What happened at the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2013

The UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2013: Architects of a Better World took place on 19-20 September in New York. The event brought together representatives from the business community to set the stage for business to shape and advance the post-2015 development agenda and put forward a framework for business to contribute to global priorities, such … Continue reading What happened at the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2013

Bringing Sustainability into the Classroom – United Nations International Days (Sept-Dec)

Each year, the United Nations promotes awareness of and action on a wide range of political, social, cultural, humanitarian, and human rights issues through a range of International Days focused on particular issues. The first International Day – Human Rights Day on 10 December – was approved in 1950. Today, there are dozens of International … Continue reading Bringing Sustainability into the Classroom – United Nations International Days (Sept-Dec)

Practical Wisdom and Management Education

The EABIS-Yale Practical Wisdom Initiative seeks to construct a bridge between the worlds of management and the spiritual and philosophical traditions. This cross-disciplinary project brings together practioners and academic experts within each of the world’s six great faith traditions (Christian, Chinese, Jewish, Islamic, Indian, and Buddhist) to discuss how to bring the value of wisdom … Continue reading Practical Wisdom and Management Education

Contests for Students in Business and Sustainability – Environmental and Social Issues

There are various ways to embed sustainability into the curriculum and to get students engaged in sustainability issues. One such method is to invite students to get involved in the growing number of global competitions and contests, which are often organised in partnership with the business sector. These competitions provide a valuable opportunity to explore … Continue reading Contests for Students in Business and Sustainability – Environmental and Social Issues

MBA students impacting lives in developing countries – MBA+ Challenge Video Contest

As we have seen in some of the recent blog posts on Primetime, contests present a growing number of opportunities for students to highlight their work and ideas in the area of sustainability on a global scale. The Global Business School Network (GBSN) has a yearly contest called the MBA+ Challenge Video Contest that especially … Continue reading MBA students impacting lives in developing countries – MBA+ Challenge Video Contest

Energy and Sustainability in Business Schools – Introduction (part 1)

2012 marks the end of an important year in raising awareness about energy issues. Energy was one of the key themes of the Rio+20 Conference in Brazil in 2012. According to organizers of the event, “energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity the world faces today. Be it for jobs, security, climate … Continue reading Energy and Sustainability in Business Schools – Introduction (part 1)

2012 Summary of Best Practices in Responsible Management Education (Part 1)

2012 has been an interesting year for sustainability and management education and through Primetime I have tried to share some of the incredible work that PRME signatories are doing to mainstream responsible leadership and management education around the world. Primetime has become quite a repository of examples and in the final few blogs of the … Continue reading 2012 Summary of Best Practices in Responsible Management Education (Part 1)

2012 International Year of Cooperatives and Management Education – Business school response (Part 3)

Each year the United Nations identifies an issue of global importance and uses that time to raise awareness about it in the international community. The 2012 International Year of Cooperatives recognizes the diversity of the cooperative movement around the world and its contribution to socio-economic developments, such as poverty reduction, employment generation and social integration. … Continue reading 2012 International Year of Cooperatives and Management Education – Business school response (Part 3)

2012 International Year of Cooperatives and Management Education – Introduction (part 1)

Each year the United Nations identifies an issue of global importance and raises awareness about it in the international community. The 2012 International Year of Cooperatives recognizes the diversity of the cooperative movement around the world and its contribution to socio-economic developments, such as poverty reduction, employment generation and social integration. The UN defines cooperatives … Continue reading 2012 International Year of Cooperatives and Management Education – Introduction (part 1)

A Toolkit for embedding Anti-Corruption guidelines into MBA curriculum

The PRME Working Group on Anti-Corruption in Curriculum Change has developed an innovative new resource for integrating anti-corruption values into the core curricula of leading business schools. Launched at the 3rd Global Forum, the Anti-corruption guidelines for curriculum change, or Anti-Corruption “Toolkit,” is part of a four-year project dedicated to providing a teaching framework that … Continue reading A Toolkit for embedding Anti-Corruption guidelines into MBA curriculum