PRME Working Group on Sharing Information on Progress (SIPs)
The Sharing Information on Progress reports (SIPs) are essential in building accountability and making the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative a truly growing learning community. SIPs can have great value, both to the signatory institution and for the whole global PRME initiative. It is the best way to illustrate the school’s progress in its sustainability efforts and, therefore, the best way to showcase publicly its competitive advantage. It also helps to define the organizations’ achievements so far, and outline its next steps.
This Working Group aims to create awareness, encourage and facilitate research, discussion and exchange of relevant issues around SIPs that can inspire other PRME signatories to implement truly relevant initiatives - and influence other business schools and organizations to join and expand PRME.
1. Regarding the SIPs analysis, the Working Group will work on:
-Studying the SIPs uploaded by the signatories to the PRME-Sharing Information on Progress website, and producing one or two main analysis reports yearly (considering relevant issues such as the 18-month reporting policy and others).
-Working closely with the United Nations Global Compact Office’s Communication On Progress team to engage in a learning dialogue.
-Provide informal guidance to signatories that may address the working group with consultations on reporting.
2. Regarding the SIPs production and policies, the Working Group will work on:
-Writing useful documents (guidelines, “inspirational guides”, etc) that can help in the elaboration of high-quality and engaging SIP reports for the PRME community.
-Encouraging dialogue on good reporting policies and how to build accountability (e.g. on issues such as PRME signatories’ classification, status, integrity, etc).
- Give recommendations to the PRME initiative regarding updates and changes to the SIP policy.
3. Regarding the production of academic/scholarly work, the Working Group will work on:
-Writing academic papers for peer-reviewed journals (e.g. on the six principles and best practices)
-Organizing at least one “Special Issue” in an academic journal.
-Organizing and attending workshops, conferences etc.
4. Regarding the production of non-academic/scholarly activities, the Working Group will work on:
-Encouraging faculty and students of PRME participating academic institutions to join the group.
-Engaging in communication activities that can help PRME to gain visibility and awareness among higher education institutions, companies and public society.
PRME Working Groups are crucial in providing strategic input to the PRME initiative. While aiming to contribute to greater coherence, PRME Working Groups help to define new areas of work that the PRME initiative has a comparative advantage in advancing. It also helps to define new forms of learning and dialogue activities among PRME participating academic institutions. A PRME Working Group is led by a Working Group Chair and open to all PRME participating academic insitutions.
The SIP Working Group will be coordinated by Dr.Jose Manuel Alcaraz, PRME Researcher, in close coordination with the PRME Secretariat. To join the Working Group, please contact Dr.Jose Manuel Alcaraz at email@example.com with copy to PRMESecretariat@unprme.org.
 See here for PRME’s SIP policy: http://www.unprme.org/sharing-information-on-progress/sip-policy.php