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News - Most Recent

August Recognition - New Signatories, SIPs & Contributions to PRME

We are pleased to highlight contributing PRME participants for the month of July. We welcome new signatories and supporting organisations to the PRME initiative (9), congratulate signatories for submitting their Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports (18), and express our collective thanks to all participants that contributed financially (41) to the PRME initiative over the last month.  

New Signatories:

Mahatma Gandhi University, India

Faculty of Management, MIT University Skopje, Macedonia

American University of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan

Zimbabwe Ezekiel Guti University, Zimbabwe

BI Norwegian Business School, Norway

Faculty of Management - Sakarya University, Turkey

Poole College of Management, United States

Western University, Azerbaijan

Catedra de Altos Estudios para el Desarrollo Sostenible, Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina

Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) Reports: 

IESE Business School, Spain

McCoy College of Business Administration, United States

Haas School of Business, United States

DeTao Masters Academy, China

International Culture University, Bangladesh

Martha & Spencer Love School of Business, United States

The Basel School of Business, Switzerland

INCAE Business School, Costa Rica

Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences - University of Cologne, Germany

Groupe ESC Dijon Bourgogne - Burgundy School of Business, France

Virginia Wesleyan College, United States

BI Norwegian Business School, Norway

Haworth College of Business, United States

Instituto de Estudios para la Sustentabilidad Corporativa, Argentina

Tsinghua SEM, China

United International Business Schools, Switzerland

Rollins College, United States

Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business, Mills College, United States

Financial Contributions:

FEA-RP, Brazil

Rollins College, United States

VSE - University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic

CEU Business School, Hungary

University of Auckland Business School, New Zealand

Business School Lausanne, Switzerland

College of Business and Economics (COBE) - Boise State University, United States

Monash University Faculty of Business and Economics, Australia

H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business - Nova Southeastern University, United States

University of Massachusetts Boston College of Management, United States

Cologne Business School, Germany

ISAE/FGV, Brazil

Sobey School of Business, Canada

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

University of Stellenbosch Business School, South Africa

Putra Business School, Malaysia

Kent Business School - University of Kent, United Kingdom

01 Sep 2016

How Business Schools Can Support Workplace Gender Equality

26 August 2016 | PRME Secretariat -- Many businesses and organisations are increasingly aware of the case for promoting gender equality, both within and outside their organisational boundaries. The annual observance of Women's Equality Day underscores the way that organisations still need to improve equalitly measures that support women at work. A business case can be made for this, too. Plenty of evidence suggests that gender equality in the workplace boosts performance. Meanwhile, legal frameworks in many countries mandate specific actions against inequality in the workplace.

However, despite organisational policies on promoting equality and equal opportunities, there remain challenges to be overcome in many businesses, including throughout their supply chains. Many of these challenges can be overcome through education, particularly through established institutions and organisations that embed principles of equality and gender-sensitive teaching into their curriculum. 

Within the Principles for Responsible Management Education initiative is a framework that compels business and management-related higher education institutions to integrate teaching methods that support social progress, such as gender equality in the workplace. 

Jonas Haertle, the Head of the PRME initiative, says institutions that demonstrate leadership on gender equality often produce some of the most successful business students who later go on to establish or manage successful companies.

“By integrating the gender dimension into the Six Principles of PRME, business and management-related higher education institutions can produce ethical and responsible leaders of the 21st century,” Haertle says. “This ensures a world where business can become a key driver of the success of Sustainable Development Goal 5 which focuses on total gender equality.”

Examples of business and management schools that lead on gender equality are quite strong. For instance, INCAE Business School in Costa Rica has a strong focus on promoting gender-sensitive teaching. Their 2016 SIP report shows several courses provided to business students that stress the role of women’s leadership and opportunities for businesses to grow through diversity and gender balance. There is also a student-led club that develops campus activities highlighting gender equality at work.

There are also ways that schools themselves can support gender equality within their own walls. For example, ESC Dijon Bourgogne - Burgundy School of Business in France, which like INCAE is also an advanced PRME signatory, has a strict policy that guarantees workplace equality through hiring practices, equal pay, and protections against harassment. As outlined in their most recent SIP report, 83% of training actions concerned women in 2015; 69% of salary increases, and 82% of new recruitment also concerned women.

Promoting gender equality is also possible for existing businesses. A new PRME resource provided in partnership with Greenleaf Publishing, called Overcoming Challenges to Gender Equality in the Workplace, shows strategies and innovative policies that support gender balance at work. This publication is available to all advanced PRME signatories at a discounted rate. 

While the long-term challenges to achieving gender equality may seem daunting, it is clear that leadership and forward-thinking ideas are already taking root in the world's business and management schools. This will help the world achieve SDG5, and ensure that women receive the benefits and opportunities they deserve.

26 Aug 2016

Global Survey Shows Widespread Support for Business Ethics in School Curricula

11 August 2016 | PRME Secretariat -- A major global survey of students across the world shows an overwhelming demand for more attention on business ethics, sustainability, and responsibile management in business school curriculum.

The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), an initiative of the UN Global Compact, and Associate Professor Debbie Haski-Leventhal from Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM) have collaborated for the third time in conducting an international study on business students around the world and their attitudes towards responsible management education and corporate social responsibility (CSR). The previous studies, conducted in 2012 and 2014 revealed a growing interest and support among students towards these issues, but the current study demonstrates an even higher demand among students towards responsible management education.

Nearly 1800 students responded to the online survey, mainly from Brazil, India, the US, Spain, Canada, Mexico and Australia. 46% of the respondents were females and the average age was 27. For the first time, this round included undergraduate students (31%) and 37% were doing their MBA. About 1 in 4 students were already working in a managerial position.

In general, the students were satisfied with the level of education they received in the area of CSR and ethics. 59% reported to have been educated about business ethics to good/excellent degrees (with 55% saying the same thing about CSR, and 43% on sustainability). 38% were educated on social entrepreneurship, 42% on responsible marketing, 36% on human rights and 35% on the Sustainable Development Goals.

While it is not the majority of the students, these results are on the rise. 40% of the students felt well equipped to apply the above knowledge in real life. However, 45% of the students felt their schools are not doing enough in this area and 28% wanted their school to teach them more about these topics, particularly around ethics and environmental sustainability.

When asked about how their business schools should do so, the following percentages of students agreed or strongly agreed with the following items: 

All business students should study business ethics

79%

All business students should study environmental sustainability

76%

My business school should teach us more about the Sustainable Development Goals and the role of business in achieving them

75%

My school should encourage students to have a critical analysis of all teaching they receive

71%

My business school should bring in ethics and corporate responsibility experts and leaders as guest speakers

70%

My business school should integrate ethical, social and environmental themes into the core curriculum

68%

My School should “walk the talk” and demonstrate responsible management, sustainable campus, social inclusion etc.

68%

All business students should study CSR

68%

My teachers should introduce more applicable case studies on social responsibility, sustainability and ethics

67%

My school should collaborate more with businesses to achieve responsible management education

65%

My business school should provide students with internships related to corporate responsibility / sustainability

62%

No changes are required in the area of responsible management education

27%

There is too much emphasis on responsible management in my business education

26%

My business school should only teach us how to maximise shareholder value

24%

 

As can be seen from the above table, most students agree that all business students should study business ethics whereas only 24% would agree with Milton Friedman that the only responsibility of a business is to maximise profit and therefore their business education should only focus on this.

In addition, the students had strong attitudes towards Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). 80% agreed that ‘social responsibility and profitability can be compatible’. 77% agreed and strongly agreed that ‘Companies should do a lot more for society and the environment’ and that ‘The overall effectiveness of a business can be determined to a great extent by the degree to which it is ethical and socially responsible’. On the other hand, 67% disagreed and strongly disagreed that ‘The most important concern for a firm is making a profit, even if it means bending or breaking the rules’.

Thinking about their future, it was important for most students (92% with 16% saying it was absolutely essential) to work for an employer that is socially and environmentally responsible. Students were willing to sacrifice high levels of their future salaries to work for employers who care about their employees, the community, the environment and ethics. When asked about working for employers who exhibit all four aspects, 19.2% of business students were willing to sacrifice more than 40% of their future salary to work for such an employer.  

Associate Professor Debbie Haski-Leventhal says that the findings of the third MGSM-PRME study demonstrate very strongly the growing demand for responsible management education. Many businesses are shifting their focus towards responsibility and sustainability and it is time that business schools would do the same. This would not only meet the expectations of business students and future business leaders, but would also assure that business schools walk the talk and contribute to a better society.

One of the most important findings are that students show a strong desire to work for genuinely responsible and sustainable companies, to a point where they are willing to sacrifice high amounts of money to do so. Companies that want to attract educated, responsible and purpose-driven staff, should assure high levels of responsibility and communicate this to prospective employees. 

For more information on this study, contact info@unprme.org.

11 Aug 2016

New PRME-Sponsored Massive Open Online Course to Launch on 5 September

New PRME Sponsored MOOC ‘Managing Responsibly: Practicing Sustainability, Responsibility, Ethics’ launches on 5th September

A new MOOC by UK University of Manchester Alliance Manchester Business School, academics, Frank Boons, Sally Randles and Oliver Laasch and sponsored by PRME will launch on 5th September 2016. The MOOC gives an introduction to the topics of sustainability, responsibility and ethics for practicing or aspiring managers from large or small businesses; or university course tutors, over six sessions (allow 2-4 hours per week) producing a six week course.

Assignments and lectures encourage the reflexive application of the themes covered, to partcipants’ own working situation and context enabling the flexible application of the core ideas and lessons to a rich diversity of global cultures and experiences. An online LinkedIn platform enables participants to connect to others participating in the MOOC around the world, enabling the sharing of knowledge and experience across a wide diversity of backgrounds, experiences and cultures, at the same time extending the global network of participants. Video interviews with practitioners and academics from around the world support the MOOC and are used to draw out cross-cutting themes for further reflection on these topics applied to real-world contexts.

Participation in the MOOC is free to all and is also freely available to support teaching in business and management or engineering and science schools as a way of integrating the topics and sub-themes of managing responsibly for participants into a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds and courses. Anyone interested (individuals or course tutors) can sign up, via the COURSERA on-line MOOC platform (searching ‘Managing Responsibly’) from the 5th September and the course will repeat at four-weekly intervals.

Contacts for further information:

Sally.randles@manchester.ac.uk; & olaasch@responsiblemanagement.net

09 Aug 2016

2016 AOM Meeting Ends With Call for More Meaningful Organisations and Business Schools

8 August 2016, New York, USA | PRME Secretariat — The 2016 meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM) concluded its five-day session this week in Anaheim, California with a call for more responsible and meaningful organisations, including those in the field of responsible management education.

Under the theme Making Organisations Meaningful, nearly 10,000 participants from over 80 countries gathered to debate current and future trends in the management education industry.

“The theme suggests that organisations should and can make a difference in addressing global challenges,” said Barbara Bitter, the chair of the division of management education at the Academy of Management, and Dean of the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration at Coastal Carolina University.

Responsible management education was a key focus at this year’s AOM meeting, underscored by the fact that organisations and institutions of the future will inevitably be run by today’s business students. This necessitates a focus on teaching and academic programmes at the world’s business schools that encourage responsible managers and leaders.

“Organizations play an increasingly important role in this picture and should bring solutions to the table instead of exacerbating the problems. This makes the relationship between academia and practice even more important than it has been in the past and brings responsible management education to the forefront of our priorities.”

This year’s meeting also featured insight from Jonas Haertle, the Head of the Principles for Responsible Management Education, during a panel discussion on Friday, August 5th.

At an event titled “Responsible Management Education in Action: Developing Faculty Competences,” the discussion explored ways for faculty in the management education profession to further their own understanding of the teaching styles and ways of thinking that will be necessary to educate the business leaders of the 21st century.

It provided opportunities for faculty to share experiences and engage with colleagues with the intention of building a professional network that can support participants in developing their own competencies for responsible management education when back in their home institutions.

Haertle, who was one of the dozen presenters at the event, pointed out that since 2007 the United Nations has called for more “responsible” management education, guided by the Six Principles of PRME.

“The need to consider sustainability, responsibility, and ethics as guiding principles in management and the education of managers has been increasingly agreed among educators,” Haertle said.

“Besides agreeing that responsible management is important, faculty needs to be prepared for the changes in curriculum, teaching styles and ways of thinking that responsible management requires.”

In the context of the recently adopted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, key figures in the private sector as well as academia have noted with concern the slow pace of change in the business community towards addressing the world’s lingering development challenges. The United Nations Global Compact — the only major UN-affiliated body that seeks to galvanize progressive and responsible change in the world’s private enterprises — is an example of an effort to corral greater action from this sector.

PRME, an initiative of the Global Compact, seeks to provide a platform to raise the profile of sustainability in business schools around the world and to equip today’s business students with the understanding and ability to deliver change tomorrow. The initiative engages business schools to ensure they provide future business leaders with the skills needed to balance economic and sustainability goals, while drawing attention to the SDGs.

During the 2015 AOM meeting in Vancouver, session president Paul Adler highlighted the role of PRME and its engagement with members of the Academy.

“I’m so delighted to see so many of our members playing key roles in launching and sustaining these initiatives,” Adler said, while adding that many of the business school responsible management education initiatives are being evaluated and discussed in the Academy of Management Learning and Education journal.

“I'm eager to see the academy become a host platform for more discussion and more debate on the best ways we can move forward together,” he added.

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If you are interested in learning more about the Principles for Responsible Management Education, visit unprme.org and sign up for our PRME Newsletter. Read our blog, PRiMEtime, and connect with us via our social media platforms on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

08 Aug 2016

Annual AOM Meeting to Feature Input from Head of PRME Initiative

4 August 2016, New York, USA | PRME Secretariat — The annual meeting of the Academy of Management will feature a panel discussion with insight from the Head of the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), Jonas Haertle.

Under the title “Responsible Management Education in Action: Developing Faculty Competences,” the discussion will explore ways for faculty in the management education profession to further their own understanding of the teaching styles and ways of thinking that the subject area requires. 

Further, it will provide opportunities to share experiences and engage with experienced colleagues with the intention to build a professional network that may support participants in developing colleagues’ and their own competences for responsible management education when back in their home institutions.

Haertle, who will be one of the dozen presenters at the event, pointed out that since 2007 the United Nations has called for more “responsible” management education, guided by the Six Principles of PRME.

“The need to consider sustainability, responsibility, and ethics as guiding principles in management and the education of managers has been increasingly agreed among educators,” Haertle said.

“Besides agreeing that responsible management is important, faculty needs to be prepared for the changes in curriculum, teaching styles and ways of thinking that responsible management requires.”

The five day AOM meeting, set to begin in Anaheim, California this Friday under the theme Making Organizations Meaningful, welcomes nearly 10,000 participants from academia, the public and the private sector to debate current trends and strategic objectives of the management academic community. It includes over 480 universities and business schools from 87 countries, many of which are signatories to PRME.

The input from PRME, its head figure, and its signatories at the AOM meeting is a natural fit. 

In the context of the recently adopted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, key figures in the private sector as well as academia have noted with concern the slow pace of change in the business community towards addressing the world’s lingering development challenges. The United Nations Global Compact — the only major UN-affiliated body that seeks to galvanize progressive and responsible change in the world’s private enterprises — is an example of an effort to corral greater action from this sector. 

PRME, an initiative of the Global Compact, seeks to provide a platform to raise the profile of sustainability in business schools around the world and to equip today’s business students with the understanding and ability to deliver change tomorrow. The initiative engages business schools to ensure they provide future business leaders with the skills needed to balance economic and sustainability goals, while drawing attention to the SDGs.

During the 2015 AOM meeting in Vancouver, session president Paul Adler highlighted the role of PRME and its engagement with members of the Academy.

“I’m so delighted to see so many of our members playing key roles in launching and sustaining these initiatives,” Adler said, while adding that many of the business school responsible management education initiatives are being evaluated and discussed in the Academy of Management Learning and Education journal

“I'm eager to see the academy become a host platform for more discussion and more debate on the best ways we can move forward together,” he added.

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To learn more about the panel discussion featuring Jonas Haertle, the Head of PRME, visit our website events page.

If you are interested in learning more about the Principles for Responsible Management Education, visit unprme.org and sign up for our PRME Newsletter. Read our blog, PRiMEtime, and connect with us via our social media platforms on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

04 Aug 2016

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

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

We are pleased to highlight contributing PRME participants for the month of July. We welcome new signatories and supporting organisations to the PRME initiative (8), congratulate signatories for submitting their Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports (23), and express our collective thanks to all participants that contributed financially (42) to the PRME initiative over the last month.  

New Signatories:

Management Development Institute MDI, India

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

School of Management, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, Peru

LEAD College of Management, India

Cordoba Management School, Universidad Blas Pascal, Argentina

Academy of Business Management (ABMS), ABMS Education Group, Switzerland

Universidad Juarez Autonoma de Tabasco, Mexico

Universite Paris-Dauphine, Paris Sciences et Lettres (PSL) - Research University, France

Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) Reports: 

INCAE Business School, Costa Rica

Uni of Navan, Ireland

Poznan University of Economics, Poland

Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies, India

ESCI Escola Superior de Comerc Internacional, Spain

Politecnico di Milano School of Management, Italy

Antwerp Management School, Belgium

University of Northampton Business School, United Kingdom

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

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, United States

Canara Bank School of Management Studies (CBSMS), United States

Plymouth University, United Kingdom

Opus College of Business - University of St. Thomas, United States

Caucasus University, Georgia

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

Riga International School of Economics and Business Administration, Latvia

School of Economics and Management, Tongji University, China

Griffith Business School, Australia

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

Cass Business School, United Kingdom

Externado University Management Faculty, Colombia

Facultad de Administracion, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia

Financial Contributions:

FEA-RP USP, Brazil

Walden University, United States

Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy

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

Strathclyde Business School, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom

Audencia Nantes School of Management, France

Facultad de Ciencias Administrativas y Economicas, FCAE, Universidad Icesi, Colombia

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

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

Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom

Smith School of Business, Queen’s University, Canada

Illinois State University, College of Business, Illinois State University, United States

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

University of Victoria Gustavson School of Business, Canada

York St John Business School, York St John University, United Kingdom

Bournemouth University Business School, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom

Groupe ESC Dijon Bourgogne - Burgundy School of Business, France

Externado University Management Faculty, Externado University, Colombia

IAG-Business School, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil

Barcelona School of Management, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain

Kingston Business School, Kingston University, United Kingdom

Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Faculty of Management - Laurentian University, Laurentian University, Canada

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

Groupe Sup de Co Montpellier Business School, France

University of Edinburgh Business School, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Winchester Business School, the University of Winchester, United Kingdom

Glasgow Caledonian University, United Kingdom

Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

ESADE, Spain

Hanken School of Economics, Finland

Pforzheim University Business School, Pforzheim University, Germany

Silberman College of Business, Fairleigh Dickinson University, United States

Albers School of Business and Economics, Seattle University, United States

Danube Business School, Danube University Krems, Austria

Ashridge Business School, United Kingdom

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

University of Exeter Business School, University of Exeter, United Kingdom

Academy of Business Management (ABMS), ABMS Education Group, Switzerland

Cologne Business School, Germany

Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, Canada

Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, United States

 

 

01 Aug 2016

PRME Champions Meeting bolsters collaboration and establishes emerging Champions projects

Following the 2016 UN Global Compact Leaders Summit, the first PRME Champions Meeting for 2016 took place at Fordham University in New York on Friday, 24 June. The purpose of this face-to-face meeting was to build stronger connections between the various participants, to discuss in detail emerging Champions projects and to agree on next steps and ways of working together.

There were around 40 participants from academia, business, Global Compact Office and partner organisations, with 21 out of 30 PRME Champion institutions represented at the meeting. The participants engaged in constructive round table discussions on specific projects. At the meeting, everybody had the chance to present their projects, get feedback from the rest of the group and collectively decide on concrete next steps and deliverables. Throughout the day, there was a feeling of enthusiasm, connectedness and collective action, which contributed to the project discussions.

In parallel to the meeting, the group of PRME Champion students who attended the Leaders Summit also met to connect with each other, reflect on the two days of the Summit and share their different educational experiences. The students briefly joined the Champions meeting and brought their invaluable perspective, which further inspired the project discussions.

12 Jul 2016

7th PRME Asia Forum and PRME Colloquium on Higher Education engage in dialogue on the SDGs and establish roadmaps for PRME Chapters in the Asia region

The 7th PRME Asia Forum, organized by the Faculty of Business of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), was held on 6 - 7 July 2016 in Hong Kong in conjunction with the 1st PRME Colloquium on Higher Education, organized by the Centre for Corporate Sustainability and Innovations (CCSI), Hang Seng Management College (HSMC).

During the two-day Forum, themed “Stakeholder Engagement for Responsible Management Education in Contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals,” 130 participants from China, India, Malaysia, the Philippines, South Korea, Thailand and other countries explored ways of engaging students, businesses, non-governmental organizations, policymakers, accreditation bodies, and non-business faculties in promoting responsible leadership, sustainability, and corporate responsibility. Meanwhile, the Colloquium engaged these stakeholders in an open dialogue on the context, practices and actions necessary for developing a sustainable mindset, offering responsible management education, and fulfilling SDGs.

Among the guests of honor at the event were Dr. Christine Loh Kung-wai, Under Secretary for the Environment of the HKSAR Government, and Mr. Jonas Haertle, Head of PRME Secretariat & Academic Affairs at the UN Global Compact Office.

The Forum concluded with the creation of roadmaps for two emerging PRME Chapters in the region: PRME Chapter East Asia and PRME Chapter India, as well the establishment of the PRME Chapter ASEAN+. In addition, CCSI of HSMC signed an MoU with Letran University in the Philippines for sustainability-related activities at the Colloquium.

The PRME Secretariat would like to thank the Faculty of Business of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Centre for Corporate Sustainability and Innovations (CCSI), Hang Seng Management College for hosting and participants for attending this productive event. Find more information on the 7th PRME Asia Forum here and the PRME Colloquium on Higher Education here. Photos from the 7th PRME Asia Forum can be found here and speaker presentations here

 

08 Jul 2016

Twenty-five Schools Delisted for Failure to Comply with Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) Reporting Requirement

Today, the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Secretariat announced that 25 schools were delisted from the PRME initiative for failure to meet the mandatory reporting requirement. The delisting of PRME signatories, first rolled out in January 2013, is part of ongoing efforts by PRME to enhance the accountability and credibility of the initiative and follows from a recommendation by the PRME Steering Committee as well as from the wider PRME community though the Rio Declaration on the Contribution of HEIs and Management Schools to the Future We Want: A Roadmap for Management Education to 2020

The SIP policy was developed based on the consensus reached at the 1st PRME Global Forum for Responsible Management Education in 2008, and has been updated in consultation with the PRME Working Group on SIP and PRME Advisory Committee in 2015. The updated policy was endorsed by the 2015 Global Forum for Responsible Management Education – 6th Annual Assembly in the Outcomes Declaration.

Under the policies of PRME, participating signatory institutions must issue a biennial progress report (also known as Sharing Information on Progress, or SIP) on their implementation of the initiative’s six principles. Failure to meet the SIP deadline results in a signatory being listed as “non-communicating” on the PRME website. Non-communicating signatories at risk of being delisted can regain their status as “active” participants by submitting an SIP report. Continued failure to submit an SIP to PRME’s public database leads to the delisting. According to the new SIP policy, a non-communicating participant that fails to fulfil the minimum SIP policy requirements will be automatically delisted from PRME after 12 months from receiving non-communicating status. Under the old SIP policy, these institutions had been given 24 months after their SIP deadline to submit their SIP report before they were delisted. 

While delisted signatories are removed entirely from PRME’s database, the initiative does allow those willing to return. To rejoin PRME, institutions must send a new letter of commitment signed by the highest executive to the PRME Steering Committee and submit an SIP to the PRME database. 

“While joining PRME is voluntary, the SIP policy enables us to hold signatories accountable to their commitment. This will help to increase the credibility of the initiative overall and also to recognise those signatories that report on their changes to curriculum, research and campus practices, based on the principles of PRME,” says Jonas Haertle, Head of the PRME Secretariat at the UN Global Compact Office.

Despite the number of schools removed from the participant list, the overall number of PRME participants continues to rise. Thus far in 2016, 34 organisations joined the initiative, bringing the total to 648 active participants from 83 countries.

Delisted July 2016:

  1. ALYTAUS KOLEGIJA University of Applied Sciences
  2. Aurous Institute of Management
  3. Baltic College
  4. Belgrade Business School HEI for Applied Studies
  5. CETASDI
  6. DPU Accounting School,  Dhurakij Pundit University
  7. Ecole Superieur Robert de Sorbon
  8. Escuela de Negocios,  Universidad Catolica de Temuco  
  9. European University College of Business 
  10. Indus Business Academy
  11. International Institute of Business (IIB)
  12. International University of Fundamental Studies, Intergovernmental Higher Academic Council
  13. John A. Mackay Institute,  Maastricht School of Management
  14. Maastricht School of Management Romania
  15. Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto
  16. Newports Institute of Communications & Economics
  17. Postgraduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura
  18. Sambhram School of Management, Sambhram Group of Institutions 
  19. School of Economics and Management, Beijing Forestry University
  20. Siemens Power academy Lagos, Siemens Power Academy T&D
  21. Universidad Azteca
  22. Universidad de las Americas (Udla), Laureate
  23. Universidad Tecnologica del Centro
  24. University of Kassel Faculty of Economics and Management, University of Kassel
  25. VBS Purvanchal University

Click here for an overview of delisted signatories.

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

 

08 Jul 2016

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

We are pleased to highlight contributing PRME participants for the month of May. We welcome new signatories and supporting organisations to the PRME initiative (2), congratulate signatories for submitting their Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports (30), and express our collective thanks to all participants that contributed financially (104) to the PRME initiative over the last month.  

New Signatories:

Onitsha Business School, Nigeria
School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University, United Kingdom

Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) Reports: 

A.J. Palumbo School of Business and John F. Donahue Graduate School of Business, Duquesne University, United States
ALBA Graduate Business School, Greece
Ashridge Business School, United Kingdom
Asian Institute of Management (AIM), Philippines
Brennan School of Business, Dominican University, United States
Business School, University of Colorado Denver, United States
ESIC Business & Marketing School, Spain
Externado University Management Faculty, Colombia
Fondazione ISTUD, Italy
Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Germany
Franklin University Switzerland, Switzerland
Glasgow Caledonian University, United Kingdom
GOA Institute of Management, India
Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), University of Pretoria, South Africa
Hult International Business School, United States
IE Business School, Spain
Illinois State University College of Business, United States
Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick,  Ireland
School of Management, Royal Holloway, University of London, United Kingdom
Seattle Pacific University School of Business and Economics, United States
Smith School of Business, Queen’s University, Canada
Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary's University, Canada
Sustainability Management School, Switzerland
The University of Liverpool Management School, United Kingdom
TSM Business School, Netherlands
UniCESUMAR, Brazil
Universidad Panamericana Campus Bonaterra, Mexico
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs College of Business and Administration, United States
University of Guelph College of Business and Economics, Canada
Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, United States

Financial Contributions:

Aalto University, School of Business, Finland
Aarhus University, School of Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University, Denmark
Adarsh Institute of Management and Information Technology, India
Andrew P. Barowsky School of Business,Dominican University of California, United States
Antwerp Management School, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Asian Institute of Management (AIM), Philippines
Auckland University of Technology Business School, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Bond University Faculty of Business, Bond University, Australia
Boston University Graduate School of Management, Boston University, United States
Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration (EBAPE/FGV), Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV), Brazil
Brennan School of Business, Dominican University, United States
Business School, University of Roehampton, United Kingdom
Business School, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russian Federation
Business School - Staffordshire University, Staffordshire University, United Kingdom
Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
Colegio de San Juan de Letran Calamba, Philippines
College of Law, Juridiska Koledza, Latvia
Cologne Business School, Germany
Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule (OTH) Amberg-Weiden, Cooperating partner of OTH Regensburg, Germany
Curtin University, Australia
Deakin University, Faculty of Business and Law, Australia
Durham Business School, Durham University, United Kingdom
ESCI Escola Superior de Comerc Internacional, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Escola de Administracao de Empresas de Sao Paulo (EAESP/FGV), Fundacao Getulio Vargas (FGV), Brazil
ESMT European School of Management and Technology, Germany
Essex Business School, University of Essex, United Kingdom
Graham School of Management, Saint Xavier University, United States
Faculdade de Economia, Administracao e Contabilidade - Universidade de Sao Paulo, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brasil
Facultad de Administracion, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
Facultad de Contaduria y Administracion, Universidad Autonoma de Chihuahua, Mexico
Facultad de Economia y Negocios, Universidad Anahuac Mexico Norte, Mexico
Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Management, Witten/Herdecke University, Witten/Herdecke University, Germany
Faculty of Engineering Economics and Management, Riga Technical University, Latvia
Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Cologne, Germany
FH Wien University of Applied Sciences, Austria
FIA - Fundacao Instituto de Administracao, Brazil
Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Germany
Fundacion Universitaria Empresarial de la Camara de Comercio de Bogota Uniempresarial, Fundacion Universitaria, Colombia
Global Business and Management Studies Program, Doshisha Business School, Japan
Global Ethic Institute, University of Tubingen, Germany
Goethe University Frankfurt, Faculty of Economics and Business, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), University of Pretoria, South Africa
Grenoble Ecole de Management, France
Griffith Business School, Griffith University, Australia
H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business - Nova Southeastern University, Nova Southeastern University, United States
Hang Seng Management College, China
Henley Business School, University of Reading, United Kingdom
Hertie School of Governance, Germany
HKUST Business School, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China
Hong Kong Baptist University School of Business, Hong Kong Baptist University, China
HWZ Business Administration, University of Applied Sciences Zurich, Switzerland
ICBS Thessaloniki Business College, University of Winchester, Greece
IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems, University of Applied Sciences, Austria
Inalde - Business School, Universidad de la Sabana, Colombia
Ingolstadt School of Management, Catholic University Eichstaett-Ingolstadt, Germany
Institute of Business Studies (IBS-Moscow), Russian Federation
International University of Applied Sciences Bad Honnef - Bonn, School of Business and Management, Germany
John Cook School of Business, St. Louis University, United States
Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University, Singapore
MCI - Management Center Innsbruck, Austria
Milgard School of Business, University of Washington Tacoma, United States
Munich Business School, Germany
NEOMA Business School, France
Newcastle Business School, University of Northumbria at Newcastle, United Kingdom
Penn State Great Valley, The Pennsylvania State University, United States
Reutlingen University, Germany
Reykjavik University Business School, Reykjavik University, Iceland
Riga International School of Economics and Business Administration, Latvia
Robins School of Business, University of Richmond, United States
Rohrer College of Business, Rowan University, United States
School of Business, JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Finland
School of Business - University of the Fraser Valley, University of the Fraser Valley, Canada
School of Business and Economics, Seattle Pacific University, United States
School of Economics and Management, Tongji University, China
School of Management - California Lutheran University, California Lutheran University, United States
School of Management, Royal Holloway, University of London, United Kingdom
Scuola Superiore di Studi Universitari e di Perfezionamento Sant'Anna, Italy
SDA Bocconi School of Management, Italy
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), United States
Southern University Bangladesh, Bangladesh
Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden
Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University, Canada
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Faculty of Business, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
TIAS School for Business and Society, TIAS School for Business and Society is owned by Tilburg University and Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Toulouse Business School, ESC Toulouse, France
Tsinghua SEM, China
Universidad EAFIT, Colombia
Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Spain
Universidade COPEL - UniCOPEL, Corporate University, Brazil
University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur, University of Applied Sciences Eastern Switzerland, Switzerland
University of Bath School of Management, University of Bath, United Kingdom
University of Connecticut, United States
University of Detroit Mercy College of Business Administration, University of Detroit Mercy, United States
University of Huddersfield Business School, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
University of Lincoln, United Kingdom
University of Western Australia Business School, University of Western Australia, Australia
University of Wollongong Faculty of Business, University of Wollongong, Australia
Victoria University, Switzerland
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, Wissenschaftliche Hochschule fur Unternehmensfuehrung, Germany
WU - Wirtschaftsuniversitaet Wien / Vienna University of Economics and Business, WU - Wirtschaftsuniversitaet Wien / Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
ZHAW School of Management and Law, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland

 


 

07 Jul 2016

PRME-supported International Conference

“International Conference on Sustainable Development in Higher Education”
July 5 and 6, 2016 – K
nowledge Exchange across the Globe 

 

Dr. Shirley Yeung, Chair of the Conference/ Director for Corporate Sustainability and Innovations (CCSI) of Hang Seng Management College with the support of CCSI successfully held the “International Conference on Sustainable Development in Higher Education” on 5 July, 2016 and 6 July, 2016 at Fung Yiu King Hall (Conference Hall), Hang Seng Management College. Nearly 20 panelists across the globe, alongside practitioners, students and other stakeholders, gathered to share their experience, discuss common challenges and demonstrate their best practices on Sustainable Development and related areas.

This conference is committed to promote the sharing of professional knowledge and research excellence with industry, business, the public sector and the community in order to achieve social, environmental or economic impacts.

The conference consisted of three discussion sessions, four panel sessions and concluded successfully with enthusiastic participation from secondary teachers and students, HSMC staff and students, and industries across the globe. Prof. Gilbert Fong, Provost, Hang Seng Management College, delivered a welcome remark at the conference.

There were two keynote speeches presented at the conference, which were: ‘Sustainable Development Practices in Higher Education – East and West’ by Mr. Jonas Haertle, Head of PRME Secretariat, UN Global Compact Office; and ‘Ecosystem and Resources Planning in Programme Sustainability for Responsible Management’ by Prof. Kuperan Viswanathan, Professor of Resource Economics and Management, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

During the discussion and panel sessions, the industries, entrepreneurs and academic experts from various institutions were brought together to share and discuss responsible management, learning environment, technologies, programme design, resources planning and talent development for Sustainability in Higher Education. Panelists include Dr. Libing Wang, UNESCO Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, Thailand; Mr. Martin Tam, ABLE MART LIMITED, HK; Mr. Shaun  O'Rourke, The Trust for Public Land, US; Mr. Ori Goshen, Crowdx, Israel; Ms. Susanna Lee, Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications, Hong Kong; Prof. Kuperan Viswanathan, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia; Ms. Karen Q. Zhang, UNESCO Hong Kong Association, Hong Kong; Prof. Roy Tamashiro, Webster University, USA; Dr. Jeannie Lum, University of Hawaii, USA; and Dr. Hackman Lee, Hang Seng Management College.

During the closing remarks, Dr. Shirley Yeung, Chair of International Conference on Sustainable Development in Higher Education and Director of Centre for Corporate Sustainability and Innovation, expressed her thanks and highlighted the importance of collaborations for establishing a platform of knowledge exchange for long lasting socio-economic, socio-cultural and socio-technological impacts.

 

For detailed programme rundown, please visit: 

http://sdhe2016.hsmc.edu.hk/sdhe2016_leaflet.pdf

 

Further information on the conference can be obtained from:

http://sdhe2016.hsmc.edu.hk/

 

About Hang Seng Management College

Hang Seng Management College (HSMC) was restructured from the former Hang Seng School of Commerce and established in 2010 as a non-profit-making private university-level institution with five Schools (Business, Communication, Decision Sciences, Humanities & Social Science, and Translation). Adopting the unique “Liberal + Professional” education model, HSMC is a residential institution which puts quality teaching and students’ all-round development as its highest priorities. Aspiring to be a leading private university in Hong Kong, HSMC features top-quality faculty members, award-winning green campus facilities, innovative degree programmes, impactful research on corporate sustainability, and excellent student support services, with the aim of nurturing young talents with independent thinking, innovative minds, human caring and social responsibilities.

 

Note: Financial support by Research Grant Council, HKSAR, UGC/IIDS14/B01/15

 

About Centre for Corporate Sustainability and Innovations (CCSI)

The Centre for Corporate Sustainability and Innovations aims to establish a platform for services / products / activities co-creation related to social responsibility (SR), sustainability and innovation. The UN Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) and the Centre for Corporate Sustainability and Innovations (CCSI) mutually pursue the goals of engaging teaching institutions and the private sector on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and providing training programmes that will focus on effective entrepreneurship education, including social entrepreneurship.

 

For media enquiry, please contact: 

Dr Shirley Yeung, Director, Centre for Corporate Sustainability and Innovations, 
Hang Seng Management College

Contact Email:  ccsi@hsmc.edu.hk

 

More Information

http://ccsi.hsmc.edu.hk/news-events

 

 

 

07 Jul 2016

3rd Annual PRME Chapter UK & Ireland Conference hosts meeting in collaboration with European Business Ethics Network, allowing for joint discussion around the SDGs and RME

The 3rd Annual PRME Chapter UK & Ireland Conference was hosted this year as a collaboration between two PRME signatories (University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University) and also two related networks (PRME and European Business Ethics Network - EBEN). 

These collaborations offered the opportunity to attract a significant number of delegates (120 for the 2 conferences) and a considerable international presence (12 nationalities). There were thought provoking contributions from Senior Academic, Ed Freeman, and Head of PRME Secretariat, Jonas Haertle, and a range of paper presentations and workshops.

The theme of this year’s meeting was “collaboration and capacity building in responsible management education,” stimulating discussions on questions such as: What are the capabilities and relationships that Higher Education Institutions need to enhance in light of the SDGs? How can we better create meaningful collaborations that engage multiple stakeholders and institutions? How can we move forward powerfully together in service of the PRME principles? The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which have provided a focus for the global business agenda with even greater ambition and an emphasis to address the structural drivers of poverty, inequality and resource scarcity, allowed for a useful frame to discuss the theme. Throughout the conference, the unique potential that PRME Chapters and signatories have to influence business leaders of the future was stressed.

Robin Hood opened the conference, awakening the urge for social justice, equality, and the love of the forest in the assembly. Additionally, PRME Secretariat Head, Jonas Haertle, provided a Keynote speech. Throughout the conference, papers were discussed on topics including curriculum design, student engagement, and leadership development. Workshops also proved to be popular this year, focusing on take away tools and offering a platform for collaboration amongst PRME participants. 

Initial feedback suggests that there is scope for forums to promote Faculty Development in the future.  Furthermore, it was suggested to engage more businesses and students in the conversation at future meetings, aligning well to the PRME initiative’s strategic targets. Thanks were extended to Greenleaf Publishing for their continued support for Chapter activities.

The main objective of the 3rd Annual PRME Chapter UK & Ireland Conference was to develop collaboration and build capacity in responsible management education. Those at the conference believe that these aims were facilitated in their time together, and hope that conversations continue after the conference.

The Nottingham team would like to announce that they were proud to host PRME this year and are happy to support those hosting the 4th Annual PRME Chapter UK & Ireland Conference in 2017. Invitations for proposals to host the 2017 conference will be sent out in September 2016.

The PRME Secretariat would like to thank the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University for hosting and participants for attending this productive event. Please find the event agenda and overview here. You can read more on the event on the PRME Chapter UK & Ireland website. 

22 Jun 2016

Management education and the Sustainable Development Goals: New SDG Brochure offers information and advice on transforming education to act responsibly and find opportunities

The PRME SDG Brochure was launched 9 June in advance of the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2016, which will provide a dynamic stage to jump-start business action and responsible management education everywhere on the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). By offering parallels between PRME and the UN Global Compact as well as between business and higher education institutions, this new resource demonstrates how PRME signatories can help to advance the SDGs by adhering to the Six Principles and finding opportunities to innovate to address societal challenges. Through a commitment to PRME, institutions have access to a vibrant community and a range of tools to help contribute to achieving the SDGs and scale up their efforts. We encourage you to explore this resource and discover how your institution can transform education to act responsibly and find opportunities while working towards the achievement of the SDGs.

 

09 Jun 2016

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

We are pleased to highlight contributing PRME participants for the month of May. We welcome new signatories and supporting organisations to the PRME initiative (6), congratulate signatories for submitting their Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports (19), and express our collective thanks to all participants that contributed financially (31) to the PRME initiative over the last month.  

 

New Signatories:

College of Business Administration, Kent State University, United States

Ecole de Management de Normandie, France

Facultad de Ciencias Empresariales, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Spain

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

ICBS Thessaloniki Business College, University of Winchester, Greece

UT Tyler College of Business & Technology, The University of Texas at Tyler, United States

 

Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) Reports: 

Aalto University School of Business, Finland

ALTIS Postgraduate School Business & Society, Catholic University of Milan, Italy

Bradford University School of Management, University of Bradford, United Kingdom

CEMS, France

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

Fondazione ISTUD, Italy

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

HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration, Germany

Institute of Management Studies, Ghaziabad, India

Instituto Superior de Educacion Administracion y Desarrollo, Spain

Inter American University of Puerto Rico, United States

ISEAM, France

KEDGE Business School, France

Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

Louvain School of Management, Universite catholique de Louvain, Belgium

National Service of Industrial Apprenticeship in Parana SENAI in Parana, Brazil

Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule (OTH) Amberg-Weiden, Cooperating partner of OTH Regensburg ,Germany

Universidad del Rosario, Colombia

University of Dubai, United Arab Emirates

 

Financial Contributions:

Bifrost University, Iceland

University of Colorado Denver Business School, University of Colorado Denver, United States

College of Business, James Madison University, United States

School of Business and Law, Central Queensland University, Australia

EADA (Fundacio Privada Universitaria EADA), Spain

ESIC Business & Marketing School, Spain

ESPAE-ESPOL, Escuela Superior Politecnica del Litoral (ESPOL), Ecuador

European University, Switzerland

Federation Business School, Federation University Australia, Australia

Haworth College of Business, Western Michigan University, United States

HEC-Management School, Liege, University of Liege, Belgium

IPM Business School, Belarus

Ithaca College School of Business, Ithaca College, United States

John Molson School of Business, Concordia University, Canada

Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado at Boulder, United States

Massey University College of Business, Massey University, New Zealand

Milpark Education (Pty.) Ltd., South Africa

Newcastle University Business School, Newcastle University, United Kingdom

Penn State Great Valley, The Pennsylvania State University, United States

Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, United States

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Netherlands

Ted Rogers School of Management , Ryerson University, Canada

College of Business Administration, Texas A&M University, United States

Texas A&M University-Kingsville, United States

The University of Liverpool Management School, United Kingdom

UCD Business, University College Dublin, Ireland

University of Queensland Business School, The University of Queensland, Australia

School of Business Administration ,University of San Diego, United States

Faculty of Business, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

UNSW Business School, University of New South Wales, Australia

Victoria Business School (Faculty of Commerce), Victoria University of Welllington, New Zealand

 

 

02 Jun 2016

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

We are pleased to highlight contributing PRME participants for the month of April. We welcome new signatories and supporting organisations to the PRME initiative (2), congratulate signatories for submitting their Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports (20), and express our collective thanks to all participants that contributed financially (0) to the PRME initiative over the last month.  

New Signatories:

Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports: 

 

 

12 May 2016

PRME Chapter Brazil holds 14th PRME Chapter Meeting Brazil, developing project goals for the next two years

(Sao Paulo, 12 April 2016) – The PRME Chapter Brazil held its 14th PRME Chapter Meeting Brazil on 12 April 2016 at Insper in Sao Paulo, Brazil. 

During the meeting, the coordinator of sustainability and PRME focal point at Insper, Priscila Claro, presented on how sustainability is treated at Insper, as well as the institution's facilities. Similarly, Ana Carolina from EAESP/FGV shared the GVCes methodology, the institution’s new sustainability teaching methodology, with the group.

Additionally, the communication coordinator of Instituto Trata Brazil, Rubens Filho, presented the work of his organization. The purpose of the presentation was to find synergies between the work of the Institute and the PRME Chapter. Later, the group of institutions that will work with the sanitation research project will identify these partnership opportunities.

One of the developers of research for the Sustainability Literacy Test, Aurelien Decamps of Kedge Business School, also attended the meeting via Skype to provide details from the second phase of the test. During this call, a group of institutions was formed (FEA | SENAI / PR | UTFPR | Insper | ISAE) that will set some criteria for the production of new Brazilian questions. This information will be shared with the group in the future.

Finally, working groups at the meeting selected four projects that will guide PRME Chapter Brazil’s work for the next two years.  These include the development of workshops to disseminate information on the SDGs, the development of questions for the Sustainability Literacy Test, the creation of long-term indicators to incorporate sustainability in business management and research development about sanitation in Latin America.

The next PRME Chapter Meeting Brazil will be held on 1 September 2016 at Fundacao Instituto de Administracao in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

 

27 Apr 2016

PRME Chapter CEE officially established at 1st PRME Regional Meeting CEE

(Riga, 19 April 2016) – The PRME Chapter Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) held its 1st PRME Regional Meeting CEE on 18 - 19 April 2016 at RISEBA University in Latvia. During this meeting, 56 delegates from 19 PRME signatory business and management schools across Central and Eastern Europe came together to agree on a Constitution and Steering Committee and to discuss ideas on the roles, activities, and events for the new PRME Chapter.

Delegates were welcomed by Professor Danica Purg, President of CEEMAN and  IEDC – Bled School of Management, Asoc. Prof. Irina Sennikova, RISEBA University Rector and CEEMAN Vice President, and Mr. Andrew Main Wilson, CEO, Association of MBAs (AMBA) and PRME Steering Committee Chair. Mr. Jonas Haertle, Head of the PRME Secretariat at the UN Global Compact, also welcomed participants stating, "We are very encouraged by the launch of the new PRME CEE Chapter, which brings together top business schools and management departments of the region. The fact that the new PRME Chapter already counts PRME signatories in EU countries, Russia as well as other CIS countries shows that business and business education benefits and, importantly, can contribute to cross-national and regional dialog. We encourage the PRME Chapter to focus on activities to raise awareness about responsible management education and practices and the new UN Sustainable Development Goals."

The newly established PRME Chapter CEE was also honored to receive a welcome address from H.E. Maris Kucinskis, Prime Minister of the Republic of Latvia.

Prof. Garry Bruton from Neely School of Business and Texas Christian University and Prof. Soumodip Sarkar from the University of Evora and the Harvard University Asia Center provided keynote speeches. The meeting also held a panel for business participants, which included representatives of the Global Compact Local Network in Latvia

Dr. Assylbek Nurgabdeshov, Dean of Faculty of General Education at Almaty Management University, Dr. Peter Hardi from Central European University Business School and Dr. Alenka Bracek Lalic, International Quality Accreditation Director at CEEMAN provided inspiring speeches and presentations about PRME principles implemented to date at their institutions.

At the conclusion of the meeting, a Steering Committee of 8 Members was elected:

  • Mrs.Irina Sennikova, PRME Chapter CEE Chair, RISEBA University Rector and CEEMAN Vice – President
  • Mrs. Olga Veligurska, CEEMAN Director
  • Mr. Assylbek Nurgabdeshov, Dean of Faculty of General Education at Almaty Management University
  • Mr. Yaroslav Pavlov, Director of Distance Learning Programmes, IBS- Moscow, RANEPA
  • Mr. Mikolaj Pindelski, Assistant Professor, SGH Warsaw School of Economics
  • Mr. Dusan Kucera, Assistant Professor University of Economics Prague
  • Mr. Gabor Harangozo, Associate Professor Corvinus University of Budapest and Corvinus Business School
  • Mrs. Irena Krzan, Project Manager for International Accreditations, Faculty of Economics University of Ljubljana

For the complete meeting agenda, please click here.

If you are interested in viewing presentations from this event, please see below: 

The next PRME Chapter CEE meeting will take place in Estonia on 28 September 2016 during the 24th CEEMAN Annual Conference at Tallinn School of Economics and Business Administration. CEEMAN will host and organise this event.

 

 

 

 

 

19 Apr 2016

PRME Chapter MENA hosts 6th PRME MENA Regional Forum, further defining governance and activities

(Cairo, 14 April 2016) – The PRME Chapter MENA hosted the 6th PRME MENA Regional Forum at the American University in Cairo (AUC), Cairo, Egypt on 13-14 April following the EFMD MENA Conference. The Regional Meeting, “Action for PRME MENA and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),” had a very hands-on workshop style and focused on further embedding sustainability and corporate responsibility into management education.

The event was preceded by a campus tour, pre-conference presentations and a joint EFMD MENA-PRME lunch with a local practitioner panel featuring speakers Ayman Ismail, Partner, Chairman and CEO, DMG - Mountain View and Hashem El Dandarawy, Chairman, Team 4 Security, who gave their perspectives on the role of business and management education in the SDGs era.

Dean Karim Seghir opened the PRME MENA Regional Forum,  welcoming participants and urging the audience to work together and leverage the PRME initiative to advance sustainability and responsible management in the region.

The event was divided into five workshops with a similar format: short initial presentation, roundtable discussions and reporting back to the plenary. Workshop 1,  co-facilitated by Dr. Milenko Gudic and Florencia Librizzi, focused on the Sustainable Development Goals and PRME with an introduction on resources to promote action on the SDGs. This session included a brief remark from the Global Compact Local Network Egypt Focal Point, Muhammad Al-Fouly who highlighted the role of business in contributing to fulfilling the SDGs and some ideas of how business and academics can work together. Workshop 2 tackled the main questions and recommendations on Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports and was co-facilitated by Dr. Ali Elquammah, Dr. Milenko Gudic and Florencia Librizzi. Workshop 3 focused on the resources developed by the PRME Working Group on Anticorruption and was facilitated by Dr. Shiv Tripathi and Dr. Yaprak Anadol. Workshop 4, facilitated by Dr. Milenko Gudic and Dr. Ghada Howaidy, highlighted the issue of gender equality and provided resources developed by the PRME Working Group on Gender Equality.. Workshop 5, facilitated by Dr. Milenko Gudic and Dr. Ali Awni, discussed poverty as a challenge for management education and highlighted resources developed by the PRME Working Group on Poverty.

Finally, the event closed with a very interactive session on the next steps for the PRME Chapter MENA. Ghada Howaidy, the PRME Chapter MENA coordinator, gave a  a brief update during this session ,  which was followed by a rich discussion taking into account the learning from the prior two days on what PRME Chapter MENA can do to advance responsible management education and contribute to the SDGs in the region. In addition, the PRME Chapter MENA will be finalising a governance document to be signed by the PRME Chapter MENA Advisory Committee to further clarify and consolidate the governance of the PRME Chapter. 

Some of the main activities suggested for the PRME Chapter MENA include:

On PRME Resources:

  • Creating regional material to add to the PRME resources (e.g. case studies)
  • Sharing existing resources with the PRME community (e.g. through webinars, etc)

On SIP reports:

  • Providing feedback to each other within the PRME Chapter MENA
  • Leveraging the PRiMEtime blog to highlight innovative work and good practices
  • Exploring possibilities to consolidate SIP reporting with accreditation

On Anticorruption, Gender Equality and Antipoverty:

  • Sharing good practices in implementation across curriculum
  • Pursuing faculty development
  • Conducting collaborative research on anticorruption based on website data

On links with business:

  • Further exploring opportunities for collaboration with Global Compact Local Networks

The PRME Secretariat would like to thank American University in Cairo (AUC) for hosting and participants for attending this productive event. Please find here the agenda of this meeting.

 

 

14 Apr 2016

March Recognition - New Signatories, SIPs & Contributions to the PRME Initiative

We are pleased to highlight contributing PRME participants for the month of March. We welcome new signatories and supporting organisations to the PRME initiative (5), congratulate signatories for submitting their Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports (13), and express our collective thanks to all participants that contributed financially (4) to the PRME initiative over the last month.  

New Signatories:

 

Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports: 

 

Financial Contributions:

 

 

 

 

We are pleased to highlight contributing PRME participants for the month of February. We welcome new signatories and supporting organisations to the PRME initiative (7), congratulate signatories for submitting their Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports (23), and express our collective thanks to all participants that contributed financially (5) to the PRME initiative over the last month.  

New Signatories:

 

Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports: 

 

 

Financial Contributions:

 

07 Apr 2016

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