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Details for Federation Business School

Participant Status

Advanced

Type of Organization

Business School

Type of Education

Technical, Undergraduate, Post Graduate, Doctoral

Institution is part of

Federation University Australia

Location

Mt Helen, Victoria, Australia

Website

http://www.federation.edu.au/

Sign Up Date to PRME

16 Jan 2012

Current Sharing Information on Progress Report Submission

01 Sep 2016

Sharing Information on Progress (2015)

Federation Business School - PRME - Sharing Information on Progress Report 2015 - View Report

Period Covered: Jun 2015 to Jun 2016

Federation Business School (FBS) at Federation University Australia has been a signatory to the United Nations PRME since January 2012. Over the past 12 months, we have made significant progress in embedding the PRME’s six principles into everything we do as a Business School.

Achievements Curriculum Integration in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

Federation Business School (FBS) has funded a PRME Coordinator role and the established a PRME Committee, responsible for implementation of the faculty's PRME Strategic Plan 2016-20. This plan maps the school’s PRME priorities for the next five years and how the school intends to meet its PRME obligations.

FBS continues to embed the principles of sustainability, values and ethics and corporate social responsibility into the university experience of all staff and students undertaking FBS programs. FBS has continued its participation in programs such as ENACTUS and the New Colombo Plan, that engage staff and students in activities for an inclusive and sustainable global economy

Dedicated PRME courses for graduate and undergraduate programs have been developed and are now delivered as core courses for all Business School students. These courses embed the themes of sustainability, corporate social responsibility, values and ethics into every program offered by FBS and these themes are reinforced throughout each student’s academic experience.

For its 2015 Student Awards, FBS introduced a PRME Award for the student with the most meritorious performance in Principles of Responsible Business course.

FBS is currently developing an online Professional Development program to assist academic and administration staff to embed the PRME into their professional roles.

Achievements Research Development in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

Federation Business School has invested substantial time and effort into redefining who we are, what we do and what we stand for. The PRME has now been embedded into the faculty's Mission, Vision and Values statements.

FBS researchers have published numerous books, chapters and journal articles and presented at conferences on a range of PRME-related themes, including corporate social responsibility, organisational ethics, gender politics at work, business ethics and governance and regional economic development.

FBS has partnered with several business and community partners to develop and deliver research, education and community development programs supporting PRME in our regions. These programs have included:
• Glenelg SAVES (Glenelg Seniors Achieving Valuable Energy Savings)
• Sustainable Resources, Sustainable Agribusiness
• Towards reducing bather exposure to water pollution
• Commerce Ballarat & Baw Baw Shire Business Excellence Awards
• Ignite Your Business
• Ballarat Green Drinks

In September 2016, the Federation Business School will host the Social Responsibility Research Network Conference - 15th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility and 6th Organisational Governance Conference on CSR and organizational governance, in Melbourne, Australia.

Coinciding with SRRNet conference, the FBS is also hosting the 2016 meeting of the PRME Australasian Chapter.

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