PRME Chapter Australia & New Zealand

The Australia & New Zealand (AUSNZ) region is a very active PRME Signatory base comprising a group of schools that are not only active within the global PRME network, but also actively engaged in pushing the agenda for responsible management education forward with a range of innovative approaches to support the realisation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The AUSNZ representation began with the initiation of the PRME in New York in 2008 with two business schools’ attendance and commitment to PRME signatory - LaTrobe (Victoria) and Griffith (Queensland). Since 2008 both of these business schools have promoted the PRME by being involved in the PRME global forums, being members of key advisory groups for the PRME Champions structures, developing international collaborations with other PRME business schools and promoting the PRME both domestically and internationally through conferences, events and speaking engagements.

The PRME Chapter Australia/New Zealand was endorsed as an Emerging Chapter by participants at the 2nd PRME Australia/New Zealand Forum, hosted by Griffith Business School (Australia) in 2012. We transitioned to an established Chapter in 2017 with a strong network signing the Memorandum of Understanding at the 5th AUSNZ PRME Forum held at Deakin University, Melbourne.

Our annual forums have always proved to be a time for celebration, sharing, learning and networking with event themes that enable rich discussions. From ‘inspire, motivate, engage & act (IMEA)’ in 2017, ‘Beyond Business as Usual’ in 2018 and ‘Students as Partners’ in 2019, we always strive for inclusivity with attendance from students and industry partners. Currently the AUSNZ Chapter Chair, Dr Belinda Gibbons, sits on the UNPRME Board acknowledging the key role our Chapter has played in responsible management education.

The Australian New Zealand Chapter has grown in 2020 to a network of 29 Australian and 5 New Zealand Higher Education Institutions. It is worth noting that 73% of all Australian universities and 63% of all New Zealand universities are PRME signatories. Enabling university graduates to become effective citizens and active change agents is a key driver of this region’s higher education sector. The recognition that business schools play a major role in cross-sector collaboration to ensure we leave our world in a better place than what we found it drives our regions’ PRME passions and amplifies our commitment to responsible management education and values of sustainability and global responsibility.

Students studying in Australia and New Zealand come from across the globe. Large numbers of diverse cultures offer us rich exploration for teaching and learning but also numerous challenges in the way to tackle all 17 SDGs in the curriculum, research and partnerships. The PRME AUSNZ Chapter comes together as a community to share knowledge and ways. In the following section, we summarise some of these key collaborative efforts and partnerships at the local, national and international level.

Main activities of the Chapter include:

  • Strengthening the responsible management education and PRME participation in the region
  • Creating a survey to involve Deans in PRME
  • Monthly calls and use of social platform for communication between members of the Chapter

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For more information, please contact:

Dr Rob Hales, Co-Chair Australia & New Zealand Chapter. Griffith Business School, Griffith University. Contact

Dr Jackie King, Co-Chair Australia & New Zealand Chapter. Faculty of Business and Economics and Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne. Contact

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Signatory Members

Adelaide Business School Auckland University of Technology Business School Australian Institute of Management Education & Training (AIM Business School) Bond University Faculty of Business Charles Sturt University School of Management & Marketing College of Business and Economics, University of Tasmania College of Business, Law and Governance, James Cook University Curtin University Deakin University, Faculty of Business and Law Edith Cowan University School of Business and Law Faculty of Business & Economics and Melbourne Business School Faculty of Law and Business, School of Business, Australian Catholic University Federation Business School Griffith Business School Health Education and Training Institute La Trobe Business School Macquarie Business School Monash Business School Murdoch University Newcastle Business School, University of Newcastle RMIT University: College of Business and Law School of Business and Law - Central Queensland University Southern Cross University - School of Business and Tourism Swinburne School of Business, Law and Entrepreneurship The University of Sydney Business School UC Business School UniSA Business University of Auckland Business School University of New England UNE Business School University of Queensland Business School University of the Sunshine Coast University of Western Australia Business School University of Wollongong Faculty of Business and Law UNSW Business School UTS Business School, University of Technology Sydney Victoria University Business School Wellington School of Business and Government
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