Details for LUT University

Participant Status


Type of Organization


Type of Education

Undergraduate, Post Graduate, Doctoral


Lappeenranta, Finland


Sign Up Date to PRME

05 Jun 2015

Current Sharing Information on Progress Report Submission

07 May 2019

Sharing Information on Progress (2019)

LUT PRME SIP 2017-2019 - View Report

Period Covered: May 2017 to Apr 2019

In this second SIP report by LUT School of Business and Management we report on our progress on integrating the Principles for Responsible Management Education. We highlight the strategic importance of sustainable business and the mission to educate responsible business professionals. We also explain how sustainability and responsibility are developed with a cross-cutting approach in our school.

Achievements Curriculum Integration in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

The LUT School of Business and Management (LBM) is committed to integrating sustainability as a cross-cutting theme across its programme portfolio and academic research, the aim being to educate responsible professionals in the field of business and management. Our vision is to be internationally recognised for our impact on sustainable business renewal—enabled by new technologies and an entrepreneurial spirit. Our strategic focus areas are sustainable value creation, SMEs and international entrepreneurship, and digitalisation and business analytics. Sustainability is firmly a core element of the strategic work in our school as well as at the LUT University level.

Sustainability-thinking is part of our campus life via our Green Campus programme. All our new students participating in orientation week learn about our Green Campus thinking, and 57% of our degree programmes have learning goals related to sustainable development. We are currently developing sustainability-related learning goals for each programme at LBM, and systematically aim to increase the share of sustainability-related research publications and theses.

Achievements Research Development in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

Our objective in research is to form a better understanding of the factors that lead to sustainable value creation: approaches that will ensure that companies are successful in international competition and, at the same time, operate in a way that is economically, ecologically and socially sustainable. We seek to understand the role of businesses and management in addressing the big problems of humankind. Especially, we focus on changes and growth opportunities that are driven by new and digital technologies and new forms of organising.

One of our core strengths is close collaboration with the business world combined with strong theoretical, analytical and methodological expertise. We regularly run collaborative research projects with company partners and our students work with company cases in courses and theses. We are also active in national and international networks that promote business sustainability and responsibility.

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