Details for Federation Business School
Type of Organization
Type of Education
Technical, Undergraduate, Post Graduate, Doctoral
Institution is part of
Federation University Australia
Mt Helen, Victoria, Australia
Sign Up Date to PRME
16 Jan 2012
Current Sharing Information on Progress Report Submission
04 Sep 2018
Sharing Information on Progress (2018)
Sharing Information on Progress (2015)
Period Covered: Jun 2015 to Jun 2016
Federation Business School (FBS) at Federation University Australia has been a signatory to the United Nations PRME since January 2012. Over the past 12 months, we have made significant progress in embedding the PRME’s six principles into everything we do as a Business School.
Achievements Curriculum Integration in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability
Federation Business School (FBS) has created a PRME Coordinator role and the established a PRME Committee, responsible for implementation of the faculty's PRME Strategic Plan 2016-20. This plan maps the school’s PRME priorities and how the school intends to meet its PRME obligations.
FBS continues to embed the principles of sustainability, values and ethics and corporate social responsibility into the university experience of all staff and students undertaking FBS programs. FBS has continued its participation in programs such as ENACTUS and the New Colombo Plan, that engage staff and students in activities for an inclusive and sustainable global economy.
Dedicated PRME courses for graduate and undergraduate programs have been developed and are now delivered as core courses for all Business School students. These courses embed the themes of sustainability, corporate social responsibility, values and ethics into every program offered by FBS and these themes are reinforced throughout each student’s academic experience.
FBS has conducted an audit of 50 undergraduate and postgraduate courses to determine program coverage of Sustainable Development Goals. This review identified multiple opportunities for the SDGs to be further embedded into FBS courses to reinforce PRME-related themes.
As part of the Federation Business School’s Work Integrated Learning program, business students and now regularly engaging with local businesses to undertake work placements within those businesses, including not-for-profits and community support organisations.
Achievements Research Development in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability
The PRME has now been embedded into the faculty's Mission, Vision and Values statements.
FBS researchers have published numerous books, chapters and journal articles and presented at conferences on a range of PRME-related themes, including corporate social responsibility, organisational ethics, gender politics at work, business ethics and governance, renewable energy and regional economic development.
A team of FBS researchers is currently working to develop case studies documenting the social, cultural and economic contribution of a group of more than 160 Karen refugees (from Myanmar) to the community of Nhill, a relatively remote town in western Victoria.
FBS has partnered with several business and community partners to develop and deliver research, education and community development programs supporting PRME in our regions. These programs have included:
• Sponsorship of regional Business Awards (Commerce Ballarat, East Gippsland and Baw Baw Shire Business Excellence Awards)
• Partnering with Charter for Compassion Australia to host several business workshops and other community events supporting and promoting compassionate leadership and collaborative businesses
• Partnering with Social Responsibility Research Network (SSRNet) to host the 2016 SSRNet Conference - 15th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility and 6th Organisational Governance Conference on CSR and organizational governance, in Melbourne, Australia.