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News - Most Recent

PRME Chapter Italy launched at the first Official PRME Meeting in the country

30 May 2018 | Rome – Representatives from the Global Compact Network Italy and the PRME signatories in Italy, gathered at LUISS Business School, LUISS University at a very interactive workshop which resulted in the launch the PRME Chapter Italy.

Opening remarks by Prof. Mathias Falkenstein, LUISS Business School were followed by presentations by Florencia Librizzi, PRME Senior Manager, UN Global Compact and the Global Compact Network Italy representative Marco Frey, making the case for collaboration and partnership to support the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Following, PRME signatories shared good practices and discussed how to collaborate and engage through the Chapter. The meeting also counted with the presence of Prof. Wilfred Mijnhardt, member of the PRME Chapter France & Benelux and the Chairs of the PRME Working Group on Business and Human Rights Caroline Kaeb and David Scheffer, who shared their helpful experiences engaging in the PRME community through Chapters and Working Groups. 

The PRME Chapter Italy will focus upon furthering sustainability and responsible management education within the Italian educational sector through collaborative initiatives and sharing best practices. Collaboration in the Chapter will allow the participating business schools and management-related higher education institutions to jointly respond to the country challenges regarding sustainable development. By engaging with broader stakeholders, such as associations, government and media, assessing their own sustainability and responsible management education efforts and by sharing and developing common resources for teaching, research and outreach, the schools will be better able to drive change and create social impact.

Ultimately, the Chapter seeks to grow its impact by developing the responsible management education in Italy and by enlarging the PRME network through new signatory schools. Therefore, the chapter plans to reach out to the Italian business and management schools to join the initiative!

Marco Frey, Chairman of the Global Compact Network Italy said “as Italian focal point of the UN Global Compact we are glad to support the launch of the PRME Chapter Italy and to concretely collaborate to close the gap between academia and business”.

He also added “this represents  an important momentum to strengthen the central role of Italian universities and business schools in creating the economic leaders of tomorrow, with the proper skills, values and mindset to enact a sustainable economic model, able to integrate the UN Global Compact principles and the PRME in the strategic framework of the Agenda 2030”.

Florencia Librizzi, Senior Manager PRME, UN Global Compact said “it is encouraging to see the establishment of the PRME Chapter Italy which will foster further collaboration and collective action supporting responsible management education and helping advance the SDGs in the Italian context.” 

She also added “I’d like to thank the Global Compact Network Italy for their support, LUISS Business School for hosting this event and the PRME signatories for their commitment.

The PRME Chapter Italy is planning to meeting again this coming December at Bologna Business School, Università di Bologna.

The Chapter, launched with the presence of the institutions listed below, welcomes higher education institutions in the country to join PRME and the Chapter.

Participating schools and universities:

  • ALTIS Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
  • Ca' Foscari University
  • LUISS Business School, LUISS University
  • Politecnico di Milano, MIP
  • Scuola Superiore S. Anna
  • SDA Bocconi School of Management
  • Università di Bologna

For more information about the PRME Chapter Italy, please contact Mathias Falkenstein, PRME Chapter Italy Chair at mfalkenstein@luiss.it 

For overall PRME Chapter inquiries, please contact Florencia Librizzi, Senior Manager PRME at librizzi@unglobalcompact.org

06 Jun 2018

June Recognition

We are pleased to highlight contributing PRME participants for the month of April. We welcome new signatories to the PRME initiative (4), congratulate signatories for submitting their Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports (23), and express our collective thanks to all participants that contributed financially (26) to the PRME initiative over the last month.

New Signatories

Horizon Business School, Nigeria

Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola, Peru

Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise, University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom

IAE Montpellier School of Management, Montpellier University, France

New SIPs

Department of Business Administration and Work Science - Kristianstad University, Sweden

John Molson School of Business, Canada

School of Management, Royal Holloway, United Kingdom

Sobey School of Business, Canada

Sustainability Management School, Switzerland

KU Leuven Faculty of Economics and Business, Belgium

Smith School of Business, Canada

Onitsha Business School, Nigeria

CENTRUM Catolica Graduate Business School, Peru

ESITH, Morocco

Universidad del Rosario, Colombia

Murdoch University School of Management and Governance, Australia

Universidad Panamericana Campus Bonaterra, Mexico

Graham School of Management, United States

UniSA Business School, Australia

Great Lakes Institute of Management, India

CEMS, France

HEM (Institute of Higher Education of Management), Morocco

ALTIS Postgraduate School Business & Society, Italy

Aalto University, School of Business, Finland

Universidad del Cono Sur de las Americas, Paraguay

Zurich Institute of Business Education, Switzerland

iaelyon School of Management, France

New Payments

Department of Business Administration and Work Science - Kristianstad University, Sweden

John Molson School of Business, Canada

School of Management, Royal Holloway, United Kingdom

Sobey School of Business, Canada

Sustainability Management School, Switzerland

KU Leuven Faculty of Economics and Business, Belgium

Smith School of Business, Canada

Onitsha Business School, Nigeria

CENTRUM Catolica Graduate Business School, Peru

ESITH, Morocco

Universidad del Rosario, Colombia

Murdoch University School of Management and Governance, Australia

Universidad Panamericana Campus Bonaterra, Mexico

Graham School of Management, United States

UniSA Business School, Australia

Great Lakes Institute of Management, India

CEMS, France

HEM (Institute of Higher Education of Management), Morocco

ALTIS Postgraduate School Business & Society, Italy

Aalto University, School of Business, Finland

Universidad del Cono Sur de las Americas, Paraguay

Zurich Institute of Business Education, Switzerland

iaelyon School of Management, France

Department of Business Administration and Work Science - Kristianstad University, Sweden

John Molson School of Business, Canada

School of Management, Royal Holloway, United Kingdom

 

 

 

05 Jun 2018

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

1 June 2018 | New York – Twelve higher education institutions were delisted from the Principles for Responsible Management Education initiative of the UN Global Compact today for failure to submit the Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) report within the deadline.

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 Six 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:

  • Instituto Nacional de Pesquisa e Ensino - INAPE, Brazil
  • Universidad Empresarial de Costa Rica Business School, Costa Rica
  • Deraya University, Egypt
  • Gujarat Technological University, State University, India
  • KCA University, Kenya
  • SMK  University of Applied Social Sciences, Lithuania
  • Putra Business School, Malaysia
  • Escola Universitaria de Turisme CETA, Spain
  • Department of Management, Yalova University, Turkey
  • Yasar University, Turkey
  • Presidio Graduate School, United States
  • University of Washington Bothell School of Business, United States

In addition to the delistings, the following institution voluntarily withdrew from PRME in April:

  • Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, United States

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 info@unprme.org.

01 Jun 2018

Updates to the Privacy Policy

25 May 2018 | New York – The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), a new data protection and privacy regulation for EU citizens, is effective as of today 25 May 2018. The UN Global Compact has developed an updated privacy and cookie policy in response to this new regulation. These policies apply to The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) as an initiative of the UN Global Compact. Please review our privacy policy here and our cookie policy here.

These updates aim to provide more transparency and clarity about the type of information that we collect and how it is used, as well as additional details on the rights of users based in the European Union.

If you have any questions on the above, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@unprme.org.

25 May 2018

High Level Regional Forum celebrates association of United Nations initiatives

24 May 2018 | Curitiba, Brazil - On 17-18 May, the High Level Regional Forum: Achieving the SDGs in Latin America was held in Curtiba, Brazil. It was a joint event of the United Nations Global Compact and its sister initiatives, the Global Compact Cities Programme and the Principles for Responsible Executive Education (PRME), with the sponsorship of Copel and support from ISAE Business School, Government of Paraná, Paranacidade, State Council for Economic and Social Development, CELEPAR and Municipality of Curitiba. The idea of the event came after the 2017 PRME Global Forum in New York, where the Outcomes Declaration was launched, which was included as one of PRME's main strategic objectives for the coming years, integrating the sister initiatives of the United Nations.

Aligned with the 2030 Agenda of the United Nations, the event demonstrated good practices throughout Latin America in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and in the integration between the public, private and academic sectors. More than 350 people were present at the Oscar Niemeyer Museum Auditorium.

The Meeting was attended by the Director of the Cities Program, Michael Nolan, the head of Global Compact for the Americas Javier Cortez, which reinforced the role of PRME as an integrator and producer of knowledge related to the 2030 Agenda and its relationship with the companies, and also Patricia Stuart, dean of the University of Lima and next chair of PRME LAC that presented good practices of her institution in relation to Sustainability. Kris Douma, director of the PRI, sent a video highlighting the importance of the initiatives and the work the institution has been doing.

The work developed by ISAE Business School in favor of citizens who are in a situation of refuge in Brazil was one of the highlights on the second day of the Forum.

"As long as we do not have an attitude and stay only in theory, we will not return the dignity for those who had to leave their country, their culture and their families, we need to create references, inspiring leaders - to be examples followed by other organizations - that is a generation factor of value," said the president of ISAE and PRME LAC chair, Norman Arruda Filho.

Norman described the Uaná Refugee Program, which offers the opportunity for these migrants to understand the Brazilian labor market, develop aspects of leadership and personal development, enterprising and how to develop an efficient curriculum.

The photos and presentations of the Meeting can be accessed at the official site: https://www.highlevelregionalforum.com/

For more information, please contact Gustavo Loiola (gustavo.loiola@isaebrasil.com.br)

24 May 2018

Announcing the 2017 Ideas Worth Teaching Award Winners - Aspen Institute Business & Society

The following press release is provided by the Aspen Institute's Business & Society Program. The original post can be found here

NEW YORK, NY, May 8th, 2018 – Following on a tradition of recognizing innovative business professors since 1999, this year the Aspen Institute Business & Society Program is awarding 20 exceptional courses that inspire and equip future business leaders to tackle the issues of our time.  The Ideas Worth Teaching Awards honor extraordinary teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels that is redefining excellence in business education -  and ultimately in business practice.

Syllabi for these award-winning courses and additional details about the teaching approaches are available online at www.ideasworthteachingawards.com. Full biographies of the winners and the selection criteria for the award are also available on this site. 

The Ideas Worth Teaching Awards were established to celebrate curricula that bring to life the promise of meaningful work in business – showing students the “choice points” available to firms and managers in realms like sustainability or the future of work.  This year’s winning courses focus on critical social issues ripped from the headlines – populism, water scarcity and artificial intelligence among them – and illuminate how and why these issues are business issues. Collectively, these courses paint a picture of what is possible in management education:

"At a time when business leaders face intense scrutiny about their role in social issues, these award-winning faculty are bravely challenging the ‘norms’ of what is taught in business school—and creating leaders who can navigate a highly uncertain environment,” explains Claire Preisser, Associate Director of Aspen BSP.

The Ideas Worth Teaching Award winners will be recognized at Working Towards Shared Prosperity: An Academic-Executive Dialogue, a convening in Ann Arbor, Michigan on Oct. 26-27, co-hosted by Aspen BSP and the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. This invite-only gathering will bring together approximately 75 faculty and business practitioners to promote and build a body of knowledge around job creation, job quality and economic security.

A record number of award nominations were submitted by respected academics, business leaders and students from around the world.  Award winners were selected by Aspen Institute staff in consultation with academic advisers:  Professor Bruce Buchanan, Stern School of Business, New York University; Professor Maureen Scully, University of Massachusetts, Boston; and Dean Peter Tufano, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.The Aspen Institute is proud to recognize the achievements of these award winners and share their course curricula and pedagogies with our global network of faculty, deans, and business practitioners.

The Aspen Institute Business and Society Program (Aspen BSP), founded in 1998, works with business executives and scholars to align business decisions and investments with the long-term health of society—and the planet. Through carefully designed networks, working groups and focused dialogue, the Program identifies and inspires thought leaders and “intrapreneurs” to challenge conventional ideas about capitalism and markets, to test new measures of business success and to connect classroom theory and business practice. The Business and Society Program is most known for the First Movers Fellowship, for dialogue on curbing short-termism in business and capital markets, and for fresh thinking about the Purpose of the corporation. For more information, visit www.aspenbsp.org. 

The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues.  The Institute is based in Washington, DC; Aspen, Colorado; and on the Wye River on Maryland's Eastern Shore.  It also has offices in New York City and an international network of partners. For more information, visit www.aspeninstitute.org. 

For more Ideas Worth Teaching occurring at the intersection of business & society, please subscribe to our weekly email digest here.

08 May 2018

April Recognition

We are pleased to highlight contributing PRME participants for the month of April. We welcome new signatories to the PRME initiative (6), congratulate signatories for submitting their Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports (26), and express our collective thanks to all participants that contributed financially (20) to the PRME initiative over the last month.

New Signatories

Baltic International Academy, Latvia

Johan Cruyff Institute, Johan Cruyff Academics International SL, Spain

Department of Management Studies, GIET, Godavari Institute of Engineering and Technology, India

University of Economics in Bratislava, Slovakia

Teesside University, United Kingdom

University of Rhode Island College of Business, United States

New SIPs

Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business, Trinidad and Tobago

Auckland University of Technology Business School, New Zealand

Business School - Staffordshire University, United Kingdom

Business School, United States

CEDEU - Centro de Estudios Universitarios, Spain

Durham Business School, United Kingdom

WU - Wirtschaftsuniversitaet Wien / Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria

University of New England UNE Business School, Australia

Inalde - Business School, Colombia

FIA - Fundacao Instituto de Administracao, Brazil

Escola de Administracao de Empresas de Sao Paulo (EAESP/FGV), Brazil

Lviv Business School, Ukraine

Kogod School of Business, United States

Lebanese International University, Lebanon

Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore

University of Auckland Business School, New Zealand

Oxford Brookes Business School, United Kingdom

Institute Corporate Responsibility Management, Germany

Keele Management School, United Kingdom

Newcastle University Business School, United Kingdom

Cardiff Business School, United Kingdom

Jonkoping International Business School, Sweden

Maastricht School of Management, Netherlands

Faculty of Management - Sakarya University, Turkey

OPET - Organizacao Paranaense de Ensino Tecnico, Brazil

School of Business and Law - Central Queensland University, Australia

New Payments

Budapest Business School - University of Applied Sciences, Hungary

Louvain School of Management, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium

The American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Lund University School of Economics and Management (LUSEM), Sweden

Johan Cruyff Institute, Johan Cruyff Academics International SL, Spain

Groupe ESC Dijon Bourgogne - Burgundy School of Business, France

Insper, Brazil

Newcastle Business School, University of Northumbria at Newcastle, United Kingdom

Antwerp Management School, University of Antwerp, Belgium

Cologne Business School, Germany

Kingston Business School, Kingston University, United Kingdom

Department of Business Administration and Work Science - Kristianstad University, Sweden

Externado University Management Faculty, Externado University, Colombia

George Mason University School of Business, United States

Universidad CES, Colombia

Karlstad Business School, Karlstad University, Sweden

FEA-RP USP, Brazil

Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland

Rennes School of Business, France

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

 

01 May 2018

March Recognition

We are pleased to highlight contributing PRME participants for the month of March. We welcome new signatories to the PRME initiative (2), congratulate signatories for submitting their Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports (19), and express our collective thanks to all participants that contributed financially (77) to the PRME initiative over the last month.

New Signatories

Higher Business School of State University of Management, Russia

City Business School, Russia

New SIPs

European Business School (EBS), Germany

University of Detroit Mercy College of Business Administration, United States

Faculty of Management, Poland

Pforzheim University Business School, Germany

Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, China

DePaul University, United States

Escuela de Organizacion Industrial , Spain

Widener University, United States

The Sino-British College, China

Aldersgate College, Philippines

UniSA Business School, Australia

Aston University, United Kingdom

Danube Business School, Austria

ESADE, Spain

International School of Management, Germany

E.H.E. European University EurAka Switzerland, Switzerland

Grossman School of Business, United States

San Francisco State University College of Business, United States

New Contributions

Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden

Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Germany

Jonkoping International Business School, Jonkoping University, Sweden

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

RICS School of Built Environment, Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, India

Cass Business School, City University London, United Kingdom

HEM (Institute of Higher Education of Management), Morocco

Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary

Hong Kong Baptist University School of Business, Hong Kong Baptist University, China

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

American University of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan

Facultad de Economia y Negocios, Universidad Anahuac Mexico Norte, Mexico

Centro de Estudios Universitarios "16 de Septiembre", Mexico

Murdoch University School of Management and Governance, Australia

Business School Lausanne, Switzerland

ICN Business School, France

University of Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Faculty of Economics, Business and Tourism, University of Split, Croatia

ZHAW School of Management and Law, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland

School of Economics and Management, Tongji University,, China

Glasgow Caledonian University,  United Kingdom

Ithaca College, School of Business, United States

IEDC-Bled School of Management, Slovenia

University of St. Andrews School of Management, United Kingdom

University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur, University of Applied Sciences Eastern Switzerland, Switzerland

Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary, Canada

School of Economics and Management, University of Porto, Portugal

Reykjavik University Business School, Iceland

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

HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration, Germany

Fundacao Dom Cabral (FDC), Brazil

Turku School of Economics, University of Turku, Finland

Aalto University, School of Business, Finland

European School of Business and Management SE, Czech Republic

Faculty of Economics and Administration, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

University of Detroit Mercy College of Business Administration, United States

University of Connecticut, United States

Silberman College of Business, Fairleigh Dickinson University, United States

Babson College, United States

Winchester Business School, The University of Winchester, United Kingdom

BI Norwegian Business School, Norway

Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University, Singapore

University of Huddersfield Business School, United Kingdom

Leeds University Business School, United Kingdom

TELECOM Ecole de Management, Institut Mines Telecom, France

Australian Institute of Management Education & Training (AIM Business School), Australia

SRH Fernhochschule, The Mobile University, Germany

ICBS Thessaloniki Business College, University of Winchester, Greece

TUM School of Management, TU Muenchen, Germany

Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, United Kingdom

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

Curtin University, Australia

FIA - Fundacao Instituto de Administracao, Brazil

Andrew P. Barowsky School of Business, Dominican University of California, United States

EGADE, Graduate School of Business Administration and Leadership, Tecnologico de Monterrey University System, Mexico

ESAI Business School, Universidad Espiritu Santo, Ecuador

Groupe ESC Troyes, France

Auckland University of Technology Business School, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Porto Business School, University of Porto, Portugal

HHL - Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Germany

School of Business and Management - Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom

Management Development Institute MDI, India

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

Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Spain

Universidad EAFIT, Colombia

Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), University of Pretoria, South Africa

Audencia Nantes School of Management, France

McCoy College of Business Administration, Texas State University, United States

Oerebro University School of Business, Sweden

University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

University of Victoria Gustavson School of Business, Canada

Asian Institute of Management (AIM), Philippines

Newcastle Business School, University of Northumbria at Newcastle, United Kingdom

School of Business, JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Finland

School of Business, Government, and Economics, Seattle Pacific University, United States

La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University, Australia

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

 

05 Apr 2018

January-February Recognition

We are pleased to highlight contributing PRME participants for the months of January and February. We welcome new signatories  to the PRME initiative (15), congratulate signatories for submitting their Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports (32), and express our collective thanks to all participants that contributed financially (65) to the PRME initiative over the last month.

New Signatories

Higher Business School of State University of Management, State University of Management, Russian Federation

City Business School, Russian Federation

Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences (engaged by ZWIRN - Center for Scientific Interdisciplinary Risk and Sustainability Management), Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Faculty of Economics and Business Administration - Lebanese University, Lebanon

Acharya Bangalore B-School, AICTE, India

Corporacion Universitaria Americana, Colombia

Faculty Of Business Administration & Economics - Notre Dame University – Louaize, Lebanon

Faculty of Economics and Business - Muhammadiyah University Prof. DR. HAMKA (UHAMKA), Muhammadiyah University, Indonesia

Birmingham City Business School, Birmingham City University, United Kingdom

Telfort Institue, Telfort Education Group, China

Groupe IAM, Senegal

Epoka University, Turgut Ozal Education Company, Albania

School of Management - Lanzhou University, China

ESAI Business School, Universidad Espiritu Santo, Ecuador

Australian Institute of Management Education & Training (AIM Business School), Australia

New SIPs

Global Business and Management Studies Program, Japan

IEDC-Bled School of Management, Slovenia

Macquarie University Faculty of Business and Economics, Australia

Sheffield Business School, United Kingdom

Umea School of Business and Economics, Sweden

S P Jain Institute of Management & Research, India

ICN Business School, France

HHL - Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Germany

University of Edinburgh Business School, United Kingdom

Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering, India

School of Management, Kyung Hee University, Korea (Republic of)

Jack H. Brown College of Business & Public Administration, United States

Bifrost University, Iceland

CMR University, India

The University of Sydney Business School, Australia

VU School of Management, Switzerland

George Mason University School of Business, United States

IILM, Institute for Higher Education, India

School of Business, Management and Economics, United Kingdom

Thammasat Business School, Thailand

Massey University College of Business, New Zealand

The Peter J. Tobin College of Business, United States

Kozminski University, Poland

Turku School of Economics, Finland

San Diego Global Knowledge University, United States

IESEG School of Management, France

College of Business, James Madison University, United States

Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business, Malaysia

Sabanci University, Turkey

Rohrer College of Business, United States

Shanghai University MBA Center and Global Management Education Institute, China

 

 

 

06 Mar 2018

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 (pastor@unglobalcompact.org)

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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. www.unglobalcompact.org

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 (bgibbons@uow.edu.au), 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 info@unprme.org.

 

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

ESSCA

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 eva.geluk@ams.ac.be 

 

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 PRMEchapterDACH.eu or contact PRME Chapter DACH Chair, Lutz E. Schlange (lutz.schlange@htwchur.ch), 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 (mark.meaney@colorado.edu), 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 (cephrem@hotmail.com)

22 Oct 2017

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