platform to engage business students to support the advancement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The announcement was made during the annual United Nations Private Sector Forum, a high-level event of top business executives, world leaders, and public figures coming together to jump-start progress on the SDGs, and exploring ways to advancing sustainable development to prevent global instability.

As part of their course work, business students from Advanced PRME signatory schools will be tasked with extracting and analysing data, statistics, and innovative business solutions from UN Global Compact participants through resources such as the public database of Communication of Progress (COP) reports — the visual expression of a company’s commitment provided to the UN Global Compact every year.

This platform consists of two parallel projects, which are managed in partnership with WikiRate and with AIM2Flourish. The WikiRate project will facilitate the analysis of information provided in COP reports and present data that, among other things, will showcase where company and sector improvements can be made. The AIM2Flourish project will categorise activities and data according to each relevant SDG determined through research on innovative business practices that do good and do well.

Both projects offer students the opportunity to analyse and evaluate the quality of company activities as they relate to responsible and sustainable business operations, and highlighting the most notable achievements of companies in each major industry. This effort will support the UN Global Compact and PRME as they assess outcomes and progress on achieving the SDGs. Information from the platform will then be presented to member states during the UN’s High-Level Political Forums to demonstrate commitment from companies to achieving the Goals.

Noting the pivotal role that students and youth will play in advancing the SDGs, Jonas Haertle, the Head of PRME, described this new platform as a unique way to engage business students and allow them to utilise their academic talents towards supporting the SDGs by highlighting the most innovative and sustainable business practices.

“Today’s business and management students are keenly aware of the importance of sustainable and responsible companies, and have higher expectations for companies they wish to work for,” Haertle said. “Students and youth are eager to see systemic change in the way that business plans are managed so that values like sustainability take higher priority.”

“This platform will offer business students a chance to support the SDGs by evaluating existing business solutions and highlighting the most successful practices in each industry for other companies to follow,” he added.

The student engagement platform is organised with the support of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi. He noted that students and youth will be crucial to advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

“Today's youth play a pivotal role in tackling the development challenges of the 21st century,” Alhendawi said, adding that “business students in particular will be key to addressing these challenges through their future involvement in the private sector.”

PRME is the first organised relationship between the United Nations and business schools. Its mission is to inspire and champion responsible management education, research and thought leadership globally by engaging business and management schools to ensure they provide future business leaders with the skills needed to balance economic and sustainability goals, while drawing attention to the SDGs and aligning academic institutions with the work of the UN Global Compact.

For additional information, please contact:

Sigrun Skudem, Manager, PRME Secretariat
skudem@unglobalcompact.org

The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative is the first organised relationship between the United Nations and business schools, with the PRME Secretariat housed in the UN Global Compact Office. The mission of PRME is to transform management education, research and thought leadership globally by providing the Principles for Responsible Management Education framework, developing learning communities and promoting awareness about the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.

AIM2Flourish is the world’s first student-led global learning platform, showcasing business innovations that solve humanity’s greatest challenges. Business students in more than 30 countries are using Appreciative Inquiry (strength-based interviews) and the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development to search out and report on world-changing innovations.

WikiRate's mission is to spur corporations to be transparent and responsive by making data about their social and environmental impacts useful and available to all. The free and open website at http://WikiRate.org enables NGOs and Academics to define and select important metrics for research and analysis of companies’ performance on environmental and social issues. Through these metrics, NGOs and Academics can engage volunteers and students with their advocacy and research interests.

19 Sep 2016

3rd PRME Chapter Meeting Nordic Summary

The 3rd meeting of PRME Chapter Nordic concluded this week with participants expressing an interest in continuing the work of the Chapter to integrate responsible management education and sustainability principles into the curricula of the region’s schools.

Hosted by the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) in Stockholm, Sweden, the event welcomed participants from seven schools. Major topics of discussion included a recap of the notable achievements of each school in the area of responsibility and sustainability over the course of the year.

The following projects and activities were discussed moving forward:

  • A joint doctoral course organised every two years
  • Increased cooperation with the Global Compact’s local network for the Nordic regionto improve academic input into achieving the Sustainable Development Goals through business practices
  • The election of SSE as the new chair of PRME Chapter Nordic taking over from October 2016 into the next two years
  • Establishing MOUs for new PRME signatories, BI Norwegian and University of Gothenburg School of Business, Economics and Law to become new members of PRME Chapter Nordic

More information about the event and activities can be obtained by contacting the Chair, Sanchi Maheshwari, at prme@hanken.fi.

 

16 Sep 2016

PRME Welcomes a New Steering Committee Member: ACBSP

13 September 2016 | PRME Secretariat — The PRME Secretariat is pleased to announce that the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) has become a new member of the PRME Steering Committee.

ACBSP is a leading specialised accreditation body for business education. ACBSP’s mission is to promote continuous improvement and recognize teaching excellence in the accreditation of business education programs throughout the world. ACBSP accredits business, accounting, and business-related programs at the associate, baccalaureate, master, and doctorate degree levels. 

Recognised by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in 2001 and again in 2011, ACBSP was the first to offer specialized business accreditation at all degree levels. ACBSP currently accredits business programs at more than 1,200 campuses in 57 countries.

ACBSP joins nine other organizations which form the PRME Steering Committee. The current version of the PRME Governance document can be accessed here, which provides a background on how the Steering Committee supports and advises the PRME initiative.

13 Sep 2016

13th PRME Chapter Brazil Meeting Concludes

On 1 September the 13th PRME Chapter Brazil meeting was held at FIA, São Paulo. This was the 13th meeting of the chapter since its creation in 2013.

Below are some outcomes of the Chapter meeting:

SDG Committee
Because of the Champions Group project that we are developing in partnership with CR3+ schools, we presented to the Chapter a proposal for the creation of a SDG Workshop. The idea is to develop awareness SDG workshop, in partnership with local networks of PRME and Global Compact. The local network of Global Compact in Brazil has developed a methodology for raising awareness of this issue and will share with the PRME Chapter Brazil. After that, we will form a PRME Chapter Brazil SDG Commission and adapt this methodology (based also on the experiences of national and international schools involved) to develop this SDG Workshop, that can be applied in educational institutions. The idea is to make one Workshop for PRME schools in Brazil and after that, they can become multipliers of this subject.The following schools have already proposed to be part of the Commission: FEA/USP, FEA/USP-RP, FDC, ISAE, SESI/PR, FIA, Universidade Metodista, PUC/SP, EBAPE/ FGV. 

4th Responsible Management Education Research Conference
It was presented by the Brazilian representative at PRME Working Group on Poverty, Claudio Boechat, the proposal to bring to Brazil in 2017 the Research Conference in Executive Education. The Conference already has the support of the United Nations Development Programme - UNDP Brazil and now seeks the support of the chapter to the event. Thus, we required a positioning of the signatory institutions as the following questions below:

  • Support for the Conference by the PRME Chapter Brazil: yes or no?
  • Conference Venue: FDC (Nova Lima/MG) or FGV (SP)?

We are waiting for a feedback of the institutions about these issues until September 15. 

Other Updates
We reinforced with the signatories the new PRME contribution model, the importance of SIP and the release soon of the new Sulitest platform (which the Chapter contributed with the creation of new questions about the Brazilian reality, and ISAE with the translation of the research to Portuguese).We also share with them the translation into Portuguese (made by SESI/PR) of the following documents:

  • A basic guide to the sharing information on progress: SIP: for current and prospective Signatories of the Principles for Responsible Management Education
  • Faculty Development for Responsible Management Education. Results from the survey Among PRME Signatories

The documents are available to the signatories on the PRME Chapter Brazil website. 

Next meeting
It will take place on November 22, at Fundação Dom Cabral - FDC, in Rio de Janeiro.

07 Sep 2016

Video Highlights of 7th PRME Asia Forum

06 Sep 2016

4th PRME Regional Meeting Australia/New Zealand

6 September 2016 | PRME Secretariat — The 4th PRME Regional Meeting for Australia and New Zealand concluded earlier this month with a call for deeper integration of the Sustainable Development Goals into the business and management curriculum of signatory schools. 

The meeting, jointly hosted by Advanced PRME Signatory schools University of Wollongong and Federation Business School, was attended by over a dozen individuals from business and management-related higher education institutions from across Australia and New Zealand.

Discussions focused on embedding the SDGs into curricula, teaching and research. Conversations explored current progress on this front, as well as identifying ways to scale up the successes. Examples include mandating compulsory subjects on responsibility and sustainability for all students; looking into pathways for indigenous and disadvantaged students into universities; creating Interdisciplinary focus of content and integrating content into compulsory subjects; and measuring ecological footprints of the institutions and its faculty.

However, barriers were noted, such as a vocational emphasis versus higher order critical thinking skills, and ranking of journals in this research space not driving research/publications.

Additionally, the meeting observed communications as a PRME Chapter, and developed language and strategy to increase outreach to non-signatory schools.

For more information about the PRME Chapter Australia/New Zealand, please contact Belinda Gibbons at bgibbons@uow.edu.au. If you are a non-signatory to PRME and would like to learn more about the initiative, we encourage you to read our most recent brochure, as well as our handy guide to how the SDGs can be integrated into business curriculum

 

06 Sep 2016

August Recognition - New Signatories, SIPs & Contributions to PRME

We are pleased to highlight contributing PRME participants for the month of July. We welcome new signatories and supporting organisations to the PRME initiative (9), congratulate signatories for submitting their Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports (18), and express our collective thanks to all participants that contributed financially (41) to the PRME initiative over the last month.  

New Signatories:

Mahatma Gandhi University, India

Faculty of Management, MIT University Skopje, Macedonia

American University of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan

Zimbabwe Ezekiel Guti University, Zimbabwe

BI Norwegian Business School, Norway

Faculty of Management - Sakarya University, Turkey

Poole College of Management, United States

Western University, Azerbaijan

Catedra de Altos Estudios para el Desarrollo Sostenible, Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina

Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) Reports: 

IESE Business School, Spain

McCoy College of Business Administration, United States

Haas School of Business, United States

DeTao Masters Academy, China

International Culture University, Bangladesh

Martha & Spencer Love School of Business, United States

The Basel School of Business, Switzerland

INCAE Business School, Costa Rica

Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences - University of Cologne, Germany

Groupe ESC Dijon Bourgogne - Burgundy School of Business, France

Virginia Wesleyan College, United States

BI Norwegian Business School, Norway

Haworth College of Business, United States

Instituto de Estudios para la Sustentabilidad Corporativa, Argentina

Tsinghua SEM, China

United International Business Schools, Switzerland

Rollins College, United States

Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business, Mills College, United States

Financial Contributions:

FEA-RP, Brazil

Rollins College, United States

VSE - University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic

CEU Business School, Hungary

University of Auckland Business School, New Zealand

Business School Lausanne, Switzerland

College of Business and Economics (COBE) - Boise State University, United States

Monash University Faculty of Business and Economics, Australia

H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business - Nova Southeastern University, United States

University of Massachusetts Boston College of Management, United States

Cologne Business School, Germany

ISAE/FGV, Brazil

Sobey School of Business, Canada

Faculty of Law and Business, School of Business, Australian Catholic University, Australia

University of Stellenbosch Business School, South Africa

Putra Business School, Malaysia

Kent Business School - University of Kent, United Kingdom

01 Sep 2016

How Business Schools Can Support Workplace Gender Equality

26 August 2016 | PRME Secretariat -- Many businesses and organisations are increasingly aware of the case for promoting gender equality, both within and outside their organisational boundaries. The annual observance of Women's Equality Day underscores the way that organisations still need to improve equalitly measures that support women at work. A business case can be made for this, too. Plenty of evidence suggests that gender equality in the workplace boosts performance. Meanwhile, legal frameworks in many countries mandate specific actions against inequality in the workplace.

However, despite organisational policies on promoting equality and equal opportunities, there remain challenges to be overcome in many businesses, including throughout their supply chains. Many of these challenges can be overcome through education, particularly through established institutions and organisations that embed principles of equality and gender-sensitive teaching into their curriculum. 

Within the Principles for Responsible Management Education initiative is a framework that compels business and management-related higher education institutions to integrate teaching methods that support social progress, such as gender equality in the workplace. 

Jonas Haertle, the Head of the PRME initiative, says institutions that demonstrate leadership on gender equality often produce some of the most successful business students who later go on to establish or manage successful companies.

“By integrating the gender dimension into the Six Principles of PRME, business and management-related higher education institutions can produce ethical and responsible leaders of the 21st century,” Haertle says. “This ensures a world where business can become a key driver of the success of Sustainable Development Goal 5 which focuses on total gender equality.”

Examples of business and management schools that lead on gender equality are quite strong. For instance, INCAE Business School in Costa Rica has a strong focus on promoting gender-sensitive teaching. Their 2016 SIP report shows several courses provided to business students that stress the role of women’s leadership and opportunities for businesses to grow through diversity and gender balance. There is also a student-led club that develops campus activities highlighting gender equality at work.

There are also ways that schools themselves can support gender equality within their own walls. For example, ESC Dijon Bourgogne - Burgundy School of Business in France, which like INCAE is also an advanced PRME signatory, has a strict policy that guarantees workplace equality through hiring practices, equal pay, and protections against harassment. As outlined in their most recent SIP report, 83% of training actions concerned women in 2015; 69% of salary increases, and 82% of new recruitment also concerned women.

Promoting gender equality is also possible for existing businesses. A new PRME resource provided in partnership with Greenleaf Publishing, called Overcoming Challenges to Gender Equality in the Workplace, shows strategies and innovative policies that support gender balance at work. This publication is available to all advanced PRME signatories at a discounted rate. 

While the long-term challenges to achieving gender equality may seem daunting, it is clear that leadership and forward-thinking ideas are already taking root in the world's business and management schools. This will help the world achieve SDG5, and ensure that women receive the benefits and opportunities they deserve.

26 Aug 2016

Global Survey Shows Widespread Support for Business Ethics in School Curricula

11 August 2016 | PRME Secretariat -- A major global survey of students across the world shows an overwhelming demand for more attention on business ethics, sustainability, and responsibile management in business school curriculum.

The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), an initiative of the UN Global Compact, and Associate Professor Debbie Haski-Leventhal from Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM) have collaborated for the third time in conducting an international study on business students around the world and their attitudes towards responsible management education and corporate social responsibility (CSR). The previous studies, conducted in 2012 and 2014 revealed a growing interest and support among students towards these issues, but the current study demonstrates an even higher demand among students towards responsible management education.

Nearly 1800 students responded to the online survey, mainly from Brazil, India, the US, Spain, Canada, Mexico and Australia. 46% of the respondents were females and the average age was 27. For the first time, this round included undergraduate students (31%) and 37% were doing their MBA. About 1 in 4 students were already working in a managerial position.

In general, the students were satisfied with the level of education they received in the area of CSR and ethics. 59% reported to have been educated about business ethics to good/excellent degrees (with 55% saying the same thing about CSR, and 43% on sustainability). 38% were educated on social entrepreneurship, 42% on responsible marketing, 36% on human rights and 35% on the Sustainable Development Goals.

While it is not the majority of the students, these results are on the rise. 40% of the students felt well equipped to apply the above knowledge in real life. However, 45% of the students felt their schools are not doing enough in this area and 28% wanted their school to teach them more about these topics, particularly around ethics and environmental sustainability.

When asked about how their business schools should do so, the following percentages of students agreed or strongly agreed with the following items: 

All business students should study business ethics

79%

All business students should study environmental sustainability

76%

My business school should teach us more about the Sustainable Development Goals and the role of business in achieving them

75%

My school should encourage students to have a critical analysis of all teaching they receive

71%

My business school should bring in ethics and corporate responsibility experts and leaders as guest speakers

70%

My business school should integrate ethical, social and environmental themes into the core curriculum

68%

My School should “walk the talk” and demonstrate responsible management, sustainable campus, social inclusion etc.

68%

All business students should study CSR

68%

My teachers should introduce more applicable case studies on social responsibility, sustainability and ethics

67%

My school should collaborate more with businesses to achieve responsible management education

65%

My business school should provide students with internships related to corporate responsibility / sustainability

62%

No changes are required in the area of responsible management education

27%

There is too much emphasis on responsible management in my business education

26%

My business school should only teach us how to maximise shareholder value

24%

 

As can be seen from the above table, most students agree that all business students should study business ethics whereas only 24% would agree with Milton Friedman that the only responsibility of a business is to maximise profit and therefore their business education should only focus on this.

In addition, the students had strong attitudes towards Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). 80% agreed that ‘social responsibility and profitability can be compatible’. 77% agreed and strongly agreed that ‘Companies should do a lot more for society and the environment’ and that ‘The overall effectiveness of a business can be determined to a great extent by the degree to which it is ethical and socially responsible’. On the other hand, 67% disagreed and strongly disagreed that ‘The most important concern for a firm is making a profit, even if it means bending or breaking the rules’.

Thinking about their future, it was important for most students (92% with 16% saying it was absolutely essential) to work for an employer that is socially and environmentally responsible. Students were willing to sacrifice high levels of their future salaries to work for employers who care about their employees, the community, the environment and ethics. When asked about working for employers who exhibit all four aspects, 19.2% of business students were willing to sacrifice more than 40% of their future salary to work for such an employer.  

Associate Professor Debbie Haski-Leventhal says that the findings of the third MGSM-PRME study demonstrate very strongly the growing demand for responsible management education. Many businesses are shifting their focus towards responsibility and sustainability and it is time that business schools would do the same. This would not only meet the expectations of business students and future business leaders, but would also assure that business schools walk the talk and contribute to a better society.

One of the most important findings are that students show a strong desire to work for genuinely responsible and sustainable companies, to a point where they are willing to sacrifice high amounts of money to do so. Companies that want to attract educated, responsible and purpose-driven staff, should assure high levels of responsibility and communicate this to prospective employees. 

For more information on this study, contact info@unprme.org.

11 Aug 2016

New PRME-Sponsored Massive Open Online Course to Launch on 5 September

New PRME Sponsored MOOC ‘Managing Responsibly: Practicing Sustainability, Responsibility, Ethics’ launches on 5th September

A new MOOC by UK University of Manchester Alliance Manchester Business School, academics, Frank Boons, Sally Randles and Oliver Laasch and sponsored by PRME will launch on 5th September 2016. The MOOC gives an introduction to the topics of sustainability, responsibility and ethics for practicing or aspiring managers from large or small businesses; or university course tutors, over six sessions (allow 2-4 hours per week) producing a six week course.

Assignments and lectures encourage the reflexive application of the themes covered, to partcipants’ own working situation and context enabling the flexible application of the core ideas and lessons to a rich diversity of global cultures and experiences. An online LinkedIn platform enables participants to connect to others participating in the MOOC around the world, enabling the sharing of knowledge and experience across a wide diversity of backgrounds, experiences and cultures, at the same time extending the global network of participants. Video interviews with practitioners and academics from around the world support the MOOC and are used to draw out cross-cutting themes for further reflection on these topics applied to real-world contexts.

Participation in the MOOC is free to all and is also freely available to support teaching in business and management or engineering and science schools as a way of integrating the topics and sub-themes of managing responsibly for participants into a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds and courses. Anyone interested (individuals or course tutors) can sign up, via the COURSERA on-line MOOC platform (searching ‘Managing Responsibly’) from the 5th September and the course will repeat at four-weekly intervals.

Contacts for further information:

Sally.randles@manchester.ac.uk; & olaasch@responsiblemanagement.net

09 Aug 2016

2016 AOM Meeting Ends With Call for More Meaningful Organisations and Business Schools

8 August 2016, New York, USA | PRME Secretariat — The 2016 meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM) concluded its five-day session this week in Anaheim, California with a call for more responsible and meaningful organisations, including those in the field of responsible management education.

Under the theme Making Organisations Meaningful, nearly 10,000 participants from over 80 countries gathered to debate current and future trends in the management education industry.

“The theme suggests that organisations should and can make a difference in addressing global challenges,” said Barbara Bitter, the chair of the division of management education at the Academy of Management, and Dean of the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration at Coastal Carolina University.

Responsible management education was a key focus at this year’s AOM meeting, underscored by the fact that organisations and institutions of the future will inevitably be run by today’s business students. This necessitates a focus on teaching and academic programmes at the world’s business schools that encourage responsible managers and leaders.

“Organizations play an increasingly important role in this picture and should bring solutions to the table instead of exacerbating the problems. This makes the relationship between academia and practice even more important than it has been in the past and brings responsible management education to the forefront of our priorities.”

This year’s meeting also featured insight from Jonas Haertle, the Head of the Principles for Responsible Management Education, during a panel discussion on Friday, August 5th.

At an event titled “Responsible Management Education in Action: Developing Faculty Competences,” the discussion explored ways for faculty in the management education profession to further their own understanding of the teaching styles and ways of thinking that will be necessary to educate the business leaders of the 21st century.

It provided opportunities for faculty to share experiences and engage with colleagues with the intention of building a professional network that can support participants in developing their own competencies for responsible management education when back in their home institutions.

Haertle, who was one of the dozen presenters at the event, pointed out that since 2007 the United Nations has called for more “responsible” management education, guided by the Six Principles of PRME.

“The need to consider sustainability, responsibility, and ethics as guiding principles in management and the education of managers has been increasingly agreed among educators,” Haertle said.

“Besides agreeing that responsible management is important, faculty needs to be prepared for the changes in curriculum, teaching styles and ways of thinking that responsible management requires.”

In the context of the recently adopted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, key figures in the private sector as well as academia have noted with concern the slow pace of change in the business community towards addressing the world’s lingering development challenges. The United Nations Global Compact — the only major UN-affiliated body that seeks to galvanize progressive and responsible change in the world’s private enterprises — is an example of an effort to corral greater action from this sector.

PRME, an initiative of the Global Compact, seeks to provide a platform to raise the profile of sustainability in business schools around the world and to equip today’s business students with the understanding and ability to deliver change tomorrow. The initiative engages business schools to ensure they provide future business leaders with the skills needed to balance economic and sustainability goals, while drawing attention to the SDGs.

During the 2015 AOM meeting in Vancouver, session president Paul Adler highlighted the role of PRME and its engagement with members of the Academy.

“I’m so delighted to see so many of our members playing key roles in launching and sustaining these initiatives,” Adler said, while adding that many of the business school responsible management education initiatives are being evaluated and discussed in the Academy of Management Learning and Education journal.

“I'm eager to see the academy become a host platform for more discussion and more debate on the best ways we can move forward together,” he added.

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If you are interested in learning more about the Principles for Responsible Management Education, visit unprme.org and sign up for our PRME Newsletter. Read our blog, PRiMEtime, and connect with us via our social media platforms on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

08 Aug 2016

Annual AOM Meeting to Feature Input from Head of PRME Initiative

4 August 2016, New York, USA | PRME Secretariat — The annual meeting of the Academy of Management will feature a panel discussion with insight from the Head of the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), Jonas Haertle.

Under the title “Responsible Management Education in Action: Developing Faculty Competences,” the discussion will explore ways for faculty in the management education profession to further their own understanding of the teaching styles and ways of thinking that the subject area requires. 

Further, it will provide opportunities to share experiences and engage with experienced colleagues with the intention to build a professional network that may support participants in developing colleagues’ and their own competences for responsible management education when back in their home institutions.

Haertle, who will be one of the dozen presenters at the event, pointed out that since 2007 the United Nations has called for more “responsible” management education, guided by the Six Principles of PRME.

“The need to consider sustainability, responsibility, and ethics as guiding principles in management and the education of managers has been increasingly agreed among educators,” Haertle said.

“Besides agreeing that responsible management is important, faculty needs to be prepared for the changes in curriculum, teaching styles and ways of thinking that responsible management requires.”

The five day AOM meeting, set to begin in Anaheim, California this Friday under the theme Making Organizations Meaningful, welcomes nearly 10,000 participants from academia, the public and the private sector to debate current trends and strategic objectives of the management academic community. It includes over 480 universities and business schools from 87 countries, many of which are signatories to PRME.

The input from PRME, its head figure, and its signatories at the AOM meeting is a natural fit. 

In the context of the recently adopted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, key figures in the private sector as well as academia have noted with concern the slow pace of change in the business community towards addressing the world’s lingering development challenges. The United Nations Global Compact — the only major UN-affiliated body that seeks to galvanize progressive and responsible change in the world’s private enterprises — is an example of an effort to corral greater action from this sector. 

PRME, an initiative of the Global Compact, seeks to provide a platform to raise the profile of sustainability in business schools around the world and to equip today’s business students with the understanding and ability to deliver change tomorrow. The initiative engages business schools to ensure they provide future business leaders with the skills needed to balance economic and sustainability goals, while drawing attention to the SDGs.

During the 2015 AOM meeting in Vancouver, session president Paul Adler highlighted the role of PRME and its engagement with members of the Academy.

“I’m so delighted to see so many of our members playing key roles in launching and sustaining these initiatives,” Adler said, while adding that many of the business school responsible management education initiatives are being evaluated and discussed in the Academy of Management Learning and Education journal

“I'm eager to see the academy become a host platform for more discussion and more debate on the best ways we can move forward together,” he added.

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To learn more about the panel discussion featuring Jonas Haertle, the Head of PRME, visit our website events page.

If you are interested in learning more about the Principles for Responsible Management Education, visit unprme.org and sign up for our PRME Newsletter. Read our blog, PRiMEtime, and connect with us via our social media platforms on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

04 Aug 2016

July Recognition - New Signatories, SIPs & Contributions to PRME Initiative

July Recognition - New Signatories, SIPs & Contributions to PRME Initiative

We are pleased to highlight contributing PRME participants for the month of July. We welcome new signatories and supporting organisations to the PRME initiative (8), congratulate signatories for submitting their Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports (23), and express our collective thanks to all participants that contributed financially (42) to the PRME initiative over the last month.  

New Signatories:

Management Development Institute MDI, India

Lazaridis School of Business & Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada

School of Management, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, Peru

LEAD College of Management, India

Cordoba Management School, Universidad Blas Pascal, Argentina

Academy of Business Management (ABMS), ABMS Education Group, Switzerland

Universidad Juarez Autonoma de Tabasco, Mexico

Universite Paris-Dauphine, Paris Sciences et Lettres (PSL) - Research University, France

Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) Reports: 

INCAE Business School, Costa Rica

Uni of Navan, Ireland

Poznan University of Economics, Poland

Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies, India

ESCI Escola Superior de Comerc Internacional, Spain

Politecnico di Milano School of Management, Italy

Antwerp Management School, Belgium

University of Northampton Business School, United Kingdom

Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administracion (IESA), Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, United States

Canara Bank School of Management Studies (CBSMS), United States

Plymouth University, United Kingdom

Opus College of Business - University of St. Thomas, United States

Caucasus University, Georgia

Lund University School of Economics and Management (LUSEM), Sweden

Riga International School of Economics and Business Administration, Latvia

School of Economics and Management, Tongji University, China

Griffith Business School, Australia

Andrew P. Barowsky School of Business, Dominican University of California, United States

Cass Business School, United Kingdom

Externado University Management Faculty, Colombia

Facultad de Administracion, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia

Financial Contributions:

FEA-RP USP, Brazil

Walden University, United States

Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy

Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administracion (IESA), Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

Strathclyde Business School, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom

Audencia Nantes School of Management, France

Facultad de Ciencias Administrativas y Economicas, FCAE, Universidad Icesi, Colombia

Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), University of Pretoria, South Africa

Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management, Claremont Graduate University, United States

Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom

Smith School of Business, Queen’s University, Canada

Illinois State University, College of Business, Illinois State University, United States

University of Guelph College of Business and Economics, University of Guelph, Canada

University of Victoria Gustavson School of Business, Canada

The Peter J. Tobin College of Business, St. John's University, USA

Bournemouth University Business School, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom

Groupe ESC Dijon Bourgogne - Burgundy School of Business, France

Externado University Management Faculty, Externado University, Colombia

IAG-Business School, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil

Barcelona School of Management, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain

Kingston Business School, Kingston University, United Kingdom

Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Faculty of Management - Laurentian University, Laurentian University, Canada

RICS School of Built Environment, Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, India

Groupe Sup de Co Montpellier Business School, France

University of Edinburgh Business School, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Winchester Business School, the University of Winchester, United Kingdom

Glasgow Caledonian University, United Kingdom

Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

ESADE, Spain

Hanken School of Economics, Finland

Pforzheim University Business School, Pforzheim University, Germany

Silberman College of Business, Fairleigh Dickinson University, United States

Albers School of Business and Economics, Seattle University, United States

Danube Business School, Danube University Krems, Austria

Ashridge Business School, United Kingdom

Robert P. Stiller School of Business, Champlain College, Champlain College, United States

University of Exeter Business School, University of Exeter, United Kingdom

Academy of Business Management (ABMS), ABMS Education Group, Switzerland

Cologne Business School, Germany

Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, Canada

Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, United States

 

 

01 Aug 2016

PRME Champions Meeting bolsters collaboration and establishes emerging Champions projects

Following the 2016 UN Global Compact Leaders Summit, the first PRME Champions Meeting for 2016 took place at Fordham University in New York on Friday, 24 June. The purpose of this face-to-face meeting was to build stronger connections between the various participants, to discuss in detail emerging Champions projects and to agree on next steps and ways of working together.

There were around 40 participants from academia, business, Global Compact Office and partner organisations, with 21 out of 30 PRME Champion institutions represented at the meeting. The participants engaged in constructive round table discussions on specific projects. At the meeting, everybody had the chance to present their projects, get feedback from the rest of the group and collectively decide on concrete next steps and deliverables. Throughout the day, there was a feeling of enthusiasm, connectedness and collective action, which contributed to the project discussions.

In parallel to the meeting, the group of PRME Champion students who attended the Leaders Summit also met to connect with each other, reflect on the two days of the Summit and share their different educational experiences. The students briefly joined the Champions meeting and brought their invaluable perspective, which further inspired the project discussions.

12 Jul 2016

7th PRME Asia Forum and PRME Colloquium on Higher Education engage in dialogue on the SDGs and establish roadmaps for PRME Chapters in the Asia region

The 7th PRME Asia Forum, organized by the Faculty of Business of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), was held on 6 - 7 July 2016 in Hong Kong in conjunction with the 1st PRME Colloquium on Higher Education, organized by the Centre for Corporate Sustainability and Innovations (CCSI), Hang Seng Management College (HSMC).

During the two-day Forum, themed “Stakeholder Engagement for Responsible Management Education in Contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals,” 130 participants from China, India, Malaysia, the Philippines, South Korea, Thailand and other countries explored ways of engaging students, businesses, non-governmental organizations, policymakers, accreditation bodies, and non-business faculties in promoting responsible leadership, sustainability, and corporate responsibility. Meanwhile, the Colloquium engaged these stakeholders in an open dialogue on the context, practices and actions necessary for developing a sustainable mindset, offering responsible management education, and fulfilling SDGs.

Among the guests of honor at the event were Dr. Christine Loh Kung-wai, Under Secretary for the Environment of the HKSAR Government, and Mr. Jonas Haertle, Head of PRME Secretariat & Academic Affairs at the UN Global Compact Office.

The Forum concluded with the creation of roadmaps for two emerging PRME Chapters in the region: PRME Chapter East Asia and PRME Chapter India, as well the establishment of the PRME Chapter ASEAN+. In addition, CCSI of HSMC signed an MoU with Letran University in the Philippines for sustainability-related activities at the Colloquium.

The PRME Secretariat would like to thank the Faculty of Business of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Centre for Corporate Sustainability and Innovations (CCSI), Hang Seng Management College for hosting and participants for attending this productive event. Find more information on the 7th PRME Asia Forum here and the PRME Colloquium on Higher Education here. Photos from the 7th PRME Asia Forum can be found here and speaker presentations here

 

08 Jul 2016

Twenty-five Schools Delisted for Failure to Comply with Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) Reporting Requirement

Today, the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Secretariat announced that 25 schools were delisted from the PRME initiative for failure to meet the mandatory reporting requirement. The delisting of PRME signatories, first rolled out in January 2013, is part of ongoing efforts by PRME to enhance the accountability and credibility of the initiative and follows from a recommendation by the PRME Steering Committee as well as from the wider PRME community though the Rio Declaration on the Contribution of HEIs and Management Schools to the Future We Want: A Roadmap for Management Education to 2020

The SIP policy was developed based on the consensus reached at the 1st PRME Global Forum for Responsible Management Education in 2008, and has been updated in consultation with the PRME Working Group on SIP and PRME Advisory Committee in 2015. The updated policy was endorsed by the 2015 Global Forum for Responsible Management Education – 6th Annual Assembly in the Outcomes Declaration.

Under the policies of PRME, participating signatory institutions must issue a biennial progress report (also known as Sharing Information on Progress, or SIP) on their implementation of the initiative’s six principles. Failure to meet the SIP deadline results in a signatory being listed as “non-communicating” on the PRME website. Non-communicating signatories at risk of being delisted can regain their status as “active” participants by submitting an SIP report. Continued failure to submit an SIP to PRME’s public database leads to the delisting. According to the new SIP policy, a non-communicating participant that fails to fulfil the minimum SIP policy requirements will be automatically delisted from PRME after 12 months from receiving non-communicating status. Under the old SIP policy, these institutions had been given 24 months after their SIP deadline to submit their SIP report before they were delisted. 

While delisted signatories are removed entirely from PRME’s database, the initiative does allow those willing to return. To rejoin PRME, institutions must send a new letter of commitment signed by the highest executive to the PRME Steering Committee and submit an SIP to the PRME database. 

“While joining PRME is voluntary, the SIP policy enables us to hold signatories accountable to their commitment. This will help to increase the credibility of the initiative overall and also to recognise those signatories that report on their changes to curriculum, research and campus practices, based on the principles of PRME,” says Jonas Haertle, Head of the PRME Secretariat at the UN Global Compact Office.

Despite the number of schools removed from the participant list, the overall number of PRME participants continues to rise. Thus far in 2016, 34 organisations joined the initiative, bringing the total to 648 active participants from 83 countries.

Delisted July 2016:

  1. ALYTAUS KOLEGIJA University of Applied Sciences
  2. Aurous Institute of Management
  3. Baltic College
  4. Belgrade Business School HEI for Applied Studies
  5. CETASDI
  6. DPU Accounting School,  Dhurakij Pundit University
  7. Ecole Superieur Robert de Sorbon
  8. Escuela de Negocios,  Universidad Catolica de Temuco  
  9. European University College of Business 
  10. Indus Business Academy
  11. International Institute of Business (IIB)
  12. International University of Fundamental Studies, Intergovernmental Higher Academic Council
  13. John A. Mackay Institute,  Maastricht School of Management
  14. Maastricht School of Management Romania
  15. Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto
  16. Newports Institute of Communications & Economics
  17. Postgraduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura
  18. Sambhram School of Management, Sambhram Group of Institutions 
  19. School of Economics and Management, Beijing Forestry University
  20. Siemens Power academy Lagos, Siemens Power Academy T&D
  21. Universidad Azteca
  22. Universidad de las Americas (Udla), Laureate
  23. Universidad Tecnologica del Centro
  24. University of Kassel Faculty of Economics and Management, University of Kassel
  25. VBS Purvanchal University

Click here for an overview of delisted signatories.

Click here for an overview of active and non-communicating participants.

 

08 Jul 2016

June Recognition - New Signatories, SIPs & Contributions to PRME Initiative

We are pleased to highlight contributing PRME participants for the month of May. We welcome new signatories and supporting organisations to the PRME initiative (2), congratulate signatories for submitting their Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports (30), and express our collective thanks to all participants that contributed financially (104) to the PRME initiative over the last month.  

New Signatories:

Onitsha Business School, Nigeria
School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University, United Kingdom

Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) Reports: 

A.J. Palumbo School of Business and John F. Donahue Graduate School of Business, Duquesne University, United States
ALBA Graduate Business School, Greece
Ashridge Business School, United Kingdom
Asian Institute of Management (AIM), Philippines
Brennan School of Business, Dominican University, United States
Business School, University of Colorado Denver, United States
ESIC Business & Marketing School, Spain
Externado University Management Faculty, Colombia
Fondazione ISTUD, Italy
Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Germany
Franklin University Switzerland, Switzerland
Glasgow Caledonian University, United Kingdom
GOA Institute of Management, India
Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), University of Pretoria, South Africa
Hult International Business School, United States
IE Business School, Spain
Illinois State University College of Business, United States
Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick,  Ireland
School of Management, Royal Holloway, University of London, United Kingdom
Seattle Pacific University School of Business and Economics, United States
Smith School of Business, Queen’s University, Canada
Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary's University, Canada
Sustainability Management School, Switzerland
The University of Liverpool Management School, United Kingdom
TSM Business School, Netherlands
UniCESUMAR, Brazil
Universidad Panamericana Campus Bonaterra, Mexico
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs College of Business and Administration, United States
University of Guelph College of Business and Economics, Canada
Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, United States

Financial Contributions:

Aalto University, School of Business, Finland
Aarhus University, School of Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University, Denmark
Adarsh Institute of Management and Information Technology, India
Andrew P. Barowsky School of Business,Dominican University of California, United States
Antwerp Management School, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Asian Institute of Management (AIM), Philippines
Auckland University of Technology Business School, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Bond University Faculty of Business, Bond University, Australia
Boston University Graduate School of Management, Boston University, United States
Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration (EBAPE/FGV), Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV), Brazil
Brennan School of Business, Dominican University, United States
Business School, University of Roehampton, United Kingdom
Business School, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russian Federation
Business School - Staffordshire University, Staffordshire University, United Kingdom
Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
Colegio de San Juan de Letran Calamba, Philippines
College of Law, Juridiska Koledza, Latvia
Cologne Business School, Germany
Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule (OTH) Amberg-Weiden, Cooperating partner of OTH Regensburg, Germany
Curtin University, Australia
Deakin University, Faculty of Business and Law, Australia
Durham Business School, Durham University, United Kingdom
ESCI Escola Superior de Comerc Internacional, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Escola de Administracao de Empresas de Sao Paulo (EAESP/FGV), Fundacao Getulio Vargas (FGV), Brazil
ESMT European School of Management and Technology, Germany
Essex Business School, University of Essex, United Kingdom
FEA-RP, Brazil
Graham School of Management
, Saint Xavier University, United States
Faculdade de Economia, Administracao e Contabilidade - Universidade de Sao Paulo, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brasil
Facultad de Administracion, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
Facultad de Contaduria y Administracion, Universidad Autonoma de Chihuahua, Mexico
Facultad de Economia y Negocios, Universidad Anahuac Mexico Norte, Mexico
Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Management, Witten/Herdecke University, Witten/Herdecke University, Germany
Faculty of Engineering Economics and Management, Riga Technical University, Latvia
Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Cologne, Germany
FH Wien University of Applied Sciences, Austria
FIA - Fundacao Instituto de Administracao, Brazil
Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Germany
Fundacion Universitaria Empresarial de la Camara de Comercio de Bogota Uniempresarial, Fundacion Universitaria, Colombia
Global Business and Management Studies Program, Doshisha Business School, Japan
Global Ethic Institute, University of Tubingen, Germany
Goethe University Frankfurt, Faculty of Economics and Business, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), University of Pretoria, South Africa
Grenoble Ecole de Management, France
Griffith Business School, Griffith University, Australia
H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business - Nova Southeastern University, Nova Southeastern University, United States
Hang Seng Management College, China
Henley Business School, University of Reading, United Kingdom
Hertie School of Governance, Germany
HKUST Business School, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China
Hong Kong Baptist University School of Business, Hong Kong Baptist University, China
HWZ Business Administration, University of Applied Sciences Zurich, Switzerland
ICBS Thessaloniki Business College, University of Winchester, Greece
IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems, University of Applied Sciences, Austria
Inalde - Business School, Universidad de la Sabana, Colombia
Ingolstadt School of Management, Catholic University Eichstaett-Ingolstadt, Germany
Institute of Business Studies (IBS-Moscow), Russian Federation
International University of Applied Sciences Bad Honnef - Bonn, School of Business and Management, Germany
John Cook School of Business, St. Louis University, United States
Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University, Singapore
MCI - Management Center Innsbruck, Austria
Milgard School of Business, University of Washington Tacoma, United States
Munich Business School, Germany
NEOMA Business School, France
Newcastle Business School, University of Northumbria at Newcastle, United Kingdom
Penn State Great Valley, The Pennsylvania State University, United States
Reutlingen University, Germany
Reykjavik University Business School, Reykjavik University, Iceland
Riga International School of Economics and Business Administration, Latvia
Robins School of Business, University of Richmond, United States
Rohrer College of Business, Rowan University, United States
School of Business, JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Finland
School of Business - University of the Fraser Valley, University of the Fraser Valley, Canada
School of Business and Economics, Seattle Pacific University, United States
School of Economics and Management, Tongji University, China
School of Management - California Lutheran University, California Lutheran University, United States
School of Management, Royal Holloway, University of London, United Kingdom
Scuola Superiore di Studi Universitari e di Perfezionamento Sant'Anna, Italy
SDA Bocconi School of Management, Italy
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), United States
Southern University Bangladesh, Bangladesh
Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden
Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University, Canada
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Faculty of Business, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
TIAS School for Business and Society, TIAS School for Business and Society is owned by Tilburg University and Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Toulouse Business School, ESC Toulouse, France
Tsinghua SEM, China
Universidad EAFIT, Colombia
Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Spain
Universidade COPEL - UniCOPEL, Corporate University, Brazil
University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur, University of Applied Sciences Eastern Switzerland, Switzerland
University of Bath School of Management, University of Bath, United Kingdom
University of Connecticut, United States
University of Detroit Mercy College of Business Administration, University of Detroit Mercy, United States
University of Huddersfield Business School, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
University of Lincoln, United Kingdom
University of Western Australia Business School, University of Western Australia, Australia
University of Wollongong Faculty of Business, University of Wollongong, Australia
Victoria University, Switzerland
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, Wissenschaftliche Hochschule fur Unternehmensfuehrung, Germany
WU - Wirtschaftsuniversitaet Wien / Vienna University of Economics and Business, WU - Wirtschaftsuniversitaet Wien / Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
ZHAW School of Management and Law, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland

 


 

07 Jul 2016

PRME-supported International Conference

“International Conference on Sustainable Development in Higher Education”
July 5 and 6, 2016 – K
nowledge Exchange across the Globe 

 

Dr. Shirley Yeung, Chair of the Conference/ Director for Corporate Sustainability and Innovations (CCSI) of Hang Seng Management College with the support of CCSI successfully held the “International Conference on Sustainable Development in Higher Education” on 5 July, 2016 and 6 July, 2016 at Fung Yiu King Hall (Conference Hall), Hang Seng Management College. Nearly 20 panelists across the globe, alongside practitioners, students and other stakeholders, gathered to share their experience, discuss common challenges and demonstrate their best practices on Sustainable Development and related areas.

This conference is committed to promote the sharing of professional knowledge and research excellence with industry, business, the public sector and the community in order to achieve social, environmental or economic impacts.

The conference consisted of three discussion sessions, four panel sessions and concluded successfully with enthusiastic participation from secondary teachers and students, HSMC staff and students, and industries across the globe. Prof. Gilbert Fong, Provost, Hang Seng Management College, delivered a welcome remark at the conference.

There were two keynote speeches presented at the conference, which were: ‘Sustainable Development Practices in Higher Education – East and West’ by Mr. Jonas Haertle, Head of PRME Secretariat, UN Global Compact Office; and ‘Ecosystem and Resources Planning in Programme Sustainability for Responsible Management’ by Prof. Kuperan Viswanathan, Professor of Resource Economics and Management, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

During the discussion and panel sessions, the industries, entrepreneurs and academic experts from various institutions were brought together to share and discuss responsible management, learning environment, technologies, programme design, resources planning and talent development for Sustainability in Higher Education. Panelists include Dr. Libing Wang, UNESCO Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, Thailand; Mr. Martin Tam, ABLE MART LIMITED, HK; Mr. Shaun  O'Rourke, The Trust for Public Land, US; Mr. Ori Goshen, Crowdx, Israel; Ms. Susanna Lee, Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications, Hong Kong; Prof. Kuperan Viswanathan, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia; Ms. Karen Q. Zhang, UNESCO Hong Kong Association, Hong Kong; Prof. Roy Tamashiro, Webster University, USA; Dr. Jeannie Lum, University of Hawaii, USA; and Dr. Hackman Lee, Hang Seng Management College.

During the closing remarks, Dr. Shirley Yeung, Chair of International Conference on Sustainable Development in Higher Education and Director of Centre for Corporate Sustainability and Innovation, expressed her thanks and highlighted the importance of collaborations for establishing a platform of knowledge exchange for long lasting socio-economic, socio-cultural and socio-technological impacts.

 

For detailed programme rundown, please visit: 

http://sdhe2016.hsmc.edu.hk/sdhe2016_leaflet.pdf

 

Further information on the conference can be obtained from:

http://sdhe2016.hsmc.edu.hk/

 

About Hang Seng Management College

Hang Seng Management College (HSMC) was restructured from the former Hang Seng School of Commerce and established in 2010 as a non-profit-making private university-level institution with five Schools (Business, Communication, Decision Sciences, Humanities & Social Science, and Translation). Adopting the unique “Liberal + Professional” education model, HSMC is a residential institution which puts quality teaching and students’ all-round development as its highest priorities. Aspiring to be a leading private university in Hong Kong, HSMC features top-quality faculty members, award-winning green campus facilities, innovative degree programmes, impactful research on corporate sustainability, and excellent student support services, with the aim of nurturing young talents with independent thinking, innovative minds, human caring and social responsibilities.

 

Note: Financial support by Research Grant Council, HKSAR, UGC/IIDS14/B01/15

 

About Centre for Corporate Sustainability and Innovations (CCSI)

The Centre for Corporate Sustainability and Innovations aims to establish a platform for services / products / activities co-creation related to social responsibility (SR), sustainability and innovation. The UN Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) and the Centre for Corporate Sustainability and Innovations (CCSI) mutually pursue the goals of engaging teaching institutions and the private sector on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and providing training programmes that will focus on effective entrepreneurship education, including social entrepreneurship.

 

For media enquiry, please contact: 

Dr Shirley Yeung, Director, Centre for Corporate Sustainability and Innovations, 
Hang Seng Management College

Contact Email:  ccsi@hsmc.edu.hk

 

More Information

http://ccsi.hsmc.edu.hk/news-events

 

 

 

07 Jul 2016

3rd Annual PRME Chapter UK & Ireland Conference hosts meeting in collaboration with European Business Ethics Network, allowing for joint discussion around the SDGs and RME

The 3rd Annual PRME Chapter UK & Ireland Conference was hosted this year as a collaboration between two PRME signatories (University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University) and also two related networks (PRME and European Business Ethics Network - EBEN). 

These collaborations offered the opportunity to attract a significant number of delegates (120 for the 2 conferences) and a considerable international presence (12 nationalities). There were thought provoking contributions from Senior Academic, Ed Freeman, and Head of PRME Secretariat, Jonas Haertle, and a range of paper presentations and workshops.

The theme of this year’s meeting was “collaboration and capacity building in responsible management education,” stimulating discussions on questions such as: What are the capabilities and relationships that Higher Education Institutions need to enhance in light of the SDGs? How can we better create meaningful collaborations that engage multiple stakeholders and institutions? How can we move forward powerfully together in service of the PRME principles? The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which have provided a focus for the global business agenda with even greater ambition and an emphasis to address the structural drivers of poverty, inequality and resource scarcity, allowed for a useful frame to discuss the theme. Throughout the conference, the unique potential that PRME Chapters and signatories have to influence business leaders of the future was stressed.

Robin Hood opened the conference, awakening the urge for social justice, equality, and the love of the forest in the assembly. Additionally, PRME Secretariat Head, Jonas Haertle, provided a Keynote speech. Throughout the conference, papers were discussed on topics including curriculum design, student engagement, and leadership development. Workshops also proved to be popular this year, focusing on take away tools and offering a platform for collaboration amongst PRME participants. 

Initial feedback suggests that there is scope for forums to promote Faculty Development in the future.  Furthermore, it was suggested to engage more businesses and students in the conversation at future meetings, aligning well to the PRME initiative’s strategic targets. Thanks were extended to Greenleaf Publishing for their continued support for Chapter activities.

The main objective of the 3rd Annual PRME Chapter UK & Ireland Conference was to develop collaboration and build capacity in responsible management education. Those at the conference believe that these aims were facilitated in their time together, and hope that conversations continue after the conference.

The Nottingham team would like to announce that they were proud to host PRME this year and are happy to support those hosting the 4th Annual PRME Chapter UK & Ireland Conference in 2017. Invitations for proposals to host the 2017 conference will be sent out in September 2016.

The PRME Secretariat would like to thank the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University for hosting and participants for attending this productive event. Please find the event agenda and overview here. You can read more on the event on the PRME Chapter UK & Ireland website. 

22 Jun 2016

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