October 2015
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PRME Chapter Brazil hosts successful Chapter meeting and CR3+ Conference

The PRME Chapter Brazil hosted their 4th Regional meeting on 10-12 November in collaboration with the CR3+ Conference: Governance and Sustainability. The meeting began with a retrospective look at 2015, praising the achievements and the challenges which the Chapter has faced.

Best practices were shared by FEA/RP-USP and ESPM. The Chapter reviewed SDG Compass material, PRME refugee’s engagement opportunity, and elections to the PRME Chapter Brazil Board. These elections will take place at the first meeting of 2016. FIA was also present at the meeting, and shared news of their recent student achievement in winning the Sustainable Games.

Additionally the CR3+ 2015 events reflected on the Melbourne 2014 CR3+, highlighting that 2015 has brought to academic discussions the integration, the market and the public sector. With an average of 100 participants, 36 papers presented in 12 sub panels, the event featured with an intense program and a great network.

On 11 November, the opening ceremony was held by the Ambassador John Almino - Brazilian Agency for Cooperation Director of the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Mayor of Curitiba, Gustavo Fruet, and Norman Arruda. After, began the discussions of the International Cooperation Panel, with the presence of representatives of the Curitiba City Hall, Ministry of Foreign Affairs from Brazil, Ministry of Cities from Brazil and the French Embassy Sustainable Development Councilor.

The day featured paper presentations and sustainability keynotes.  Among the speakers were:

  • Nikodemus Solitander - Social Responsibility professor at Hanken School of Economics, Finland;
  • Martin Fougere - Business professor at Hanken School of Economics, Finland;
  • Camilla Quental - Management and corporate social responsibility Teacher and Researcher at Audencia School of Management, France;
  • Savio Bittencourt - FGV Sustainability Lab Coordinator and Prosecutor of the Public Ministry RJ;
  • Romulo Sampaio - Researcher at the Center for Law and Environment at FGV Law School.

The 12 November events opened with the CEO's panel with the presence of companies: Renault, Valmet, Itaipu and Sanepar. In the afternoon, followed by paper presentations and in the evening and corporate governance keynotes featuring:

  • Suzanne Young - Director of the Department of Management and Marketing at La Trobe Business School, Australia;
  • Carlos Alberto Ercolin - Teacher's ISAE/FGV and World Bank consultant in the area of ​​Corporate Governance;
  • Carlos Eduardo Lessa Brandão - Director Ethical Fund and a member of the Standards Advisory Council of B Lab (USA). Was adviser of ISE - BM&F Bovespa.

The events brought together several active Signatories and stakeholders throughout our Brazilian network. Additionally, collaborators from Hanken School of Economics, Finland have agreed to host the next CR3+ event in Spring 2017.

Please click here to see introduction video delivered by Jonas Heartle, Head, PRME Secretariat.

Additional outcomes are available on the CR3+ Conference website.

20 Nov 2015

PRME and LEAD launch Business-Business School Partnership Resource

On the occasion of Global Compact's 2015 LEAD Symposium: Roadmap for Integrated Sustainability, PRME Champions and LEAD launch a new resource that inspires business to Partner with Business Schools to Advance Sustainability: Ideas to Inspire Action

Businesses and business schools collaborate to co-create solutions for sustainability challenges. For business, these win-win partnerships yield fresh and innovative input to a company’s most pressing challenges and also create a pipeline to recruit the best minds. Simultaneously, partnerships enable higher education institutions to more effectively graduate students and future leaders who are prepared to tackle real-world challenges while concurrently supporting real-time curriculum adaption to reflect the issues that companies are faced with today and tomorrow.

Download the toolkit and accompanying brochure to learn more and to read about inspiring examples of partnerships, categorized under a framework of five themes: Influencing, Training, Collaborating, Researching, and Consulting.

19 Nov 2015

Contribute Live to Global Compact’s 2015 LEAD Symposium – 19 November, 9:00-18:00 CET

Students and faculty are highly encouraged to participate remotely in the Global Compact LEAD Symposium 2015. The Global Compact's 2015 LEAD Symposium: Roadmap for Integrated Sustainability will take place in Madrid with a live video stream.

The Symposium will feature an introduction by Lise Kingo, Executive Director of the UN Global Compact, as well as panels of field experts focusing on sustainability integration and considerations for specific functions/disciplines, as well as potential opportunities to align business strategies with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Contribute to the LEAD Symposium discussion live by sending questions for panelists and speakers via Twitter by tagging #GCLEAD. Select comments and questions posed by PRME participants will be used by session moderators throughout the day.

You are invited to join the discussion and engage with the LEAD Symposium through the live stream, available 19 November from 09:00–18:00 CET at View the event agenda and relevant Twitter accounts here.

17 Nov 2015

Responsible Management Education Survey Launched by MGSM – Deadline 30 November

MacQuarie Graduate School of Management has launched a PRME-based survey on Responsible Management Education. The aim of the study is to examine attitudes of business students towards responsible management and responsible management education.

This is the third survey in a series of PRME-based MGSM bi-annual studies on business students around the world. Previous work includes the 2011 Corporate Responsibility and Responsible Management Education in the Eyes of MBA Students, and 2013 MBA Students around the World and Their Attitudes towards Responsible Management. The Journal of Business Ethics highlighted the 2013 material in the recent article, The Role of Gender and Age in Business Students’ Values, CSR Attitudes, and Responsible Management Education.

We invite students from all PRME signatories to participate in this 10-15 minute survey, which can be found here. You may be interested to use this sample Open Letter to Students in order to increase visibility of this study around your own campus.

The survey will close on 30 November. Interested participants are encouraged to promote this material with your business students. For more information please contact Debbie Haski-Leventhal.

17 Nov 2015

PRME Chapter MENA renews commitments and discusses regional challenges and opportunities surrounding the SDGs at the 5th PRME MENA Regional Forum

(Amman, Jordan, 12 November 2015) – The established PRME Chapter MENA met at the 5th PRME MENA Regional Forum “Challenges and Opportunities facing the MENA Region to contribute in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals" at Talal Abu Ghazaleh Graduate School of Business, German Jordanian University.

This globally advanced event brought together more than on hundred participants and guests to discuss educational practices, experiences, methodologies, and strategies for employing the Principles for Responsible Management Education.

Respected academics, deans, members of government, ministers, UN representatives and private sector leaders attended this event with the special keynote of H.E. Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh; Chairman of Talal Abu Ghazaleh Organization and Founder of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Graduate School of Business and the sponsorship of the Global Compact Local Network Jordan.

This 5th Principles for Responsible Management Education MENA Forum shed light on the challenges and opportunities  that the MENA Region faces to contributing in achieving the SDGs, focusing on examples and good practices of business schools and how to scale up the efforts. The forum highlighted the importance of educational institutions on the MENA region to adopt the Principles for Responsible Management Education.

As part of its responsibilities to management education, TAG-SB, speakers and representatives of previous host institutions of the PRME MENA Regional Forum series advocated responsible leadership and sustainable management while complying with the United Nations supported PRME initiative.

In addition the PRME Chapter MENA session, provided a space for discussion on the present and the future of the Chapter, including strengthening their community and projects. The main agreements of this meeting includes to:

  • Continue to convene Annual PRME Regional Meetings for the region. The University in Cairo (AUC) will host the 6th PRME MENA Regional Forum on 11-13 April 2016; and the American University of Beirut (AUB) will host the 7th PRME MENA Regional Forum 2017.
  • Strengthen the commitment to recruit more Signatories and scale up efforts in giving visibility to the Principles in the region.
  • Collaborate to share good practices on implementing the Principles at the MENA region.
  • Collaborate with businesses, NGOs, and governments (especially Ministry of Education) to advance PRME and the SDGs.

Governance structure and coordination:

  • PRME Chapter MENA coordinator and main contact: Hosted at American University in Cairo.
  • PRME Chapter representatives at the PRME Advisory Committee: Ghada Howaidy, as the official PRME Chapter MENA coordinator (January 2016-December 2017)

We thank the hosts, in particular Dean Dr. Ma’moun Akroush and wonderful team, as well as the participants for this successful event!

If you would like to learn more about this event, kindly contact Ms. Faten Abu Hwaij, Quality Assurance Manager at TAG Graduate School of Business, at .

For more information on the PRME Chapter MENA and or the upcoming 6th PRME MENA Regional Forum, please contact Ghada Howaidy, American University in Cairo (AUC) at

For more information on PRME Chapters, please contact Florencia Librizzi, Senior Manager Chapters, Legal & Policy, PRME Secretariat, UN Global Compact Office at

16 Nov 2015

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

We are pleased to highlight contributing PRME participants for the month of October. We welcome new signatories and supporting organisations to the PRME initiative (7), congratulate signatories for submitting their Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports (13), and express our collective thanks to all participants that contributed financially (41) to the PRME initiative over the last month.  

New Signatories:


Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports:  


Financial Contributions:

09 Nov 2015

FIA Brazil Students Declared Winners of $25,000 Grand Prize in PRME supported Cornerstone Capital Inc.’s “Sustainable Games” Challenge

(New York, October 22, 2015) – In the culmination of a year-long Cornerstone Capital Group initiative called “Sustainable Games: The Business Model Challenge,” a team of students from Fundação Instituto de Administração (FIA) in Sao Paulo Brazil was named the winner of the  $25,000 Grand Prize.  The business idea presented is a program to facilitate employment opportunities for disabled young adults while seeking market rate returns.

Team “Life Hunters,” working with the domain name “,” was recognized as having the best concept and business plan during final pitches before a panel of judges and mentors in the inaugural competition held by Cornerstone Capital Group together with the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), RobecoSAM and the UN Principles for Responsible Management in Education (PRME).

Other finalists included two teams from FIA, Team Coconuts (“”) and Team Rio Tiete (“”), along with Team Anirudh (“”) from the European School of Management and Technology in Berlin and Team Lions (“”) from the Columbia Business School in New York. 

“The winning idea demonstrated vision, creativity and a thoughtful approach to addressing an urgent societal need in partnership with employers and training resources,” said Erika Karp, Founder and CEO of Cornerstone Capital Inc. “We were very impressed with the tremendous level of energy and optimism that went into developing this innovative project.”

Aside from the cash award and ownership of the “” domain name, the winning team members Larissa Majerowicz, Aline Oliveira Simão and Gustavo Abrahão Allioni also will have their idea highlighted in an upcoming edition of Cornerstone’s Journal of Sustainable Finance & Banking” (JSFB) and access to additional mentoring opportunities. 

Thirty-seven teams from around the world representing 185 participants competed in the Challenge, the goal of which was to help solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges in scalable and profitable ways. Of the five finalists, three focused on social ideas, while two were more focused on environmental issues. The finalists were paired with a mentor from Cornerstone Capital’s Global Advisory Council and industry representatives who worked during Summer 2015 to assist in the professional development and viability of their business models.

“It has been an honor to sponsor The Sustainable Games, a project that supports the next generation of sustainability leaders,” said Michael Baldinger, CEO of RobecoSAM, an investment specialist focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing, whose data powers the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices. “The spirit of the Challenge closely aligns with RobecoSAM’s belief that companies with sustainable business practices are better equipped to face future challenges. Congratulations to Team Life Hunters!”

“Sustainable Games: The Business Model Challenge” was declared as a Cornerstone “Commitment to Action” at the Clinton Global Initiative’s 2014 Annual Meeting to accelerate market-ready solutions that reflect a value inherent in the systematic understanding of today’s Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) imperatives. 

Students formed teams of three-to-five members to compete and selected a Domain from Cornerstone Capital’s “Sustainable Domain Bank” designated for use in the contest. Cornerstone worked with PRME Chapters from across the globe to support the Challenge by reaching out to students on more than 600 university campuses in 12 regions.

“On behalf of the UN Global Compact's PRME Secretariat, I congratulate the winning team as well as the runner-up teams for their innovative ideas and proposals. It is a great to see how business school students identify business solutions to solving concrete social challenges. We are proud to have sponsored this competition,” said Jonas Haertle, Head PRME Secretariat, UN Global Compact Office.   

Congratulations to our student winners, the other finalists and to all the teams who submitted an entry to the 2015 Challenge.  For more information, visit:

More About Cornerstone Capital Group

Founded in 2013, Cornerstone Capital Inc. is a woman-owned financial services firm based in New York whose mission is to bring the discipline of sustainable finance to the mainstream of the capital markets. In offering investment consulting and advising, investment banking, and strategic consulting services, Cornerstone works with asset owners, corporations and financial institutions, promoting new research in the field of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) analysis, and facilitating capital introductions for companies around the world engaged in sustainable business practices. Cornerstone’s Board of Directors, Global Advisory Council and Staff partner with organizations including the World Economic Forum, the Clinton Global Initiative, the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, and the Principles for Responsible Investment to work towards collaboration and transparency in the global capital markets.

More About Our Sponsors

Founded in 1995, RobecoSAM is an investment specialist focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing. It offers asset management, indices, engagement, voting, impact analysis, sustainability assessments, and benchmarking services. Together with S&P Dow Jones Indices, RobecoSAM publishes the globally recognized Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI). Approximately 130 professionals work for RobecoSAM, which is headquartered in Zurich.

Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), an initiative of the Clinton Foundation, convenes global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. CGI Annual Meetings have brought together more than 180 heads of state, 20 Nobel Prize laureates, and hundreds of leading CEOs, heads of foundations and NGOs, major philanthropists, and members of the media. To date, members of the CGI community have made more than 3,100 Commitments to Action, which have improved the lives of over 430 million people in more than 180 countries.

The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) is a United Nations Global Compact sponsored initiative with the mission to inspire and champion responsible management education, research and thought leadership globally. The Six Principles of PRME are inspired by internationally accepted values and provide an engagement structure for academic institutions to incorporate sustainability into curricula and research. Beyond the Principles, this “network of networks” is a vibrant learning community that supports continuous improvement at the global and local level. At the regional level, the PRME Chapters are platforms that advance the Six Principles of PRME within a particular geographic context, performing an important role in rooting PRME within different national, regional, cultural and linguistic contexts, and facilitating the growth and engagement of PRME with respect to implementing the Six Principles.



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Cornerstone Capital Group

22 Oct 2015

PRME Chapter Latin America and Caribbean renews commitments and identify further activities at the 4th PRME Regional Meeting (LAC) [in Spanish and Portuguese as well]

 (Bogota, Colombia, 22 October 2015) – The established PRME Chapter LAC, met again at the 4th PRME Regional Meeting Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) at Externado University, Colombia that took place on 20-22 October, 2015.
With the keynote by Prof. Stuart L. Hart, the 4th PRME Regional Meeting LAC, entitled the “Role and contribution of the academia to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),” brought together close to one hundred participants from ten countries, with the support of the Global Compact Network Colombia. Prominent speakers from UNDP, PRME, Global Compact Network Colombia, GRI, business schools, the business sector, and government gave an overview of the current challenges, opportunities, and role of academia regarding the implementation of the recently launched Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Additionally, it was discussed how to leverage engagement through the UN Global Compact and PRME, including Local Networks and Chapters, to scale the impact of contributions to the SDGs. The PRME community in the region was able to reflect, share experiences, and learn from each other.

The PRME Chapter LAC session provided a space for discussion on the present and future of the Chapter, including strengthening their community, deciding on activities and projects, future PRME Regional Meetings, governance, and representation on the PRME Advisory Committee, among others. From the conversations, the importance of strengthening the connection between the PRME Chapter and the Global Compact Local Networks was clear, including to using the Architecture: Bottom Up Methodology to align global and local priorities towards achievement of the SDGs, to produce more applied and interdisciplinary research and experiential teaching, and increasing dialogue and partnership.

Main concrete activities and core value proposition of the PRME Chapter LAC:

  • Continue to engage and recruit new PRME signatories in the region
  • Continue to convene an Annual Meeting for the region
  • Strengthen the connection with the Global Compact Local Networks
  • Continue to improve the website of the PRME Chapter LAC
  • Continue to develop the Research Network for LAC
  • Conduct a survey of students regarding their interest in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and challenges of sustainability.
  • Produce a short document with recommendations on the SDGs for academia, based on an analysis of the SDG Compass

Governance structure and coordination, as decided at the meeting:

  • PRME Chapter LAC Advisory Committee: Composed by previous host of PRME Regional Meetings
  • PRME Chapter LAC President and main contact: Hosted at Externado University by Prof. Gustavo Yepes
  • PRME Chapter representatives at the PRME Advisory Committee: Prof. Gustavo Yepes, Externado (January 2016-December 2017) and Prof. Norman Arruda Filho, ISAE/FGV (January 2018-December 2019)

Future PRME Regional Meetings
The 5th PRME Regional Meeting LAC will take place at Universidad Nacional de San Martin (UNSAM) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 2016; the 6th PRME Regional Meeting at ISAE-FGV, Curitiba, Brazil, in 2017, and the 7th PRME Regional Meeting at Universidad de Lima, Peru, in 2018.

For more information on the PRME Chapter LAC, please contact Prof. Gustavo Yepes, Universidad Externado de Colombia at

If you would like to contact the host of the 5th PRME Regional Meeting LAC, please write to Prof. Gabriel Boero, UNSAM at

For more information on PRME Chapters, please contact Florencia Librizzi, Senior Manager Chapters, Legal & Policy, PRME Secretariat, UN Global Compact Office at

****In spanish**** 

El Capítulo de PRME de Latinoamérica y Caribe (LAC) renueva compromisos e identifica nuevas actividades durante la 4ta Reunión Regional de PRME LAC

Bogotá, Colombia, 22 de octubre 2015 – El  Capítulo establecido de PRME LAC, se reunió nuevamente en la 4ta Reunión Regional de PRME Latinoamérica y el Caribe (LAC) en la Universidad Externado, Colombia, los días 20 al 22 octubre 2015.

Con la apertura del Prof. Stuart L. Hart, este evento titulado "El papel y la contribución de la academia para los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS)," reunió cerca de un centenar de participantes procedentes de diez países, con apoyo de la Red del Pacto Global Colombia. Destacados ponentes del PNUD, PRME, Pacto Mundial Red Colombia, GRI, escuelas de negocios, el sector empresarial y el gobierno dio una visión general de los actuales desafíos, oportunidades, y el papel de la academia en relación con la aplicación de los recientemente lanzados Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS). Además, se discutió la forma de aprovechar la participación a través del Pacto Mundial de Naciones Unidas y PRME, incluidas las redes y los capítulos locales, para escalar el impacto de las contribuciones a los ODS. La comunidad PRME en la región fue capaz de reflexionar, compartir experiencias y aprender unos de otros.

La sesión del Capítulo de PRME  LAC proporcionó un espacio para el debate sobre el presente y futuro del Capítulo, incluyendo el fortalecimiento de su comunidad, de decidir sobre las actividades y proyectos, futuras reuniones regionales de PRME, gobernanza y representación en el Comité Consultivo de PRME, entre otros. De las conversaciones quedó clara la importancia de fortalecer la conexión entre el Capítulo de PRME LAC y las Redes Locales del Pacto Mundial, incluyendo a la utilización de la Arquitectura: Metodología de abajo hacia arriba para alinear las prioridades globales y locales en la consecución de los ODS; producir más investigación aplicada e interdisciplinaria; enseñanza vivencial e incrementar el diálogo y la colaboración.

Actividades concretas y proposición de valor del Capítulo de PRME LAC:

  • Seguir trabajando y reclutar nuevos signatarios PRME en la región
  • Continuar convocar una reunión anual para la región
  • Fortalecer la relación con las Redes Locales del Pacto Mundial
  • Seguir mejorando la página web de la PRME Capítulo LAC
  • Continuar desarrollando la Red de Investigación para LAC
  • Llevar a cabo una encuesta de los estudiantes con respecto a su interés en los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS) y los retos de la sostenibilidad
  • Producir un breve documento con recomendaciones sobre los ODS para el mundo académico, basado en un análisis de los ODS Brújula (SDG Compass)

La estructura de gobierno y de coordinación, tal como se decidió en la reunión:

  • Comité Asesor del Capítulo de PRME LAC: Compuesta por los anfitriones previos de las Reuniones Regionales de PRME LAC
  • Presidente del Capítulo de PRME LAC y el contacto principal:  Prof. Gustavo Yepes de la Universidad Externado
  • Representantes Capítulo de PRME LAC en el Comité Consultivo PRME (PRME Advisory Committee): Prof. Gustavo Yepes, Externado (enero de 2016 a diciembre de 2017) y el Prof. Norman Arruda Filho, ISAE / FGV (enero 2018-diciembre 2019)

Las futuras Reuniones Regionales de PRME LAC

La 5ta Reunión Regional de PRME LAC se llevará a cabo en la Universidad Nacional de San Martín (UNSAM) en Buenos Aires, Argentina, en 2016; la 6ta Reunión Regional de PRME LAC en ISAE-FGV, Curitiba, Brasil, en 2017, y la 7ma Reunión Regional de PRME LAC en la Universidad de Lima, Perú, en 2018.

Para obtener más información sobre el Capítulo de PRME LAC, por favor póngase en contacto con el Prof. Gustavo Yepes, Universidad Externado de Colombia en

Si desea ponerse en contacto con el anfitrión de la 5ta Reunión Regional de PRME LAC, por favor escriba al Prof. Gabriel Boero, UNSAM en

Para obtener más información sobre los Capítulos de PRME, por favor póngase en contacto con Florencia Librizzi, Gerente Senior, Capítulos, Legal y Política, Secretaría PRME, Oficina del Pacto Mundial de la ONU en

****In Portugese****

O capítulo do PRME da América Latina e Caribe (LAC) renova compromissos e identifica novas atividades durante a 4ª Reunião Regional do PRME LAC.

Bogotá, Colômbia, 22 de outubro 2015- O capítulo estabelecido do PRME LAC reuniu-se novamente na 4ª Reunião Regional do PRME da América Latina e Caribe (LAC), na universidade Externado, Colômbia, nos dias 20 a 22 de outubro de 2015.

Com a abertura do prof. Stuart L. Hart, este evento titulado “O Papel e a Contribuição da Academia para os Objetivos de Desenvolvimento Sustentável (ODS),” reuniu cerca de cem participantes procedentes de dez países, com o apoio da rede do Pacto Global da Colômbia. PNUD, PRME, Rede do Pacto Global da Colômbia, GRI, escolas de negócios, setor empresarial e o governo deram uma visão geral dos atuais desafios, oportunidades, e o papel da academia em relação à aplicação dos recentemente lançados Objetivos de Desenvolvimento Sustentável (ODS). Ainda, discutiu-se a forma de aproveitar a participação do Pacto Global das Nações Unidas e do PRME, incluídas as redes e os capítulos locais, para escalar o impacto das contribuições aos ODS. A comunidade PRME na região foi capaz de refletir, compartilhar experiências e aprender uns com os outros.

A sessão do capítulo PRME LAC proporcionou um espaço para o debate sobre o presente e futuro do capítulo, incluindo o fortalecimento de sua comunidade, e o debate sobre futuras reuniões regionais do PRME, governança e representação no comitê consultivo, entre outros. De todas as conversas, ficou clara a importância de fortalecer a conexão entre o capítulo PRME LAC e a rede local do Pacto Global, incluindo a utilização da arquitetura: Metodologia de baixo para cima, para alinhar as prioridades globais e locais na implantação dos ODS; produzir mais investigação aplicada e interdisciplinar; ensino vivencial e incrementar o diálogo e a colaboração.

Atividades concretas e proposição de valor do Capítulo PRME LAC:

  • Seguir trabalhando e recrutando novos signatários PRME na região;
  • Continuar convocando uma reunião anual para a região;
  • Fortalecer a relação com as Redes locais do Pacto Global;
  • Seguir melhorando a página web do PRME Capítulo LAC;
  • Continuar desenvolvendo a Rede de Investigação;
  • Levar a cabo a votação dos estudantes com respeito a seus interesses (ODS) e os desafios da sustentabilidade;
  • Produzir um breve documento com recomendações sobre os ODS para o mundo acadêmico, baseado em uma análise dos ODS.

Estrutura de governo e de coordenação, tal como se decidiu na reunião:

  • Comitê Assessor do Capítulo de PRME LAC: Composto por anfitriões prévios das Reuniões Regionais do PRME LAC;
  • Presidente do Capítulo do PRME LAC e o contato principal: Prof. Gustavo Yepes, da Universidade Externado;
  • Representantes do Capítulo do PRME LAC no Comitê Consultivo do PRME (PRME Advisory Committee): Prof. Gustavo Yepes, Externado (janeiro de 2016 a dezembro de 2017) e o Prof. Norman Arruda Filho, ISAE/FGV (janeiro 2018-dezembro 2019).

As futuras Reuniões Regionais do PRME LAC

A 5ta Reunião Regional do PRME LAC acontecerá na Universidade Nacional de São Martín (UNSAM) em Buenos Aires, Argentina, em 2016; a 6ta Reunião Regional do PRME LAC em ISAE-FGV, Curitiba, Brasil, em 2017, e a 7ta Reunião Regional do PRME LAC, na Universidade de Lima, Peru, em 2018.

Para obter mais informação sobre o Capítulo PRME LAC, por favor, entre em contato com o Prof. Gustavo Yepes, da Universidade Externado de Colômbia, em

Se desejar entrar em contato com o anfitrião da 5ta Reunião Regional do PRME LAC, por favor, escreva para o Prof. Gabriel Boero, da UNSAM, em

Para obter mais informação sobre os Capítulos do PRME, por favor, entre em contato com Florência Librizzi, Gerente Sênior, Capítulos, Legal e Política, da Secretaria do PRME, em




22 Oct 2015

PRME Secretariat Issues Overview of Climate Change Action Activities at HESI Conference

(Paris, 14 October 2015) – Over 300 representatives from UN Principles for Responsible Management Education, UNESCO, UN DESA, UNEP, UN Global Compact, UNU and higher education institutions (HEIs) have assembled in Paris for the Higher Education Sustainability Initiative: Higher Education for Climate Change Action. In advance of the XXI Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP21), this event aims to address the progress made since Rio+20 by sharing best practices and lessons learned, discuss the roles and responsibilities of HEIs in business and technological innovations around climate change adaptation and mitigation, and encourage new or enhanced commitments by HESI members.

PRME seeks to bridge relationships across HEIs and supporting organisations to catalyse global collaboration among the United Nations, the UN Global Compact and academia. The Six Principles of PRME are based on internationally-accepted values endorsed by UN Member States and provide an engagement framework for higher education institutions to embed responsibility and sustainability in education, research and campus practices through a process of continuous improvement. Together HESI and PRME strive to align higher education institutions with resources and opportunities to fulfil their commitment to sustainability and responsibility in higher education.

See the activities by PRME Secretariat overview of Climate Change Action

See the DESA Climate Change Action for Sustainable Development document, which highlights HESI and PRME Signatory Action

Click here to sign the COP21 Open Letter on behalf of the world’s universities, colleges and students

See the remarks by Jonas Haertle, Head PRME Secretariat,
“Encouraging Transformative Management Education and Research for Sustainable Development”

See photos from the event, highlighted by the UN Global Compact

See recent PRiMEtime blog articles highlighting Climate Change Action:

Higher Education for Climate Change Action – Business School Engagement (Part 1)

Higher Education for Climate Change Action – Business School Engagement (Part 2)


14 Oct 2015

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

We are pleased to highlight contributing PRME participants for the month of September. We welcome new signatories and supporting organisations to the PRME initiative (7), congratulate signatories for submitting their Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports (19), 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:


07 Oct 2015

‘Call to Action’ Mobilizing Academic Community Action in Response to the Refugee Crisis

(New York, 18 September 2015) – Today the PRME Secretariat, together with Steering Committee members AABS, AACSB International, ABIS, AMBA, CEEMAN, CLADEA, EFMD, GMAC, GRLI and EAUC issues a call to action to business schools and management-related Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in response to the refugee crisis.

Sixty million people have been displaced by conflict and over 410,000 people have crossed the Mediterranean from the Middle East so far this year. Understanding that the primary responsibility for peace rests with Governments, the urgency of the global refugee crisis is a challenge that requires support from all actors in society on a short-, mid- and long-term basis.

The leaders of the international academic community are called to take action and address the refugee crisis. In particular, by providing access and scholarships to business and entrepreneurship related classes and knowledge resources to refugees, HEIs can contribute to the education of those who will return home to build a future worth living with their families and within their communities. Furthermore HEIs can take steps to raise awareness and understanding regarding the situation of refugees and foster social cohesion. HEIs are called to offer their support and incentivize their students to be engaged in these efforts.  By joining forces with business, governments, UN agencies, civil society organizations and/or other HEIs, business schools can forge long-term partnerships for education and sustainable development. HEIs should determine how best to support based on their own assets and capabilities.

Join the movement and make a commitment to the refugee crisis. Commitments will be highlighted on the official UN Business website.

See the Call to Action: Mobilizing Academic Community Action in Response to the Refugee Crisis

See the Global Compact Call to Action: Business Action Pledge in Response to the Refugee Crisis

18 Sep 2015

Inclusive business and inclusive growth discussed at the 2nd Responsible Management Education Research Conference

(Cairo, 15 September 2015) – Over one hundred participants from 11 countries (Bulgaria, Brazil, Egypt, France, Latvia, Pakistan, Peru, Serbia, Sudan, Switzerland and USA) gathered for the 2nd Responsible Management Education (RME) Research Conference, held at the American University in Cairo, in Egypt on 7-8 September 2015. 

Presenters shared insights on the Conference theme of Inclusive Business, as a dynamic and growing field of business practice that is changing the development solution matrix for institutions, and actors working towards poverty alleviation, equitable development and inclusive growth. Inclusive businesses transcend the conventional CSR model by advancing profitable supply and value chain partnerships with the poor, and socially responsible interventions. This sustainable framework for poverty alleviation and empowerment of the poor at the base of the pyramid (BoP) also related to the post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda, and drew out discussion on ongoing activity of the PRME community and HEIs related to the newly launched Sustainable Development Goals. 

The 3rd RME Research Conference was officially announced and will be held in Krems, Austria, in 2016. The inaugural RME Research Conference was held in 2014 at the University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur, in Switzerland. 

15 Sep 2015

PRME Chapter Brazil launches projects on climate change and the Sustainable Development Goals

(Curitiba, 10 September 2015) – The 10th PRME Chapter Brazil meeting took place 1 September at ISAE, in Curitiba, with 30 participants in attendance and 18 institutions represented: ISAE, ESPM, FDC, FEA-RP/USP, SESI/PR, SENAI, UniCesumar, Unicopel, UNISC, UTFPR, Faculdades Santa Cruz, Amcham/RS, EBAPE/FGV, EAESP/FGV, Tecpar, SECAL, Unisinos and Global Compact Brazilian Committee.

At the meeting, lectures were given on topics such as Education 3.0, by Antonio Raimundo dos Santos, ISAE Education Director; Gamification, by Wagner Damiani, Professor, EAESP/FGV; and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and cooperation between the UN Global Compact and the PRME Chapter Brazil, by Barbara Dunin, Adviser for the Secretariat of the Brazilian Committee of the UN Global Compact.

In addition, the following engagement opportunities were shared with participants:

SDGs Case Study Project

Along with Global Compact, the PRME Chapter Brazil will map Brazilian companies (members of the Global Compact Brazilian Committee) who already have projects related to the SDGs. The best projects will be selected and the Chapter will open up a Call for Researchers, for PRME signatory schools, teachers and students to apply to write case studies about these projects. The project will be divided into two stages: Mapping companies with SDGs projects and case studies production. 

For the first step, the Chapter is selecting PRME education institution representatives to participate in the Technical Committee. The members of the Technical Committee shall be responsible for (in partnership with the Secretariat, and the SDGs Commission of the Global Compact Brazilian Committee) producing a survey that will be applied to 40 companies, assembling a diagnosis about the survey, and establishing criteria for the Call for Researchers.

Climate Change Week (19-25 October)

Climate Change Week will take place 19-25 October. Some Brazilian educational institutions are organising a series of activities for those dates. Thus, the PRME Chapter Brazil will unify the activities from all Brazilian signatory institutions into a single schedule and post it in the Chapter's website ( The intention is to help the dissemination of these actions. 

Next Chapter Meeting:

The next PRME Chapter Brazil Meeting will take place one day prior to the CR3+ Conference: Governance & Sustainability, on November 10, at ISAE.

10 Sep 2015

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

We are pleased to highlight contributing PRME participants for the month of August. We welcome new signatories and supporting organisations to the PRME initiative (6), congratulate signatories for submitting their Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports (16), 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:

05 Sep 2015

UN Global Compact’s Outgoing Director to Join Board of Values-Based Asset Management Firm

(New York, 31 August 2015) – Today, after 15 years at the helm of the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, Georg Kell will step down as Executive Director of the UN Global Compact, the organization he helped found in 2000 and which he has built into a global movement over the past decade.

Mr. Kell will join Arabesque Partners, the Anglo-German asset management firm, as Vice Chairman-designate.  Arabesque, which bills itself as a “values-based asset management firm”, uses the UN Global Compact principles, as well as environmental, social and governance (ESG) information to direct its core business of portfolio management.

Commenting on Mr. Kell’s new role, Arabesque Chairman Dr. Robert G. Eccles said: “Georg has a unique understanding of companies’ environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues around the globe. The integration of such nonfinancial information into Arabesque’s quantitative models is at the core of our work. His many years of experience as the leader of the UN Global Compact will be invaluable to us.”

In a farewell message to the Global Compact’s over 13,000 participants, Mr. Kell expressed his excitement for this new venture, noting: “It is my aspiration to help create the next generation of asset management and thereby firmly establish the business case for the UN Global Compact. I have no doubt that winning over the world of finance is key to achieving market transformation.”

Additionally, as a founder of the UN Global Compact, Mr. Kell will remain involved as a Senior Policy Adviser to the initiative, supporting the new Executive Director, Lise Kingo, who will begin her appointment on 1 September.

31 Aug 2015

Muhammad Yunus calls attention to social business models at 2nd UK & Ireland PRME Conference

(Glasgow, 20 August 2015) - The 2nd UK & Ireland PRME Conference was held in Glasgow, Scotland at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) on 29-30 June 2015, attended by over 50 delegates from the region.

Keynote speaker Professor Muhammad Yunus, GCU Chancellor and Nobel Laureate, addressed delegates in a keynote address entitled “Reflections on Social Business,” in which he discussed his experience of alleviating complex social problems through social business, rather than a traditional for-profit business model. He highlighted successful examples, such as the Grameen Bank, which he started in Bangladesh in 1976 and which has been instrumental in lifting millions of people out of poverty. He also spoke of his desire to create “a world of three zeros – zero poverty, zero unemployment and zero net carbon emissions” – See more at the conference website.

On the panel, "Business as a Force for Good," guests Jane Wood, CEO of Scottish Business in the Community, Richard Taylor, Director of Corporate Communications Scottish Power, and Sefton Laing, Head of Sustainability, Royal Bank of Scotland, shared first hand insights into the challenges facing companies in inherently problematic areas such as energy and banking, wishing to integrate sustainability into the strategies and DNA of their organisations. One panel member spoke not of 'dilemmas' for businesses, but ‘trilemmas.’

For a link to the GCU newsroom and photographs, please see the link here; for more information about the conference please see here.

In total, there were twenty-four presentations by delegates, including doctoral students, on a range of issues related to implementation of PRME in the UK and Ireland: institutionalising PRME; curricular development; pedagogy for PRME; engaging students with the PRME agenda; social innovation and PRME; and measuring social value.

On the occasion of this 2nd Annual Conference, the PRME Chapter UK & Ireland held its Annual General Meeting (AGM), Chaired by Chair Carole Parkes and Vice Chair Alec Wersun. Participants heard that the Chapter is doing well in its second year, with about 60 institutional members and a new, active website (see to make knowledge exchange and communication with members more efficient. Updates on a number of exciting projects run by members, include:

  • A series of 8 workshops over the next three years, to take place in different parts of the United Kingdom, focusing on the Sustainable Development Goals, organised by Kathryn Haynes (Newcastle University) and Alan Murray (Winchester University), and sponsored buy Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
  • Development of a competence-based framework to assess the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for responsible managers and leaders, led by Dirk Moosmayer (Nottingham University) and Oliver Lasch (Manchester University)
  • A number of fascinating doctoral research dissertations well underway in UK & Ireland PRME Chapter institutions

Find background and information on joining the PRME Chapter UK & Ireland PRME here.

20 Aug 2015

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

We are pleased to highlight contributing PRME participants for the month of July. We welcome new signatories and supporting organisations to the PRME initiative (7), congratulate signatories for submitting their Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports (30), and express our collective thanks to all participants that contributed financially (20) to the PRME initiative over the last month. 

New Signatories:

Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports:  

Financial Contributions:

05 Aug 2015

14 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 14 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 transparency, 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, 71 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.

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 the first half of 2015, more than 49 organisations joined the initiative, bringing the total of participants to 626 active participants from 82 countries.

Delisted 3 August 2015 (in alphabetical order):

  1. Chitkara University
  2. College of Business Administration, Abu Dhabi University
  3. Davis College of Business, Jacksonville University
  4. Faculty of Management and Law, University of Surrey
  5. Federal University of Parana (UFPR)
  6. Grupo Educacional Uninter
  7. International Business School, Vilnius University
  8. Marlboro College Graduate School
  9. MISTC Busines
  10. Namibia Business School, University of Namibia
  11. School of Business, Pacific Lutheran University
  12. Seoul School of Integrated Sciences & Technologies (aSSIST)
  13. St. Linus University
  14. Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership


Click here for an overview of delisted signatories.

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



03 Aug 2015

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

We are pleased to highlight contributing PRME participants for the month of June. We welcome new signatories and supporting organisations to the PRME initiative (5), congratulate signatories for submitting their Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports (27), and express our collective thanks to all participants that contributed financially (43) to the PRME initiative over the last month. 

New Signatories:

Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports: 

Financial Contributions:

05 Jul 2015

Global Compact Companies Send Clear Message in UN General Assembly: More Businesses Need to Take Responsibility for Achieving a Better World

(New York, 25 June 2015) – On the third and final day of the United Nations Global Compact’s 15th anniversary event, global business leaders met with Governments in the historic UN General Assembly Hall to demonstrate the growing, strategic role that the private sector plays in solving our world’s greatest challenges.

The UN General Assembly President Sam Kutesa and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed over 1,000 people, including the world’s top CEOs and high-level Government representatives to the UN, to review progress made through the global corporate sustainability movement and show the potential for responsible business to help advance sustainable development moving forward.

With the United Nations launching global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in September, corporate leaders shared how businesses are operating and innovating in ways that support societal priorities, and also emphasized the need for Governments to enable and incentivize corporate sustainability, including through putting a price on carbon and calling for all public procurement to be transparent.

Addressing participants, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon noted the growing role of business in advancing United Nations objectives stating that “by respecting and supporting universal principles in operations, and by pioneering new business models and forming innovative partnerships, enlightened business leaders are poised to make long-lasting contributions to the cause of global sustainability.” While marking important progress, the Secretary-General underscored that serious challenges remain for billions of people and our planet. He urged more companies to pick up the pace and deepen their commitment to sustainability.

The day featured addresses by business and business education leaders, including: Henrik Madsen, CEO of DNV GL; Paul Bulcke, CEO of Nestlé; Monica de Greiff, President of Chamber of Commerce of Bogota; Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever; Yılmaz Argüden, Chair of Global Compact Network Turkey; Fu Chengyu, Chairman of Global Compact Local China; Erika Karp, Founder and CEO of Cornerstone Capital Inc; and Dov Seidman, Founder and CEO of LRN

Also addressing the audience were key voices from civil society, labour and academia, including Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and President of the Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice; Julia Christensen Hughes, Dean of College of Business and Economics, University of Guelph, Canada; and Jyrki Raina, General Secretary of IndustriALL Global Union.

The UN General Assembly session concluded a range of events marking fifteen years since the launch of the Global Compact, which represented a major shift within the United Nations to invite new actors – particularly business – to the table in the quest to address global challenges. The Global Compact is today the world’s largest voluntary initiative for corporate responsibility, with over 13,000 companies and other stakeholders based in 170 countries.

The past three days have seen over 1,200 representatives of business, civil society, labour, Government, the UN, academia and the investment community take stock of a decade and a half’s work on environment, social and governance issues – as well as staking the course for the future.

Summing up the UN General Assembly session and the week’s events, Georg Kell, Executive Director of the UN Global Compact stated, “Businesses around the world are awakening to their role in society and have started making important strides to operate more responsibly and innovate for a greener and more sustainable future. But there is still a long way to go. We need companies everywhere to step up to the realities of our time, understanding that healthy societies and healthy markets go hand-in-hand.”

Global report on impact of corporate sustainability

At the event, a new report, Impact: Transforming Business, Changing the World, was launched providing one of the most comprehensive analyses on the impact of corporate responsibility. Produced by DNV GL, a world-leading classification/certification body and technical assurance provider, the report finds that today it is almost impossible for a global company to avoid having environment, social and governance issues on its agenda, contrary to the state of the business world in 2000.

Among the report’s key findings is a major shift in global perceptions of the role of business in society, as well as a critical initiation of the investment community. It concludes that the UN Global Compact has had a profound impact in driving corporate sustainability globally, having strengthened the enabling environment for responsible business in 170 countries.

The study also examines the change in corporate practices over time, and to what extent the Global Compact and its programmes – in particular the Women’s Empowerment PrinciplesCaring for ClimateBusiness for Peace and the CEO Water Mandate – have created actionable agendas for business.

“Our assessment shows that the UN Global Compact, as the world’s largest sustainability initiative, and the business community have had an impact on the development of sustainability over the past 15 years. I'm certainly optimistic about the willingness of business to be a partner in solving the serious problems of today’s world and to lead us onto a sustainable pathway. The assessment shows that most business leaders now have sustainability on their agenda,” says Dr. Henrik O. Madsen, Group President & Chief Executive Officer at DNV GL.

Outlining pathways for future transformation, the assessment stresses the need to revitalize corporate sustainability efforts in order to maintain momentum and scale up impact. A key part of this work will be the forthcoming SDGs, which are expected to play an important role in framing global policies and agendas in the next 15 years. The report predicts that the Global Compact Local Networks will play an essential role in facilitating action and partnerships on the ground to implement the SDGs.

The report is built on an analysis of over 1,500 Global Compact survey respondents, 30 interviews with top executives and more than 180 in-depth interviews with people from business, civil society, academia and government.

26 Jun 2015

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