Students Views on Business as a Force for Good – 2015 PRME Global Forum

The Sustainable Development Challenge was conceived by Babson College (USA) and the PRME Secretariat, on the occasion of the 2015 PRME Global Forum and in advance of the launch of the UN Sustainable Development Goals later this year. Students currently enrolled in PRME Champions institutions were invited to create 60-90 second videos that demonstrate ideas for business, social enterprise, and social innovation to create conditions that support the UN Sustainable Development Goals; in other words, business as a force for good. Thirteen videos were submitted from around the world and three winners were chosen.

First place was awarded to “Reason to Be Free,” by Waldir Teixeira Filho and Rodrigo Titon of ISAE/FGV, Curitiba, Brazil. This video was chosen for its creativity, its powerful aesthetics, and its important subject matter—the lives and opportunities for incarcerated people worldwide.


Second place went to “Fighting Inequality,” by Michael Brady and Roxane Wagner of Babson College, Wellesley, MA, USA explores the topic of a consumption tax.

And coming in third place, the winner was “Eliminating the Gender Bias,” by Nicholas Ryfa, Momina Sumbal, Megan Shea and Amatulsalam Al-Abassi of the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada looks at gender inequalities in the workplace.

Looking for more inspirational video cases? At the 2014 LEAD Symposium, students from PRME signatory schools were invited to contribute their thoughts as to what the Future Corporation might look like. Twenty-seven short videos were submitted from around the world. The videos can be viewed here.

And of course, do not forget the short video created by the PRME Anti-Corruption Working Group around Anti-Corruption in Business School Curriculum using speed draw/whiteboard animation.

The 2015 PRME Global Forum is taking place 23 and 24 June in New York City. For more information and news about the Forum stay updated on twitter #PRME2015GF.


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