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05 Mar 2014Read More
A partnership between PRME and Thomson Reuters will now include a weekly feature of the PRiMEtime blog posts on their Sustainability website.
View the first feature here.
PRiMEtime brings together and shares best practices on how to mainstream sustainability and responsible leadership into management education globally. The blog serves as a platform to share and discuss inspirational activities that promote the development of responsible leaders.
What does PRiMEtime cover?
The blog features examples from around the world and includes both success stories and lessons learned. Posts cover a wide variety of activities, ranging from efforts to embed sustainability and responsible leadership into curricula, student led initiatives, and the outcomes of partnerships with business, NGOs and other schools. Additionally, the blog highlights the hidden “i's” of PRME (Inspiration, Innovation, Implementation, and Impact), by:
- Representing our INTERNATIONAL network through a growing collection of examples from across the globe,
- Exploring INNOVATIVE ideas that are being tested in management education,
- Taking an INTERDISCIPLINARY approach by both looking across the business school environment and learning from other industries and disciplines,
- Featuring INDIVIDUAL change makers who have transformed their institutions from within,
- Focusing on IMPLEMENTATION through practical examples, from lessons learned through “failure” to inspirational examples, and
- INSPIRING business schools to get more involved in mainstreaming responsible management education.
Who is behind the blog?
PRiMEtime is a joint initiative between the Secretariat of the PRME and Giselle Weybrecht, author of The Sustainable MBA: The Manager’s Guide to Green Business.
03 Mar 2014Read More
CEEMAN's International Management Teachers Academy (IMTA) 2014 has extended its application deadline to 21 March 2014, giving priority to PRME signatories.
IMTA is an intensive and highly interactive two-week program with a well-balanced focus on general and discipline-specific aspects of management education. The 15th edition will take place on 8-20 June 2014 in Bled, Slovenia.
The 2014 IMTA disciplinary tracks include:
- Strategic Management
- Leadership and Change Management
- Business in Society, introduced in 2013
View the call for applications here.
See the Video story on IMTA, an outcome of the 2013 PRME Summit, which describes IMTA through the lens of the “4 I’s” of PRME: Inspiration, Innovation, Implementation and Impact.
21 Feb 2014Read More
PRME DACH Chapter launches at Regional Meeting in Austria
Innsbruck, 21 Feb 2014 – After two years of preparation the Regional PRME Chapter for the German-speaking part of Europe was officially launched at the Conference on Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) for Germany, Switzerland and Austria, at MCI Management Center Innsbruck from 20th - 22nd February 2014.
The following higher education institutions are part of the founding group of the PRME DACH Chapter:
- HTW Chur, CH - represented by Juerg Kessler
- Pforzheim University, Germany - represented by Ulrich Jautz
- MCI Management Center Innsbruck, Austria - represented by Andreas Altmann
- Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, Germany - represented by Gerhard Minnameier
- GGS Heilbronn, German Graduate School of Management & Law, Germany -represented by Christopher Stehr
- WU Wien, Austria - Vienna University of Economics & Business - represented by Fred Luks
- Hochschule der Medien, Germany – Steinbeis University Berlin - represented by Wilfried Mödinger
- IUBH School of Business and Management, Germany - represented by Kurt Jeschke
- TU Dresden - IHI Zittau, Germany - represented by Albert Löhr
- Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Amberg-Weiden (OTH), Germany - represented by Bernhard Bleyer
- Educatis Foundation /Educatis Unversity Organisation, Germany - Konstantin Theile
- IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems, Austria
- Reutlingen University, Germany - represented by Bernd Banke
- Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Germany - represented by Heike Borst
- University of Tuebingen - Global Ethics Institute, Germany - represented by Claus Dierksmeier
The conference at MCI Management Center Innsbruck brought together close to 150 participants and took place under the patronage of the UN Global Compact Office of the United Nations and the PRME DACH-Initiative with the support of the Global Compact Local Networks in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Prominent speakers from business schools, the business sector and Government gave an overview of the current challenges and opportunities regarding sustainable development.
The following meeting of the PRME DACH Chapter will take place on 30/31 October 2014 at HTW Chur in Switzerland. Further information will be published soon.
The Principles of Responsible Management Education were developed in 2007 by an international task force of sixty deans, university presidents and official representatives of leading business schools and academic institutions under coordination of the UN Global Compact Office.
The idea of developing a principle-based global engagement platform for academic institutions follows from a recommendation by all academic stakeholders of the UN Global Compact.
See photos from the Meeting and Launch, here.
For more information on the PRME Regional Conference at MCI Innsbruck: http://www.prme.mci.edu/home
For more information on the PRME DACH Chapter: http://unprme.org/working-groups/chapters.php
For more information:
PRME Relationship Manager, PRME Secretariat
UN Global Compact Office
14 Feb 2014Read More
Head of the PRME Secretariat, Jonas Haertle, will be speaking at the Professional Development Workshop session, Using the Power of Spiritual and Religious Words to Create a Sustainable and Responsible World, at the 2014 Academy of Management Annual Meeting.
This year's conference, The Power of Words, will be held 1-5 August 2014, in Phliadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Check the AOM event listing for updates on the time and date of this, and additional PRME Sessions.
11 Feb 2014Read More
PRME 2013 Annual Report and 2014 Outlook
As we become emersed in 2014 planning, we want to take a moment to share the activities and accomplishments of the last year, as well as the coming plans for 2014.
2013 was marked by increased collaboration between signatory institutions on global and regional levels, along with a growing number of activities that support the implementation of PRME at individual institutions, and a continuation of awareness-raising activities that contribute to the significance of PRME as the global United Nations-supported initiative on responsible management education.
We are happy to report that:
- Over 80 new institutions have signed on to the PRME, 42 have been delisted for failure to meet the mandatory reporting requirement, 8 PRME Regional Meetings were held, and the 2013 PRME Summit – 5th Annual Assembly convened more than 200 participants from over 50 countries in conjunction with the 21st CEEMAN Annual Conference, seeing the launch of a number of new resources and tools for use by all in the management community.
- Last year also welcomed the official launch of the PRME Champions leadership group, at the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2013. This group of 31 business schools will be dedicated to identifying the practices necessary to unlock the next level of responsible management education and, through their activities, will also shape the future role of PRME and responsible management education and research. Support their work by answering one survey questionbelow related to Faculty Development.
See the full PRME 2013 Annual Report.
Looking Forward to 2014...
As we look forward to the next couple of years, we see a crucial time period in which to shape the future of sustainable development through the UN Post-2015 Development Agenda. Accordingly, PRME signatory institutions are encouraged to align their work with the emerging Post-2015 Agenda, through the individual commitments and collaborative action of PRME workstreams and other engagement platforms. Strong support for this global process will enable the PRME Secretariat to better position the PRME initiative and signatories as key partners for this sustainable development framework, which will guide the work of the UN for the next 15 to 20 years. We believe that this will add critical value for your academic institution.
In line with demand by signatories to better engage management education communities and connect with business on a local level, progress continues to be made to further consolidate regional collaboration. In lieu of convening a global PRME meeting (i.e. there will not be a PRME Summit nor a Global Forum), the PRME community will spend the year focusing on regional meetings. The upcoming year will see 13 PRME Meetings, including 4 new PRME Regional Meetings, while PRME Chapters continue to emerge, and established networks develop further.
We look forward to a fruitful 2014 with your continued engagement and we encourage you to utilise and adapt the growing number of resources that are available on the PRME website, such as case stories selected for the 2013 PRME Summit and 2nd Edition of the Inspirational Guide for the Implementation of PRME, the PRME Anti-Corruption Toolkit, the Collection of Best Practices and Inspirational Solutions for Fighting Poverty through Management Education, the Gender Equality Global Resource Repository, and through related initiatives such as the 50+20 – Management Education for the World.
On behalf of the PRME Secretariat and the UN Global Compact Office, we would like to thank all who contributed to a very successful 2013.
For the Annual Newsletter with upcoming PRME Meetings, and PRME community resources, click here.
Sending News Items to PRME
Participating academic institutions are welcome to send relevant news (to be published worldwide) to:
Email: PRME Secretariat