25 May 2017 | Foz do Iguacu, Brazil -- 1st Mercosur Conference for Responsible Management Education First day puts into focus strategies for SDGs implementation The first day of the 1st Mercosur Conference for Responsible Management Education discussed the relationship between companies, schools and the SDGs - presenting the vision of the United Nations, in the words of the representative of UNDP - Argentina, René Maurício Valdés; And the role of companies in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), with the representative of the Brazilian Network of Global Compact, Barbara Dunin (Brazil), and the President of PRME - Chapter Brazil, Norman de Paula Arruda Filho, explaining about the Principles history. The event was opened by Heloísa Covolan, from Itaipu Binacional, who presented the institution sustainability program and the progress made in achieving the objectives of the 2030 agenda.
The afternoon was aimed at sharing good practices on the implementation of SDGs in educational institutions. Gabriel Boero, from PRME LAC, addressed strategic methodologies for implementing PRME in business schools; Cases of success in Latin America were presented by Ricardo Siqueira (FDC), Tamara Van Kaick (UTFPR), Mariana Wolowski (Unicesumar) and Roberto Elias Canese (Universidade Columbia - PY). To conclude, Gustavo Andrey (EAESP / FGV) and Waverly Neuberger (Universidade Metodista) presented the SDG Workshop developed by a comission of schools from PRME Chapter Brazil.
"This meeting is a concrete demonstration of how the 2030 agenda arouses great interest in the academic community, particularly in schools that are dedicated to educating students, entrepreneurs and conscious leaders that must act.," says René Valdés.
For tomorrow, the discussion will be around the expectations and needs of the companies in their relationship with universities and business schools related to the SDGs and the PRME and, finally, a planning meeting will take place on the subregional activities of PRME Mercosul and Brazil, exploring research and collaborative opportunities.
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