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PRME Champions leadership group officially launches at Global Compact Leaders Summit 2013

(New York, 19 September 2013) Underscoring the role of management education in addressing sustainable development challenges – from climate change to widespread poverty and gender inequality – a group of 25 higher education institutions joined United Nations Under-Secretary-General Yukio Takasu, Department of Management, in New York today for the launch of PRME Champions. This new leadership group of the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative will work to unlock the next level of responsible management and leadership education.

The representatives of PRME Champion institutions, who met at the side lines of the Global Compact Leaders Summit 2013, have made an ambitious commitment to work collaboratively to develop and promote activities that address shared barriers to making responsible management education a reality.

Since its launch at the Global Compact Leaders Summit 2007 by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, the PRME initiatives now counts over 500 signatories from 81 countries. During the initial two year pilot phase, the PRME Champions group will work to refine what leadership means in the space of responsible management education, identify criteria for recognition of progress, and lay out a roadmap for continuous improvement by all in the PRME community.

Participants also pledged to work more actively with United Nations agencies, funds, and programmes, as well as participant companies of the UN Global Compact.

“With a view to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which will expire in 2015, Under-Secretary-General Takasu said: [The United Nations] are engaging with a wide range of stakeholders to explore future development priorities. In the Post-2015 era, business schools and higher education institutions have a critical role to play as well.”

Mr. Takasu encouraged participants to reflect on how these new global priorities will challenge academic institutions to adapt curriculum and research paradigms.

Mirroring the recent progress of Global Compact LEAD, a leadership platform of Global Compact participant companies, the PRME Champions group will operate under an initial two year pilot phase. The 25 PRME signatory institutions that have committed to the Champions group have been actively engaged in the PRME initiative by contributing to issue area working groups, serving as host of PRME meetings, regularly reporting on their progress to implement the Six Principles of PRME, and/or are a leader in the field of responsible management education. The group is globally and proportionally representative, according to the makeup of the larger PRME community.

“Since the inception of the PRME initiative in 2007, there has been increased debate over how to adapt management education to train a new generation of business leaders capable of managing the complex demands faced by business and society in the 21st century,” said Jonas Haertle, Head of the PRME Secretariat at the Global Compact Office. “While consensus has been reached by the majority of globally focused management programmes that sustainability issues must be incorporated, many questions remain regarding how to change. The PRME Champions group will work to address these questions.”

 

List of PRME Champion participants (status: 1 May 2014)

Country

Organisation Name

Australia

La Trobe Business School

Brazil

ISAE/FGV

Canada

Canada

Canada

Queen's School of Business, Queen's University

Ivey Business School, Western University

University of Guelph College of Management and Economics

Colombia

Denmark

Externado University Management Faculty

Copenhagen Business School

Egypt

School of Business, The American University in Cairo

Finland

Hanken School of Economics

France

Germany

Audencia Nantes School of Management

Pforzheim University Business School

India

Ireland

IILM, Institute for Higher Education

Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick

Mexico

Instituto Panamericano de Alta Dirección de Empresa (IPADE)

Nigeria

Lagos Business School, Pan-African University

Peru

CENTRUM Católica Graduate Business School, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Philippines

Asian Institute of Management (AIM)

Philippines

Ramon V. del Rosario College of Business, De La Salle University

Slovenia

IEDC-Bled School of Management

South Africa

Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town

South Korea

Kyung Hee University, School of Management

Spain

Deusto Business School

Spain

Switzerland

ESADE

HTW Chur University of Applied Sciences

Turkey

Sabanci University

UAE

University of Dubai

UK

UK

Aston Business School

Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow School for Business & Society

UK

Nottingham University Business School

US

Babson College

US

Fordham University Schools of Business

US

Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame

 

More information:
Jonas Haertle
Head, PRME Secretariat, UN Global Compact Office
haertle@un.org
+1-212 907 1376

19 Sep 2013

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