Details for Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise
Type of Organization
Type of Education
Undergraduate, Post Graduate, Doctoral
Institution is part of
University of Central Lancashire
Preston, United Kingdom
Sign Up Date to PRME
30 May 2018
Current Sharing Information on Progress Report Submission
Letter of Commitment (2018)
Achievements Curriculum Integration in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability
• All our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes have significant sustainability/social enterprise content. However, the presence of this content is not always explicitly reflected in course documents. We will use the ongoing review of our portfolio of programmes to make a stronger emphasis on sustainability, corporate responsibility and ethics as learning objectives and outcomes of our courses.
• We currently have a dedicated 30 credit Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) module as a part of its Masters programme. The module aims to develop in students a critical understanding of the concepts and frameworks used in the analysis of CSR; to evaluate critically the role of CSR in international business; to provide students with necessary skills to identify, analyse and take managerial decisions regarding CSR issues.
• We have a dedicated ‘responsible marketer’ module in our marketing programmes that focuses on ethical and sustainable business.
• We are currently revising our portfolio of programmes to embed further the principles of responsible management into the curriculum. We are planning to ensure that all first year students receive a lecture on the Principles of Responsible Management drawing of the UN Global Compact and the PRME Initiative itself, plus a lecture on the Triple Bottom Line, Sustainability and Ethics and Stakeholder Engagement.
Achievements Research Development in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability
• The Institute of Transport and Tourism (ITT), a research centre within the Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise, provides fresh insights into transport, tourism and sustainable development through a rigorous investigation of issues of mobility in contemporary society. The ITT has an established track record of delivering high quality research on sustainable travel modes and transport for tourism.
• The Institute for Research into Organisations, Work and Employment (IROWE), another research centre under the auspices of the Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise, works closely with employers, government and trade unions to inform the development of ethical workplace practice and employment policy. It has on its agenda the investigation of sustainability and ethical conduct in workplace management, in particular in such areas as managing workplace conflict, downsizing and redundancy, health and social care research. The Institute has a strong business network between local and national businesses.
• The Institute of Logistics and Operations Management, a structure within the Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise, is currently exploring agility and sustainability in the oil and gas industry in developing economies.
• We are undertaking a research project on certifiable management standards as drivers of sustainable entrepreneurship financed by the British Academy
• We will take steps to ensure that our research centres will develop further the exploration of topics in the field of corporate responsibility and sustainability.