The PRME Nordic Chapter consists of PRME signatories from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. The first informal meeting of this group was held at Copenhagen Business School (Denmark) in June 2013 during the Sustainability in a Scandinavian Context Conference. In September 2013, a second meeting for the PRME Chapter Nordic was held alongside the 2013 PRME Summit – 5th Annual Assembly in Bled, Slovenia. Following these two meetings, the PRME Chapter Nordic became established on 13 September 2014, after formalising a Memorandum of Understanding between the Chapter and the PRME Secretariat.
The 2015 PRME Chapter Meeting Nordic took place on 8-9 June at Copenhagen Business School in Copenhagen, Denmark. In addition to other Nordic business schools that may host PRME Regional Meetings and Chapter Meetings Nordic, the Copenhagen Business School has committed to host the Sustainability in a Scandinavian Context conference every second year during which time a PRME Nordic Chapter is scheduled to be included.
The 3rd PRME Chapter Meeting Nordic was held in September 2016 at Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm, Sweden.
The 4th PRME Chapter Meeting Nordic took place in September 2017.
The PRME Chapter Nordic has the aim to build a network based on further promoting the “cooperative advantage” of the Nordic business context and has determined the following next steps and commitments:
- To help translate and implement PRME in the local context
- To leverage the strength of the existing UN Global Compact Nordic Network and to build a communication forum where the members of the network can share information on their projects
- To help and inspire other Nordic business and management schools to sign up for PRME.
Main areas of collaboration
- Currently communicating with our UNGC national representatives to enhance collaboration. Several Nordic PRME members have initiated a dialogue with their national UNGC representatives.
- Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL), Initiative by BI Norway, a collaboration to build RME related courses is under development. More partners would be welcome.
- PhD Doctoral course, a former collaboration to co-design a RME PhD doctoral course is being re-activated by Hanken University.
- Quarterly online meetings will now invite Nordic members to share about their own School’s transition and how they are transforming their education.