Supply Chains and Sustainability – UNGlobal Compact – Resources and Ways to Engage

A company’s entire supply chain can make a significant impact in promoting human rights, fair labour practices, environmental progress and anti-corruption policies. Companies rank supply chain practices as the biggest challenge to improving their sustainability performance. In response, the Global Compact provides a range of resources and projects to assist companies in this regard, all … Continue reading Supply Chains and Sustainability – UNGlobal Compact – Resources and Ways to Engage

Finance and Sustainability – UN Global Compact and PRI – Resources and Ways to Engage

The management education community often mentions finance as one of the most challenging disciplines to incorporate sustainability into teaching and research. However a significant amount of work is being done within the financial community in this respect that can be tapped into, and contributed to, by the academic community. More mainstream capital markets, including major … Continue reading Finance and Sustainability – UN Global Compact and PRI – Resources and Ways to Engage

5 Key Messages from Businesses to Business Schools Around Sustainability

At the recent PRME Global Forum in New York City, business representatives from the Global Compact LEAD and PRME Champions groups met to discuss how they could work together to move the sustainability agenda forwards for their respective organisations and beyond. The discussion covered a range of different possible projects and collaborations but, in particular, … Continue reading 5 Key Messages from Businesses to Business Schools Around Sustainability

Faculty Development for Responsible Management Education – A PRME Champions Project

Formal faculty development activities are necessary in order to train a corps of faculty that possess the skills and competencies required to implement the principles of PRME. This includes activities that enhance a faculty member’s knowledge of responsible management theory and practice, increase awareness among faculty of the hidden and implicit dimensions of teaching business, … Continue reading Faculty Development for Responsible Management Education – A PRME Champions Project

2015 is the International Year of Light – Sustainable Energy (Part 1)

Every year the UN chooses one or two themes that are celebrated throughout the year by governments, local organisations, businesses and educational institutions. This year was proclaimed the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies, and focuses on the topic of light science and its applications with the aim of recognising the importance of light-based … Continue reading 2015 is the International Year of Light – Sustainable Energy (Part 1)

Beginning of a Journey – Jonkoping International Business School Sweden

Academic institutions are all at different stages of their journey of integrating responsible management education. In Sweden, Jonkoping International Business School, a new PRME signatory, has just recently begun what they call “the beginning of a long journey” to educate students who can generate sustainable value for businesses and society. I spoke with Marcela Ramirez-Pasillas, … Continue reading Beginning of a Journey – Jonkoping International Business School Sweden

Merging Two Approaches to Responsible Management Education- University of Wollongong

Many academic institutions take a merger as a unique opportunity to further build responsible leadership and sustainability into the curriculum. This is what happened at the University of Wollongong when the Faculty of Commerce and Sydney Business School merged in 2013. I recently spoke with Belinda Gibbons from the new University of Wollongong Faculty of … Continue reading Merging Two Approaches to Responsible Management Education- University of Wollongong

Introducing All Students to Not-for-Profit Management – Peter J. Tobin College of Business

One of the many skills that business school students should have upon graduation is the ability to understand and work with a range of different types of stakeholders, including not-for-profits (NFPs). The Peter J. Tobin College of Business at St. John’s University in the US has been running a course for that past few years … Continue reading Introducing All Students to Not-for-Profit Management – Peter J. Tobin College of Business

Showcasing and Inspiring Action – UK and Ireland Edition

As of June 2014, 48 business schools in the UK and Ireland, out of a total number of around 110 in the region, have signed up to PRME. These schools have joined forces in creating the regional PRME Chapter UK & Ireland. In order to bring together their common experiences, inspire more action in their … Continue reading Showcasing and Inspiring Action – UK and Ireland Edition

2014 Good Practices in Responsible Management Education (Part 1)

It is that time again for PRiMEtime’s year-end review. 2014 was another exciting year with a lot of innovative new initiatives and approaches at business schools around the world embedding responsible leadership and sustainability into their programmes. More than 60 articles were posted over the year on responsible management education, featuring over 200 examples from … Continue reading 2014 Good Practices in Responsible Management Education (Part 1)