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News - 10 February 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

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