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News - Most Recent

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.

 

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

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

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:

 

 

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.  

09 Mar 2016

13th PRME Chapter Meeting Brazil introduces partnership with PRME Chapter LAC to improve corruption and sanitation in Latin America

(Curitiba, 16 February 2016) – The PRME Chapter Brazil hosted their 13th PRME Chapter Meeting Brazil at ISAE/FGV in Curitiba. The aim of the meeting was to hold chapter board elections and discuss work proposals for the PRME Chapter, which included a partnership with PRME Chapter Latin America and Caribbean (LAC), Agenda 2030 and the Sustainability Literacy Test.

The new Chapter Board now consists of Ricardo Siqueira (FDC), Leandro Morilhas (FIA), Savio Bittencourt (EBAPE/FGV), José Antonio Fares (SESI/PR) and Board President, Norman Paula Arruda Filho (ISAE). The Board will work towards joining efforts to innovate management education and achieving PRME Chapter Brazil’s main goal, which is to promote corporate sustainability in the ongoing debate on management practices.

The meeting served as an opportunity to discuss research projects in partnership with the PRME Chapter LAC. This will include research with faculty from PRME Chapter LAC and PRME Chapter Brazil members on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which will result in workshops to work with barriers as well as research on corruption and sanitation in Latin America. The SDGs were also a prominent part of the meeting’s agenda; workshops were developed and insight was provided into SENAI/PR, who are in the process of developing a SDG Quizz (in app format) to be used by schools. 

PRME Chapter Brazil has been working with the Sustainability Literacy Test to encourage student participation and measure the level of students’ knowledge of sustainability. During the meeting, objectives were set for the 3rd version of the survey, which will be launched in 2016. Signatories were requested to send two new questions about sustainability in Brazil. The proposals will be discussed and the PRME Chapter Brazil will apply the most relevant ones.

 

The PRME Secretariat thanks ISAE/FGV for hosting and participants attending this successful event.

For more information on the PRME Chapter Brazil see their PRME Chapter website or contact Norman Arruda Filho (norman@isaebrazil.com.br) or Gabriella Pita (gabriella.pita@iseabrazil.com.br)

 

25 Feb 2016

Transformational Model for PRME Implementation: New Resource Brings Light to a Systematic Approach Towards the Implementation of PRME

The Transformational Model for PRME Implementation was launched on the occasion of the 3rd PRME Regional Meeting North America. This new resource is an instrumental guide on how to systemically approach the implementation of PRME, taking into consideration the complexities and specificities of management-related academic institutions and business schools.

Led by the PRME Champions pilot group, the resource is based on the active support and input by the PRME community, and draws on concrete examples from individual PRME schools. Inspired by the Global Compact Management Model, the Transformational Model presents eight stages of PRME implementation. Through this model, institutional transformation is seen as a strategic journey that evolves through a process of continuous improvement.

 

Building on experience accumulated since the launch of PRME, the Transformational Model for PRME Implementation is a key resource for both currently engaged and new PRME signatories. It should be considered a “living” document, created for and by the PRME community, which will be updated through periodic reviews every few years.

On the occasion of the 3rd PRME Regional Meeting North America, we launched the Transformational Model for PRME Implementation. This new resource is an instrumental guide on how to systemically approach the implementation of PRME, taking into consideration the complexities and specificities of management-related academic institutions and business schools.

 

Led by the PRME Champions pilot group, the resource is based on the active support and input by the PRME community, and draws on concrete examples from individual PRME schools. Inspired by the Global Compact Management Model, the Transformational Model presents eight stages of PRME implementation. Through this model, institutional transformation is seen as a strategic journey that evolves through a process of continuous improvement.

 

Building on experience accumulated since the launch of PRME, the Transformational Model for PRME Implementation is a key resource for both currently engaged and new PRME signatories. It should be considered a “living” document, created for and by the PRME community, which will be updated through periodic reviews every few years.

11 Feb 2016

PRME Chapter North America (USA and Canada) successfully hosts 3rd PRME Chapter Meeting North America, celebrating the establishment of the North American Chapter

(Atlanta, 7 February 2016) – The PRME Chapter North America hosted the 3rd PRME Chapter Meeting North America at the Cole College of Business, Kennesaw State University in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The meeting built on the achievements and goals set at the 2nd PRME Regional Meeting North America hosted by University of Washington at Bothell School of Business, which focused on further embedding sustainability and corporate responsibility into management education. Preceding the conference, inspirational site visits were arranged at the Center on Civil Rights and the Martin Luther King Jr. Museum, which provided insight into Atlanta’s history in relation to human rights and the SDGs. The visits were followed by a keynote presentation by Jennifer Ragland, Director of International Government Relations and Public Affairs, Coca Cola, Inc. Two main themes were dominant in the conference: engagement and impact. Participants focused on how schools could improve their engagement with and impact on business and cultural communities to further embed the Six Principles into higher education and society. Furthermore, the meeting continued PRME Chapter North America’s work on aligning and unifying the resources of existing and new PRME members in order to explore the next steps for the PRME Chapter North America.

During the workshop, participants celebrated the establishment of the PRME Chapter North America, led by Mark Meaney as the PRME Chapter North America Chair and expressed their interest in working together and strengthening engagement in the region. 

Main activities and core value proposition of the established PRME Chapter North America:

The PRME Chapter North America will be a PRME regional platform that will help to advance the Six Principles of PRME. It will also be a local catalyser and, in coordination with the PRME Secretariat, a link to the UN Global Compact Networks in the USA and Canada.

PRME Chapter North America participants reported back on the progress of projects identified during the 2nd PRME Regional Meeting North America, as well as engaged in a productive discussion around the future activities of the Chapter towards strengthening the regional PRME community and collaboratively tackling barriers to responsible management, proposing the following projects:

  • Recruiting more participants to become PRME signatories in the North America region
  • Peer learning and support with the drafting of the Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) report, research projects and teaching
  • Furthering the link with business, especially through the Global Compact Local Networks USA and Canada
  • Strengthening the collaboration with students across the region.
  • Developing PRME Awards for excellence in responsible management education
  • Developing links between the PRME Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports and AACSB and EQUIS Accreditation, with the goal to introduce a template.
  • Cross-School Research Project using UN Global Compact data set with the objective of building knowledge for UN Global Compact companies, and best practices for teaching in management education institutions
  • Implementing PRME at faith-based institutions
  • Furthering the responsible management education discussion in the Cascadia (USA/Canada) region
  • Exploring PRME and Indigenous Peoples Issues
  • Continue to host annual PRME Regional Meetings. The next edition will take place at the University of Guelph
  • Other contributions included AIM2Flourish and Sustainable Mindset/LEAP that generated a vibrant discussion on how these projects could evolve in the region.

The PRME Secretariat would like to thank Coles College of Business, Kennesaw University for hosting and participants for attending this successful event. Please find here list of the participants of this meeting.

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

 

(Atlanta, 7 February 2016) – The PRME Chapter North America hosted the 3rd PRME Chapter Meeting North America at the Cole College of Business, Kennesaw State University in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The meeting built on the achievements and goals set at the 2nd PRME Regional Meeting North America hosted by University of Washington at Bothell School of Business, which focused on further embedding sustainability and corporate responsibility into management education. Preceding the conference, inspirational site visits were arranged at the Center on Civil Rights and the Martin Luther King Jr. Museum, which provided insight into Atlanta’s history in relation to human rights and the SDGs. The visits were followed by a keynote presentation by Jennifer Ragland, Director of International Government Relations and Public Affairs, Coca Cola, Inc. Two main themes were dominant in the conference: engagement and impact. Participants focused on how schools could improve their engagement with and impact on business and cultural communities to further embed the Six Principles into higher education and society. Furthermore, the meeting continued PRME Chapter North America’s work on aligning and unifying the resources of existing and new PRME members in order to explore the next steps for the PRME Chapter North America.
During the workshop, participants celebrated the establishment of the PRME Chapter North America, led by Mark Meaney as the PRME Chapter North America Chair and expressed their interest in working together and strengthening engagement in the region. 
Main activities and core value proposition of the established PRME Chapter North America:
The PRME Chapter North America will be a PRME regional platform that will help to advance the Six Principles of PRME. It will also be a local catalyser and, in coordination with the PRME Secretariat, a link to the UN Global Compact Networks in the USA and Canada.
PRME Chapter North America participants reported back on the progress of projects identified during the 2nd PRME Regional Meeting North America, as well as engaged in a productive discussion around the future activities of the Chapter towards strengthening the regional PRME community and collaboratively tackling barriers to responsible management, proposing the following projects:
Recruiting more participants to become PRME signatories in the North America region
Peer learning and support with the drafting of the Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) report, research projects and teaching
Furthering the link with business, especially through the Global Compact Local Networks USA and Canada
Strengthening the collaboration with students across the region.
Developing PRME Awards for excellence in responsible management education
Developing links between the PRME Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports and AACSB and EQUIS Accreditation, with the goal to introduce a template.
Cross-School Research Project using UN Global Compact data set with the objective of building knowledge for UN Global Compact companies, and best practices for teaching in management education institutions
Implementing PRME at faith based institutions
Furthering the responsible management education discussion in the Cascadia (USA/Canada) region
Exploring PRME and Indigenous Peoples Issues
Continue to host annual PRME Regional Meetings. The next edition will take place at the University of Guelph
Other contributions included AIM2Flourish and Sustainable Mindset/LEAP that generated a vibrant discussion on how these projects could evolve in the region.
The PRME Secretariat thanks Coles College of Business, Kennesaw University for hosting and participants for attending this successful event. 
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

10 Feb 2016

3rd PRME Chapter Meeting Iberian (Spain and Portugal) promotes contributions to the UN Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development

(Porto, 1 February 2016) – The 3rd PRME Chapter Iberian meeting built on the achievements and goals set at the 1st PRME Chapter Meeting Iberian and 2nd PRME Chapter Meeting Iberian, which were hosted by ESADE and Comillas Pontifical University, respectively, to further embed sustainability and corporate responsibility into management-related education. The aim of the 3rd PRME Chapter Meeting Iberian was to introduce and reflect on the recently launched Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The meeting promoted open reflection on how the Iberian region could contribute to the UN Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development with support from speakers and participants from all over the business and academic worlds.

The meeting started with a review of the outcomes of the PRME Global Forum 2015 and an introduction about the Sustainable Development Goals by Florencia Librizzi, PRME Secretariat, UN Global Compact. Following, companies shared good practices and engaged in an open discussion with the audience around the relevance of the SDGs in the region.  

Thereafter, the PRME Chapter Iberian working meeting served as an opportunity to discuss what business schools could do to address the SDGs, and help corporations comply with the SDGs. The PRME Chapter Iberian also reported on the development of the projects identified in previous work meetings, such as the Indicator Matrix to measure progress done by PRME signatories (by Ignacio Maroto, Instituto Superior de Educación, Administración y Desarrollo en Madrid), Project with Businesses and the SDGs (by Giorgia Miotto, EADA Business School), and the presentation of the Inspirational Guide for the Chapter (by Anna Bajo, University Pontifical Comillas) and agreed to continue to work on:

  • Conducting a pilot phase to globally test the Indicators Matrix developed by the PRME Chapter in order to measure progress made in implementing the Six Principles in contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals. This group is led by Javier Benayas of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid with the support of other colleagues from DEUSTO Business School, Instituto Superior de Educación, Administración y Desarrollo en Madrid, UPF Barcelona School of Management, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, IESE Business School, ESADE and Universidade do Minho.
  • Continuing to involve and collaborate with companies to promote the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The core group led by Giorgia Miotto of EADA Business School will continue to drive this project in close collaboration with the Global Compact Local Networks. Continuing to collect good practices of member institutions in an inspirational guide in order to systematically compare progress towards the development of the Six Principles. Anna Bajo of the University Pontifical Comillas will continue to lead the project.
  • Expanding the online platform for the PRME Chapter Iberian, as developed by Joao Dias da Silva, Porto Business School. The challenge now is to increase usage by other institutions in the PRME Chapter and to share content on the database for future joint research.
  • Continue to host the annual PRME Chapter Iberian Regional Meeting. The next edition will take place in 2017 at UPF Barcelona School of Management, Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

Finally, attendees agreed to discuss the formal establishment of the PRME Chapter Iberian at the upcoming meeting and present on their progress on the above projects.

For more information on the PRME Chapter Iberian (Spain and Portugal) see their PRME Chapter page and contacts here.

 

(Porto, 1 February 2016) – The 3rd PRME Chapter Iberian meeting built on the achievements and goals set at the 1st PRME Chapter Meeting Iberian and 2nd PRME Chapter Meeting Iberian, which were hosted by ESADE and Comillas Pontifical University, respectively, to further embed sustainability and corporate responsibility into management-related education. The aim of the 3rd PRME Chapter Meeting Iberian was to introduce and reflect on the recently launched Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The meeting promoted open reflection on how the Iberian region could contribute to the UN Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development with support from speakers and participants from all over the business and academic worlds.
The meeting started with a review of the outcomes of the PRME Global Forum 2015 and an introduction about the Sustainable Development Goals by Florencia Librizzi, PRME Secretariat, UN Global Compact. Following, companies shared good practices and engaged in an open discussion with the audience around the relevance of the SDGs in the region.  
Thereafter, the PRME Chapter Iberian working meeting served as an opportunity to discuss what business schools could do to address the SDGs, and help corporations comply with the SDGs. The PRME Chapter Iberian also reported on the development of the projects identified in previous work meetings, such as the Indicator Matrix to measure progress done by PRME signatories (by Ignacio Maroto, Instituto Superior de Educación, Administración y Desarrollo en Madrid), Project with Businesses and the SDGs (by Giorgia Miotto, EADA Business School), and the presentation of the Inspirational Guide for the Chapter (by Anna Bajo, University Pontifical Comillas) and agreed to continue to work on:
Conducting a pilot phase to globally test the Indicators Matrix developed by the PRME Chapter in order to measure progress made in implementing the Six Principles in contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals. This group is led by Javier Benayas of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid with the support of other colleagues from DEUSTO Business School, Instituto Superior de Educación, Administración y Desarrollo en Madrid, UPF Barcelona School of Management, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, IESE Business School, ESADE and Universidade do Minho.
Continuing to involve and collaborate with companies to promote the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The core group led by Giorgia Miotto of EADA Business School will continue to drive this project in close collaboration with the Global Compact Local Networks. Continuing to collect good practices of member institutions in an inspirational guide in order to systematically compare progress towards the development of the Six Principles. Anna Bajo of the University Pontifical Comillas will continue to lead the project.
Expanding the online platform for the PRME Chapter Iberian, as developed by Joao Dias da Silva, Porto Business School. The challenge now is to increase usage by other institutions in the PRME Chapter and to share content on the database for future joint research.
Continue to host the annual PRME Chapter Iberian Regional Meeting. The next edition will take place in 2017 at UPF Barcelona School of Management, Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
Finally, attendees agreed to discuss the formal establishment of the PRME Chapter Iberian at the upcoming meeting and present on their progress on the above projects.
For more information on the PRME Chapter Iberian (Spain and Portugal) see their PRME Chapter page and contacts here.

10 Feb 2016

PRME Issues 2015 Annual Report/2016 Outlook

In 2015, seventy-eight new institutions signed on to the PRME initiative, raising the total to nearly 650 active PRME participants from 83 countries. At the same time, 198 institutions submitted SIP reports, while 18 were delisted for failure to meet the mandatory reporting requirement. As the initiative grows, individual signatories and groups, such as PRME Chapters and PRME Champions, push responsible management education to new levels and continue to drive forward this community. This report provides us with an opportunity to reflect on highlights from the past year and look forward to exciting projects and priorities in 2016.

We are happy to report that in 2015:

  • Twelve PRME Regional Meetings were held to discuss and activate responsible management practices in the local context, with two new PRME Chapters emerging (PRME Chapter Central and Eastern Europe & PRME Chapter India) and one new established Chapter (PRME Chapter North America). In 2016, 14 PRME Regional Meetings are scheduled.
  • The PRME Champions group concluded its 2014-2015 pilot phase and took on applications for the new phase of PRME Champions projects that began in January 2016.

Coming up in 2016:

  • The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will continue to be placed at the forefront of the PRME community, acting as the Flagship Issue for both the UN Global Compact and PRME. In this respect, PRME will focus on enabling and mobilizing management educators and students as well as young innovators to the 2030 Agenda and SDGs. Accordingly, PRME signatory institutions are encouraged to align their work with the SDGs through individual commitments and collaborative action through PRME Workstreams, Chapters, and other engagement platforms.
  • The PRME Secretariat, along with the PRME Steering Committee and PRME Advisory Committee, is updating PRME’s strategic goals through a strategic review process.

As 2016 progresses, PRME will continue to link the PRME community to relevant news and opportunities at the global, regional, and local levels, and with stakeholders across sectors.


For more 2015 highlights and 2016 updates, read the 2015 Annual Report/2016 Outlook here. 

In 2015, seventy-eight new institutions signed on to the PRME initiative, raising the total to nearly 650 active PRME participants from 83 countries. At the same time, 198 institutions submitted SIP reports, while 18 were delisted for failure to meet the mandatory reporting requirement. As the initiative grows, individual signatories and groups, such as PRME Chapters and PRME Champions, push responsible management education to new levels and continue to drive forward this community. This report provides us with an opportunity to reflect on highlights from the past year and look forward to exciting projects and priorities in 2016.

We are happy to report that in 2015:

  • Twelve PRME Regional Meetings were held to discuss and activate responsible management practices in the local context, with two new PRME Chapters emerging (PRME Chapter Central and Eastern Europe & PRME Chapter India) and one new established Chapter (PRME Chapter North America). In 2016, 14 PRME Regional Meetings are scheduled.

·         The PRME Champions group concluded its 2014-2015 pilot phase and took on applications for the new phase of PRME Champions projects that began in January 2016.

Coming up in 2016:

-       The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will continue to be placed at the forefront of the PRME community, acting as the Flagship Issue for both the UN Global Compact and PRME. In this respect, PRME will focus on enabling and mobilizing management educators and students as well as young innovators to the 2030 Agenda and SDGs. Accordingly, PRME signatory institutions are encouraged to align their work with the SDGs through individual commitments and collaborative action through PRME Workstreams, Chapters, and other engagement platforms.

-       The PRME Secretariat, along with the PRME Steering Committee and PRME Advisory Committee, is updating PRME’s strategic goals through a strategic review process. 

As 2016 progresses, PRME will continue to link the PRME community to relevant news and opportunities at the global, regional, and local levels, and with stakeholders across sectors.

 

For more 2015 highlights and 2016 updates, read the 2015 Annual Report/2016 Outlook here. 

08 Feb 2016

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

We are pleased to highlight contributing PRME participants for the month of January. We welcome new signatories and supporting organisations to the PRME initiative (6), congratulate signatories for submitting their Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports (13), and express our collective thanks to all participants that contributed financially (7) to the PRME initiative over the last month.

New Signatories:

Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports:  

Financial Contributions:

We are pleased to highlight contributing PRME participants for the month of December. We welcome new signatories and supporting organisations to the PRME initiative (2), congratulate signatories for submitting their Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports (15), and express our collective thanks to all participants thatcontributed financially (17) to the PRME initiative over the last month.

New Signatories:

Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports:  

Financial Contributions:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

04 Feb 2016

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