PRME Chapter UK & Ireland

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The Foundation Meeting for the regional PRME Chapter UK & Ireland was held on 10 May 2013 at Aston Business School.

Thirty-two delegates of PRME signatory business and management schools from across the UK and Ireland came together to agree on a Constitution and Steering Committee, and to discuss ideas on the roles, activities, and events for the new Chapter.

Delegates were welcomed by Professor Dame Julia King, Vice Chancellor of Aston University and hosted by Carole Parkes Aston Business School and Alan Murray, Winchester Business School. Alan Murray was elected Chair and Carole Parkes Vice Chair of the Chapter. Other officers and Steering Group members elected included Treasurer Alec Wersun, Glasgow Caledonian University, Secretary Natalia Yakovleva, Winchester Business School, Paul Cashian, Coventry University, David Clemson, London South Bank University, Joanne Cook, University of Hull, Sheila Killian, University of Limerick, and Jonathan Gosling, University of Exeter.

The 1st PRME Chapter Forum UK & Ireland was held at Winchester Business School, 8-9 April 2014, in conjunction with The Future of Capitalism Conference. A range of plenary and short paper sessions generated lively discussions and knowledge sharing.

The 2nd UK & Ireland Chapter Meeting was held alongside the 2nd UK & Ireland PRME Conference on 29-30 June 2015 at Glasgow Caledonian University.

The 3rd PRME UK and Ireland Conference was held on 19-22 June 2016 and hosted jointly by Nottingham Business School and Nottingham University Business School.

The 4th Annual Conference and AGM was held at Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University 26th and 27th June 2017. As 2017 was PRME’s 10th Anniversary year, the theme of the conference was “Envisioning the Future of Responsible Management Education in the era of the Sustainable Development Goals”.

In July 2018, Queen Mary, University of London hosted the fifth UN PRME UK and Ireland Conference under the theme of ‘Leaving no one behind' - inclusive responsible management education in an era of precarity’. The conference included a keynote panel, papers session, workshops, and showcasing students’ engagement with responsible management education. In total, 80 delegates attended the conference and discussed the opportunity to developing future leaders with the skills needed to balance economic and sustainability goals while at the same time, drawing attention to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and aligning academic institutions with the work of the UN Global Compact.

The 6th Annual Conference of the UK and Ireland PRME Regional Chapter was hosted by Leeds University Business School in July 2019. The conference theme directly engaged with PRME's vision “to realise the Sustainable Development Goals through responsible management education”, and echoed the UN Global Compact’s call for “Making Global Goals Local Business”. Keynote speakers included leading figures from industry and civil society, reflecting on the challenges and opportunities localising the SDGs pose.

In 2020 the Covid19 pandemic led to the cancellation of the planned conference at the University of Lincoln in the English Midlands. However, the Chapter Steering Committee hosted an alternative half day online event exploring the impact of the pandemic on responsible management education. For the first time the Chapter AGM was also held online.

In July 2021 the University of Lincoln will host the delayed 2020 conference in a fully online format.

For a summary of other Chapter initiatives please see the Main Activities page.

Chapter student and faculty engagement activities include the annual PRME Writing Competition aimed at engaging students; the Research Seed Funding Competition to stimulate collaborative scholarly activity; the Seed Funding Competition to stimulate Innovative Pedagogy for integrating the 6 Principles and the SDGs in to the curriculum; and a number of local events organized by the Chapter's 7 emerging Local Networks;

Plans for 2021 include

  • Further rounds of the PRME Writing Competition, Research Seed Funding Competition, Innovative Pedagogy Competition
  • Launch of 4 year PRME Paper Development Workshop Series for early career researchers
  • Strengthening of the 7 Local Networks of members across Ireland, Wales, Scotland and English regions
  • Launch of regular member webinar series
  • Project to contribute to impact of COP26 which is hosted in the UK in late 2021

Resources available to members are as follows:

Inspirational Guides


Working Groups

Sustainable Literacy Test


Education for Sustainable Development


Gap Frame

The Eth Word

Playlist: Sustainability and Community Partnerships & Sustainability and Community Partnerships: The Chocolate and Cocoa Industry

Officers and Steering Committee of the Chapter:

Chair: Dr Jonathan Louw, Oxford Brookes University (

Vice-Chair: Professor Natascha Radclyffe-Thomas, Glasgow Caledonian University (

Secretary: Vacant

Treasurer: Nishat Azmat, University of Birmingham

The Steering Committee Members of the Chapter:

Dr Rachel Welton, Nottingham Trent University

Dr Sheila Killian, University of Limerick

Dr Cristina Neesham, Newcastle University

Dr Steve Kenzie, Executive Director, Global Compact UK Network (Ex-Officio)

Dr Alex Hope, Northumbria University

Dr Anica Zeyen, Royal Holloway - University of London

Dr Chris Doran, University of Salford

Dr Fatima Annan-Diab, Kingston University, London

For more information, please contact:

Chair: Dr Jonathan Louw, Oxford Brookes University (

Vice-Chair: Professor Natascha Radclyffe-Thomas, Glasgow Caledonian University (


Secretary: to be appointed in due course

The Chapter benefits from the services of a part-time Secretariat hosted at Glasgow Caledonian University. Contact with the Chapter Administrator, Bryan Hall, can be made on

No resources available for this chapter.

Signatory Members

Aberdeen Business School Adam Smith Business School Alliance Manchester Business School Apsley Business School Arden University Aston University Bath Spa University Bayes Business School Birmingham Business School Birmingham City Business School Bournemouth University Business School Bradford University School of Management Brighton Business School Brunel University London Cardiff Business School Cardiff Metropolitan University College of Business, Law and Social Sciences, University of Derby Cork University Business School (CUBS) & Irish Management Institute (IMI) Cranfield School of Management De Montfort University, Faculty of Business and Law Dublin City University Business School Durham Business School Edinburgh Business School Edinburgh Napier University Business School Essex Business School Faculty of Business & Management, Chester Business School Faculty of Business and Law - Leeds Beckett University Faculty of Business and Law, Anglia Ruskin University Faculty of Business and Law, Coventry University Faculty of Business and Law, University of Northampton Faculty of Business and Management, University of Wales Trinity Saint David Faculty of Business, Law and Tourism, University of Sunderland Glasgow Caledonian University Henley Business School Hull University Business School Institute of Business, Industry and Leadership, University of Cumbria J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics, National University of Ireland, Galway Keele Business School Kemmy Business School Kent Business School, University of Kent King's Business School Kingston Business School Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise Lancaster University Leeds University Business School Liverpool Business School London College of Fashion London School of Management Education London South Bank University Loughborough Business School Manchester Metropolitan University Business School Maynooth University, School of Business Middlesex University Business School Munster Technological University Newcastle Business School, University of Northumbria Newcastle University Business School Norwich Business School Nottingham Business School Nottingham University Business School Oxford Brookes Business School Oxford Business College Portsmouth Business School Queen's Management School Richmond American International University in London School of Business and Management - Queen Mary University of London School of Business, Economics and Informatics, Birkbeck School of Business, University of Leicester School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management - Leeds Beckett University School of Management, Royal Holloway School of Management, University of Bath Sheffield Business School Sheffield University Management School Staffordshire Business School Strathclyde Business School Surrey Business School Teesside University The Faculty of Business and Law, The Open University The School of Management - Swansea University The University of Liverpool Management School Trinity Business School TU Dublin (City Campus) College of Business UCD College of Business University College of the Cayman Islands University for the Creative Arts, UK University of Aberdeen Business School University of Bedfordshire Business School University of Dundee School of Business University of Edinburgh Business School University of Exeter Business School University of Greenwich Business School University of Hertfordshire Business School University of Huddersfield Business School University of Lincoln University of Plymouth University of Roehampton Business School University of Salford University of South Wales University of Southampton University of St. Andrews School of Management University of Stirling Management School University of Sussex Business School UWE Bristol Westminster Business School Winchester Business School Worcester Business School York St John Business School
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