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News Introducing the Refreshed Principles of Responsible Management Education
11 December, 2023 New York, United States

Introducing the Refreshed Principles of Responsible Management Education

PRME is proud to announce the refreshed Principles of Responsible Management Education. Since the Principles for Responsible Management Education launched in 2007, the world has changed significantly and the need for accelerated action on sustainable development has never been greater. The Six Principles were refreshed to be more declarative and assertive to motivate action in addition to inspiring change. Additionally, a seventh Principle, ‘Practice’, was added to speak to Signatories’ institutional operations and the commitment to continuous learning through the application of responsible and accountable practices in their own operations.

Our principles-based community has unitedly navigated through this fast-paced changing world, dealing with new and more complex challenges and contributing to cutting-edge solutions for the betterment of society and the planet. Responsible management education has moved to the spotlight of global debates as a critical factor in advancing sustainable development holistically due to its influence on businesses of today and tomorrow.

As these changes have brought PRME’s role within business schools into greater focus, PRME has been accelerating its action on sustainable development. A strategic review in 2019 highlighted the need to review the Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) Reporting process, which had yet to reach its full potential of sharing value between members. Thus the PRME SIP Impact Sub-Committee was established by the PRME Board in 2020 to review the SIP reporting system, and proposed changes not only to SIP reporting, but also recommended that the Principles be ‘refreshed’ to align with the proposed changes to the SIP process and changing business landscape. Following these recommendations, the PRME Board established the PRME Principles Task Force (PPTF) in October 2022 to finalize the process of refreshing PRME’s Principles.

The PPTF underwent the refresh process throughout 2023, including several global consultations with PRME Chapters, Working Groups, Champions, students, UN Global Compact participants, key stakeholders in the responsible management ecosystem, and PRME’s founding partners. As a result, PRME has introduced Seven refreshed Principles. PRME looks forward to applying these action-oriented Principles to advance the implementation of the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact and sustainable development in academic institutions around the world.

The Seven Principles will be directly tied to the upcoming SIP 2.0 Reporting process, with a renewed SIP logic for Signatory members that incorporates relevant schemata for sustainability reporting. Join our upcoming webinar on ‘How to Answer the SIP 2.0 Questionnaire’ to learn how the SIP 2.0 reporting is mapped against the refreshed Principles.

Explore the refreshed Seven Principles and read more about the entire process in the PRME Principles Refresh Final Report.

This refresh process would not have been possible without the leadership of the PPTF. We thank the committee for their time, expertise, and collaboration.

The refreshed Principles are a reflection of the community, who were integral in shaping them through our global consultations. We are grateful to the multitude of people, both named below and unnamed, for their support and participation in surveys, focus groups, and interviews.

  • Katell Le Goulven, INSEAD, France

  • Maria Jose (Majo) Murcia, Austral University, Argentina

  • Giselle Weybrecht, PRME, Australia

  • Dr Nilufa Khanom, Victoria University Melbourne, Australia

  • Anna Young-Ferris, The University of Sydney Business School, Australia

  • Suzanne Young, La Trobe University, Australia

  • Julie Wolfram Cox, Monash University, Australia

  • Katharina de Melo, FHWien University of Applied Sciences, Austria

  • Regina Obexer, MCI | The Entrepreneurial School, Austria

  • DI Roman H. Mesicek, IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems, Austria

  • Ivo Matser, ABIS, Belgium

  • Priscila Borin de Oliveira Claro, Insper, Brazil

  • Gustavo Loiola, PRME Secretariat, Brazil

  • Paulo Speroni, PRME Secretariat, Brazil

  • Basma Majerbi, University of Victoria, Canada

  • Kristeen McKee, Cambrian College, Canada

  • Maxime Lakat, Re_Generation, Canada

  • Xuanwei Cao, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China

  • Ye Hang, PRME Secretariat, China

  • Gustavo Adolfo Yepes, PRME Chapter LAC Chair, Colombia

  • Roberto Gutiérrez Poveda, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia

  • Diego Gonzalez, Pacto Global Colombia, Colombia

  • Urs Jäger, PRME Board Member, Costa Rica

  • Felipe Perez, INCAE, Costa Rica

  • Ifigenia Georgiou, University of Nicosia, Cyprus

  • Jeremy Moon, CBS, Denmark

  • Virginia Lasio, Espae Graduate School of Management - Espol, Ecuador

  • Jorge Rodriguez, ESPAE, Ecuador

  • Ghadeer Mohamed Badr Eldin Aboul Ela, Future University, Egypt

  • Sherwat Ibrahim, PRME Chapter Africa Chair, Egypt

  • Marwa El Maghawry, Future University in Egypt, Egypt

  • Hagar Adib, German University of Cairo, Egypt

  • Radwa Morsi, ESLSCA University, Egypt

  • Salma El Masri, ESLSCA University, Egypt

  • Hadia Fakhr ElDin, British University of Egypt, Egypt

  • Rania El Guindy, Université Senghor, Egypt

  • Dr. Ann Hindley, Liverpool John Moores University, England

  • Ann Parchment, Surrey Business School (University of Surrey), England United Kingdom

  • Krista Finstad-Milion, PRME Chapter France-Benelux Chair, France

  • Robin Jund, France

  • Tapie, GRLI, France & Singapore

  • Maritza Arbaiza, GAIA Business School, Guatemala

  • Michael Yeboah, Kumasi Technical University, Ghana

  • Elisabeth Fröhlich, PRME Board Member, Germany

  • Ruth Areli García León, Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences, Germany

  • Alexander Herzner, Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Amberg-Weiden, Germany

  • Divya Singhal, Goa Institute of Management, India

  • Siddharth Chauhan, PGS Regional Leader in Central and South Asia, India

  • Maeve Houlihan, University College Dublin, Ireland

  • Sara Piacentini, Rome Business School, Italy

  • Marzhan Berniyazova, KIMEP University, Kazakhstan

  • Aigerim Kaumenova, Almaty University, Kazakhstan

  • Mumbi Wachira, Strathmore University Business School, Kenya

  • Priya Sharma, PRME Board Member and PRME Chapter ASEAN+ Chair, Malaysia

  • Daniel Lago Okomo, Dut Vocational Training Centre (DVTC) and the Maoni Network, Kenya

  • Brendon Mahere, PGS Regional Leader in Africa, Marrocco

  • Victoria Gonzalez, CETYS, Mexico

  • Mirjam Minderman, TIAS School for Business and Society, Netherlands

  • Oreva Atanya, Lagos Business School, Nigeria

  • Jason Miklian, PRME Working Group on Business for Peace Chair, Norway

  • Alfredo Estrada, Universidad de Lima, Peru

  • Benito L. Teehankee, De La Salle University, Philippines

  • Emilina Sarreal, De La Salle University, Philippines

  • Elżbieta Karwowska, Gdańsk University of Technology, Poland

  • Magdalena Kaczkowska-Serafińska, Vistula University, Poland

  • Ekaterina Ivanova, PRME Working Group in Sustainability Mindset, Russia

  • Evgenia Pashkevic, IBS RANEPA, Russia

  • Jill Bogie, Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), South Africa

  • John North, GRLI Foundation, South Africa

  • Mark Smith, Stellenbosch Business School, South Africa

  • Hayley Pearson, Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS, South Africa

  • Jane Usher, Milpark Business School, South Africa

  • Chimene Nukunah, Milpark Business School, South Africa

  • Shaun Berry, Milpark Business School, South Africa

  • Gia Whitehead, Tsiba Business School, South Africa

  • Sholina Durga, Richfield University, South Africa

  • Maria Valle, CUNEF Universidad, Spain

  • Patricia Enríquez Nistal, CUNEF Universidad, Spain

  • Philippe Du Pasquier, BSL Business School Lausanne, Switzerland

  • Christian Baumgartner, University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons, Switzerland

  • Agata Stachowicz-Stanusch, Canadian University Dubai, UAE

  • John Katsos, American University of Sharjah, UAE

  • Alec Wersun, PRME Global Chapter Council, UK

  • Jonathan Louw, PRME Chapter UK & Ireland Chair, UK

  • Dr. Mohamed Saeudy, University of Bedfordshire, UK

  • Cathy d'Abreu, Oxford Brookes University, UK

  • Georgina Gough, UWE Bristol, UK

  • Professor Kleio Akrivou, University Of Reading, Henley Business School, UK

  • Petra Montan-Hill, PRME Working Group on Climate Change and Environment, UK

  • Elizabeth Collier, PRME Chapter North America Chair, USA

  • John Paul Goodwin, Learning Economy Foundation, USA

  • Megan Elizabeth Buchter, Case Western Reserve University - Weatherhead School of Management, USA

  • Michael Pirson, PRME Working Group on Humanistic Management Chair, USA

  • Meredith Storey, PRME Secretariat, USA

  • Sianne Powe, PRME Secretariat, USA

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