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How Signatory Members Engage

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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.

Request for Proposals - UN Global Compact Human Rights Due Diligence Think Lab

Timeline: Submit a proposal by 21 June, 2024

The UN Global Compact is starting Phase 1 of the Human Rights Due Diligence Think Lab. Academics and researchers interested in leading this crucial research phase are invited to contact the UN Global Compact to contribute to defining the scope and sub-themes for Phase 2. The Human Rights Due Diligence Think Lab aims to provide a collaborative platform for businesses and experts to address the most pressing human rights issues in global supply chains and develop practical solutions to improve human rights due diligence practices. This project will unfold in two phases:

  1. Phase 1 (June to November 2024): This initial phase focuses on gathering information and setting the groundwork. It involves mapping existing resources and initiatives related to human rights due diligence. Researchers will conduct interviews with various stakeholders to identify best practices and key challenges businesses face in implementing human rights due diligence. This phase will include consultations with mature companies and expert partners that may be invited to participate in Phase 2 of the Think Lab. A short output report will be produced to outline the scope and sub-themes for the next phase. Phase 1 will conclude in November 2024 at the UN Forum for Business and Human Rights in Geneva where the Think Lab will officially be launched.
  2. Phase 2 (December 2024 to December 2025): In this phase, the Think Lab will bring together businesses, human rights experts, and other stakeholders at a regular cadence to collaborate and develop innovative solutions for the challenges identified in Phase 1. This will include peer exchanges, workshops, and consultations to create actionable recommendations and best practices for improving human rights due diligence in supply chains. The goal is to shape thought leadership and drive effective corporate action on human rights.

The UN Global Compact is currently seeking requests for proposals from researchers and academics to complete Phase 1. If you are interested, please contact Joan Birika (birika@unglobalcompact.org) and Saskia Baer (saskia.baer@unglobalcompact.org) to submit your proposal and get involved by 21 June 2024.

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 take part in the PIR rating this year 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.

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.

Join Sulitest's TASK™ Change Leader program this year and benefit from a discount

Timeline: Join by 19 June

Sulitest, a global movement mainstreaming sustainability literacy in Higher Education, and the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), an initiative the UN Global Compact that aims to raise the profile of sustainability in business and management education, are thrilled to announce a new partnership. Sulitest has been leading the assessment framework of PRME’s Impactful Five (i5) project since 2023 and are now excited to provide their assessment tools to the greater PRME community.

PRME’s mission is to transform management education and develop the responsible decision-makers of tomorrow to advance sustainable development. In this effort, embedding sustainability in the curriculum, so that all students are equipped with the relevant sustainability knowledge, is vital. With this aim, Sulitest has launched TASK™ (The Assessment of Sustainability Knowledge), a reliable and standardized assessment tool for measuring and monitoring sustainability knowledge.

As a comparable assessment, TASK can be used to compare programs, or in entry- and exit-testing of a cohort of students. It enables higher education institutions to identify areas of improvement and monitor progress. These detailed and aggregated results provide evidence to accreditors, rankings, and various stakeholders of the tangible outputs of a sustainability education strategy.

To learn more about TASK and how PRME Signatories can get involved, a webinar was hosted on 18 April and recording can be viewed on the PRME YouTube channel. PRME Signatories who join the TASK™ Change Leader program this year will benefit from a discount. This webinar demonstrated how professors, sustainability professionals, and the broader higher education community to better understand how this tool can enhance their impact, support curricular review, equip graduates, and facilitate sustainability reporting.

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.

FREE Registration for Signatory Members at the 2024 PRME Global Forum

The 2024 PRME Global Forum’s strategic vision is to accelerate the global collective impact of responsible management education while also serving as a space to learn and connect with passionate stakeholders. It will bring together all walks of life from business, academia, the United Nations, the public sector, and the PRME community to accelerate the positive impact responsible management and business education is making on the leaders of tomorrow. The theme of this year's Global Forum will be Accelerating our Common Agenda.

Following the "chasing the sun" method, PRME will offer 16 hours of programming spanning a variety of time zones to reach our global community:

  • Eastern Hemisphere: 02:00 - 06:00 (offered in English)
  • PRME Time: 08:00 - 16:00 (offered in English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish)
  • Western Hemisphere: 18:00 - 22:00 (offered in English)

Signatory Members are welcome to register for FREE! Please register with your institutional email to access the free ticket.

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.