Details for University of Hertfordshire Business School

Participant Status


A Grace Letter has been submitted and a SIP report is expected by 11 Dec 2019.

Type of Organization

Business School

Type of Education

Undergraduate, Post Graduate, Doctoral, Executive

Institution is part of

University of Hertfordshire


Hatfield, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom


Sign Up Date to PRME

20 Sep 2011

Current Sharing Information on Progress Report Submission

12 Sep 2017

Sharing Information on Progress (2017)

PRIME Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) Report, 2015 - 2017 - View Report

Period Covered: Sep 2015 to Aug 2017

Achievements Curriculum Integration in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

The UNPRME principles are embedded into all management areas across strategic management modules.

The Hertfordshire Business School students are provided with opportunities to engage with business leaders and leading academics on a range of topics including business ethics. Students can also undertake an innovative module on the challenges of managing in the Third Sector which encourages students to find a 50 hour placement.

Students are introduced to the global dimensions of CSR with student led class discussions and use of case studies and Hertfordshire Business School offers modules such as: Contemporary Issues in marketing that explore trading relationships; Accounting and Finance; Sustainable marketing; Contemporary Issues in marketing; Enhancing employability and HR modules which include corporate responsibility.

Alongside the academic staff we have a strong team of visiting lecturers within the Business School who bring current organisational examples from the public, private and third sectors into their teaching. We have close links with IBM and its Smarter Planet initiative for sustainable development and have also involved Alumni guests in the delivery of some modules in order to provide additional examples of industry practice.

Achievements Research Development in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

The Hertfordshire Business School offers a number of Knowledge Development and Exchange initiatives. The DEMCO project is work based learning for graduate researchers involving the delivery of a market research based report on procurement strategies. MBA students carry out projects in the Collective Enterprise module which involve over 50% work based learning activities around sustainability projects. Another initiative is action based learning for business partners and writing reflecting-on-action research articles from collaborative projects.

The research within the Business School which contributes to PRME principles include:
• The evaluation of attempts made by Malaysian organisations to improve sustainability in the palm oil industry, comparing multinational enterprises with micro enterprises;
• Unsuitable products for vulnerable consumers;
• The relationship between environmental degradation and poverty in the developing world;
• The impact of the turn to the market in food and farming policy on domestic production of vegetables in England;
• This research explores the marketing/policy interface and examines how a food and farming policy underpinned by notions of sustainable development encourages domestic vegetable growers to become more market oriented, competitive and collaborative
• Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the UK Construction Industry

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