Katell Le Goulven
Dr. Mette Morsing
SIP 2.0 provides several opportunities for the PRME and its Signatories to engage in the digital transformation. Benefits for Signatory Members include but are not limited to:
Build credibility and relevance by showing their commitment to the PRME Principles and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Measure and demonstrate progress on the PRME Principles for the individual institution as well as regionally and globally.
New ”progression" levels aligned with SIP questions, to enable a self-diagnosis of the institution at the time it fills out the report and also to reflect on commitments.
- Through the new PRME Commons where SIP reporting will take place:
Receive insight, learn and continuously improve performance. PRME Commons will be a space for global knowledge exchange and peer-learning across countries, regions, and the world with an incentive mechanism for transitioning from first- to second-generation responsible management education (RME). It aims to provide technical help, resources, and guidance at every step of the way, and will also create a space to share good practices. It will help you to identify gaps and set goals to improve your institution's impact and development journey on PRME year over year.
Space to share narratives and stories in a systematic way, creating a space for data analysis, tagging, etc.
Monitor - not ranking - progress with peers through one of the largest sources of free, public, and trusted responsible business education data.
SIP 2.0 Readiness
Webinars, resources, and more coming soon!
June 2023 - Global Forum
- Present ambitions and outlook for the PRME Commons based in the work with the Early Adopters
- Presentation of the SIP Questionnaire (working document) and alignment with the PRME Principles
- Launch transition plan and new SIP guidelines
June to November 2023
- Platform development and usability
- Consultations with the PRME Community regarding the platform
- Board inputs on the SIP Questionnaire
- Launch refreshed PRME Principles and final SIP Questionnaire
November 2023 to February 2024
- Platform tests with individually invited schools
July 2023 to February 2024
- Monthly webinars for training on SIP issues, collecting data, accessing the platform, etc. Includes support from the Early Adopters.
March 2024 to June 2024
- New submission period on the PRME Commons
- Schools should complete and submit their SIP during the universal submission period, which will take place from March through June annually, in order to maintain 'active' status in PRME.
July to December 2024
If the school fails to complete and submit their SIP during the universal submission period, they will fall into 'non-communicating' status, and their name and status will be publicly displayed. This status can be reverted to 'active' by submitting the SIP Questionnaire any time between 1 July and 31 December, annually.
Download the new Questionnaire
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# How frequent will the new SIP Reporting be?
PRME will follow a similar submission period to the UN Global Compact’s COP, receiving reports from Signatory Members annually beginning in March - June 2024.
# Who does this new reporting process apply to?
This new reporting process will apply to all PRME Signatory Members beginning in 2024, with some exceptions, and become mandatory for all PRME Signatory Members in 2025, during the universal submission between beterrn March and June.
Any and all Signatory Members are however welcome and encouraged to submit a Sharing Information on Progress Report under the SIP 2.0 logic in 2024. Doing so offers an opportunity to be recognized as a first-mover.
- If an institution joined PRME between June 2022 and June 2024, the deadline to submit their inaugural SIP Report under the new process will be during the March - June 2025 submission period.
- PRME Signatory Members with SIP deadlines in 2023 can opt to instead submit under the SIP 2.0 questionnaire during the March - June 2024 submission period. If your institution prefers to submit under the original SIP model, you may choose to do so on your regularly scheduled deadline between July 2023 and March 2024 - in that case, your next report will be due only in 2025.
- PRME Signatory Members with SIP deadlines between July 2024 and February 2025 are encouraged to submit during the 2024 universal submission period, but will be required to submit annually from 2025 onward.
- Early adopters of SIP 2.0 will not be due to submit another report, regardless of their original SIP deadline, until the March - June 2024 submission period.
From 2025 onward, all PRME Signatory Members will have the same deadline for the questionnaire, during the March - June submission period annually.
# Can I access the new SIP questionnaire ahead of the official platform launch?
Yes! You can download the questionnaire to familiarize yourself with the content ahead of the submission period (see lefthand panel to access the questionnaire). There will be guidelines and webinars offered in Q3 and Q4 of 2023 to support the onboarding process to SIP 2.0.
# What if my institution fails to submit a report within the stipulated submission period?
If the institution fails to complete and submit their SIP during the universal submission period, they will fall into ‘non-communicating’ status, and their name and status will be publicly displayed. This status can be reverted to ‘communicating’ by submitting a Grace Letter requesting an extension of no more than 60 days, and then submitting the SIP Questionnaire any time between 1 July and 31 December, annually.
If a ‘non-communicating’ institution fails to submit their SIP Questionnaire by 31 December, they will be delisted from PRME for not meeting its Signatory Member requirements. This will be applied in January of the following calendar year.
A transition period will apply in this process, so delistings are expected to happen after December 2025.
# Are all questions in the questionnaire mandatory?
Signatories will be asked all of the questions, but they can indicate if it does not apply to their own situation or if the data is not available.
# What will be the cutoff day for submitting a SIP Report in the old format?
The last day that SIP Reports will be accepted for submission on the PRME website, according to the SIP 1.0 reporting logic, will be 29 February 2024.
# What will the SIP Awards look like from 2024 onward?
The SIP Awards in 2024 will recognize reports submitted between 1 May 2023 and 29 February 2024, in the current SIP 1.0 reporting logic, according to the regular criteria and peer review process that PRME has adhered to for the last several years. SIP Reports submitted in the 2.0 format during the new universal reporting period between 1 March 2024 and 30 June 2024 will be recognized the following year.