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Davos Dinner Attendees Call for Changes in Business School Rankings

This January, the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Management Education and Corporate Knights convened the first meeting of business and management school deans as well as business executives during the World Economic Forum in Davos. The participants discussed the urgent imperative of updating business education to ensure it is fit-for-purpose to meet the challenges and increased expectations of business leaders in the 21st century.

Below is a joint statement issued by the participants.

We recognize that businesses are vital to solving our most important problems and that business and management schools have a special role to support this calling that goes well beyond fading mantras of shareholder primacy. This is not only important for the health of society and our planet, but essential for the legitimacy of business.

We commit to instilling a holistic purpose of business in future leaders, ensuring they are equipped with the skills, tools and values to build a more inclusive and prosperous society in synch with our natural world.

To be successful in this re-alignment, the holistic role and potential of business in society must come in from the periphery to pervade everything we teach and do at our institutions.

We have seen significant progress over the past decade, with research* showing over two-thirds of the Financial Times top 100 ranked MBA cohort now integrate a holistic purpose of business into at least one core course, while business faculty research related to the Sustainable Development Goals has increased markedly, numbering 5000 published articles in the past year. Further, we are encouraged by a growing number of institutions which are embracing the Principles for Responsible Management Education.

And we must pick up the pace with a rapid--rather than incremental—transformation of our institutions, our research, societal engagement and curricula to develop leaders who are up to the challenge of making business a force for good in the world. Walking the talk will re-establish our credibility as transformative educators.

We invite others in the business and management school ecosystem including educational providers and leading business school rankings to join us in this essential re-boot of business education in the 21st century.

In Attendance,

Andrew Main Wilson, AMBA

Sean Flannery, IFC

Steve Waygood, Aviva

Pauliina Murphy, Aviva

Michael Okoroafor, McCormick

Amanda Gardiner, Pearson

Gemma Terry, Pearson

Herve Duteil, BNP Paribas

Brent Bergeron, Gold Corp

Kevin Moss, World Resources Institute

Mark Campanale, Carbon Tracker

Mette Morsing, Copenhagen Business School

Charmaine Love, Oxford University

Saul Klein, University of Victoria

Jikyeong Kang, Asian Institute of Management

Nicola Kleyn, Gordon Institute of Business Science

Enase Okonedo, Lagos Business School

Julia Christensen Hughes, University of Guelph

Dirk Matten, York University

Philip O'Regan, Kemmy Business School

Pamela Gillies, Glasgow Caledonian University

Sergey Myasoedov, IBS-RANEPA

Ilian Mihov, INSEAD

Katrin Muff, Business School Lausanne

Professor Peter Tufano, University of Oxford

Francois Ortalo-Magne, London Business School

Laura Tyson, University of California at Berkeley

Madhav Rajan, University of Chicago

Juerg Kessler, HTW Chur

Ying Zhang, Erasmus University

Toby Heaps, Corporate Knights

Lise Kingo, UN Global Compact

Jonas Haertle, PRME


15 Feb 2018

In Davos, PRME, Corporate Knights and UN Global Compact Call for Business Schools to Focus on the Global Goals

23 January 2018 | Davos, Switzerland – The United Nations Global Compact and Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) called for systemic changes in business and management education today at a high-level dinner today in Davos, Switzerland. Over 40 academic leaders and corporate executives — including deans from top business schools and Chief Executives from leading businesses — gathered for the dinner, held on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum, to discuss gaps in today’s business and management education. 

The call for change was directed at the world’s higher education institutions, with a view to accelerate progress on the UN Sustainable Development Goals and to sensitize future business leaders to values like sustainability and responsibility. 

Speaking to attendees, Lise Kingo, CEO & Executive Director of the UN Global Compact, said, “we at the UN Global Compact recognize this opportunity, and are committed to working together with you in business schools through PRME — on the global level as well as through our 76 Local Networks around the world — to guide and support you to achieve your sustainability objectives.”

“Business and management schools play a key role in shaping the skills and mindsets of future leaders, and can be powerful drivers of corporate sustainability,” Jonas Haertle, Head of PRME, said in comments during the dinner. “But in order to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Global Goals, today’s higher education institutions must change the way they teach about business, and more systematically incorporate values like sustainability, ethics and responsibility into their teaching, research, and campus leadership.”

PRME, an initiative of the UN Global Compact since 2007, also suggested that business school ranking studies take into consideration focus on the Global Goals as a way to incentivize a more rapid transformation in teaching, research and campus practices.

Recognizing that business is vital to solving global challenges like climate change, poverty and inequality, the event was a chance to reaffirm the importance of instilling a holistic purpose of business in future leaders.  

The dinner concluded with a renewed commitment to ensure tomorrow’s business leaders are equipped with the skills, tools and values to build a more inclusive and prosperous society in harmony with the natural world.

The dinner also served as the launch of the 2018-2019 cycle of the PRME Champions, a group of 38 higher education institutions that commit to a significant transformation in teaching, research, and partnerships underscored by the Global Goals. The PRME Champions are intended to work collaboratively on developing resources that would help other higher education institutions to integrate the Global Goals into operations.


List of PRME Champions in 2018-2019 Cycle

Asian Institute of Management (Philippines)

Audencia Business School (France)

Babson College (United States)

Business School Lausanne (Switzerland)

Cass Business School, City, University of London (United Kingdom)

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

Copenhagen Business School (Denmark)

Deakin Business School (Australia)

EGADE Business School, Tecnologico de Monterrey (Mexico)

Fundação Dom Cabral‎ (Brazil)

George Mason University School of Business (United States)

Glasgow Caledonian University (United Kingdom)

Gordon Institute of Business Science (South Africa)

Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria (Canada)

Hanken School of Economics (Finland)

INCAE Business School (Costa Rica)

Institute of Business Studies, RANEPA (Russia)

Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad (India)

IPM Business School (Belarus)

ISAE (Brazil)

Kemmy Business School (Ireland)

Kristianstad University (Sweden)

La Trobe Business School (Australia)

Newcastle Business School (United Kingdom)

Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University (United Kingdom)

Nottingham University Business School (United Kingdom)

Seattle Pacific University (United States)

Stockholm School of Economics (Sweden)

T A PAI Management Institute (India)

The Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado Boulder (United States)

The Peter J. Tobin College of Business, St. John's University (United States)

Universidad Externado de Colombia -  School of Management (Colombia)

University of Applied Sciences, HTW Chur (Switzerland)

University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business (South Africa)

University of Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

University of St.Gallen (Switzerland)

University of Winchester Business School (United Kingdom)

ZHAW School of Management and Law (Switzerland)

For more information, contact Brendan Pastor (


The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) is a United Nations-supported initiative founded in 2007 as a platform to raise the profile of sustainability in schools around the world, and to equip today's business students with the understanding and ability to deliver change tomorrow. As a voluntary initiative with over 650 signatories worldwide, PRME has become the largest organised relationship between the United Nations and management-related higher education institutions. Working through Six Principles, PRME engages business and management schools to ensure they provide future leaders with the skills needed to balance economic and sustainability goals, while drawing attention to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and aligning academic institutions with the work of the UN Global Compact.

What is the UN Global Compact: The United Nations Global Compact is a call to companies everywhere to align their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and to take action in support of UN goals and issues embodied in the Sustainable Development Goals. The UN Global Compact is a leadership platform for the development, implementation and disclosure of responsible corporate practices. Launched in 2000, it is the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world, with more than 9,500 companies and 3,000 non-business signatories based in over 160 countries, and more than 70 Local Networks.

23 Jan 2018

Outcomes of 5th PRME Chapter Australia & New Zealand Forum

The 5th PRME Chapter Australia & New Zealand Forum was hosted and took place at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia with representatives from academia and industry coming together to celebrate 10 years of PRME and to discuss topics relevant to the meetings theme ‘Inspire, Motivate, Engage, Act‘ (IMEA) in regards to realising the Sustainable Development Goals.

Inspire reviewed our growth over the last 10 years and provided us an opportunity to congratulate our wisest PRME members, LaTrobe, Griffith and Waikato for having the insight and stamina to sign as the first PRME signatories in AUSNZ and remain committed and active ever since. We have had steady growth since this time and took the opportunity to celebrate officially becoming an Established Chapter with all signatories present signing the MOU.

Motivate engaged rich discussion around student engagement tools, achievements for 2017 and hopes for 2018. Prior to the forum all attendees sat the Sulitest. We discussed our thoughts on using the Literacy Sustainability Test in our classrooms and set an action to design our own AUSNZ set of questions. We engaged in another online test conducted under ‘The Ignorance Project’ (the Gapminder test). This test is very quick to enact and allowed us to engage in discussions around what we know/don’t know about current global development progress. Each PRME signatory institution then had an opportunity to briefly present their achievements for 2017 and their hopes for 2018. Areas discussed included; curriculum mapping, international collaborations – SDG workshops in regional areas, communities of practice, sustainability majors, research centres, accreditation requirements, film and case study examples, web pages, citizenship day, BCorp certification, SDSN membership, industry partnerships/engagement, learning outcomes, vision/mission modifications, position descriptions and students engagement test/quizzes.

Engage provided the opportunity to hear from an enriching panel that included;

  • Alice Cope, Executive Director UN Global Compact Australia
  • Anna Stewart, Head of Corporate Sustainability ANZ 
  • Sue Noble, CEO Volunteering Victoria 2012 – Oct 2017
  • Giselle Weybrecht, PRME Secretariat Representative
  • Sarah Goulding, DFAT
  • Soyuma Gupta, Deakin student

The panel discussed how their sector has been impacted by the SDGs since their introduction, what are realistic SDG goals and potential collaboration support. Sarah Goulding from DFAT discussed the Voluntary National Review (VNR) report that is being put together by SDSN/Aus Govt for delivery in 2018. 

Act enabled Chapter members to consider what being an Established Chapter means and we discussed and opened nominations for a small steering committee that would work on common core needs and begin to build a sustaining Chapter. From the Motivate session, key themes arose around;

  •  Student engagement activities (WikiRate, Aim2Flourish, Literacy Tests) and embedding SDGs in the curriculum
  •  Building communities of practices within Faculty and across university/universities
  • Mapping SDGs across curriculum and research and
  • Research and cross sector collaboration

If you would like to participate in the activities of the PRME Chapter AUSNZ, or to receive more information on PRME Chapters, contact PRME Chapter AUSNZ Coordinator, Belinda Gibbons (, Sydney Business School University of Wollongong, Australia.

20 Dec 2017

8 Schools Delisted from PRME for Failure to Submit a SIP Report

15 December 2017 | New York – Eight higher education institutions were delisted from the Principles for Responsible Management Education initiative of the UN Global Compact today: the institutions in question were delisted for failure to comply with PRME’s Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) Report Policy.

The PRME SIP Policy states that all signatories to PRME must submit a report at least once every two years detailing progress in relation to the 6 Principles. Institutions that miss their deadline are listed as non-communicating. If a signatory is non-communicating for over a year, they are delisted from PRME.

The following institutions were delisted:

  • Centro Universitario de Ciencias Economico Administrativas, Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Ducere School of Leadrship, Australia
  • E.H.E European University EurAka, Switzerland
  • ESCP Europe, France
  • EUDE Business School – Escuela Europea de Direccion y Empresa, Spain
  • Faculty of Economics and Business Soegijapranata Catholic University, Indonesia
  • Multitech Business School, Makerere Business School, Uganda
  • SKODA AUTO University, Czech Republic

In addition to the delistings, the following three institutions voluntarily withdrew from PRME:

  • Business School Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan
  • Tbilisi Teaching University Gorgasali, Georgia

Signatories that are delisted from PRME are eligible to join again after submitting a new SIP report and a new application. For more information, please contact


15 Dec 2017

November Recognition

We are pleased to highlight contributing PRME participants for the month of November. We welcome new signatories  to the PRME initiative (8), congratulate signatories for submitting their Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports (17), and express our collective thanks to all participants that contributed financially (13) to the PRME initiative over the last month.


New Signatories

Brunswick European Law School (BELS), Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Hochschule Fresenius – University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Punjab Group of Colleges, India

Rutgers Business School – Newark and New Brunswick, Rutgers University, United States

Sprott School of Business, Carleton University, Canada

Surrey Business School, University of Surrey, United Kingdom

TSiBA Education NPC, South Africa

Universal Group of Institutions, India


New SIPs

Alma Mater Studiorum-University of Bologna Department of Management, University of Bologna, Italy

Bard MBA in Sustainability, Bard College, United States

Birla Institute of Management Technology, Birla Group of Companies, India

British University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Carroll School of Management, Boston College, United States

Coventry Business School, Coventry University, United Kingdom

Executive Business School, International University Foundation, Chile

Faculdade de Economia, Administracao e Contabilidade, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil

Grant MacEwan School of Business, Grant MacEwan University, Canada

Groupe ESC Pau, CCI Pau Bearn, France

Groupe ESC Troyes, France

MCI - Management Center Innsbruck, Austria

Porto Business School, University of Porto, Portugal

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Faculty of Business, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China

Universidad de San Martin de Porres, Peru

University of St. Andrews School of Management, University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom

University of Technology, Sydney - Faculty of Business, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia


New Financial Contributions

Bond University Faculty of Business, Bond University, Australia

Budapest Business School – University of Applied Sciences, Hungary

Geneva School of Economics and Management, University of Geneva, Switzerland

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

KU Leuven Faculty of Economics and Business, Belgium

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

London School of Management Education, United Kingdom

Martha & Spencer Love School of Business, Elon University, United States

Rutgers Business School - Newark and New Brunswick, Rutgers University, United States

San Francisco State University College of Business, United States

Strathclyde Business School, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom

UWE Bristol, United Kingdom

VSE – University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic


08 Dec 2017

PRME Launches its 15th Regional Chapter: PRME Chapter France & Benelux

On 9-10 of November 2017, over 40 deans and representatives of Benelux and France business schools, universities and their stakeholders, gathered at Antwerp Management School and endorsed the creation of an emerging PRME Chapter France & Benelux. This Chapter will focus upon furthering sustainability within the educational sector through collaborative initiatives and sharing best practices.

Jonas Haertle, Head of PRME, said “it is encouraging the PRME Chapter France & Benelux — the 15th PRME Chapter — launched this year”, adding that “PRME Chapters play an important role supporting responsible management education and helping achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in a regional context.”

Collaboration in the Chapter will allow the participating business schools and management-related higher education institutions to jointly respond to regional challenges regarding sustainable development. By engaging with broader stakeholders, assessing their own CSR efforts and by sharing and developing common resources for teaching, research and outreach, the schools will be better able to lead change and create social impact.

The launch meeting was jointly organized by represetatives from each participating country and strongly supported by the schools listed below. For France it is the Conference des Grandes Ecoles (CGE), for Belgium it is Antwerp Management School (AMS) and for The Netherlands it is Maastricht School of Management (MSM) and Amsterdam School of International Business (AMSIB) together.

About CGE: a not-for-profit association of 223 public and private higher education institutions – engineering, business and other specialties schools – founded in 1973. CGE acts as a think tank, a do tank, a lobby and a collective label on post-master qualifications particularly.

About MSM: Founded in 1952, Maastricht School of Management (MSM) is one of the oldest and most international business schools in the Netherlands. MSM offers research-driven and internationally accredited MBA, MSc and MM degrees, as well as many shorter professional and executive courses. MSM sets great store in being an Advanced Signatory of the UN initiative, Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME).

MSM’s mission is to provide education and research for ethical management, inspiring leadership, innovative entrepreneurship and effective public policy, building on its unique history in working together with institutions in emerging economies for better global management. MSM subscribes to high ethical standards in business and strongly promotes corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainable development. CSR and business ethics are an integral part of MSM’s program offer – in both research and education.

About AMS:

Since 1959 Antwerp Management School (AMS) has been providing high quality management training and research which has given a powerful impulse to economic and social activities in Belgium and far beyond.  AMS is an international Boutique Business School that helps its customers to create sustainable value by shaping talent into becoming Global Citizens. To accomplish this mission, AMS delivers state-of-the-art management knowledge, anchored in a business and organizational context. This is the fundamental basis on which we put 3 value pillars that we believe are needed to become Global Citizens: self-awareness, global perspective and societal consciousness.

About AMSIB: AMSIB is situated in the business district of Amsterdam South East. The Amsterdam School of International Business (AMSIB) is home to 2,800 students and 150 faculty members. AMSIB provides students global business education.

Participating schools and universities

Amsterdam Business School

Amsterdam School of International Business (AMSIB)

Antwerp Management School

Audencia Business School

Burgundy School of Business

Ecole de Management de Normandie

EDC Paris Business School

EM Strasbourg Business School

Emlyon Business School


Grenoble Ecole de Management

HEC Liège, Management School - University of Liège

Iaelyon School of Management – University Jean Moulin

IESEG School of Management

KEDGE Business School

KU Leuven – Campus Brussels

KU Leuven – Faculty of Economics and Business

Louvain School of Management (LSM)

Maastricht School of Management

Rennes School of Business

Rotterdam School of Management BV

Telecom Ecole de Management

Tias Business School

Toulouse School of Management

United International Business Schools (UIBS)

Universiteit Antwerpen


For more information about the PRME Chapter France & Benelux, please contact Eva Geluk 


29 Nov 2017

Outcomes of PRME Chapter DACH Meeting

The 5th PRME Chapter DACH Meeting took place at the ZHAW School of Management and Law in Winterthur, Switzerland, welcoming representatives from academia and UN Global Compact Networks Switzerland and Germany to discuss topics relevant to the meeting’s theme, ‘5 years PRME Chapter DACH - Vision 2022.’

The one and a half day meeting started with inputs from Jonas Haertle and Carole Parkes. For the PRME initiative as a whole, Jonas Haertle resumed its current strategy 2017-2020, its standings as well as its short- and mid-term perspectives. For PRME chapters in particular, Carole Parkes, PRME Special Advisor on Chapters and Chair of Chapter UK/Ireland, presented a review of current organizational basics for PRME Chapters, and a draft “Developmental Model for PRME Chapters”. As its academic representative, Jutta Nikel introduced the Environmental and Sustainability Education Research Network (ESER) and highlighted the possibility of cooperation between both networks on SDG-related research.

Based on these insights and on the outcomes of a strategy meeting in spring 2017, Chapter members further developed its strategy 2017-2018 focusing on its relations with PRME global (PRME Secretariat), its positioning regarding members of DACH Chapter, non-members in the DACH region, related thematic networks (eg, in the fields of sustainability, ethics) and its collaboration with student initiatives.

In the afternoon four guests presented their inputs regarding future DACH Chapter activities. First, Sascha Spoun (President, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, Germany) gave his keynote on Sustainability-driven Transformation of Leuphana University. Second, Loreen Wachsmuth and Maximilian Kohlrautz presented the German student initiative sneep (student network for ethics & economics in education and practice) and its current publication on Required Change towards Ethics and Sustainability at Universities, e.g. in the curriculum. Third, Salomé Barrer & Team presented the Swiss sustainability initiative studentHUB Chur and some of their recent and on-going projects. Fourth, Petra Molthan-Hill (Nottingham Trent University, UK) introduced the PRME working group on Climate Change and Environment.

In the late afternoon the first SDG Roadshow in Switzerland took place as part of the PRME Chapter DACH Meeting. Five short inputs on the importance of the SDGs for business and universities were followed by a panel discussion and a poster session. The event saw about 120 guests. An optional dinner at the restaurant “Zur Krone”, the oldest restaurant in Winterthur, concluded the first meeting day.

The second day started with a wrap-up of day one in which the results of the strategy workshop (see the five focus themes above) were presented and discussed. This led to a work stream of three parallel workshops on the following topics:

- Implementing SDGs in Curricula at DACH member schools: For curriculum development in DACH member schools, there are ample opportunities arising out of the SDGs, a number of which are currently being implemented. A first listing of applied and potential avenues for implementation, both “top-down” and “bottom-up”, as well as concrete measures were developed.

- SIP Reporting, Impact Metrics und Monitoring (SDG Dashboard): Aim of the workshop was to check SIP reporting standards (in connection with PRME impact measurement and monitoring) in order to sustainably improve the quality of the PRME progress reports prepared by DACH Chapter members and to propose suitable standards.

- PRME Student Hub: Participants in this workshop elaborated on the idea to realize a PRME Student Hub involving sneep, which may be one of the most relevant as well as most important student initiatives for RME in Germany. After establishing itself, the workings group will present first results at the next DACH working groups meeting.

After a presentation of the workshops results, the meeting concluded with an outlook on future activities and meetings. Since spring of 2017, DACH Chapter has a number of sub-groups working on selected priority topics, which include:

- Consulting for PRME members

- Faculty development

- SIP reporting “best practice”

- RME in German-speaking countries

- “Buddy System” for universities and business schools interested in PRME

- PRME Student Hub

- Integration of the SDGs into the curriculum

This outlook also included an invitation to the next official DACH Chapter meetings. The first one will take place at the Management Center Innsbruck (MCI) in Austria on 12/13 February 2018. The second one will take place at Cologne Business School in Germany on 12 November 2018. The objective for this PRME chapter DACH signatory event is to strengthen partnership of DACH signatories and increase attractiveness for “newcomers”. The meeting will be organized in combination with the 5th PRME Research Conference, and followed by the international Humboldt Conference on CSR (15-16 November 2018, more news to follow via the PRME events website).

If you would like to participate in the activities of the PRME Chapter DACH, or to receive more information on PRME Chapters, please visit the website or contact PRME Chapter DACH Chair, Lutz E. Schlange (, University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur (Switzerland).

27 Nov 2017

October Recognition

We are pleased to highlight contributing PRME participants for the month of October. We welcome new signatories  to the PRME initiative (4), congratulate signatories for submitting their Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports (20), and express our collective thanks to all participants that contributed financially (7) to the PRME initiative over the last month.

New Signatories

Geneva School of Economics and Management, University of Geneva, Switzerland

London School of Management Education, United Kingdom

Matn University College, Lebanon

Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

New SIPs

Ain Shams University Faculty of Commerce, Ain Shams University, Egypt

Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece

Chiang Mai University Faculty of Business Administration, Chiang Mai University, Thailand

China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), China

Cotsakos College of Business, William Paterson University, United States

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

Essex Business School, University of Essex, United Kingdom

Fundacion Universitaria Empresarial de la Camara de Comercio de Bogota Uniempresarial, Colombia

Global Ethic Institute, University of Tubingen, Germany

IAE Business School, Universidad Austral,  Argentina

IBS-Moscow, RANEPA, Russian Federation

London College of Fashion, University of the Arts, London, United Kingdom

Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Australia

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

TELECOM Ecole de Management, Institut Mines Telecom, France

Universidad Americana – UAM, Nicaragua

Universidad de Monterrey, Mexico

Universidade Tecnologica Federal do Parana – UTFPR, Brazil

University of Mannheim, Germany

University of Mindanao, Philippines

New Financial Contributions

Clark University Graduate School of Management, Clark University, United States

College of Business, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates

Graduate School of Management (GSOM), St. Petersburg University, Russian Federation

IMT Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Indira School of Business Studies, Pune, Indira Group of Institutes, Pune, India

Milgard School of Business, University of Washington Tacoma, United States

SKEMA Business School, France


07 Nov 2017

PRME renews partnership with UNESCO Global Action Platform (GAP)

1 November 2017 | New York, USA – The Principles for Responsible Management Education is proud to announce that it is renewing its Partner Membership status with the UNESCO Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). The GAP was launched by UNESCO in 2014 with the mission to “generate and scale up action in all levels and areas of education and learning to accelerate progress towards sustainable development”. Since its launch, GAP has contributed to the advancement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within educational contexts, notably through its Partner Networks and its Priority Action Areas.

We are excited to continue working with GAP in championing Education for Sustainable Development. PRME has a strong overlap with GAP’s goals, as we are an initiative that works with Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to effect responsible education through teaching, research, and thought leadership. PRME head Jonas Haertle was present for the 2014 launch of GAP in Paris, where he also helped GAP establish a Working Group on Whole Institution Learning. In support of GAP’s vision of giving Education for Sustainable Development a global presence, PRME works with over 650 member schools from all over the world. Additionally, PRME’s 2017 Global Forum was an opportunity to advance and advocate for ESD and the implementation of the SDGs, both within our signatories and our own operations.

Says Jonas Haertle on renewing this Partnership, “GAP represents a great opportunity for PRME to augment its work advocating for Responsible Management Education and ESD in Higher Education. We look forward to continued collaboration towards our common goals.”

More information on UNESCO’s Global Action Programme for Education for Sustainable Development can be found here.


01 Nov 2017

Outcomes of PRME Regional Meeting North America

The 4th PRME Regional Meeting North America took place at the University of Guelph’s College of Business and Economics in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, welcoming representatives from academia and industry to discuss topics relevant to the meeting’s theme, ‘Realizing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through Education, Research and Partnership.’

The theme of sustainability was woven throughout the two-day meeting, which was preceded by a visit to a local conservation area. This pre-conference “learning journey” was an opportunity for attendees to learn about Indigenous culture and history, as well as share teaching innovations that incorporate the SDGs into management curricula, in a natural setting. Participants also enjoyed lunch at local BCorp Certified restaurant Miijidaa, which included a presentation by owner Court Desautels who spoke about his journey fostering sustainability in the foodservice industry.

Representatives from Global Compact signatories (Deloitte, CPA Canada and JLL) provided a perspective from business, while keynote speaker Sebastian Teunissen, Managing Director, Solidaridad North America, and University of Guelph alumnus, provided a unique perspective linking the importance of responsible management education to creating a more equal and just world through partnerships between local producers, government and industry, across the global food supply chain.

The meeting also saw the recognition of outstanding contributors to PRME’s mission through the inaugural PRME Awards for Excellence. Amy Klemm Verbos, Assistant Professor of Business Law at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and Director of Ethics Board at Pokagon Band of Potawatomi, was recognized for research, Bruce McAdams, Assistant Professor at the University of Guelph’s School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management, was recognized for service, and Jessica McManus Warnell, Associate Teaching Professor, Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame, was recognized for teaching.

Meeting attendees had the opportunity to connect with University of Guelph business students who, through their senior-level corporate social responsibility course, had prepared posters on the incorporation of the SDGs within local organizations. The exercise was part of the AIM2Flourish program, whereby student teams participate in a process of appreciative inquiry.

An optional dinner saw participants travel to Chris Houston’s farm, where they participated in a “field to fork” dinner, prepared by a local celebrity chef, followed by an after dinner “fireside chat” with Chris regarding his new book For Goodness Sake: Satisfying the Hunger for Meaningful Business.

Over the course of the formal meeting, plenary speakers and panels discussed a number of critical topics, including:

  • The role of sustainability centres in advancing the SDGs
  • Greyston Bakery’s commitment to open hiring
  • The incorporation of the cooperative movement within the b-school curriculum
  • The move to “Integrated” sustainability reporting
  • The role of business and business schools in assisting with the integration or refugees and immigrants into local economies
  • The role of Aim2Flourish in advancing the SDGs
  • The launch of the PRME SDG Dashboard
  • Benchmarking co-operative social and environmental performance
  • Pedagogical innovation and experiential learning
  • Supporting Indigenous aspirations and rights
  • Achieving sustainable communities
  • CSR as a development strategy

In addition to speakers and panels, updates were also provided on the following PRME projects:

  • PRME’s Strategic Review
  • PRME’s Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports
  • The Intersection between PRME and Catholic Institutions in relation to refugees
  • The relation of PRME to Indigenous Peoples issues
  • Gender Equality

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 (, Executive Director Center for Education on Social Responsibility, Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado Boulder.

View photos from the 4th PRME Regional Meeting North America.


31 Oct 2017

Outcomes of PRME MENA Forum

On October 09 2017, the 7th Regional Meeting of the PRME Chapter MENA was held at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon, in conjunction with the Global Compact Network Lebanon (GCNL), organized by the Olayan S. School of Business.

During the two-day “Joint UNGC-UNPRME Regional Meeting & Multi-Stakeholder SDG Forum”, the conference brought together close to 500 participants from all over the MENA including many deans and directors of business schools, as well as researchers, teachers, and the academic community who attended the event to discuss the future of responsible management education and its contributions to achieving the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.

The meeting started with the opening panel chaired by the following keynote speakers: President Fadlo Khuri (AUB), H.E. Mr. Marwan Hamadeh (Minister of Education), Dean Steve Harvey (OSB), Prof. Carole Parkes (PRME Chapter UK & Ireland Chair/Special Advisor for Chapters) and Prof. Dima Jamali (PRME Chapter MENA Chair). Followed by a “Social Entrepreneurship and SDGs panel”, and closed with a panel on “Education as an active partner in building a sustainable community” led by prominent business school Deans from MENA who gave an overview of the current challenges and opportunities regarding sustainable development, humanistic approach to education, and the implementation of PRME in business schools and larger society.

By bringing together faculty and deans from different business schools in the region, the meeting provided a platform for collaboration and partnership, and served as an opportunity for participants to integrate and share major actions to support the 6 principles that underpin the initiative and the SDGs, sharing insight about best practices for embedding PRME and enhancing the necessary institutional and operational capacities to advocate and promote PRME and the UN Global Compact in the region.

Finally, the event closed with a very interactive session titled “Looking Ahead”, in which the next steps for the PRME Chapter MENA were discussed, taking into account what was learned during the day on what signatories can do to advance responsible management education and contribute to the SDGs in the MENA region.

Participants explored ways of engaging students, businesses, non-governmental organizations, policymakers, accreditation bodies in promoting responsible leadership, sustainability, and corporate responsibility through an open dialogue on the context, practices and actions necessary for developing a sustainable mindset to offer responsible management education and make progress toward the SDGs.

For more information about this event, please contact Chloe Ephrem (

22 Oct 2017

September Recognition

We are pleased to highlight contributing PRME participants for the month of September. We welcome new signatories  to the PRME initiative (4), congratulate signatories for submitting their Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports (15), and express our collective thanks to all participants that contributed financially (20) to the PRME initiative over the last month.

New Signatories

University of San Francisco, United States

ESSCA School of Management, France

Gian Jyoti Institute of Management and Technology, IK Gujral Punjab Technical University, India

Rennes School of Business, France

New SIPs

Vivekanand Education Society (VES) - VESASC, VESIT, VESIM, VESCOP, and VESCOL, India

Stockholm Business School, Sweden

University of Lincoln, United Kingdom

Milgard School of Business, United States

College of Business, Law and Social Sciences, United Kingdom

Goethe University Frankfurt, Faculty of Economics and Business, Germany

Alberta College, Latvia

Fundacao Dom Cabral (FDC), Brazil

Charles Sturt University School of Management & Marketing, Australia

University of Hertfordshire Business School, United Kingdom

School of Management - University of Bath, United Kingdom

EM Strasbourg, France

Prin. L.N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, India

Shantou University Business School, China

Henley Business School, United Kingdom

New Financial Contributions

Griffith Business School, Australia

College of Business, Law and Social Sciences, University of Derby, United Kingdom

Fundacao Dom Cabral (FDC), Brazil

Hult International Business School, United States

School of Business and Economics - Loughborough University, United Kingdom

Graduate School of Business, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

FEA-RP USP, Brazil

Middlesex University Business School, United Kingdom

Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary

Curtin Business School, Curtin University, Australia

Haub School of Business, Saint Joseph's University, United States

Greehey School of Business, St. Mary's University, United States

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs College of Business and Administration, United States

Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Germany

International School of Management (ISM), France

Department of Finance and Banking – RANEPA, Russian Federation

School of Business - University of the Fraser Valley, Canada

Sogang Business School, Sogang University in Seoul, Korea (Republic of)

ESIC Business & Marketing School, Spain

Ramon V. del Rosario College of Business   De La Salle University, Philippines



09 Oct 2017

Outcomes of PRME Chapter LAC Meeting and RME Conference

26 September 2017 | Curitiba, Brazil - On 11 and 12 September, the 6th Regional Meeting of the PRME LAC (PRME Chapter Latin American and the Caribbean) was held at the ISAE/FGV, in Curitiba/PR, Brazil.

Around 100 directors of business schools from the PRME signatory countries attended the event, as well as researchers, teachers, and the academic community, to discuss the future of responsible executive education, its contributions to achieving the SDGs, the partnership with the private sector, and the new administration of the chapter.

According to Jonas Haertle, president of PRME Global, they had two days of intense discussions, learning, and the exchanging of experiences. "The business school presented their ongoing strategies to educate leaders who will be globally accountable for their communities, their organisations, and the world. We also talked about the 10-year anniversary of the PRME and the actions carried out in Brazil and Latin America throughout our history,” he said.


For Gabriel Boero, who chaired the PRME LAC in the 2016/2017 administration, the challenge is always to work alongside the Global Compact Networks, companies, and the public sector to achieve the SDGs. "On the 10th anniversary of the PRME, the ISAE must symbolically take on the presidency of this initiative since it was one of the founders."

This event, according to Norman de Paula Arruda Filho, represents the important recognition of the UN and of all the member institutions of the PRME Charter Brazil and the LAC. "These institutions came here to integrate and share all their major actions to support the SDGs. It was very rewarding.” During the meeting, Norman de Paula Arruda Filho took over the presidency of the Latin American chapter of the initiative.

"This event was important because it introduced new ways of implementing best practices for the dissemination of sustainable development goals. All the schools brought different cases, but they all answered the same basic question: why should we do this? Because it is about purpose and mission. We are all protagonists, which is why these institutions manage to do this work: individually and collectively," said Milenko Gudic, coordinator of the PRME anti-poverty working group.

For more information, contact Gabriella Pita (

26 Sep 2017

August Recognition

We are pleased to highlight contributing PRME participants for the month of May. We welcome new signatories  to the PRME initiative (5), congratulate signatories for submitting their Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports (22), and express our collective thanks to all participants that contributed financially (11) to the PRME initiative over the last month. 

Featured SIP Report:

Lagos Business School hosts the secretariat of Nigeria's recently inaugurated Private Sector Advisory Group (PSAG) on the SDGs. The PSAG is an alliance of businesses operating in Nigeria, who have come together to collaborate towards Nigeria's sustainable development. The group also aims to support and advise the Nigerian government on the achievement of the SDGs. 

New signatories

Institute of Management Studies - PG Center, Affiliate of Osmania University, India

College of Business, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates

Manipur Institute of Management Studies, Manipur University, India

Regional College of Management Bangalore, Affiliated to Bangalore University, India

Universidad CES, Colombia


SECAL, Brazil

University of Salford, United Kingdom

Lagos Business School, Nigeria

RICS School of Built Environment, India

Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration (EBAPE/FGV), Brazil

ISAE/FGV, Brazil

Mendoza College of Business, United States

Hong Kong Baptist University School of Business, China

School of Industrial Engineering (Escuela Tecnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales), Spain

Latin American Quality Institute, Panama

ZHAW School of Management and Law, Switzerland

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

Universidad para la Cooperacion Internacional, Costa Rica

Ingolstadt School of Management, Germany

EU Business School, Switzerland

San Francisco Xavier Business School – SFX, Peru

Universidad Andres Bello, Chile

FH Wien University of Applied Sciences, Austria

School of Management - California Lutheran University, United States

Silberman College of Business, United States

University of Southampton, United Kingdom

Milpark Education (Pty.) Ltd., South Africa

Financial Contributions

The American University of Beirut, Lebanon

University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

School of Business and Law - Central Queensland University, Australia

Hang Seng Management College, China

CENTRUM Catolica Graduate Business School, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, Peru

Groupe Sup de Co La Rochelle / La Rochelle Business School, France

Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University, Canada

The University of Liverpool Management School              , United Kingdom

University of Wisconsin Whitewater, College of Business and Economics, United States

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

La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University, Australia


10 Sep 2017

Outcomes of PRME Chapter CEE Meeting

31 August 2017 | Prague - The 4th PRME CEE Chapter regional meeting took place in Prague Universty of Economics and gethered participants from Russia, Germany, Switzerland, Poland, Slovenia, Check Republic, and Latvia.

The meeting lasted for 2 days. Chair of the meeting, Dr. Dušan Kučera of the University of Economics of Prague, presented his reflections of the PRME 10 years’ anniversary meeting, which was organised in New York at Forham University earlier this year. He shared the vision and the plans of PRME, introduced with the main topics of the round-table discussions, stressing particularly the anti-corruption materials. Julija Bulatova of the RISEBA University introduced the main points of the Chapter development till now and the steps for the future Chapter member collaboration, particularly the creation of the international lecturing course was introduced for the open discussion. 

The Steering Committee has decided that the Chapter should hold an Annual meeting at the end of August. The next such meeting could take place in Slovenia. 

The Steering commitee also decided that the school members organise in their schools a “Day of PRME” by the 15th of November, so that all the schools involved in PRME initiative are united in providing training to the lecturers and staff on the fundamentals of Business Ethics and discuss within their schools what PRME principles actually mean and how they can be met. 

The Steering committee has also proposed to involve the students for the initiative “run for values” – the students of the PRME CEE member schools would thus demonstrate their willingness to support sustainability. 

The chapter meeting was enriched by the training provided by Prof. Mathias Schüz of the ZHAW University, where all the participants could learn the fundamentals of Ethics and experience the training of mindfulness technique, which was demonstrated as an essential tool of self- leadership, a survival quality for the 21st century. 

The Next meeting is planned to be in Riga, April, 2018, at RISEBA University as a Forum of “Ethical Decision-making for attaining sustainable goals: what can shools offer?”

31 Aug 2017

Carole Parkes, Winchester University, named PRME Special Advisor for Chapters

9 August 2017 | New York, USA - We are pleased to announced that Professor Carole Parkes, from Winchester University who currently serves as PRME Chapter UK and Ireland Chair, has been appointed as a Special Advisor for Chapters during the 2017 PRME Global Forum.

In her new role and in close coordination with Florencia Librizzi, Senior Manager at the PRME Secretariat, Carole will support the PRME Secretariat by providing guidance to Chapters on governance issues, alignment of activities to help advance the Sustainable Development Goals locally and further grow in quantity and quality of engagement, among other relevant projects.

"I am absolutely delighted to be appointed as PRME Special Advisor for Chapters," Parkes said in a statement following her new title position.

"I look forward to working with colleagues in the PRME community on the further development of the great work within Regional Chapters on the Responsible Management Education agenda in support of the Sustainable Development Goals."

We welcome Carole in her new role and wish her an exciting and productive mandate. More details on how to engage with her will be soon shared with PRME Chapter Chairs. 

09 Aug 2017

July Recognition

We are pleased to highlight contributing PRME participants for the month of May. We welcome new signatories  to the PRME initiative (9), congratulate signatories for submitting their Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports (31), and express our collective thanks to all participants that contributed financially (10) to the PRME initiative over the last month. 


Nova School of Business and Economics at Universidade Nova de Lisboa has created a partnership with a major NGO, which allows them to be close to the NGO ecosystem in Portugal: students help to support this organization in a very large volunteering program (Comunidade Nova), student clubs organize consulting missions to help improve these organizations, and our executive education develops programs to help connect the corporate world and social business.

New Signatories

Crown University College, Ghana

APBS Avicenne Business School, Tunisia

Anisfield School of Business, Ramapo College of New Jersey, United States

International Academy Montreux SA, Switzerland

Queen's Management School, Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom

Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute, Bahamas

Desautels Faculty of Management - McGill University, Canada

Brilliance Business School, Egypt

Universidad del Magdalena, Colombia

Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) Reports:

EDHEC Business School, France

Brest Business School, ESC Bretagne Brest, France

Faculty of Business Administration, Economics & Political Science, British University in Egypt, Egypt

University of Huddersfield Business School, United Kingdom

Faculty of Business & Management, University of Chester, United Kingdom

Fielding Graduate University, United States

Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Graduate School of Business (TAGSB), Jordan

Birla Institute of Management Technology, India

Colegio de San Juan de Letran Calamba, Philippines

AESE Escola de Direccao e Negocios, Portugal

University of Connecticut, United States

University of Massachusetts Boston College of Management, United States

Clark University Graduate School of Management, United States

Chartered Association of Business Schools, United Kingdom

ISCTE Business School, Portugal

Koc University, Business School, Turkey

Deakin University, Faculty of Business and Law, Australia

Nova School of Business and Economics, Portugal

Graduate School of Business, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

Management Development Institute MDI, India

Westminster Business School, United Kingdom

Almaty Management University, Kazakhstan

Babson College, United States

Graduate School of Management (GSOM) - St. Petersburg University, Russian Federation

Munich Business School, Germany

Al Akhawayn University School of Business Administration, Morocco

ILR School, Cornell University, United States

UCD Business, Ireland

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Department of Management, United States

Nagoya University of Commerce and Business Graduate School, Japan

University for Peace, Costa Rica


01 Aug 2017

New Sustainability Literacy Test Module: "Rebalancing Society"

20 July 2017 | New York, USA - On the occasion of the High Level Political Forum held on 18 and 19 July at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, PRME in collaboration with McGill University and KEDGE Business School are pleased to announce the launch of a new Sustainability Literacy Test (Sulitest) module based on Henry Mintzberg’s book Rebalancing Society.

The Sulitest was designed to measure and improve sustainability literacy worldwide, and the new Rebalancing Society module challenges test-takers’ knowledge and perception about how the plural sector could help restore balance to society towards achieving the future we want.

“Healthy society balances the power of respected governments in the public sector with responsible businesses in the private sector and robust communities in what I call the plural sector. This is the essence of sustainability and I applaud the Sustainability Literacy Test for what it is trying to achieve.”– Henry Mintzberg

See the video testimony of Henry Mintzberg here

The Rebalancing Society module will be made available to all institutions participating in the Sulitest, and free of charge for all signatories of the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) network under the United Nations.

“PRME has supported and endorsed the Sulitest since its launch. With the new set of questions focusing on Mintzberg's Rebalancing Society we are encouraged to note that the test will have a key focus on the important contribution that the plural sector (NGOs, social movements etc) play in today's societies and in making a contribution to a more just and sustainable world.” - Jonas Haertle, Head, PRME, UN Global Compact 

“The business schools of today are especially well-positioned to address some of the grand challenges facing society. The newly developed Sustainability Literacy Test module, which is inspired by the work of Professor Henry Mintzberg of the Desautels Faculty of Management, is a shining example of how the research emanating from business schools can help restore the social equilibrium and effectively transform our world for the better. We are very proud of this initiative, which coincides with the strides that McGill University is making toward advancing key topics in sustainability.” - Dean Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University

"It is an honor to collaborate with McGill University, building on the work of Professor Henry Mintzberg that enriches Sulitest. In just a few years, Sulitest has become the international benchmark in the control of SD knowledge in higher education. Thanks to PRME, the Sulitest will see an additional boost, beneficial for the advancement of sustainable development knowledge." - Thomas Froehlicher, Director General and Dean of KEDGE Business School.

Press contacts PRME:
Brendan Pastor +1 212 907 1349 /

Press contacts McGill:
Chris Chipello Tel. +1 514 398 4201 /
Cynthia Lee Tel. +1 514 398 6754 /

Press contacts KEDGE:
Boris GALINAT Tel. +33 (0) 556 842 212 /
Aurélie HEUGA Tel. +33 (0) 556 846 343 /

About Sulitest: 
The Sustainability Literacy Test , Sulitest, was created following the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, RIO + 20 with to the support of the Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI). Initiated by KEDGE, Sulitest is already used by more than 600 universities and Business Schools in the world and has been taken by more than 60.000 people.Recognized as one of the 17 featured initiatives on United Nations partnerships for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Sulitest is now one of the tools for measuring and monitoring the SDGs.

25 Jul 2017

SIP Recognitions and PRME Pioneers Announced

24 July 2017 | New York, USA — Nine recognitions for excellence in Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reporting were announced during a high-level gathering of United Nations officials, academic deans, business executives, faculty, students, and other stakeholders. 

Held on the first evening of the 2017 Global Forum for Responsible Management Education — 10 Years of PRME, the special reception honored nine schools for their high-quality SIP Reports.

The recognized institutions, listed below by category, were selected by a peer review group under the guidance of Giselle Weybrecht, author, Special Advisor to PRME and expert in sustainable business education. SIP Recognitions have become a tradition of each PRME Global Forum, and are intended to spotlight significant achievements in reporting progress against the Six Principles at higher education signatories to the Principles for Responsible Management Education. 

First Time Reporters

Non-First Time Reporters

Reporting on the SDGs

In order to qualify, reports must have been submitted between March 1, 2015 and April 20th 2017. The Recognition is only open to Advanced Signatories who submitted their report on time. 

All eligible reports must also fulfil the SIP policy requirements that include:

  • A letter signed by the highest executive of the organisation
  • A description of practical actions during past 24 months
  • An assessment of outcomes
  • An overview of specific objectives for the next 24 months

Over 475 reports were submitted during the eligible period. Of these 117 were deemed eligible. After further analysis by the Secretariat, 35 were selected for peer review. The peer reviewers - members of the PRME Advisory Committee - further analysed the reports and provided their recommendations. The Secretariat took these into consideration and selected 3 schools in each category to receive the Recognitions. The schools represent a range of different approaches.

In addition to the SIP Recognitions, a select group of PRME Pioneers were announced at the reception. 19 individuals who have been key drivers of PRME’s growth and engagement during its ten year history were identified and received a special recognition.

PRME's Foundations

  • Georg Kell - Chairman, Arabesque Partners & Founding Director, UN Global Compact
  • Judith F. Samuelson - Vice President, the Aspen Institute
  • Daniel R. LeClair - Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and Innovation Officers, AACSB International
  • Eric Cornuel - Director General & CEO, EFMD
  • Danica Purg - President, IEDC-Bled School of Management & President, CEEMAN

Inspirations and New Opportunities

  • Anthony Buono - Professor, Management, Bentley University
  • Sandra Waddock - Galligan Chair of Strategy, Carroll School of Management, Boston College
  • Stephen Yong-Seung Park - Dean, Kyung Hee University

Context Matters - Championing PRME Around the World

  • Carole Parkes - Professor of Global Issues and Responsible Management, University of Winchester
  • Norman de Paula Arruda Filho - President, ISAE/FGV
  • Alec Wersun - Senior Lecturer, CPE Fellow, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Consuelo Garcia de la Torre - Professor, Department of Management, Entrepreneurship and Marketing, EGADE Business School

Thought Leadership - Translating PRME Into Action

  • Milenko Gudic - Director, REFOMENT Consulting and Coaching
  • Patricia Flynn - Professor, Economics & Management, Bentley University
  • Giselle Weybrecht - PRiMEtime blog Author/Editor; Special Advisor to the PRME Secretariat

Next Decade - Guiding a Movement 

  • Rudi Kurz - Professor, Economic Theory and Policy, Pforzheim University; Chair, PRME Advisory Committee
  • Andrew Main Wilson - Chief Executive, AMBA; Chair, PRME Steering Committee

Early Pioneers - The Foundations

  • Manuel Escudero - Secretary for the Economy and Employment, Spain
  • Angel Cabrera - President, George Mason University

24 Jul 2017

Management Educators Commit to Advancing the SDGs

19 July 2017 | New York, USA — Over 660 business and management-related higher education institutions have made a formal declaration to become sources of thought leadership, knowledge, and innovation to advance the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The move was announced today as part of the Outcomes Declaration of the 2017 Global Forum for Responsible Management Education — 10 Years of PRME, a document adopted by acclamation from nearly 300 deans, faculty, and thought leaders in attendance during the event. It was later handed to United Nations officials during the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.

The Forum was organised by the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), a United Nations-supported initiative that is now the largest established relationship between the UN and business schools. Convened in conjunction with the HLPF, and organised under the theme of Making Global Goals Local Business: Bringing the SDGs to Every Classroom, representatives from higher education institutions and other academic stakeholder groups noted ongoing progress within schools and through the global PRME network to advance the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Of particular note during the Forum was that despite the relative infancy of the 2030 Agenda — only in force since late 2015 — the SDGs have already become a major component of higher education institutions worldwide.

With the advent of the SDGs, the PRME initiative recently updated its mission statement: realising the Sustainable Development Goals through responsible management education, reflecting the initiative’s future strategy and following the celebration of its 10th anniversary this year. The Outcomes Declaration of the 2017 PRME Global Forum underscores the commitment of PRME’s signatories — over 660 business and management schools across 83 countries — to continuously engage with the SDGs and increase their visibility in teaching, research, and thought leadership.

During a high-level event in the United Nations headquarters convened by the Higher Education Sustainability Initiative, Jonas Haertle, Head of PRME, handed the Outcomes Declaration to the United Nations, reaffirming PRME’s commitment to making the SDGs a part of business and management education globally.

Launched in 2007, PRME’s mission is to transform management education, research, and thought leadership globally through a framework of Six Principles. PRME has evolved from this set of Principles to becoming the largest relationship between business and management-related higher education institutions, with participation in over 80 countries and a network that reaches over 20 million students. An initiative of the United Nations Global Compact, PRME engages higher education institutions to produce the responsible leaders of the future.

19 Jul 2017

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