On 9-10 of November 2017, over 40 deans and representatives of Benelux and France business schools, universities and their stakeholders, gathered at Antwerp Management School and endorsed the creation of an emerging PRME Chapter France & Benelux. This Chapter will focus upon furthering sustainability within the educational sector through collaborative initiatives and sharing best practices.
Jonas Haertle, Head of PRME, said “it is encouraging the PRME Chapter France & Benelux — the 15th PRME Chapter — launched this year”, adding that “PRME Chapters play an important role supporting responsible management education and helping achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in a regional context.”
Collaboration in the Chapter will allow the participating business schools and management-related higher education institutions to jointly respond to regional challenges regarding sustainable development. By engaging with broader stakeholders, assessing their own CSR efforts and by sharing and developing common resources for teaching, research and outreach, the schools will be better able to lead change and create social impact.
The launch meeting was jointly organized by represetatives from each participating country and strongly supported by the schools listed below. For France it is the Conference des Grandes Ecoles (CGE), for Belgium it is Antwerp Management School (AMS) and for The Netherlands it is Maastricht School of Management (MSM) and Amsterdam School of International Business (AMSIB) together.
About CGE: a not-for-profit association of 223 public and private higher education institutions – engineering, business and other specialties schools – founded in 1973. CGE acts as a think tank, a do tank, a lobby and a collective label on post-master qualifications particularly.
About MSM: Founded in 1952, Maastricht School of Management (MSM) is one of the oldest and most international business schools in the Netherlands. MSM offers research-driven and internationally accredited MBA, MSc and MM degrees, as well as many shorter professional and executive courses. MSM sets great store in being an Advanced Signatory of the UN initiative, Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME).
MSM’s mission is to provide education and research for ethical management, inspiring leadership, innovative entrepreneurship and effective public policy, building on its unique history in working together with institutions in emerging economies for better global management. MSM subscribes to high ethical standards in business and strongly promotes corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainable development. CSR and business ethics are an integral part of MSM’s program offer – in both research and education.
Since 1959 Antwerp Management School (AMS) has been providing high quality management training and research which has given a powerful impulse to economic and social activities in Belgium and far beyond. AMS is an international Boutique Business School that helps its customers to create sustainable value by shaping talent into becoming Global Citizens. To accomplish this mission, AMS delivers state-of-the-art management knowledge, anchored in a business and organizational context. This is the fundamental basis on which we put 3 value pillars that we believe are needed to become Global Citizens: self-awareness, global perspective and societal consciousness.
About AMSIB: AMSIB is situated in the business district of Amsterdam South East. The Amsterdam School of International Business (AMSIB) is home to 2,800 students and 150 faculty members. AMSIB provides students global business education.
Participating schools and universities
Amsterdam Business School
Amsterdam School of International Business (AMSIB)
Antwerp Management School
Audencia Business School
Burgundy School of Business
Ecole de Management de Normandie
EDC Paris Business School
EM Strasbourg Business School
Emlyon Business School
Grenoble Ecole de Management
HEC Liège, Management School - University of Liège
Iaelyon School of Management – University Jean Moulin
IESEG School of Management
KEDGE Business School
KU Leuven – Campus Brussels
KU Leuven – Faculty of Economics and Business
Louvain School of Management (LSM)
Maastricht School of Management
Rennes School of Business
Rotterdam School of Management BV
Telecom Ecole de Management
Tias Business School
Toulouse School of Management
United International Business Schools (UIBS)
For more information about the PRME Chapter France & Benelux, please contact Eva Geluk firstname.lastname@example.org