Details for The American University of Beirut

Participant Status


Type of Organization


Type of Education

Undergraduate, Post Graduate, Doctoral, Executive


Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon


Sign Up Date to PRME

18 Oct 2013

Current Sharing Information on Progress Report Submission

19 Aug 2019

Sharing Information on Progress (2018)

2018 SIP Report - View Report

Sharing Information on Progress (2015)

UN Global Compact Communication on Engagement (COE) Report & Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) Report - View Report

Period Covered: Oct 2013 to Oct 2015

Achievements Curriculum Integration in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

The Olayan School of Business (OSB) is uniquely positioned to make a significant difference in the field of corporate responsibility and sustainability. Connected with the American University of Beirut, consistently ranked as a top university in the Middle East region, we are looked upon as a role model in this domain. Over the past twenty years and since OSB became an independent school, we have developed our core expertise around several business areas including in the area of social responsibility and sustainability. Our faculty includes recognized global experts with significant contributions to the field. In addition, in terms of advocacy and applied scholarship, the school has been able to advance the social responsibility discourse beyond the boundaries of the classroom. Concepts related to the social responsibility of business represent an integral component of our curriculum as all students are exposed to concepts of CSR and business ethics at various stages in their study. Moreover, emphasis on ethical leadership has been a driving force behind our program redesign which is frequently reviewed, including our executive education offerings.

Through its various initiatives, OSB seeks to mobilize a new generation of leaders who embrace the complexities of ethical integrity and moral choice, by nurturing soft skills relating to moral/ethical integrity, including stewardship, and compassion. OSB is determined to maintain its leadership role in this area, emphasizing its commitment to social progress and reform across the region.

Achievements Research Development in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

As a leader in academic business research in the Middle East region, OSB has been producing a steady stream of research studies as well as knowledge development opportunities with companies through an on-going CSR speaker series, and on-going relevant sustainability seminars which are offered free of charge to the community. Faculty members have made significant research contributions in leading journals around corporate responsibility and sustainability. Moreover, many have developed case studies around those topics that are consistently used in the classroom. One major objectives of our offering is to further connect scholarly research with the applied world of business and impart a message that businesses can operate profitably while still giving significant attention to corporate responsibility and sustainability issues.

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