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How Signatory Members Engage

Get Involved

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:

  1. PRME Community: 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.
  2. Special Projects: These are projects that dive into a specific area of responsible management education. They are offerings that may be time bound, depending on the projects partners and funding. Within these projects, there are a variety of ways for Signatories to get involved.
    1. The Impactful Five (i5) Project
  3. Current Offerings for Signatory Members: This includes exclusive offerings 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.

PRME Community

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.



PRME Chapters

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.



PRME Working Groups

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

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.



Student Engagement

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) Project


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.


Current Opportunities for Signatory Members


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.




Call for Papers: Special Issue of the International Journal of Management Education (IJME)

Timeline: Submit a paper by 31 August, 2024

PRME is happy to announce the Call for Papers for a special issue of the International Journal of Management Education (IJME) dedicated to pedagogical innovation for the development of responsible management skills among students and professionals as well as educators. This Special Issue represents the third PRME Special Issue at IJME.

This special issue explores pedagogical innovation for the development of responsible management skills among students and professionals as well as educators. Impact and effectiveness of such innovation could include the development of cognitive, behavioral and/or personal competence development. Sustainable development is an interdisciplinary issue that connects business with the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. We strongly encourage views that go beyond traditional business school pedagogies and are explicit in supporting the holistic nature of the SDGs.

In order to align with the thematic scope of this special issue and the pedagogical priorities being advanced within the PRME community, submitted papers should adhere to all of the following criteria:

  1. The paper centers on pedagogy, specifically addressing theories and methods of teaching and other learning interventions. Emphasis is placed on exploring creative and novel approaches to teaching and learning interventions.​

  2. The paper explores themes of ethics, responsibility, and sustainability, explicitly acknowledging the interconnected and holistic nature of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Given the interrelated nature of the SDGs and the urgency to address these global issues in business and society, we encourage all papers to embody this framing.

  3. The paper addresses the critical skills development in some theoretical, qualitative, or quantitative way. Impact may be the dominant perspective or just an outlook, but it should be addressed in the paper.



Signatory Members receive 10% discount on Positive Impact Rating

PRME and Positive Impact Rating (PIR) are thrilled to announce a new partnership aimed at advancing responsible management education worldwide. This collaboration formalizes years of close cooperation and mutual support between the two organizations. PRME Signatory Members can gain access to the innovative PIR tool, including the new PRME SIP Report Add-On, allowing schools to measure their alignment with PRME's Principles through valuable student feedback. PRME Signatories who commit to the PIR rating for three years will benefit from a 10% discount.

As we celebrate his partnership, we would like to invite PRME Signatory Members to the upcoming webinar on 27 August presenting the PIR rating and discussing the importance of student evaluation.



Ivey Publishing Sustainability Case Writing Awards

Timeline: Submissions open 6 January, 2025 with a deadline of 28 February, 2025

PRME is thrilled to announce a formal alignment with the prestigious Ivey Publishing for the Sustainability Case Writing Awards which are committed to educating future business leaders on critical issues around sustainability, empowering them to create and lead change.

Our objectives include:

  1. Encouraging the development of innovative and impactful learning materials.
  2. Fostering transformative change in classroom teachings.
  3. Supporting faculty committed to advancing business education.
  4. Sharing case studies of global businesses aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), equipping future leaders with the knowledge and skills to champion corporate sustainability.

Eligibility:

  • Open to educators and practitioners.
  • Joint submissions are encouraged.
  • At least one faculty member or PhD candidate at a business school actively teaching is required.
  • Submission open 6 January, 2025.


i5 Certification for 2024 Engagement

Timeline: Second quarter opportunities end 31 July. 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:

  • Student engagement

  • Leadership

  • Building a Community of Practice

  • Research

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.



Routledge Call for Book Proposals

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.