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1st PRME Latin America Regional Meeting concludes at IAE Business School

Buenos Aires – 6-7 December. The 1st PRME Latin America Regional Meeting, hosted by IAE Business School and its Centro de Gobernabilidad y Transparencia and organized in partnership with the PRME Secretariat and the Consejo Latinoamericano de Escuelas de Administración (CLADEA) brought together faculty and deans from PRME participating and non-participating schools in the region and abroad. 60 participants from 20 countries including representatives from 10 Latin American countries from Mexico to Brazil participated in this day and half event to discuss and present on issues of particular importance to the regions.

Various business leaders, along with Martin Santiago, Resident Coordinator of the United Nations in Argentina, brought to light the urgency management schools face in Latin America to advance corporate responsibility in the region. The advancement of implementing anti-corruption practices and business as a means to overcome poverty were two of the core issues discussed. Best practices were presented on how to implement these topics into the curriculum of management schools.

Further, a “diverse perspectives” panel discussion presented various approaches schools have made in incorporating responsible management at their institutions along with their challenges. An underlying trend was the struggle each school faces in incorporating corporate responsibility as a core issue into the curriculum and fusing it throughout all disciplines in the business schools. Furthermore, the necessity for more faculty development on responsible management education remains a challenge.

The common objectives shared by all the participants to work together in further promoting PRME in the region became a concrete outcome. Participants committed to support each other in advancing research and training to further imbed responsible management education not only in curricula, but also in campus practices.

For a full agenda and presentations from the 1st PRME Latin America Meeting please visit the event site.

 

The regional meeting was preceded by a workshop of PRME’s Working Group on Anti-Corruption. Please visit the PRME Working Group on Anti-Corruption page for more information.

08 Dec 2011

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