Details for Curtin University

Participant Status


Type of Organization


Type of Education

Undergraduate, Post Graduate, Doctoral, Executive


Bentley, Western Australia, Australia


Sign Up Date to PRME

28 Sep 2011

Current Sharing Information on Progress Report Submission

12 Jan 2017

Sharing Information on Progress (2017)

Curtin Business School PRME SIP 2017 - View Report

Period Covered: Jan 2015 to Dec 2016

Core to Curtin University’s mission is its committed to lead transformative social practices that ‘transform lives and communities through education and research’. Curtin’s approach to ethics, responsibility and sustainability is predicated on community-based collaboration where staff, students and external stakeholders work together to accomplish a shared vision. The Curtin Business School values, supported by its mission, fully align with those of the University.

Achievements Curriculum Integration in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

Curtin Business School (CBS) pursues work in frontline research, teaching and policy advice that strongly support the corporate responsibility and sustainability agenda in the areas of organisational sustainability, environmental sustainability, social dimensions and trends to advance economic and social wellbeing. In 2007, funded by the Commonwealth Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (DEWHA), following stakeholder engagement, education about and for sustainability began to be embedded in the MBA program of the Curtin Graduate School of Business (CGSB) through the Australian Research Institute in Education for Sustainability (ARIE) project in collaboration of Macquarie University, RMIT and University of Technology Sydney.

Since 2011, Curtin University in partnership with three European Union (EU) and two other Australian (AU) universities succeeded in securing the competitive EU-AU Joint Mobility grant. This exchange program entitled: SMOG (Sustainable Management for Organisations, Business and Government), is focused on interdisciplinary sustainable management education and research involving students and faculty members. The programme brings together 6 universities with educational and research expertise in the fields of business and sustainable development studies. The consortium institutions are: University of Sydney; Curtin University; University of South Australia; Czech Technical University in Prague; University of Salford, UK; and University of Bologna, Italy. The University's involvement in this exciting program is being championed by Associate Professor Anna Lee Rowe, Chair of CBS Strategic Review Board.

Achievements Research Development in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

As Curtin endeavours to make tomorrow better both locally and internationally, it is critical that a commitment to PRME is evident throughout not only our research and teaching, but all of our operations. The process of embedding the PRME is still in its infancy, but we will continue to:
• Research sustainability – a quarter of our research income and output is related to responsibility and sustainability;
• Teach sustainability – we are committed to supporting rich and diverse learning experiences for all students as we seek to produce graduates who are committed to making a difference in the workplace and society;
• Practice sustainability – the Curtin Master Plan will drive the transformation of the campus over the next decades and position Curtin as a leader in sustainable design.

The Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility Unit (GCSR) was established in 2004 with the aim of combining the capacity of diverse research and teaching groups across CBS schools and to facilitate multi-disciplinary research in company sustainability policy development, accountability, regulatory frameworks, also in alignment with some over-arching themes of the Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute and Australian Sustainable Development Institute (such as, Energy and resources; sustainable politics, policy and economics; people and communities; and sustainable regions). Collaborative projects have also emerged that are exploring solutions to enable business, government and the community to meet the challenges of reform processes in line with corporate policy, socio economic development, tourism, energy economics, environmental responsibility and sustainability.

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