(New York City, 23 June 2015) – Seven higher education institutions were recognised for their excellent efforts in reporting at the official reception of the 2015 Global Forum for Responsible Management Education, hosted and sponsored by Glasgow Caledonian University New York. Two categories—first-time Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports, and not first-time SIP reports submitted (on time) between July 2013 to March 2015—were entered for review.
In both categories, multiple reports were selected for recognition. Among many exemplary reports, those selected stood out for the reasons listed below. They are both stand-alone reports as well as integrated reports, and vary in the structure used to report on how they implement the Six Principles. The recognitions were granted after a peer review process conducted by members of PRME Working Group on SIPs, facilitators Giselle Weybrecht and Jose Manuel Alcaraz, discussion leaders, and Katie Simon and Florencia Librizzi from the PRME Secretariat. The institutions recognised on the occasion of the 2015 PRME Global Forum are listed below, in no particular order.
First time Category
La Rochelle Business School offers a thoughtful and substantive report. In particular, this report incorporates a thorough assessment of La Rochelle’s impact—particularly for a first-time report—with both qualitative and quantitative indicators. Building off of these assessments, the report highlights future objectives accompanied with a strategy to scale their impact. In addition, the report incorporates a clear integrated sustainability strategy, with supporting visual graphics.
Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley (United States)
Link to report: http://www.unprme.org/reports/BerkeleyHaas2013PRMEREPORT.pdf
Haas School of Business’s report is an organised, thorough report. Notable about this report is how it effectively structures and highlights its activities. In particular, under every Principle section, the report lists its Key Accomplishments and Future Objectives. In addition, the report allows the reader to grasp the scope and depth of Haas’s activities with its selected detailed and diverse examples, notably those in the Research Section.
Reykjavik University Business School (Iceland)
Reykjavik University Business School’s report is a strong example of an engaging and reader-friendly report. With accompanying graphics and photos, this report effectively communicates its many SIP-related activities in a concise, visually-appealing manner, which demonstrates how an SIP can be a powerful communication tool for stakeholders. Particularly notable is its engagement of different stakeholders in the report: the report routinely highlights examples and quotes from students, professors, and others.
Non first-time Category
Copenhagen Business School (Denmark)
Link to report: http://www.unprme.org/reports/CBS2015.pdf
Copenhagen Business School’s SIP exemplifies thoughtful impact assessment and reflection of its PRME-related activities, with accompanying examples and indicators effectively highlighted throughout the report. Particularly noteworthy about this report is how it engages a wide range of stakeholders. Quotes and contact information of the individuals involved in various activities are listed throughout the report, demonstrating how the SIP is used both for internal and external purposes.
Hanken School of Economics (Finland)
Link to report: http://www.unprme.org/reports/PRME2014pagesresized.pdf
Hanken School of Economics’ SIP is a thoughtful, strategic report. The report demonstrates a clear, integrated sustainability strategy, which ties smoothly to the activities described throughout the report. The reflection incorporated throughout the report is clear, with organized, appealing tables concisely outlining previous goals, the progress made on those goals, and future goals at the end of each section.
KEDGE Business School (France)
Link to report: http://www.unprme.org/reports/KEDGEBSActivityReport20122013.pdf
KEDGE Business School’s SIP is a strong example of an effective integrated report, with clear ties to the mission and Principles of PRME. The report demonstrates a comprehensive impact assessment of its sustainability activities, highlighting a range of both qualitative and quantitative indicators in reader-friendly tables and visuals. To add, the report is inviting and readable with an innovative structure, organised around the institution’s three core values: Create, Share, Care.
Universidad del Pacifico (Peru)
Universidad del Pacifico’s SIP is an organised, reflective report. The report provides comprehensive summaries of their activities under the Six Principles, as well as the “Seventh” Principle (Organisational Practices), in a clear manner with accompanying tables. In addition, the SIP concisely details the impacts of their activities using tables and indicators. The future objectives listed at the end are also thorough.
Reports worth a read in each region (2015)
To better enable signatories to learn good practices and tools from others in their communities, an additional two examples of good reporting from each region have been identified. The list of reports from each region can be found here.