PRME is a community of business and management schools that are committed to transforming business education in order to develop future business leaders so that they have the skills needed to advance sustainable development. Once business or management schools have joined PRME as Signatory Members, they have several opportunities to get involved:
This is how we organize our Signatory Members. These groups are ongoing engagement opportunities for Signatories in which they can get involved with at any time.
The 17 PRME Chapters help to advance the Six Principles within a particular geographic context, rooting PRME in different national, regional, cultural, and linguistic landscapes.
They function as platforms for localized engagement from higher education institutions, and in cooperation with Global Compact Local Networks, can develop projects and initiatives that support the Sustainable Development Goals regionally.
Through the PRME Chapters, Signatory Members are enabled to commune at a local level and make PRME activities contextually relevant.
9 PRME Working Groups deepen collaboration in and across institutions on specific issues relevant to corporate sustainability and responsibility and related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They develop and publish resources relevant to increasing awareness around responsible management education and other thematic topics for business.
Through the PRME Working Groups, Signatory Members are enabled to further key thematic areas and increase impact of PRME.
PRME Champions are a select group of high-engaging institutions that have radically transformed their curricula and research around the Six Principles. Their mission is to contribute to thought and action leadership on responsible management education in the context of the United Nations sustainable development agenda. They offer case studies of the challenges and opportunities of embracing institutional transformation, and provide a roadmap for other Signatory Members to follow.
Through the PRME Champions, Signatory Members are enabled to take a more active role in shaping and driving the PRME mission.
Involving students and youth will be crucial to advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Today's youth will be the leaders of tomorrow, and their role will be pivotal in tackling the development challenges of the 21st century. PRME Global Students (PGS) is a student-run global movement that aims to co-create a space for fruitful and creative collaboration, collective reflection, and joyful interactions between and beyond student organizations in the realm of sustainable development.
Through the PRME Global Students (PGS), Signatory Members are enabled to empower sustainability-oriented student organizations.
The Impactful Five (i5): Learning in Leadership Education project is building on prior LEGO Foundation research and expertise to develop and pilot pedagogical approaches for holistic skill set development to help the next generation of leaders address sustainable development.
Through the i5 Project, Signatory Members are enabled to implement an innovative pedagogical approach in their classrooms.
This includes exclusive opportunities available to Signatories through our external partnerships as well as opportunities within the community. Examples can include book publishing, data access for research, award nominations, workshops etc.
Timeline: Apply by 29 February
The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has tasked the Global Compact with conducting an analysis on policy enablers that can help accelerate and incentivize private sector action on the SDGs, an analysis on innovation toward sustainable finance, and an analysis on key policy and regulatory enablers to unlocking the SDGs.
UN Global Compact seeks the support of academic experts from the PRME community in synthesizing the future analysis into the report for the Secretary-General.
Timeline: Apply by 29 February. Program runs March - December 2024.
What does the LEAP Researchers Program bring to participants?
This research cohort is a collaboration between PRME and oikos. Business leaders are undeniably one of the most important agents to create sustainable positive development for the world. This program aims to combat the skill set development gap that is present in the workforce due to current global challenges including social, economic, and ecological issues by shaping a new style of responsible leader who has the skills to lead more holistically. This program will bring participants:
Who is welcome to join? What is the time commitment?
The programme is aimed at Masters students, Ph.D. students, or postdoctoral researchers who address sustainability challenges in their research and/or teaching and have a high motivation to develop personally and professionally. Furthermore, this opportunity aims to seek out individuals with the intrinsic motivation to improve their own understanding of creativity and pedagogy towards the overall pursuit of sustainable development. The vision of an economic system that respects ecosystem limits and serves society should be close to participants’ minds and hearts. The majority of participants will have an economics and/or business background; however, participants from other fields are also welcome – diversity in knowledge and experience has been highly appreciated by the previous participants. Therefore, we open the programme to participants from other disciplines and to more senior participants. Participation is free of charge.
Time commitment: 4-5 hours per month from March 2024 to December 2024
Certification: Every participant who successfully completes the program will receive the LEAP Researchers Certificate, in collaboration with PRME and the Impactful Five (i5) project.
How to join the program?
Info Call 5 Jan 29, 2024
07:00 PM CET/ 1 pm EST/ 11:30 pm IST (see the World Time Buddy for your time zone)
Info Call 6 Feb 5, 2024
03:00 PM CET/ 9 am EST/ 7:30 pm IST (see the World Time Buddy for your time zone)
Timeline: Apply by 31 March.
Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) now invites sustainability-oriented student organizations to apply for the PRME Global Students (PGS) Sustainability Awards, recognizing the excellence of impactful sustainability-oriented student organizations from PRME Signatory Members that align their work with the Seven Principles for Responsible Management Education and advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
PGS aims to award student organizations from the global PRME community that have demonstrated a solid commitment and taken meaningful action to promote sustainable development in their localities, focused on social, economic, and environmental progress, as well as fostering good governance and responsible management throughout the 2023 calendar year.
The PGS Sustainability Awards are divided into two phases: Regional Awards and Global Awards. On 18 June 2024, PRME will celebrate the Regional Winners and award the Global Winner during the PRME Global Forum. The student organization awarded as the Global Winner will receive a USD 2,000 monetary prize to increase the impact of their local initiatives
Call for Nominations - Open: 12 February 2024
Call for Nomination - Close: 31 March 2024 (23:59 EST)
Regional Judging Committee evaluation: 01-21 April 2024
Notification to the Regional Finalist: 22-26 April 2024
Regional Awards Ceremonies: 08 May 2024
Conscious Capitalism Competition (Global Awards): 09 May to 17 June 2024
Global Awards Ceremony: 18 June 2024 at the PRME Global Forum
Timeline: Apply by 31 March.
PRME is excited to announce the PRME Faculty Teaching Awards, recognizing excellence in teaching sustainable development and responsible management practices in business education. The Faculty Teaching Awards seek to honor innovative and impactful pedagogical contributions that advance the SDGs and align with the pedagogical interests of the PRME community. We believe that by acknowledging and rewarding outstanding pedagogical practices, we can drive meaningful change in transforming business education.
Faculty at PRME Signatory institutions are eligible. Five total winners will be chosen, one per each discipline listed below:
The five winners of the PRME Pedagogical Awards will receive global recognition and will present their work at the PRME Global Forum on June 18, 2024. They will also be showcased on the PRME website in an awardee repository that will highlight the winners through narratives and materials from their classroom experience.
If you have a passion for transforming management education in order to develop responsible decision-makers of tomorrow to advance the #SDGs through innovative and impactful curriculum, apply today!
The ‘PRME World Tour Research Paper Development Program’ offers to PRME Regional Chapters one research paper development workshop during 2022-2024 invited by the PRME Secretariat and co-organized with the PRME World Tour Organizing Committee and the PRME Regional Chapters. We invite clusters of 2-3 smaller PRME Regional Chapters to apply for co-hosting a workshop and larger PRME Regional Chapters to apply for hosting a workshop alone.
The PRME World Tour Research Paper Development Program is made possible by the generous partnership with two of the world’s leading international journals in the responsible management and business-in-society field: Business & Society and Journal of Business Ethics. The PRME World Tour Research Paper Development’s Organizing Committee is chaired by a former co-editor of Business & Society and has senior scholars from both journals with research experience from different world geographies. Each workshop will be organized with one or more PRME representatives from the region. Each workshop is open for engaging with senior scholars and mentors from other relevant journals.
15 March - 2nd PRME World Tour: Research Paper Development Workshop - France Benelux
9 April - PRME World Tour: Research Paper Development Workshop - Poland
20 May - PRME World Tour: Research Paper Development Workshop - Italy
Timeline: First quarter opportunities end 31 March.
An i5 Certificate of Engagement will be available for 2024. Before pursuing a certificate of engagement, please attend an Introduction to i5 Workshop. Online sessions that build on the foundation established in the Introduction to i5 Workshops will be offered throughout the year. These sessions are community building opportunities that will delve into key themes that promote pedagogical innovation in the classroom. Four sessions will be held quarterly and each will focus on one of the following topics:
Building a Community of Practice
By attending one session every quarter and completing the corresponding 5-minute survey you will be eligible to receive an i5 Certificate of Engagement for 2024. Below are the engagement opportunities that are eligible for certification. Engagement offerings will be updated every three months.
Timeline: Accepting proposals on a rolling basis
The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) and Routledge have partnered to produce a ground-breaking book series, focusing on responsible management education and its application in practice. The Editorial Board is currently accepting proposals.