The 7th PRME Asia Forum, organized by the Faculty of Business of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), was held on 6 - 7 July 2016 in Hong Kong in conjunction with the 1st PRME Colloquium on Higher Education, organized by the Centre for Corporate Sustainability and Innovations (CCSI), Hang Seng Management College (HSMC).
During the two-day Forum, themed “Stakeholder Engagement for Responsible Management Education in Contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals,” 130 participants from China, India, Malaysia, the Philippines, South Korea, Thailand and other countries explored ways of engaging students, businesses, non-governmental organizations, policymakers, accreditation bodies, and non-business faculties in promoting responsible leadership, sustainability, and corporate responsibility. Meanwhile, the Colloquium engaged these stakeholders in an open dialogue on the context, practices and actions necessary for developing a sustainable mindset, offering responsible management education, and fulfilling SDGs.
Among the guests of honor at the event were Dr. Christine Loh Kung-wai, Under Secretary for the Environment of the HKSAR Government, and Mr. Jonas Haertle, Head of PRME Secretariat & Academic Affairs at the UN Global Compact Office.
The Forum concluded with the creation of roadmaps for two emerging PRME Chapters in the region: PRME Chapter East Asia and PRME Chapter India, as well the establishment of the PRME Chapter ASEAN+. In addition, CCSI of HSMC signed an MoU with Letran University in the Philippines for sustainability-related activities at the Colloquium.
The PRME Secretariat would like to thank the Faculty of Business of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Centre for Corporate Sustainability and Innovations (CCSI), Hang Seng Management College for hosting and participants for attending this productive event. Find more information on the 7th PRME Asia Forum here and the PRME Colloquium on Higher Education here. Photos from the 7th PRME Asia Forum can be found here and speaker presentations here.