New York, 12 December 2012 – The PRME Working Group on Anti-Corruption presented a set of teaching materials targeting MBA students to business leaders at the Global Compact’s Meeting of the Working Group on the 10th Principle against Corruption, which was held on 10-11 December at UN Headquarters in New York.
Over the last two years, the PRME Working Group on Anti-Corruption has compiled an extensive selection of teaching guides, study questions, reading materials and case studies into a single resource for management educators. This “toolkit” contains a total of eleven modules on diverse topics such as international standards, legislation and behavior science. Fourteen schools in eleven countries are currently taking part in the curriculum’s pilot phase, which will end with an evaluation in May 2013. Development of an online platform and campaign marketing the toolkit to business schools will follow in mid-2013. See below for a list of participating schools.
“We need your help to develop students who are capable of meeting the challenge of corruption,” implored Matthias Kleinhempel, the PRME Working Group facilitator and Director of the Center for Governance and Transparency at IAE Business School in Argentina, “We urge you to partner with local business schools by providing case studies, guest lectures, and instruction. Business schools can also facilitate collective action and integrity pacts, and serve as a platform for compliance networking.”
The UNGC 10th Principle Meeting took place over two days. On the first day, a high-level panel discussed business action against corruption and the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Speakers included UN Ambassador Macharia Kamau of Kenya, UNDP Assistant Secretary-General Olav Kjorven, Global Compact Director Georg Kell, and Revenue Watch Institute President Daniel Kauffman, among others.
The second day featured small group sessions focused on two areas critical to the private sector’s fight against corruption: reporting and supply chain regulation. Jermyn Brooks, Chair of Transparency International’s Business Advisory Board, moderated the sessions, which ended with a discussion of next steps for the working group and updates from several partner organizations, including PRME. As a central outcome of the meeting, members agreed to provide input on anti-corruption to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by March 2013.
The following schools are participating in the PRME Anti-Corruption Toolkit Pilot Phase: AESE Business School (Portugal), Audencia Nantes School of Management (France), Bangalore University (India), Faculty of Business Management - Open University (Tanzania), Fundación Universitaria de los Andes (Colombia), HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration (Germany), IAE Business School (Argentina), Kyiv Mohyla Business School (Ukraine), Lagos Business School (Nigeria), Moscow International Higher Business School MIRBIS (Russia), Silesian University of Technology (Poland), The Financial University (Russia), Universidad de San Andres (Colombia), and University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur (Germany).
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