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October 04, 2021 PRME Board Meeting

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October 05, 2021 PRME Global Chapter Forum 2021

REGISTER HERE 5 October 2021 07:00 - 10:00 am ET The PRME Global Chapter Forum is an annual event, hosted by the PRME Regional Chapters and the PRME Secretariat, where PRME Chapters and their members can connect in a cross-regional, cross-thematic space to discuss the work they have been doing within and across their networks on research, curriculum, partnerships and more. Some key themes will include the PRME Strategic Action Coordination Process, the i5 LEGO Project, and Chapter governance. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Program (all times in ET) 7:00 – 7:40 am Welcome & Chapter Chair Presentations 7:40 – 8:40 am PRME Chapter Growth & Governance Session 10-minute break 8:50 – 9:10 am SAC Process Session 9:10 – 9:55 am LEGO (i5) Project Session 9:55 – 10:00 am Closure ________________________________________________________ 10:00 – 10:15 am Conversation with Paul Polman about his book, "Net Positive"

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October 12, 2021 B4P webinar: Exploring the intersectionality of business, peace, and human rights: the case of Libya

REGISTER HERE 9:00 - 10:00 AM ET This webinar will explore the emerging discussion about the private sector's contributions to peacebuilding and strengthening human rights. Two experts from the United States Institute of Peace will offer insights into the powerful interplay of these themes, beginning with a regional overview of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region followed by a deeper dive into Libya as a case study. Dr. Christina Bache, Chair of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education, Working Group on Business for Peace and Research Affiliate at Queen's University will kick off the webinar with an overview of the working group's mission and moderate the discussion. Dr. Elie Abouaoun will provide an overview of the nexus between the private sector and peacebuilding in the MENA region in general, and highlight the various shortcomings, challenges, and opportunities that businesses in the region have in evolving their social corporate responsibility agendas beyond merely charity, towards meaningful local initiatives that have the potential to yield peaceful dividends in the communities where they are engaged. Nate Wilson will discuss how Libya presents numerous opportunities for businesses, particularly those in the energy sector, to contribute meaningfully to peace outcomes in the country. Despite Libya’s many challenges, it has a young population and the recent political gains in stability create an environment in which the private sector can positively incentivize Libyan actors to consolidate those gains in December elections and beyond. This is also true in the Libyan South, the Fezzan, which has been historically marginalized but is ripe for inclusive development, economic and otherwise.

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October 13, 2021 PRME Chapter France & Benelux Annual Meeting

13-15 October 2021, at TBS Business School in Toulouse, FranceJoint event of the PRME Chapter France-Benelux & the Conférence des Grandes Écoles (R2D2) Become part of the sustainable education of the future, where academics, staff members, students and stakeholders all work together towards increasingly responsible education. Come join us to make a collective impact during this high-profile 3-day event! TBS Education is therefore pleased to invite the networks of the French Conférence des Grandes Ecoles – Les Rendez-vous des Référents du Développement Durable (R2D2) and the PRME Chapter France-Benelux to come together and join forces on October 13-15 at the TBS Lascrosses campus in Toulouse, France. The following student associations will also be joining us for the event: RESES, BNEM, BNEI, Pour un réveil écologique and UNEAP.For more info, click here: PRME Chapter Conference Information Link

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October 19, 2021 5th Global Forum for Business as an Agent of World Benefit

PRME Partner Event REGISTER HERE The Great Leadership Reset, 19 - 28 October Ready to reset? Join us for The Great Leadership Reset where we will reinvent the theory of business together! The Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit in collaboration with Berrett-Koehler Publishers is pleased to announce the Fifth Global Forum for Business as an Agent of World Benefit taking place virtually from October 19th-28th. Join us for this 10-day FREE virtual forum of conversations and hear from over 40+ business leaders and educators! Since its conception in 2006, the Global Forum for Business as an Agent of World Benefit has invited executives, entrepreneurs, design thinkers, and next generation leaders to strive toward economic and social excellence. The Global Forum is part of the Fowler Center's mission to help businesses transform into agents of environmental, social, and economic benefit. We are in an era where business for good is good for business! The theme of this year's Global Forum is The Great Leadership Reset, a virtual reimagining, about how business can meet the biggest global challenges of the 21st century. Join Fowler Center Faculty Director, David Cooperrider, and co-hosts Michele Hunt and Audrey Selian, for a groundbreaking virtual forum exploring how business leaders around the world are coming together to create a better future for all… The Fifth Global Forum will include an incredible portfolio of outstanding and inspiring global speakers, including: Former Unilever CEO Paul Polman on how he fused the UN Sustainable Development Goals deep into the company’s core growth strategyLeading business educator Rosabeth Moss Kanter on how leaders can make a difference outside their organization, as well as inside.Diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice leader Dr. Tiffany Jana on using DEI to make your business future-fitEssential leadership expert and an original pioneer in moving management theory past industrial-age values Ken Blanchard Founding member of the Conscious Capitalism movement Raj Sisodia CEO and Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact Sanda Ojiambo on how the business sector can support the UN Sustainable Development Goals.We can grow a movement for change right from our workplaces. If you see how the world is shifting and you want to prepare yourself and your organization for new challenges, we invite you to join us as we create a new vision for leadership. Learn more and register today at thegreatleadershipreset.com -The Fowler Center Team

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October 19, 2021 8th Responsible Management Education Research Conference

Topic:Poverty and Prosperity: Implications for Advancing the SDGs, 2030 Agenda and Responsible Management Education in a Post-Pandemic WorldAbout the Conference:The importance of achieving SDG #1: Eliminate poverty everywhere is reinforced by global increases in extreme poverty and inequality caused by the pandemic as well as by the interconnections that SDG 1 has with all other SDGs. Commitments to prosperity and a better world are even more important post-pandemic, but to achieve prosperity for all, more complex, multidimensional, multidisciplinary thinking and dialogue are needed. The main goal of the global 8thRMER Conference is to bring together the responsible management education community and its different stakeholders to address the issues of poverty, prosperity and the SDGs in creative, innovative ways that are grounded in the six RME principles of purpose, values, method, research, dialogue and partnerships. The 8thRMER event will be held in The People’s Republic of China, where the successful accomplishment of the 13th National 5-Year Poverty Alleviation Plan (2016-2020) shows that high aspirations are achievable. This continues the RME tradition of holding inspirational, multidisciplinary and multicultural events that contribute to mutual sharing and learning among management educators and other stakeholders – all in service of creating a prosperous, harmonious, sustainable world. Venue:International Business School at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Suzhou, China More information:https://www.xjtlu.edu.cn/en/conference/8th-responsible-management-education-research-conference/

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October 21, 2021 PRME Carbon Literacy Training (1 of 4)

REGISTER HERE 17:00 - 19:00 Beijing Time Session 1 of 4 - 8th RMER ConferenceIn these times when the world as we knew it has undergone instantaneous change, there is no better time to focus on changes that will make the world a better place for all and link the Covid 19 recovery with a transition to a low-carbon economy while addressing social inequalities at the same time.This Carbon Literacy Training Programme equips you with the information and skills needed to make these high-impact changes in your work for example research, teaching or consultancy work in order to reduce carbon emissions along with addressing multiple other SDGs. A certificate is given upon full participation and completion of the training.The four sessions cover:1. Positive Futures Scenarios and Climate Justice2. Climate Science and the matching high impact climate solutions3. Carbon calculation and individual action4. Climate Change Mitigation: a systems approach5. Your own Action PlanThe Carbon Literacy Training for Business Schools (CLT4BS) was developed by Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University (NBS), UK in collaboration with the PRME Champions, the PRME Working Group on Climate Change, oikos International, and The Carbon Literacy Project.Led by Professor Petra Molthan-Hill from NBS and facilitators from all over the world, this training will take place in October - November 2021, with the first session taking place on 21 October at the 8th RMER Conference at XJTLU in China, followed by three sessions on 4, 11, and 18 November.Complete all four sessions and an assessment for a chance to become certified as Carbon Literate. After this, you could go on to train others in Carbon Literacy.

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