The Working Group strives to provide examples of best practice, innovative teaching ideas and suitable projects etc. for integrating climate (change) and environment-focussed topics into management education. Please find relevant resources in the newly-created learning and teaching repository. You can browse the repository by subject/discipline area such as accounting, marketing etc. Additionally, you can find resources related to each of the relevant Sustainable Development Goals. The repository aims to provide a broad selection including academic articles, games and community projects that allow for integration into the curriculum. The first material has been put together by the Green Academy Team from the Nottingham Trent University in the UK; however contributions and additional material from people who work in the field are strongly encouraged. In the long term, the Working Group hopes that Academics will take ownership of one of the topics. (For example, an interested party could summarise different teaching material for accounting, and therefore become the Academic Coordinator for Accounting in the repository, with your name appearing as the contact person). For further information on becoming the Academic Coordinator for a particular discipline, please contact the Co-chairs for the Working Group (contact details can be found below).
Additionally, the group readily welcomes discipline-specific training material contributions from those with a corporate background. For more information on further engagement opportunities, and the opportunity to take a more active role in developing the content for a particular discipline, please contact the Co-chairs of the Working Group.
The group organises regular workshops and events across different countries. The next one will be during the Global Forum 2017 in New York. For this event, they openly invite participation in the competition, with more details on this, and the competition itself coming soon.
Collaboration Opportunities- Business schools/universites and the public/private sector
The Working Group aims to encourage partnerships between business schools/universities and the private or public sector. Some examples of engagement opportunities are listed below. Of course, there are mere suggestions, and partnerships of this nature can in fact take on many forms:
- Companies to offer an essay competition around a ‘wicked’ problem for Masters students at PRME signatories, with an incentive provided by the organisation for students who produce the best work.
- Organisations could work with regionally appropriate signatories to set up projects, where students develop a plan that would aid the host organisation increase their carbon efficiency.
- Organisations could provide a business school/ university with a relevant challenge that they’re facing (for example, “How can we change the behaviour of our employees/customers to incorporate…”). The students would be assessed by their tutors, with the best solutions to be presented to the organization.