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April Recognition - New Signatories, SIPs & Contributions to PRME initiative

We are pleased to highlight contributing PRME participants for the month of April. We welcome new signatories and supporting organisations to the PRME initiative (2), congratulate signatories for submitting their Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports (20), and express our collective thanks to all participants that contributed financially (0) to the PRME initiative over the last month.  

New Signatories:

Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports: 

 

 

12 May 2016

PRME Chapter Brazil holds 14th PRME Chapter Meeting Brazil, developing project goals for the next two years

(Sao Paulo, 12 April 2016) – The PRME Chapter Brazil held its 14th PRME Chapter Meeting Brazil on 12 April 2016 at Insper in Sao Paulo, Brazil. 

During the meeting, the coordinator of sustainability and PRME focal point at Insper, Priscila Claro, presented on how sustainability is treated at Insper, as well as the institution's facilities. Similarly, Ana Carolina from EAESP/FGV shared the GVCes methodology, the institution’s new sustainability teaching methodology, with the group.

Additionally, the communication coordinator of Instituto Trata Brazil, Rubens Filho, presented the work of his organization. The purpose of the presentation was to find synergies between the work of the Institute and the PRME Chapter. Later, the group of institutions that will work with the sanitation research project will identify these partnership opportunities.

One of the developers of research for the Sustainability Literacy Test, Aurelien Decamps of Kedge Business School, also attended the meeting via Skype to provide details from the second phase of the test. During this call, a group of institutions was formed (FEA | SENAI / PR | UTFPR | Insper | ISAE) that will set some criteria for the production of new Brazilian questions. This information will be shared with the group in the future.

Finally, working groups at the meeting selected four projects that will guide PRME Chapter Brazil’s work for the next two years.  These include the development of workshops to disseminate information on the SDGs, the development of questions for the Sustainability Literacy Test, the creation of long-term indicators to incorporate sustainability in business management and research development about sanitation in Latin America.

The next PRME Chapter Meeting Brazil will be held on 1 September 2016 at Fundacao Instituto de Administracao in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

 

27 Apr 2016

PRME Chapter CEE officially established at 1st PRME Regional Meeting CEE

(Riga, 19 April 2016) – The PRME Chapter Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) held its 1st PRME Regional Meeting CEE on 18 - 19 April 2016 at RISEBA University in Latvia. During this meeting, 56 delegates from 19 PRME signatory business and management schools across Central and Eastern Europe came together to agree on a Constitution and Steering Committee and to discuss ideas on the roles, activities, and events for the new PRME Chapter.

Delegates were welcomed by Professor Danica Purg, President of CEEMAN and  IEDC – Bled School of Management, Asoc. Prof. Irina Sennikova, RISEBA University Rector and CEEMAN Vice President, and Mr. Andrew Main Wilson, CEO, Association of MBAs (AMBA) and PRME Steering Committee Chair. Mr. Jonas Haertle, Head of the PRME Secretariat at the UN Global Compact, also welcomed participants stating, "We are very encouraged by the launch of the new PRME CEE Chapter, which brings together top business schools and management departments of the region. The fact that the new PRME Chapter already counts PRME signatories in EU countries, Russia as well as other CIS countries shows that business and business education benefits and, importantly, can contribute to cross-national and regional dialog. We encourage the PRME Chapter to focus on activities to raise awareness about responsible management education and practices and the new UN Sustainable Development Goals."

The newly established PRME Chapter CEE was also honored to receive a welcome address from H.E. Maris Kucinskis, Prime Minister of the Republic of Latvia.

Prof. Garry Bruton from Neely School of Business and Texas Christian University and Prof. Soumodip Sarkar from the University of Evora and the Harvard University Asia Center provided keynote speeches. The meeting also held a panel for business participants, which included representatives of the Global Compact Local Network in Latvia

Dr. Assylbek Nurgabdeshov, Dean of Faculty of General Education at Almaty Management University, Dr. Peter Hardi from Central European University Business School and Dr. Alenka Bracek Lalic, International Quality Accreditation Director at CEEMAN provided inspiring speeches and presentations about PRME principles implemented to date at their institutions.

At the conclusion of the meeting, a Steering Committee of 8 Members was elected:

  • Mrs.Irina Sennikova, PRME Chapter CEE Chair, RISEBA University Rector and CEEMAN Vice – President
  • Mrs. Olga Veligurska, CEEMAN Director
  • Mr. Assylbek Nurgabdeshov, Dean of Faculty of General Education at Almaty Management University
  • Mr. Yaroslav Pavlov, Director of Distance Learning Programmes, IBS- Moscow, RANEPA
  • Mr. Mikolaj Pindelski, Assistant Professor, SGH Warsaw School of Economics
  • Mr. Dusan Kucera, Assistant Professor University of Economics Prague
  • Mr. Gabor Harangozo, Associate Professor Corvinus University of Budapest and Corvinus Business School
  • Mrs. Irena Krzan, Project Manager for International Accreditations, Faculty of Economics University of Ljubljana

For the complete meeting agenda, please click here.

If you are interested in viewing presentations from this event, please see below: 

The next PRME Chapter CEE meeting will take place in Estonia on 28 September 2016 during the 24th CEEMAN Annual Conference at Tallinn School of Economics and Business Administration. CEEMAN will host and organise this event.

 

 

 

 

 

19 Apr 2016

PRME Chapter MENA hosts 6th PRME MENA Regional Forum, further defining governance and activities

(Cairo, 14 April 2016) – The PRME Chapter MENA hosted the 6th PRME MENA Regional Forum at the American University in Cairo (AUC), Cairo, Egypt on 13-14 April following the EFMD MENA Conference. The Regional Meeting, “Action for PRME MENA and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),” had a very hands-on workshop style and focused on further embedding sustainability and corporate responsibility into management education.

The event was preceded by a campus tour, pre-conference presentations and a joint EFMD MENA-PRME lunch with a local practitioner panel featuring speakers Ayman Ismail, Partner, Chairman and CEO, DMG - Mountain View and Hashem El Dandarawy, Chairman, Team 4 Security, who gave their perspectives on the role of business and management education in the SDGs era.

Dean Karim Seghir opened the PRME MENA Regional Forum,  welcoming participants and urging the audience to work together and leverage the PRME initiative to advance sustainability and responsible management in the region.

The event was divided into five workshops with a similar format: short initial presentation, roundtable discussions and reporting back to the plenary. Workshop 1,  co-facilitated by Dr. Milenko Gudic and Florencia Librizzi, focused on the Sustainable Development Goals and PRME with an introduction on resources to promote action on the SDGs. This session included a brief remark from the Global Compact Local Network Egypt Focal Point, Muhammad Al-Fouly who highlighted the role of business in contributing to fulfilling the SDGs and some ideas of how business and academics can work together. Workshop 2 tackled the main questions and recommendations on Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports and was co-facilitated by Dr. Ali Elquammah, Dr. Milenko Gudic and Florencia Librizzi. Workshop 3 focused on the resources developed by the PRME Working Group on Anticorruption and was facilitated by Dr. Shiv Tripathi and Dr. Yaprak Anadol. Workshop 4, facilitated by Dr. Milenko Gudic and Dr. Ghada Howaidy, highlighted the issue of gender equality and provided resources developed by the PRME Working Group on Gender Equality.. Workshop 5, facilitated by Dr. Milenko Gudic and Dr. Ali Awni, discussed poverty as a challenge for management education and highlighted resources developed by the PRME Working Group on Poverty.

Finally, the event closed with a very interactive session on the next steps for the PRME Chapter MENA. Ghada Howaidy, the PRME Chapter MENA coordinator, gave a  a brief update during this session ,  which was followed by a rich discussion taking into account the learning from the prior two days on what PRME Chapter MENA can do to advance responsible management education and contribute to the SDGs in the region. In addition, the PRME Chapter MENA will be finalising a governance document to be signed by the PRME Chapter MENA Advisory Committee to further clarify and consolidate the governance of the PRME Chapter. 

Some of the main activities suggested for the PRME Chapter MENA include:

On PRME Resources:

  • Creating regional material to add to the PRME resources (e.g. case studies)
  • Sharing existing resources with the PRME community (e.g. through webinars, etc)

On SIP reports:

  • Providing feedback to each other within the PRME Chapter MENA
  • Leveraging the PRiMEtime blog to highlight innovative work and good practices
  • Exploring possibilities to consolidate SIP reporting with accreditation

On Anticorruption, Gender Equality and Antipoverty:

  • Sharing good practices in implementation across curriculum
  • Pursuing faculty development
  • Conducting collaborative research on anticorruption based on website data

On links with business:

  • Further exploring opportunities for collaboration with Global Compact Local Networks

The PRME Secretariat would like to thank American University in Cairo (AUC) for hosting and participants for attending this productive event. Please find here the agenda of this meeting.

 

 

14 Apr 2016

March Recognition - New Signatories, SIPs & Contributions to the PRME Initiative

We are pleased to highlight contributing PRME participants for the month of March. We welcome new signatories and supporting organisations to the PRME initiative (5), congratulate signatories for submitting their Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports (13), and express our collective thanks to all participants that contributed financially (4) to the PRME initiative over the last month.  

New Signatories:

 

Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports: 

 

Financial Contributions:

 

 

 

 

We are pleased to highlight contributing PRME participants for the month of February. We welcome new signatories and supporting organisations to the PRME initiative (7), congratulate signatories for submitting their Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports (23), and express our collective thanks to all participants that contributed financially (5) to the PRME initiative over the last month.  

New Signatories:

 

Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports: 

 

 

Financial Contributions:

 

07 Apr 2016

February Recognition - New Signatories, SIPs & Contributions to the PRME Initiative

We are pleased to highlight contributing PRME participants for the month of February. We welcome new signatories and supporting organisations to the PRME initiative (7), congratulate signatories for submitting their Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports (23), and express our collective thanks to all participants that contributed financially (5) to the PRME initiative over the last month.  

New Signatories:

 

Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports: 

 

 

Financial Contributions:

 

 

We are pleased to highlight contributing PRME participants for the month of February. We welcome new signatories and supporting organisations to the PRME initiative (7), congratulate signatories for submitting their Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports (23), and express our collective thanks to all participants that contributed financially (5) to the PRME initiative over the last month.  

09 Mar 2016

13th PRME Chapter Meeting Brazil introduces partnership with PRME Chapter LAC to improve corruption and sanitation in Latin America

(Curitiba, 16 February 2016) – The PRME Chapter Brazil hosted their 13th PRME Chapter Meeting Brazil at ISAE/FGV in Curitiba. The aim of the meeting was to hold chapter board elections and discuss work proposals for the PRME Chapter, which included a partnership with PRME Chapter Latin America and Caribbean (LAC), Agenda 2030 and the Sustainability Literacy Test.

The new Chapter Board now consists of Ricardo Siqueira (FDC), Leandro Morilhas (FIA), Savio Bittencourt (EBAPE/FGV), José Antonio Fares (SESI/PR) and Board President, Norman Paula Arruda Filho (ISAE). The Board will work towards joining efforts to innovate management education and achieving PRME Chapter Brazil’s main goal, which is to promote corporate sustainability in the ongoing debate on management practices.

The meeting served as an opportunity to discuss research projects in partnership with the PRME Chapter LAC. This will include research with faculty from PRME Chapter LAC and PRME Chapter Brazil members on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which will result in workshops to work with barriers as well as research on corruption and sanitation in Latin America. The SDGs were also a prominent part of the meeting’s agenda; workshops were developed and insight was provided into SENAI/PR, who are in the process of developing a SDG Quizz (in app format) to be used by schools. 

PRME Chapter Brazil has been working with the Sustainability Literacy Test to encourage student participation and measure the level of students’ knowledge of sustainability. During the meeting, objectives were set for the 3rd version of the survey, which will be launched in 2016. Signatories were requested to send two new questions about sustainability in Brazil. The proposals will be discussed and the PRME Chapter Brazil will apply the most relevant ones.

 

The PRME Secretariat thanks ISAE/FGV for hosting and participants attending this successful event.

For more information on the PRME Chapter Brazil see their PRME Chapter website or contact Norman Arruda Filho (norman@isaebrazil.com.br) or Gabriella Pita (gabriella.pita@iseabrazil.com.br)

 

25 Feb 2016

Transformational Model for PRME Implementation: New Resource Brings Light to a Systematic Approach Towards the Implementation of PRME

The Transformational Model for PRME Implementation was launched on the occasion of the 3rd PRME Regional Meeting North America. This new resource is an instrumental guide on how to systemically approach the implementation of PRME, taking into consideration the complexities and specificities of management-related academic institutions and business schools.

Led by the PRME Champions pilot group, the resource is based on the active support and input by the PRME community, and draws on concrete examples from individual PRME schools. Inspired by the Global Compact Management Model, the Transformational Model presents eight stages of PRME implementation. Through this model, institutional transformation is seen as a strategic journey that evolves through a process of continuous improvement.

 

Building on experience accumulated since the launch of PRME, the Transformational Model for PRME Implementation is a key resource for both currently engaged and new PRME signatories. It should be considered a “living” document, created for and by the PRME community, which will be updated through periodic reviews every few years.

On the occasion of the 3rd PRME Regional Meeting North America, we launched the Transformational Model for PRME Implementation. This new resource is an instrumental guide on how to systemically approach the implementation of PRME, taking into consideration the complexities and specificities of management-related academic institutions and business schools.

 

Led by the PRME Champions pilot group, the resource is based on the active support and input by the PRME community, and draws on concrete examples from individual PRME schools. Inspired by the Global Compact Management Model, the Transformational Model presents eight stages of PRME implementation. Through this model, institutional transformation is seen as a strategic journey that evolves through a process of continuous improvement.

 

Building on experience accumulated since the launch of PRME, the Transformational Model for PRME Implementation is a key resource for both currently engaged and new PRME signatories. It should be considered a “living” document, created for and by the PRME community, which will be updated through periodic reviews every few years.

11 Feb 2016

PRME Chapter North America (USA and Canada) successfully hosts 3rd PRME Chapter Meeting North America, celebrating the establishment of the North American Chapter

(Atlanta, 7 February 2016) – The PRME Chapter North America hosted the 3rd PRME Chapter Meeting North America at the Cole College of Business, Kennesaw State University in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The meeting built on the achievements and goals set at the 2nd PRME Regional Meeting North America hosted by University of Washington at Bothell School of Business, which focused on further embedding sustainability and corporate responsibility into management education. Preceding the conference, inspirational site visits were arranged at the Center on Civil Rights and the Martin Luther King Jr. Museum, which provided insight into Atlanta’s history in relation to human rights and the SDGs. The visits were followed by a keynote presentation by Jennifer Ragland, Director of International Government Relations and Public Affairs, Coca Cola, Inc. Two main themes were dominant in the conference: engagement and impact. Participants focused on how schools could improve their engagement with and impact on business and cultural communities to further embed the Six Principles into higher education and society. Furthermore, the meeting continued PRME Chapter North America’s work on aligning and unifying the resources of existing and new PRME members in order to explore the next steps for the PRME Chapter North America.

During the workshop, participants celebrated the establishment of the PRME Chapter North America, led by Mark Meaney as the PRME Chapter North America Chair and expressed their interest in working together and strengthening engagement in the region. 

Main activities and core value proposition of the established PRME Chapter North America:

The PRME Chapter North America will be a PRME regional platform that will help to advance the Six Principles of PRME. It will also be a local catalyser and, in coordination with the PRME Secretariat, a link to the UN Global Compact Networks in the USA and Canada.

PRME Chapter North America participants reported back on the progress of projects identified during the 2nd PRME Regional Meeting North America, as well as engaged in a productive discussion around the future activities of the Chapter towards strengthening the regional PRME community and collaboratively tackling barriers to responsible management, proposing the following projects:

  • Recruiting more participants to become PRME signatories in the North America region
  • Peer learning and support with the drafting of the Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) report, research projects and teaching
  • Furthering the link with business, especially through the Global Compact Local Networks USA and Canada
  • Strengthening the collaboration with students across the region.
  • Developing PRME Awards for excellence in responsible management education
  • Developing links between the PRME Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports and AACSB and EQUIS Accreditation, with the goal to introduce a template.
  • Cross-School Research Project using UN Global Compact data set with the objective of building knowledge for UN Global Compact companies, and best practices for teaching in management education institutions
  • Implementing PRME at faith-based institutions
  • Furthering the responsible management education discussion in the Cascadia (USA/Canada) region
  • Exploring PRME and Indigenous Peoples Issues
  • Continue to host annual PRME Regional Meetings. The next edition will take place at the University of Guelph
  • Other contributions included AIM2Flourish and Sustainable Mindset/LEAP that generated a vibrant discussion on how these projects could evolve in the region.

The PRME Secretariat would like to thank Coles College of Business, Kennesaw University for hosting and participants for attending this successful event. Please find here list of the participants of this meeting.

If you would like to participate in the activities of the PRME Chapter North America, or to receive more information on PRME Chapters, contact PRME Chapter North America Chair, Mark Meaney (mark.meaney@colorado.edu), Executive Director Center for Education on Social Responsibility, Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado Boulder

 

(Atlanta, 7 February 2016) – The PRME Chapter North America hosted the 3rd PRME Chapter Meeting North America at the Cole College of Business, Kennesaw State University in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The meeting built on the achievements and goals set at the 2nd PRME Regional Meeting North America hosted by University of Washington at Bothell School of Business, which focused on further embedding sustainability and corporate responsibility into management education. Preceding the conference, inspirational site visits were arranged at the Center on Civil Rights and the Martin Luther King Jr. Museum, which provided insight into Atlanta’s history in relation to human rights and the SDGs. The visits were followed by a keynote presentation by Jennifer Ragland, Director of International Government Relations and Public Affairs, Coca Cola, Inc. Two main themes were dominant in the conference: engagement and impact. Participants focused on how schools could improve their engagement with and impact on business and cultural communities to further embed the Six Principles into higher education and society. Furthermore, the meeting continued PRME Chapter North America’s work on aligning and unifying the resources of existing and new PRME members in order to explore the next steps for the PRME Chapter North America.
During the workshop, participants celebrated the establishment of the PRME Chapter North America, led by Mark Meaney as the PRME Chapter North America Chair and expressed their interest in working together and strengthening engagement in the region. 
Main activities and core value proposition of the established PRME Chapter North America:
The PRME Chapter North America will be a PRME regional platform that will help to advance the Six Principles of PRME. It will also be a local catalyser and, in coordination with the PRME Secretariat, a link to the UN Global Compact Networks in the USA and Canada.
PRME Chapter North America participants reported back on the progress of projects identified during the 2nd PRME Regional Meeting North America, as well as engaged in a productive discussion around the future activities of the Chapter towards strengthening the regional PRME community and collaboratively tackling barriers to responsible management, proposing the following projects:
Recruiting more participants to become PRME signatories in the North America region
Peer learning and support with the drafting of the Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) report, research projects and teaching
Furthering the link with business, especially through the Global Compact Local Networks USA and Canada
Strengthening the collaboration with students across the region.
Developing PRME Awards for excellence in responsible management education
Developing links between the PRME Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports and AACSB and EQUIS Accreditation, with the goal to introduce a template.
Cross-School Research Project using UN Global Compact data set with the objective of building knowledge for UN Global Compact companies, and best practices for teaching in management education institutions
Implementing PRME at faith based institutions
Furthering the responsible management education discussion in the Cascadia (USA/Canada) region
Exploring PRME and Indigenous Peoples Issues
Continue to host annual PRME Regional Meetings. The next edition will take place at the University of Guelph
Other contributions included AIM2Flourish and Sustainable Mindset/LEAP that generated a vibrant discussion on how these projects could evolve in the region.
The PRME Secretariat thanks Coles College of Business, Kennesaw University for hosting and participants for attending this successful event. 
If you would like to participate in the activities of the PRME Chapter North America, or to receive more information on PRME Chapters, contact PRME Chapter North America Chair, Mark Meaney (mark.meaney@colorado.edu), Executive Director Center for Education on Social Responsibility, Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado Boulder

10 Feb 2016

3rd PRME Chapter Meeting Iberian (Spain and Portugal) promotes contributions to the UN Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development

(Porto, 1 February 2016) – The 3rd PRME Chapter Iberian meeting built on the achievements and goals set at the 1st PRME Chapter Meeting Iberian and 2nd PRME Chapter Meeting Iberian, which were hosted by ESADE and Comillas Pontifical University, respectively, to further embed sustainability and corporate responsibility into management-related education. The aim of the 3rd PRME Chapter Meeting Iberian was to introduce and reflect on the recently launched Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The meeting promoted open reflection on how the Iberian region could contribute to the UN Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development with support from speakers and participants from all over the business and academic worlds.

The meeting started with a review of the outcomes of the PRME Global Forum 2015 and an introduction about the Sustainable Development Goals by Florencia Librizzi, PRME Secretariat, UN Global Compact. Following, companies shared good practices and engaged in an open discussion with the audience around the relevance of the SDGs in the region.  

Thereafter, the PRME Chapter Iberian working meeting served as an opportunity to discuss what business schools could do to address the SDGs, and help corporations comply with the SDGs. The PRME Chapter Iberian also reported on the development of the projects identified in previous work meetings, such as the Indicator Matrix to measure progress done by PRME signatories (by Ignacio Maroto, Instituto Superior de Educación, Administración y Desarrollo en Madrid), Project with Businesses and the SDGs (by Giorgia Miotto, EADA Business School), and the presentation of the Inspirational Guide for the Chapter (by Anna Bajo, University Pontifical Comillas) and agreed to continue to work on:

  • Conducting a pilot phase to globally test the Indicators Matrix developed by the PRME Chapter in order to measure progress made in implementing the Six Principles in contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals. This group is led by Javier Benayas of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid with the support of other colleagues from DEUSTO Business School, Instituto Superior de Educación, Administración y Desarrollo en Madrid, UPF Barcelona School of Management, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, IESE Business School, ESADE and Universidade do Minho.
  • Continuing to involve and collaborate with companies to promote the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The core group led by Giorgia Miotto of EADA Business School will continue to drive this project in close collaboration with the Global Compact Local Networks. Continuing to collect good practices of member institutions in an inspirational guide in order to systematically compare progress towards the development of the Six Principles. Anna Bajo of the University Pontifical Comillas will continue to lead the project.
  • Expanding the online platform for the PRME Chapter Iberian, as developed by Joao Dias da Silva, Porto Business School. The challenge now is to increase usage by other institutions in the PRME Chapter and to share content on the database for future joint research.
  • Continue to host the annual PRME Chapter Iberian Regional Meeting. The next edition will take place in 2017 at UPF Barcelona School of Management, Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

Finally, attendees agreed to discuss the formal establishment of the PRME Chapter Iberian at the upcoming meeting and present on their progress on the above projects.

For more information on the PRME Chapter Iberian (Spain and Portugal) see their PRME Chapter page and contacts here.

 

(Porto, 1 February 2016) – The 3rd PRME Chapter Iberian meeting built on the achievements and goals set at the 1st PRME Chapter Meeting Iberian and 2nd PRME Chapter Meeting Iberian, which were hosted by ESADE and Comillas Pontifical University, respectively, to further embed sustainability and corporate responsibility into management-related education. The aim of the 3rd PRME Chapter Meeting Iberian was to introduce and reflect on the recently launched Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The meeting promoted open reflection on how the Iberian region could contribute to the UN Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development with support from speakers and participants from all over the business and academic worlds.
The meeting started with a review of the outcomes of the PRME Global Forum 2015 and an introduction about the Sustainable Development Goals by Florencia Librizzi, PRME Secretariat, UN Global Compact. Following, companies shared good practices and engaged in an open discussion with the audience around the relevance of the SDGs in the region.  
Thereafter, the PRME Chapter Iberian working meeting served as an opportunity to discuss what business schools could do to address the SDGs, and help corporations comply with the SDGs. The PRME Chapter Iberian also reported on the development of the projects identified in previous work meetings, such as the Indicator Matrix to measure progress done by PRME signatories (by Ignacio Maroto, Instituto Superior de Educación, Administración y Desarrollo en Madrid), Project with Businesses and the SDGs (by Giorgia Miotto, EADA Business School), and the presentation of the Inspirational Guide for the Chapter (by Anna Bajo, University Pontifical Comillas) and agreed to continue to work on:
Conducting a pilot phase to globally test the Indicators Matrix developed by the PRME Chapter in order to measure progress made in implementing the Six Principles in contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals. This group is led by Javier Benayas of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid with the support of other colleagues from DEUSTO Business School, Instituto Superior de Educación, Administración y Desarrollo en Madrid, UPF Barcelona School of Management, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, IESE Business School, ESADE and Universidade do Minho.
Continuing to involve and collaborate with companies to promote the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The core group led by Giorgia Miotto of EADA Business School will continue to drive this project in close collaboration with the Global Compact Local Networks. Continuing to collect good practices of member institutions in an inspirational guide in order to systematically compare progress towards the development of the Six Principles. Anna Bajo of the University Pontifical Comillas will continue to lead the project.
Expanding the online platform for the PRME Chapter Iberian, as developed by Joao Dias da Silva, Porto Business School. The challenge now is to increase usage by other institutions in the PRME Chapter and to share content on the database for future joint research.
Continue to host the annual PRME Chapter Iberian Regional Meeting. The next edition will take place in 2017 at UPF Barcelona School of Management, Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
Finally, attendees agreed to discuss the formal establishment of the PRME Chapter Iberian at the upcoming meeting and present on their progress on the above projects.
For more information on the PRME Chapter Iberian (Spain and Portugal) see their PRME Chapter page and contacts here.

10 Feb 2016

PRME Issues 2015 Annual Report/2016 Outlook

In 2015, seventy-eight new institutions signed on to the PRME initiative, raising the total to nearly 650 active PRME participants from 83 countries. At the same time, 198 institutions submitted SIP reports, while 18 were delisted for failure to meet the mandatory reporting requirement. As the initiative grows, individual signatories and groups, such as PRME Chapters and PRME Champions, push responsible management education to new levels and continue to drive forward this community. This report provides us with an opportunity to reflect on highlights from the past year and look forward to exciting projects and priorities in 2016.

We are happy to report that in 2015:

  • Twelve PRME Regional Meetings were held to discuss and activate responsible management practices in the local context, with two new PRME Chapters emerging (PRME Chapter Central and Eastern Europe & PRME Chapter India) and one new established Chapter (PRME Chapter North America). In 2016, 14 PRME Regional Meetings are scheduled.
  • The PRME Champions group concluded its 2014-2015 pilot phase and took on applications for the new phase of PRME Champions projects that began in January 2016.

Coming up in 2016:

  • The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will continue to be placed at the forefront of the PRME community, acting as the Flagship Issue for both the UN Global Compact and PRME. In this respect, PRME will focus on enabling and mobilizing management educators and students as well as young innovators to the 2030 Agenda and SDGs. Accordingly, PRME signatory institutions are encouraged to align their work with the SDGs through individual commitments and collaborative action through PRME Workstreams, Chapters, and other engagement platforms.
  • The PRME Secretariat, along with the PRME Steering Committee and PRME Advisory Committee, is updating PRME’s strategic goals through a strategic review process.

As 2016 progresses, PRME will continue to link the PRME community to relevant news and opportunities at the global, regional, and local levels, and with stakeholders across sectors.


For more 2015 highlights and 2016 updates, read the 2015 Annual Report/2016 Outlook here. 

In 2015, seventy-eight new institutions signed on to the PRME initiative, raising the total to nearly 650 active PRME participants from 83 countries. At the same time, 198 institutions submitted SIP reports, while 18 were delisted for failure to meet the mandatory reporting requirement. As the initiative grows, individual signatories and groups, such as PRME Chapters and PRME Champions, push responsible management education to new levels and continue to drive forward this community. This report provides us with an opportunity to reflect on highlights from the past year and look forward to exciting projects and priorities in 2016.

We are happy to report that in 2015:

  • Twelve PRME Regional Meetings were held to discuss and activate responsible management practices in the local context, with two new PRME Chapters emerging (PRME Chapter Central and Eastern Europe & PRME Chapter India) and one new established Chapter (PRME Chapter North America). In 2016, 14 PRME Regional Meetings are scheduled.

·         The PRME Champions group concluded its 2014-2015 pilot phase and took on applications for the new phase of PRME Champions projects that began in January 2016.

Coming up in 2016:

-       The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will continue to be placed at the forefront of the PRME community, acting as the Flagship Issue for both the UN Global Compact and PRME. In this respect, PRME will focus on enabling and mobilizing management educators and students as well as young innovators to the 2030 Agenda and SDGs. Accordingly, PRME signatory institutions are encouraged to align their work with the SDGs through individual commitments and collaborative action through PRME Workstreams, Chapters, and other engagement platforms.

-       The PRME Secretariat, along with the PRME Steering Committee and PRME Advisory Committee, is updating PRME’s strategic goals through a strategic review process. 

As 2016 progresses, PRME will continue to link the PRME community to relevant news and opportunities at the global, regional, and local levels, and with stakeholders across sectors.

 

For more 2015 highlights and 2016 updates, read the 2015 Annual Report/2016 Outlook here. 

08 Feb 2016

January Recognition - New Signatories, SIPs & Contributions to PRME initiative

We are pleased to highlight contributing PRME participants for the month of January. We welcome new signatories and supporting organisations to the PRME initiative (6), congratulate signatories for submitting their Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports (13), and express our collective thanks to all participants that contributed financially (7) to the PRME initiative over the last month.

New Signatories:

Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports:  

Financial Contributions:

We are pleased to highlight contributing PRME participants for the month of December. We welcome new signatories and supporting organisations to the PRME initiative (2), congratulate signatories for submitting their Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports (15), and express our collective thanks to all participants thatcontributed financially (17) to the PRME initiative over the last month.

New Signatories:

Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports:  

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04 Feb 2016

PRME Chapter DACH Hosts Successful Chapter Meeting – Highlighting SDGs and Strengthening Collaboration with Global Compact Network

(Frankfurt, Germany, 4 November 2015) – PRME Chapter DACH hosted its 3rd PRME Chapter Meeting DACH (Germany, Austria & Switzerland) at Frankfurt School of Finance and Management in Frankfurt, Germany, 4 November 2015. The 1st PRME Chapter Meeting DACH, in February 2014 set an important milestone in the journey of the Chapter DACH, which was built upon in the 2nd PRME Chapter Meeting DACH, in October 2014.

At the meeting, Jonas Haertle presented on the PRME initiative’s current standing, as well as its short-term (2016) and mid-term (2017-2018) outlooks. The rollout of the recently launched Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was highlighted. Haertle stressed that for actions towards the achievement of the SDGs to occur at PRME signatory institutions, PRME Regional Chapters must act as facilitators.

Jurgen Janseen of the UN Global Compact Local Network Germany (GC LN-D) continued the conversation on SDGs, stating that the GC LN-D has been adopting the SDGs in a reserved manner. He stated that the (re) formulation of the German National Sustainability Strategy could provide some orientation and incentive for companies. Moving forward, GC LN-D will continue focusing on human rights and integrity, climate policies, supply chain management, and reporting. Furthermore, Janssen stated that he will advocate for the integration of a PRME DACH representative in the GC LN-D steering group.

Antonio Hautle presented on behalf of the UN Global Compact Local Network Switzerland (GC LN-CH). Top priorities for this group include business and human rights, the extractive and financial industries, and new forms of collaboration with academia (in cooperation with PRME Chapter DACH). Hautle will also advocate for an adequate representation of PRME Chapter DACH in the GC LN-CH.

Rudi Kurz presented  on behalf of the UN Global Compact LEAD and PRME and spoke about his participation in the discussion of the project “Shaping the Future Business Leader” at the Global Forum.

Georg Muller-Christ presented on behalf of the Working Group “Hochschulen and Nachhaltigkeit” within the UNESCO Decade Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), which ended in 2014 and has been replaced with the Global Action Plan (GAP). There is a chance that PRME will be able to cooperate with the German UNESCO group moving forward.

During the meeting, the topic of “Advancing DACH” was stressed. This will occur through the following:

-      Michael Wihlenda presented on the World-Ethos Institute at Tubingen University, which is initiating an innovative approach for student engagement: the “World Citizen School.” The initiative has pioneered student engagement through a “bottom-up” initiative, and also just recently delivered its first PRME SIP report. A webinar has been developed to follow up and to cater the results to business schools in order to help them initiate a World Citizen School at their own institution.

  • DACH Working Groups

-       Program/Curriculum Development: Johannes Dickel and Alexander Herzner presented preliminary outcomes of the working group, which held workshops 2 February 2015 and 28 September 2015. The next workshop will be held on 15 February 2016 at MCI, Innsbruck. The group will focus on the development of a framework based on PRME and adapted to particular needs of engineering and management education programs, a certificate to acknowledge extracurricular student engagement in areas of ethics and sustainability, and engaging students in the SIP reporting process. Successful actions have taken place through the first annual Winter School, MCI’s pilot-project for a certificate in Responsible (Self-) Management, and support through an innovative model pilot to engage students in the SIP reporting mechanism by elaborating suitable sustainability metrics in their business ethics courses.

-       Responsible Management Education (RME): Bernd Banke presented a draft outline of a joint project on “Universal Social Responsibility.” The purpose of this project is to build an online-database integrating relevant materials to assist in implementing responsible business in institutions while fostering collaboration between PRME members. This working group is happy to welcome colleagues from other PRME DACH signatory schools interested in collaborating (please contact Bernd Banke, Reutlingen University, Bernd.Banke@Reutlingen-University.DE, ++49 7121 271 6013).

-       Strategy/Mission Statement: This working group is currently exploring ways to conceptualize an instrument designed to reflect the way signatory schools have integrated the PRME in their mission statements as well as to offer them guidance for improving this key process. This working group is happy to welcome colleagues from other PRME DACH signatory schools interested in collaborating (please contact Lutz E. Schlange, University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur, lutz.schlange@htwchur.ch, ++4181 2863966).

 

The PRME Chapter DACH steering group was also discussed. Current members of the steering group are confirmed to serve for another year: Reinhard Altenburger (Krems), Johannes Dickel (MCI Innsbruck), Rudi Kurz (Pforzheim), Lutz E. Schlange (speaker, Chur), Michael Wihlenda (Tübingen), and Heike Brost (Frankfurt). The re-election of the steering group will occur at the PRME Chapter Meeting DACH in 2016. Considerations were made to supplement the steering group with members of the UN Global Compact local networks D, A, CH. This step would induce a change of the PRME Chapter DACH Terms of Reference.

 

The next PRME Chapter DACH steering group meeting will occur in March/April 2016 in Vienna. Additionally, the 2016 Research Conference and PRME Chapter Meeting DACH will occur at IMC Krems on 9-10 Nov 2016. 

For a detailed outcomes document from the 3rd PRME Chapter DACH Meeting, please view the Meeting Minutes and Presentations.

For opportunities to engage with the Chapter, please view the upcoming Winter School details and flyer resources.

 

(Frankfurt, Germany, 4 November 2015) – PRME Chapter DACH hosted its 3rd PRME Chapter Meeting DACH (Germany, Austria & Switzerland) at Frankfurt School of Finance and Management in Frankfurt, Germany, 4 November 2015. The 1st PRME Chapter Meeting DACH, in February 2014 set an important milestone in the journey of the Chapter DACH, which was built upon in the 2nd PRME Chapter Meeting DACH, in October 2014.

At the meeting, Jonas Haertle presented on the PRME initiative’s current standing, as well as its short-term (2016) and mid-term (2017-2018) outlooks. The rollout of the recently launched Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was highlighted. Haertle stressed that for actions towards the achievement of the SDGs to occur at PRME signatory institutions, PRME Regional Chapters must act as facilitators.

Jurgen Janseen of the UN Global Compact Local Network Germany (GC LN-D) continued the conversation on SDGs, stating that the GC LN-D has been adopting the SDGs in a reserved manner. He stated that the (re) formulation of the German National Sustainability Strategy could provide some orientation and incentive for companies. Moving forward, GC LN-D will continue focusing on human rights and integrity, climate policies, supply chain management, and reporting. Furthermore, Janssen stated that he will advocate for the integration of a PRME DACH representative in the GC LN-D steering group.

Antonio Hautle presented on behalf of the UN Global Compact Local Network Switzerland (GC LN-CH). Top priorities for this group include business and human rights, the extractive and financial industries, and new forms of collaboration with academia (in cooperation with PRME Chapter DACH). Hautle will also advocate for an adequate representation of PRME Chapter DACH in the GC LN-CH.

Rudi Kurz presented  on behalf of the UN Global Compact LEAD and PRME and spoke about his participation in the discussion of the project “Shaping the Future Business Leader” at the Global Forum.

Georg Muller-Christ presented on behalf of the Working Group “Hochschulen and Nachhaltigkeit” within the UNESCO Decade Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), which ended in 2014 and has been replaced with the Global Action Plan (GAP). There is a chance that PRME will be able to cooperate with the German UNESCO group moving forward.

During the meeting, the topic of “Advancing DACH” was stressed. This will occur through the following:

3rd RME Research Conference and 4th PRME Chapter Meeting DACH

Membership

Student Initiatives

-       Michael Wihlenda presented on the World-Ethos Institute at Tubingen University, which is initiating an innovative approach for student engagement: the “World Citizen School.” The initiative has pioneered student engagement through a “bottom-up” initiative, and also just recently delivered its first PRME SIP report. A webinar has been developed to follow up and to cater the results to business schools in order to help them initiate a World Citizen School at their own institution.

DACH Working Groups

-       Program/Curriculum Development: Johannes Dickel and Alexander Herzner presented preliminary outcomes of the working group, which held workshops 2 February 2015 and 28 September 2015. The next workshop will be held on 15 February 2016 at MCI, Innsbruck. The group will focus on the development of a framework based on PRME and adapted to particular needs of engineering and management education programs, a certificate to acknowledge extracurricular student engagement in areas of ethics and sustainability, and engaging students in the SIP reporting process. Successful actions have taken place through the first annual Winter School, MCI’s pilot-project for a certificate in Responsible (Self-) Management, and support through an innovative model pilot to engage students in the SIP reporting mechanism by elaborating suitable sustainability metrics in their business ethics courses.

-       Responsible Management Education (RME): Bernd Banke presented a draft outline of a joint project on “Universal Social Responsibility.” The purpose of this project is to build an online-database integrating relevant materials to assist in implementing responsible business in institutions while fostering collaboration between PRME members. This working group is happy to welcome colleagues from other PRME DACH signatory schools interested in collaborating (please contact Bernd Banke, Reutlingen University, Bernd.Banke@Reutlingen-University.DE, ++49 7121 271 6013).

-       Strategy/Mission Statement: This working group is currently exploring ways to conceptualize an instrument designed to reflect the way signatory schools have integrated the PRME in their mission statements as well as to offer them guidance for improving this key process. This working group is happy to welcome colleagues from other PRME DACH signatory schools interested in collaborating (please contact Lutz E. Schlange, University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur, lutz.schlange@htwchur.ch, ++4181 2863966).

 

The PRME Chapter DACH steering group was also discussed. Current members of the steering group are confirmed to serve for another year: Reinhard Altenburger (Krems), Johannes Dickel (MCI Innsbruck), Rudi Kurz (Pforzheim), Lutz E. Schlange (speaker, Chur), Michael Wihlenda (Tübingen), and Heike Brost (Frankfurt). The re-election of the steering group will occur at the PRME Chapter Meeting DACH in 2016. Considerations were made to supplement the steering group with members of the UN Global Compact local networks D, A, CH. This step would induce a change of the PRME Chapter DACH Terms of Reference.

The next PRME Chapter DACH steering group meting will occur in March/April 2016 in Vienna. Additionally, the 2016 Research Conference and PRME Chapter Meeting DACH will occur at IMC Krems on 9-10 Nov 2016. 

22 Jan 2016

IILM’s Third International Conference: “Responsible Management Education, Training and Practice” highlights links to Sustainable Development Goals

(New Delhi, India, 7-9 January 2016) – IILM Institute for Higher Education hosted its third international conference on “Responsible Management Education, Training and Practice,” at IILM Lodhi Campus in New Delhi, 7-9 January 2016. The First International Conference on Responsible Management Education and Practice, in January 2014 set an important milestone in the journey of the IILM, which was built upon in The Second International Conference on Responsible Management Education and Practice, in January 2015.

The Conference was inaugurated by the EU Ambassador to India, His Excellency Mr. Tomasz Kozlowski. In his Keynote Address, His Excellency Mr. Tomasz Kozlowski highlighted the SDGs, discussing their importance for the international community and emphasizing their links to business and other global commitments. This focus on SDGs continued throughout the conference, from the Opening Plenary session in which Ms. Florencia Librizzi, PRME; Dr. Bhaskar Chatterjee, Director General & CEO, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India; and Mr. Nitin Seth- Managing Director, Fidelity Worldwide Investments shared their initiatives and the challenges faced in implementing the SDGs, to the Closing Plenary in which Dr. S.Y. Quaraishi, former Chief Election Commissioner, India, brought up issues of poverty, gender inequality, female foeticide, health, and sanitation. In his closing remarks, Dr. S.Y. Quaraishi stressed the economic role of women that is not yet realized in India and concluded by stating that social responsibility is everyone’s responsibility.”  Ms. Florencia Librizzi echoed these sentiments and concluded her address by motivating the students, stressing that the greatest responsibility now rests with them as they will be taking over as managers of various organizations in the coming years. Their sensitization towards responsible and sustainable growth is of utmost importance.

The IILM Fourth International Conference “Responsible Management Education, Training and Practice” will be organized on 8, 9, 10 February 2017 at IILM Lodhi Road campus, New Delhi.

Read the Business Wire India Press release here and here

For more information, please contact: 
Rakesh Chaudhry, Senior Director, IILM, rakesh.chaudhry@iilm.edu.

For a more in depth look at the conference sessions, including speakers, please see the details below provided by Business Wire India Press.

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The first session of the conference was inspired by SDG 4: Quality Education and SDG 5: Gender Equality and focused on “Inclusive Equitable Education and Lifelong Learning & Achieving Gender Equality and Empowering all Women and Girls.” Discussion topics touched upon thr lack of special needs education training, changing mindsets in terms of gender in both affluent and rural Indian families, and the role of media in promoting gender equality. The eminent speakers in this session included Mr. Raj Nehru, Director Concentrix India Pvt. Ltd, Ms. Anju Sabharwal, VP Human resources, Vodafone Limited,  Mr. Sharad Singh, Country Manager (Enterprise), Hewlett Packard, India, Mrs. Abha Sahgal, Principal, Sanskriti School, New Delhi and Ms. Silje Dietlefsen, University of Geneva, Switzerland. The session was moderated by Prof. Vidhisha, IILM.

Session two of the Conference, Skills Development for Employment & Sustainable Economic Growth” and “Ensuring Healthy Lives and Promoting Well-Being for Al,l” was inspired by UN SDG 8: Good Jobs and Economic Growth and SDG 3: Good Health. The eminent speakers of the session included Professor S. Padam, former Dean, Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad, Mr. Alessio Devito and Mr. Stephane Formenti, University of Geneva, Switzerland, Mr. Mariusz Soltanifar, Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, The Netherlands, and Dr. G. Jawahar, Head - HR, Power Finance Corporation Limited.  The session was coordinated by Prof. Sanjay Srivastava of IILM. During the session, Prof. S. Padam stressed that technical thinking is needed to bring about the kind of change we are looking for. Mr. Mariusz Soltanifar spoke about the refugee crisis, natural calamities, and how these issues should be addressed. Additionally, Mr. Alessio Devito and Mr. Stephane Formenti presented their case study Grow Africa, which focused on managing change across boundaries.

The third session of the conference was inspired by SDG 7: Renewable Energy and SDG 12: Responsible Consumption, and focused on “Ensuring Access to Affordable, Reliable, Sustainable and Modern Energy for All” and “Ensuring Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns.” The session was moderated by Prof. R. Srinivasan – Professor, IILM and featured the following speakers: Mr. Sutanu Behuria, former Secretary, Heavy Industries, Government of India, Mr. Santanu Roy, General Manager (Corporate Planning), Gas Authority of India Limited and Mr. Ashutosh Sinha – News Editor and News Anchor at NDTV Profit. Mr. Sutanu Behuria highlighted three different problematic areas: equity, ability to implement, and ethics. Additionally, Mr. Ashutosh Sinha said that thinking “small” is the necessity of the hour for attaining sustainability.

The fourth session was inspired by SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation and SDG 13: Climate Action and focused on very pertinent issues of ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all, as well as steps needed to combat climatic changes and its impacts.  The session was moderated by Prof. Rahul Mishra – Professor, IILM. The eminent speakers of the session included Mr. Sameer Pathak, Coca Cola India Inc., Ms. Florencia Librizzi, PRME, Ms. Rubin Sen, GRI, South Asia and Mr. Prashant Pastore, Senior Manager, Solidaridad - South and South East Asia. Ms. Rubina Sen expressed that accountability is increasing beyond former boundaries, thereby making sustainability more important than ever before. Mr. Prashant Pastore explained the mismatch between the existing supply and projected demand of water by 2030 and stressed that immediate action is needed.


The fifth session of the conference was inspired by SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities and focused on making cities and settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable. The session was co-ordinated by Dr. Preethi Srinivas – Dean, PGDM, IILM and included the following speakers:  Mr. Vikas Marwah, CMO, Sona Steering Limited, Ms. Shabnam Siddiqui, Director, Anticorruption Centre of Excellence, Global Compact Network India, Mr. Amit Sinha Roy, Vice President - Marketing & Strategy, Tata Communications Limited and Dr. Michael Schmitt, Professor of Finance, International School of Management, Frankfurt. The session saw interesting discussions on the smart city ecosystem and role of ICT and stressed that connectivity and integration is the critical element needed for the development of smart cities.

Day three of the conference opened with session six, which was inspired by SDG 16: Peace and Justice and focused on promoting inclusive societies,  providing access to justice for all, and building effective, accountable institutions at all levels. The session was moderated by Prof. Rajkishan Nair- Professor, IILM and featured the following speakers: Dr. Vasanthi Srinivasan, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, Mr. Sandeep Tyagi, Director HR, Samsung Electronics, Ms. Florencia Librizzi, PRME, and Dr. Jagdeep Chhokar, Professor (Retd), Indian Institute for Management, Ahmedabad. These speakers considered society’s place in business and the importance of economic and political sustainability for business to flourish.

The Closing Plenary was addressed by Dr. S.Y. Quaraishi, former Chief Election Commissioner, India, Ms. Florencia Librizzi, PRME, Professor Rakesh Chaudhry, IILM Institute for Higher Education, Mr. Ravi Bhatnagar, Head - External Affairs, RB (Reckitt Benckiser) Limited. These speakers discussed social responsibility, stressed the critical role of companies in the successful implementation of the SDGs, and presented the “Summary of IILM-IICA Survey of Responsible Business Practices among large companies in India- 2015,“ which assessed the extent to which government intent had been translated into practice by large companies in India. Ms. Librizzi concluded the conference by congratulating the IILM team and stressing the need to acknowledge the role of the private sector and academia in implementing sustainable development. She concluded her address by motivating the students, stating that the biggest responsibility rests with them, as they will be taking over as managers of various organizations in the coming years. Their sensitization towards responsible and sustainable growth is of utmost importance.

 

18 Jan 2016

Announcement: New Members of the PRME Advisory Committee (PRME AC) and Next Steps

 

New York, 18 January 2016 – The PRME Secretariat is pleased to announce the new members of the PRME Advisory Committee (PRME AC) for the next two-year mandate: from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2017.


Based on the PRME Steering Committee (PRME SC) mandate and the PRME Advisory Committee Terms of Referencethe PRME AC is a permanent twenty-member governance body that gives a stronger voice to PRME participant schools, with an underlying goal to provide strategic advice to both the PRME SC and the PRME Secretariat. The PRME AC draws its members from the main constituencies of the PRME community: PRME Chapters, Champions, and Working Groups, as well as other relevant experts, using a dual system of election by members and selection by the PRME Secretariat. The composition of the PRME AC ensures balanced representations in terms of geography, gender, and expertise, with members serving for two years.

 

After a process of election and selection that took place over the fall of 2015, and as stated in the PRME AC ToR, new PRME Advisory Committee members have officially been appointed. The PRME Secretariat extends a warm welcome to the new members of the PRME AC and wishes them a productive mandate.

 

In its next steps, the PRME SC will host its annual meeting at the sidelines of the 2016 EFMD Deans & Directors General Conference in Budapest on 25 January 2016. During this occasion, the PRME AC attending the EFMD event will be invited to join the first part of the PRME SC meeting for introductory discussions on the PRME Strategic Review, a task that both groups decided to conduct together – along with the PRME Secretariat – during their joint meeting (with the PRME AC members of the pilot phaseat the 2015 PRME Global Forum. The PRME community officially endorsed this decision through the 2015 PRME Global Forum Outcomes Declaration.

 

The PRME Secretariat looks forward to seeing collaboration between the PRME SC and PRME AC in jointly revising the PRME initiative strategy for the next three to five years, as well as exploring further synergies between both bodies as we move into the implementation phase of the new strategy.

New York, 18 January 2016 – The PRME Secretariat is pleased to announce the new members of the PRME Advisory Committee (PRME AC) for the next two- year mandate: from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2017.

 

 

 

Based on the PRME Steering Committee (PRME SC) mandate and the PRME Advisory Committee Terms of Referencethe PRME AC is a permanent twenty-member governance body that gives a stronger voice to PRME participant schools, with an underlying goal to provide strategic advice to both the PRME SC and the PRME Secretariat. The PRME AC draws its members from the main constituencies of the PRME community: PRME Chapters, Champions, and Working Groups, as well as other relevant experts, using a dual system of election by members and selection by the PRME Secretariat. The composition of the PRME AC ensures balanced representations in terms of geography, gender, and expertise, with members serving for two years.

 

 

 

After a process of election and selection that took place over the fall of 2015, and as stated in the PRME AC ToR, new PRME Advisory Committee members have officially been appointed. The PRME Secretariat extends a warm welcome to the new members of the PRME AC and wishes them a productive mandate.

 

 

 

In its next steps, the PRME SC will host their annual meeting at the sidelines of the 2016 EFMD Deans & Directors General Conference in Budapest on 25 January 2016. During this occasion, the PRME AC attending the EFMD event will be invited to join the first part of the PRME SC meeting for introductory discussions on the PRME Strategic Review, a task that both groups decided to conduct together – along with the PRME Secretariat – during their joint meeting (with the PRME AC members of the pilot phaseat the 2015 PRME Global Forum. The PRME community officially endorsed this decision through the 2015 PRME Global Forum Outcomes Declaration.

 

 

 

The PRME Secretariat looks forward to seeing collaboration between the PRME SC and PRME AC in jointly revising the PRME initiative strategy for the next three to five years, as well as exploring further synergies between both bodies as we move into the implementation phase of the new strategy.

18 Jan 2016

December Recognition - New Signatories, SIPs & Contributions to PRME initiative

We are pleased to highlight contributing PRME participants for the month of December. We welcome new signatories and supporting organisations to the PRME initiative (2), congratulate signatories for submitting their Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports (15), and express our collective thanks to all participants that contributed financially (17) to the PRME initiative over the last month.

New Signatories:

Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports:  

Financial Contributions:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are pleased to highlight contributing PRME participants for the month of November. We welcome new signatories and supporting organisations to the PRME initiative (2), congratulate signatories for submitting their Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports (15), and express our collective thanks to all participants that contributed financially (17) to the PRME initiative over the last month.  

11 Jan 2016

Four 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 4 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 through the Rio Declaration on the Contribution of HEIs and Management Schools to the Future We Want: A Roadmap for Management Education to 2020. To date, 75 institutions have been delisted for failure to comply.

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. In 2015, more than 75 organisations joined the initiative, bringing the total to 636 active participants from 83 countries.

 

Delisted 6 January:

1. Pamplin School of Business Administration

2. Universidad Pablo de Olavide Faculty of Business Administration

3. School of Business and Management, Shaoxing University

4. St. Francis College

 

Click here for an overview of delisted signatories.

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

Today, the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Secretariat announced that 4 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. To date, 75 institutions have been delisted for failure to comply.

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. 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. 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 one year from receiving non-communicating status.

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. In 2015, more than 75 organisations joined the initiative, bringing the total to 636 active participants from 83 countries.

Delisted 6 January 2016:

1.     Pamplin School of Business Administration

2.     Universidad Pablo de Olavide Faculty of Business Administration

3.     School of Business and Management, Shaoxing University

4.     St. Francis College

 

Click here for an overview of delisted signatories.

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

06 Jan 2016

PRME Chapter Nordic Hosts Successful Chapter Meeting - Strengthening Collaboration with Global Compact Network and Building on 1st Annual PRME Chapter Meeting Nordic

The 2nd PRME Chapter Meeting Nordic convened 1-2 Dec 2015 in Helsinki, Finland in conjunction with Global Compact Network (GCN) Nordic Countries annual meeting to explore further synergies, common interests, and possible opportunities for collaboration with the GCN Nordic Countries. Additionally, this meeting  acted as a follow-up to the 1st Annual PRME Chapter Meeting Nordic, and thus had additional goals to follow up on the agenda set at the annual meeting, explore potential new projects, and determine the time and place of the next annual meeting in 2016. The PRME Chapter Meeting Nordic saw participants from 6 schools: Aalto University, School of Business (FIN); BI Norwegian Business School (NO); Hanken School of Economics (FIN); JAMK University of Applied Sciences (FIN); Jönköping International Business School (SWE); Stockholm School of Economics (SWE).

During the meeting, member schools presented important developments that had occurred in 2015 as well as looked ahead towards 2016. Hanken gave a brief update and presentation on the planned PRME Chapter Nordic Distributed Open Collaborative Course (DOCC). During the fall, Hanken recorded around 15 video clips, which were distributed to other schools so that they could familiarize themselves with the potential format. Before the close of 2015, Hanken will survey the PRME Chapter Nordic schools to map existing capabilities, resources, and needs so that the project can successfully move forward.  Additionally, participants discussed a possible Call to Action to mobilize the academic community to take action in response to the refugee crisis. Hanken and Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) presented their commitments insofar, and encouraged other schools to join the pledge and share their actions. Furthermore, participating schools decided on the establishment of a common PRME Chapter Nordic PhD course. The first iteration of the course will be given in 2016-2017 (SSE: September 2016, BI Norwegian Business School: tentatively January 2017, Hanken: April 2017). For immediate inquiries, contact PRME Chapter Nordic Secretariat at prme@hanken.fi

PRME Chapter Nordic had one common session on 1 December together with GCN Nordic Countries. Under the heading “Business Meets Academics,” Atle Midttun (BI Norwegian Business School) and Lin Lerpold (Stockholm School of Economics) partook in a very interesting panel debate together with Kaisa Jungman (Metso Corporation) and Charlotte Bengt (Novo Nordisk) regarding, among other things, the future of CSR and the role of business education in relation to scandals such as the Volkswagen emissions case. The panel was moderated by Armi Temmes (Aalto) and Sara Krüger-Falk (Dansk Industri). The day was capped with a common dinner at UPM’s new Head Office, the Biofore House. 

Various possible collaborative projects and ideas were discussed. The PRME Chapter Nordic renewed its commitment to continue work with GCN Nordic Countries to try to identify possible mutual interests for concrete projects. It was also decided that PRME Chapter Nordic would continue, when feasible, to arrange its meetings in conjunction with GCN Nordic Countries meetings. The next annual meeting for PRME Chapter Nordic will take place in September 2016 at SSE in Sweden. While it will not meet in conjunction with the next GCN Nordic Countries meeting in Greenland, GCN Nordic Countries members are invited to attend. PRME Chapter Nordic members are strongly encouraged to suggest possible concrete GCN Nordic Countries projects/collaboration ideas for 2016 to the PRME Chapter Nordic Secretariat.

 

The 2nd PRME Chapter Meeting Nordic convened 1-2 Dec 2015 in Helsinki, Finland in conjunction with Global Compact Network (GCN) Nordic Countries annual meeting to explore further synergies, common interests, and possible opportunities for collaboration with the GCN Nordic Countries. Additionally, this meeting  acted as a follow-up to the 1st Annual PRME Chapter Meeting Nordic, and thus had additional goals to follow up on the agenda set at the annual meeting, explore potential new projects, and determine the time and place of the next annual meeting in 2016. The PRME Chapter Meeting Nordic saw participants from 6 schools: Aalto University, School of Business (FIN); BI Norwegian Business School (NO); Hanken School of Economics (FIN); JAMK University of Applied Sciences (FIN); Jönköping International Business School (SWE); Stockholm School of Economics (SWE).

17 Dec 2015

November Recognition - New Signatories, SIPs & Contributions to PRME initiative

We are pleased to highlight contributing PRME participants for the month of November. We welcome new signatories and supporting organisations to the PRME initiative (8), congratulate signatories for submitting their Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports (13), and express our collective thanks to all participants that contributed financially (16) to the PRME initiative over the last month.  

New Signatories:

Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports:  

Financial Contributions:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are pleased to highlight contributing PRME participants for the month of November. We welcome new signatories and supporting organisations to the PRME initiative (8), congratulate signatories for submitting their Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports (13), and express our collective thanks to all participants that contributed financially (16) to the PRME initiative over the last month.  

 

New Signatories:

Faculdade de Economia, Administração e Contabilidade, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

Graham School of Management, Saint Xavier University, United States

Groupe ESC Troyes, France

October 6 University, Egypt

Universidad EAN, Colombia

Universidade Metodista de Sao Paulo, Brazil

University of Edinburgh Business School, United Kingdom

University of Queensland Business School, Australia

 

Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports:

British University in Dubai

Escola de Administracao de Empresas de Sao Paulo (EAESP/FGV), Fundacao Getulio Vargas (FGV)

Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing (ESPM)

Escuela de Economia y Negocios, Universidad Nacional de General San Martin (UNSAM)

German Graduate School of Management and Law (GGS)

Grant MacEwan University School of Business

Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary

Kyiv Mohyla Business School, National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy

MCI - Management Center Innsbruck

Murdoch University School of Management and Governance

Schulich School of Business, York University

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Faculty of Business

Universidad Nacional de Asuncion

 

Financial Contributions:

Externado University Management Faculty, Colombia

Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Cologne, France

Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Germany

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

Griffith Business School, Griffith University, United Kingdome

Hang Seng Management College, China

IEDC-Bled School of Management, Slovenia

Jonkoping International Business School

Koc University Business School, Turkey

NEOMA Business School, France

Pforzheim University Business School, Germany

School of Business, The American University in Cairo, Egypt

School of Economics and Management, Tongji University, China

School of Management, University of Bath, United Kingdom

University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur, Switzerland

University of Auckland Business School, New Zealand

 

07 Dec 2015

Successful 6th PRME Asia Forum hosted by Goa Institute of Management

The 6th PRME Asia Forum was organized by Goa Institute of Management at Goa, India on 27-28 November 2015. It was preceded by a one-day workshop on Teaching Responsible Management. The Forum was focused on the theme of integrating Responsible Management Education (RME) into the curriculum of business schools. It was an opportunity for business schools to share the various curricular and co-curricular interventions introduced to promote responsible management education. The Forum was supported by the following sponsors: ABB India, Ambuja Cement, Britannia, Emerson India and TVS Group.

The event featured a workshop which instructed teachers from Asian business schools with ideas about how they could inculcate sensitivity to society and environment. Outcomes from this workshop include tactics for convincing students in the importance of responsible management, and engaging capabilities and values needed for the future we want, as well as promoting responsible decision making at all levels.

The Forum explored why and how responsible management education could be integrated into the curriculum of business schools. Key takeaways include:

  • Future economic growth was likely to be concentrated in India and China, which would result in these countries monopolizing energy and water usage.
  • The need to embed sustainability into business strategies in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Business school empowerment of students and a “sustainability mind-set”

The Forum concluded with the announcement of an emergent PRME Chapter India. Additionally, the host of the 7th PRME Asia Forum was announced to be Hong Kong Polytechnic University at Hong Kong.

For more details on the outcomes of this conference, please view the Outcomes Declaration.

07 Dec 2015

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