Signatories

Details for La Trobe Business School

Participant Status

PRME Champion

Type of Organization

Business School

Type of Education

Post Graduate, Doctoral, Executive

Institution is part of

La Trobe University

Location

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Website

http://www.latrobe.edu.au/business

Sign Up Date to PRME

01 Apr 2008

Current Sharing Information on Progress Report Submission

09 Sep 2016

Sharing Information on Progress (2016)

La Trobe Business School - View Report

Period Covered: Jul 2013 to Jul 2016

In 2008 the La Trobe Business School (LBS) became a PRME signatory and one of the first 100 business schools globally to commit to achieving the six principles of responsible management education. Now, in 2016, LBS has joined 29 other leading institutions from around the world in the formal phase of the PRME Champions Group for 2016-2017.

Achievements Curriculum Integration in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

La Trobe University is guided by overarching Sustainability Policies, which help the University operate and function in a sustainable way. This supports the PRME as sustainability and responsibility become embedded in the way La Trobe
functions. It assists in bringing the PRME principles down to a practical level, providing faculty, partners and students with a method that they can use in adopting principles and goals to their everyday working life. This is an important support function to the PRME as it helps demonstrate how the issues can be tackled.

As the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law points out:

“the PRME principles have been a good way for La Trobe to highlight the
things we are good at, for example: environmental accounting, governance and
social justice”.

Achievements Research Development in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

The process of embedding the PRME is still very much in the beginning. It has been an exciting time, with many new opportunities and developments, as well as challenges.

The process and impact of the PRME is becoming larger, and we consider the PRME to be a key future strength of La Trobe Business School and La Trobe as a whole. We recognise that many of the discussions around sustainability and responsibility going on in the world are putting pressure on universities to be a part of this paradigm shift. The focus and attention has increasingly pointed towards education and research
for leadership, and we are proud to be a part of this movement, as well as seeing interest in the PRME grow across the University. Much work has been done, but we are still at the beginning of the process of adopting the PRME in a holistic manner.

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