Details for School of Economics and Management, Tongji University

Participant Status


Type of Organization

Business School

Type of Education

Undergraduate, Post Graduate, Doctoral, Executive


Shanghai, China


Sign Up Date to PRME

01 Apr 2012

Current Sharing Information on Progress Report Submission

14 Jul 2016

Sharing Information on Progress (2016)

Sharing Information on Progress 2016 - View Report

Period Covered: Jan 2014 to Jan 2016

As a participant of PRME, SEM takes the engagement of sustainable development as one of its missions and endeavors to cultivate leading business leaders with social responsibility. It pays close attention to the major challenges companies and society face concerning environment, energy and business ethics, and integrates them into the curricula of all program.

Achievements Curriculum Integration in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

What we have achieved:

-SEM has reviewed and reinforced its vision and mission. Our vision is to be globally recognised for developing leading management professionals to build up a sustainable society.
 -Lots of teachers of SEM have attended the Davos Forum.
 -Our Executive Education program offers special training programs of “green building techniques and optimized purchasing".
 -SEM takes part in the green campus construction plan of Tongji University.
 -Prof. XiaoLong CHEN of SEM has done a lot of researches in the construction of conservation-oriented campuses, and was awarded by the Chinese Ministry of Education in this field.
 -A lot of lectures on sustainable development, such as Circular Economy, and academic forums, such as Challenges and Strategy of Modern Urban Transportation have taken place at SEM.
 -Curriculum Integration
 1. Bachelor program:We offer courses in moral cultivation and basis of law, business ethics, sustainable development and management, community management and development to enhance students' moral level and to help our students become good citizens with a sense of social responsibility.
 2. MBA program:We especially started the enterprise ethics and sustainable development and management courses. Meanwhile, we also focus on integrating social responsibility to social practice activities of MBA students.
3. EMBA program:We offer courses in cooperate social responsibility, business ethics and related lectures to improve the students' sense of social responsibility. In addition, we created the cultural atmosphere of charity by hosting forums and publicity activities at SEM.

What we are planning to achieve:
 -To perfect the curriculum design of corporate responsibility and sustainability, and to make the curriculum more systematic at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
 -To pay more attention to the extracurricular practice and continue to participate in building a sustainable campus.

Achievements Research Development in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

What we have achieved:
-SEM conducts many state funded and consulting projects related to corporate responsibility and sustainable development.
-Sustainable development base within SEM--(City Management Research Base of Shanghai Municipal Government and Tongji University).
-Sino-Europe Building Energy Efficiency Research and Training Center of Tongji University.
-Sustainable Development Research Institute headed by Prof. Dajian ZHE at SEM.
-Hosting the International Forum on Innovation and Sustainable Development (with UNEP and China State Environmental Protection Administration)
-Publications in JBE and Omega-International Journal of Management Science, etc. e.g. A robust branch-and-cut approach for the minimum-energy symmetric network connectivity problem, An assessment model of lifecycle energy consumption in resident buildings and case study, and Inter-provincial difference and causes analysis of total factor CO 2 emissions performance in China.
-Corporate responsibility (charity activities carried out by EDP and EMBA students).
-We have established the incentive mechanism of social contribution (academic influence).

What we are planning to achieve
-To carry out sustainable researches with enterprises.
-To establish a mechanism for guiding faculty in conducting researches of international influence (in sustainable development and cooperate responsibility).
-To play a more significant role in the community and to build YangPu as a sustainable intellectual district in Shanghai.

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