Outcomes of the 3rd Global Forum, 14-15 June, Brazil

The 3rd PRME Global Forum on 14-15 June 2012 was the official platform for management-related Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) at Rio+20 – the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development – and the Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum, hosted by the UN Global Compact.  A series of measures to inject sustainability principles into management and business school curricula were announced at the Forum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this past week. They include:

The Rio Declaration on the Contribution of Higher Education Institutions and Management Schools to The Future We Want: A Roadmap for Management Education to 2020: 300 leading business school and university representatives worldwide agreed on a number of concrete commitments to action, including to:

  • Form a leadership group to incentivize the most engaged PRME signatory schools to go further in their implementation of sustainability principles.
  • Delist those signatories that fail to regularly share information on progress made in implementing PRME.
  • Launch PRME Regional Chapters to better engage management education communities on a local level.

A Practical Guide to the United Nations Global Compact for Higher Education: Offers guidelines for higher education institutions in implenting the ten principles of the Un Global Compact withint the orgniazation and then leading their global adoption (UN Global Compact Workshing Group)

Inspirational Guide for the Implementation of PRME: Provides answers to the most frequently  asked questions concerning the implementation of the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) and seeks to inspire further integration of PRME by highlighting examples of the Principles in pactice in signatory schools and universities (PRME).

Fighting Poverty through Management Education: Challenges, Opportunities and Solutions: Identifies main challenges and opportunities faced by business faculty and administrators in integrating poverty issues into their courses, programmes, modules and curricula based on the results of a global survey, which collected 435 responses from 70 countries. The report also introduces a collection of best practices of inspirational solutions that will be dveloped into an interactive platform. (PRME)

Anti-Corruption Guidelines (“Toolkit”) for MBA Curriculum Change: Provids a toolkit to incporate anti-corruption into curriculum bof business schools and management-related academic institutions. The toolkit provides a list of topics and conetent, which instructors can use to organize satnd-alone courses or individual course modules. (PRME)

Gender Equality Global Resource Repository: Assists faculty in integrating gender issues into management education by providing an invientory of case studies, syllabi, text books, best practices, related research, search engines and organizations that address gender-related topics contributed by faculty from around the world. The Reporistory is a searchable web-based resource that encompasses a wide range of disci;pliens incluidng busines,s arts & sciences and professional fields. (PRME)

Corporate Responsibility and Responsible Management Education in the Eyes of MBA Students: Presents the results of a survey on perspectives and attitudes towards corporate resonsibility and management education copleted by 1,200 MBA and business students from around the world. The results – which demonstrate a growing commitment to responsible management – and their implications on management education are also analysed. (Macquarie Graduate School of Management/PRME)

The 50+20 Agenda: Management Education for the World: Presents the vision of the 50+20 project, which seeks to demonstrate how management education con contribute to a more sustainable  future. The report outlines steps for business and management schools to: educate and develop globally responsible leaders; enable businesses to serve the common good; and engage in the transformation of business and the economy. (WBCSB/GRLI/PRME)


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