A central commitment of any institution participating in the PRME initiative is to regularly share information with its stakeholders on the progress made in implementing the Six Principles through a Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) report. As a key integrity measure, the SIP's main objective is to serve as a public vehicle for information on responsible management education. In addition, the SIP can be an effective tool for facilitating stakeholder dialogue and a learning community among signatories.
The SIP can provide great value, both to individual signatories and to the global PRME community. Listed below are some benefits that signatories note having gained from preparing, producing, and sharing SIP reports.
1. Creating awareness of the mission of PRME and your commitment to it: "We believe that the actual preparation of the report itself can serve as a powerful catalyst for continued change and further recognition of the influence of PRME on campus. The more that people on campus know about how PRME relates to our mission, the more likely they are to take steps to shape activities and programmes that will be aligned with and driven by the Principles." Babson College, United States.
2. Giving a concise and comprehensive overall picture of your activities: "Preparation of the report has brought to light the impressive number of activities in our College that are PRME-related. Although I track many of these programmes and initiatives, it is always surprising, when seeing it all accumulated, to realise the breadth and scope of these activities, and the large number of faculty, students, administrators and staff involved." The Peter J. Tobin College of Business, St. John's University, United States.
3. Boosting visibility and reputation: "For us, preparing the PRME report has had tremendous benefits. We have found that the process of gathering data regarding progress and commitments in relation to PRME has made visible very powerful backstage initiatives that are definitively making changes when educating future managers. Therefore, for us PRME has been an instrument of public and social recognition of creative and treasured initiatives that colleagues have silently designed and implemented in order to form socially responsible managers and citizens." Universidad EAFIT, Colombia.
4. Organising and connecting relevant people across your organisation: "The reporting process has been exceedingly good at organising people who impact sustainability indicators. Because of the reporting process, regular meetings occurred between some of these parties and continue to occur with the future goal of improving our environmental management system." KU Leuven Faculty of Economics and Business, Belgium.
5. Defining direction and strategy: "This process has enabled valuable critical discussions on the topic of responsible management education and its role across the institution. Putting the report together creates involvement and the final report serves as a proof that PRME activities are conducted beyond the CBS Office of Responsible Management Education and across the organisation... It helps us define our direction and strategy." Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.
6. Tracking and benchmarking progress: "Completing the SIP report on a yearly basis has facilitated our ability to track our activities, capture and benchmark the breadth of initiatives across campus, and motivate faculty, staff and students to build on these experiences, encouraging them to take them to the next level." Bentley University, United States.
7. Identifying where more can be done: "We have been able to see the gaps and areas of improvement towards achievement of the Principles and set out improvement plans where we are not doing well. This has also created more awareness and closer engagement with the Principles." KCA University, Kenya.
8. Fostering a sense of achievement: "Our first audience for the report was internal; it was a way of documenting and celebrating some of the excellent work in which our colleagues are engaged. The more we all learn about the work of our colleagues, the greater the opportunities are for new collaborations between us, and this is at the very heart of our inter-disciplinary School." Glasgow Caledonian University, United Kingdom.
9. Creating new synergies and collaborations: "Our baseline report gives [readers] a primer on all of the various social impact initiatives and programmes at Berkeley-Haas, which accelerates the conversations we're able to have with our employees, advisors and students. We're able to spend less time explaining who we are and more time focusing on areas of collaboration and growth." The Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley, United States.
10. Promoting PRME's impact globally: "Public reporting of SIP ensures the credibility of the PRME initiative and facilitates the exchange of good practices among the PRME network and beyond." Monash University Faculty of Business and Economics, Australia.
The preamble of the Principles for Responsible Management Education states: "As institutions of higher education involved in the development of current and future managers we declare our willingness to progress in the implementation, within our institution, of the following Principles, starting with those that are more relevant to our capacities and mission. We will report on progress to all our stakeholders and exchange effective practices related to these principles with other academic institutions."
A central commitment of any institution participating in the PRME initiative is to regularly share information with its stakeholders on the progress made in implementing the Six Principles through the Sharing Information on Progress (SIP). As a key integrity measure, the SIP's main objective is to serve as a public vehicle for information on responsible management education. In addition, the SIP can be an effective tool for facilitating stakeholder dialogue and a learning community among signatories.
The policy outlined below has been developed based on the consensus reached at the 1st PRME Global Forum for Responsible Management Education in 2008, and has been updated in consultation with the PRME Working Group on SIP and PRME Advisory Committee in 2015. The updated policy has been endorsed by the 2015 Global Forum for Responsible Management Education – 6th Annual Assembly in the Outcomes Declaration.
In order to maintain a "communicating" status within the PRME community, a signatory must fulfil the following requirements:
*In response to the PRME community's growing support to advance impact assessment efforts among signatories, the PRME Secretariat—with endorsement by the 2015 Global Forum for Responsible Management Education—has implemented this new policy requirement. We understand that a variety of ways to assess impact exist and that no one method is appropriate for all signatories. As PRME strives to serve as a platform for higher education institutions to learn from one another and continuously improve, we encourage signatories and regional PRME Chapters to explore different methods and embrace those that meet their institutional goals and local needs. Approaches to impact assessment will be further explored at upcoming PRME Regional Meetings and PRME Global Fora.
Modifications of SIP Deadlines
In order to maintain the integrity of the initiative, signatories that are listed as "non-communicating" for more than one year will be delisted from the PRME initiative. The names of delisted signatories are publicly listed on the PRME website, in the PRME newsletter, and in our annual report.
Signatories that have been delisted are eligible to re-join PRME by completing a new SIP report. After receiving the SIP report, the PRME Secretariat will re-activate the signatory account.
In case of a delay in SIP submission, signatories may request a grace period of up to 90 days from the SIP deadline by submitting a Grace Letter on the PRME website, providing a reasonable explanation for the delay and stating the date by which the SIP will be submitted. Any grace period granted will reset the SIP deadline (e.g. if the original SIP deadline is 1 January 2015, the extended SIP deadline will be 31 March 2015. If the SIP is submitted on 31 March 2015, the next SIP deadline will be 30 March 2017). If the signatory fails to submit an SIP by the extended deadline, they will be designated as "non-communicating."
Continuing with the annual Recognitions for Excellence in SIP Reporting, we are pleased to publish the outstanding SIP Reports for 2023. All reports submitted between 1 May 2022 - 1 May 2023 were considered.
To be considered, reports needed to have fulfilled SIP policy requirements including:
As a reminder, there are two important considerations to identifying qualifying reports.
As per tradition, the 2022 edition of the Recognition Awards for SIP Excellence were presented at the 2022 Virtual PRME Global Forum on 3 June. There were 256 SIP Reports submitted since the last recognitions were given out in June 2021, in the period between 1 May 2021 - 1 May 2022. These were the reports taken into consideration for this year's awards.
All qualifying reports were read during the months of April and May, by a Peer Review Committee consisting of 22 members of the community from 13 countries, to determine eligibility. To be considered, reports needed to have fulfilled SIP policy requirements including:
There are two important considerations in relation to identifying qualifying reports.
Four awards for excellence in Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reporting were announced during the 2021 Virtual PRME Global Forum.
Shortlisted reports were reviewed by a Peer Review Group made up of 17 Signatories from 14 countries, as well as 4 student reviewers from 3 countries. The process was coordinated by Giselle Weybrecht.
All reviewed reports were submitted between 1 May 2020 - 1 May 2021 and needed to fulfill all SIP policy requirements in order to qualify
Reports are recognized for:
Four awards for excellence in SIP reporting were announced during the 2020 Virtual PRME Global Forum.
Held on the second day of the Forum, the recognition was given to four PRME Champion schools for their high-quality SIP Reports.
The recognized institutions, listed below by category, were selected by a peer review group under the guidance of Giselle Weybrecht, author, Editor to the PRiMEtime Blog and expert in sustainable business education. SIP Recognitions have become a tradition of each PRME Global Forum, and are intended to spotlight significant achievements in reporting progress against the Six Principles at higher education signatories to the Principles for Responsible Management Education.
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We are updating our SIP reporting process! The new SIP 2.0 will be implemented in 2024.