Press Releases 2023 participants in PRME Champions programme announced
10 January, 2023 New York, United States

2023 participants in PRME Champions programme announced

NEW YORK, NY, 10 January 2023 Champions for PRME - global involvement, global impact

The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), an initiative of the United Nations Global Compact, is pleased to announce the new cycle of PRME Champions for 2023. This year, 47 PRME Signatory Members, with a track record of impactful contributions in thought and action leadership, were selected to join the cohort by the PRME Secretariat from a pool of strong and diverse applicants.

The PRME Champions represent a group of dedicated business and management schools from across the PRME membership, committed to working collaboratively to develop and promote activities that address shared barriers for the PRME community, and which deliver value for business and society at large. Previous collaborations attributed to the PRME Champions include the Climate Literacy Training for Business Schools, the Blueprint for SDG Integration, the SDG Library, and more.

The focus of the 2023 Champions cycle will be on action leadership to inspire our global community, specifically through the Inspirational Guide on SDG Integration on Research, Curriculum, and Partnerships, which serves as a repository of inspiring examples that will build on the work of the existing Blueprint for SDG Integration. A unique feature of the 2023 cycle is engagement in The Impactful Five (i5) Project, a knowledge-sharing and peer-learning project with the aim of future-proofing higher education institutions with novel pedagogies and practices that inspire creativity and authenticity, and underpin sustainable development across all disciplines of business education. The 2023 Champions will participate in a series of workshops throughout the year to source, develop, and implement innovative pedagogies, inspired by the Impactful Five Characteristics outlined in partnership with The LEGO Foundation.

As a flagship PRME programme, the PRME Champions Programme provides faculty members, students and industry leaders with a space for developing and sharing collaborative educational methods and a ‘living lab’ for ambitious new ideas for developing the next generation of sustainability-driven business schools and management-related higher education institutions in support of the SDGs.

The 2023 Champions cycle is an amended 1-year cycle, as opposed to the usual 2-year cycle, as the Secretariat engages in a review process of the programme for future editions. The review will take place in parallel to the 2023 cycle and will involve Champion, community, and expert consultation in order to ensure that the PRME Champions Programme remains an impactful pioneer programme moving forward, and one in line with community needs and expectations.

2023 PRME Champions

  • Almaty Management University Kazakhstan
  • Audencia Business School France
  • Birla Institute of Management Technology India
  • Bucknell University Freeman College of Management United States
  • Budapest Business School - University of Applied Sciences Hungary
  • College of Management, Mahidol University Thailand
  • Conestoga School of Business Canada
  • Copenhagen Business School Denmark
  • CUNEF Universidad Spain
  • Deakin Business School Australia
  • EGADE Business School, Tecnologico de Monterrey Mexico
  • ESPAE, Graduate School of Management, ESPOL Ecuador
  • Fachhochschule Graubünden (University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons) Switzerland
  • Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University United States
  • Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow School for Business & Society United Kingdom
  • Goa Institute of Management India
  • Gordon Institute of Business Science South Africa
  • Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics Canada
  • Hanken School of Economics Finland
  • IEDC-Bled School of Management Slovenia
  • International Business School Suzhou at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University China
  • International Institute for Management Development (IMD) Switzerland
  • Iscte Business School Portugal
  • Kemmy Business School at University of Limerick Ireland
  • Kristianstad University Sweden
  • La Trobe Business School Australia
  • Milpark Business School South Africa
  • Newcastle Business School United Kingdom
  • Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University United Kingdom
  • Nottingham University Business School United Kingdom
  • Nova School of Business and Economics Portugal
  • Queen's Management School United Kingdom
  • School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg Sweden
  • School of Business, Monash University Malaysia Malaysia
  • School of Business, University of Dundee United Kingdom
  • School of Management Universidad Externado de Colombia Colombia
  • Seattle Pacific University United States
  • Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary's University Canada
  • T A Pai Management Insitute, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal India
  • The Stockholm School of Economics Sweden
  • UC Business School, University of Canterbury New Zealand
  • University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business South Africa
  • University of Plymouth United Kingdom
  • University of Stirling United Kingdom
  • University of Sussex United Kingdom
  • Woxsen University India
  • Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) Switzerland



The Mission of PRME Champions is to contribute to thought and action leadership on responsible management education in the context of the United Nations sustainable development agenda. In doing so, PRME Champions commit to:

  • Work collaboratively to transform management education in five key areas: curricula, research, educational frameworks, sustainability-based partnerships, and knowledge exchange.

  • Serve the broader PRME community through active engagement and example setting with existing PRME Chapters, PRME Working Groups, SIP Reporting and other global opportunities.

  • Contribute to broader UN goals and issues, particularly helping to realize the Sustainable Development Goals.

To learn more about the PRME Champions and review the selection criteria for becoming a PRME Champion, see the 2023 call for applications.


Sianne Powe

Communications Coordinator

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