A growing percentage of the world’s population lives in cities. These same cities are home to many of the business schools that are part of the PRME network. However there are important challenges for cities moving forward, challenges captured in many of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) but in particular in SDG 11. Tackling these … Continue reading Students Tackling the Challenge of Creating Smarter and more Sustainable Cities
As we enter year three of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), there is a transition in business schools from raising awareness around the Goals to really diving into the details. Signatories are not only creating a range of new programmes around the SDGs but are also rethinking existing offerings. I am thankful that so many … Continue reading 2018 PRiMEtime in Review – Good Practices in Responsible Management Education (part 1 of 2)
There are many differences between the current global Sustainable Development Goals and the previous Millennium Development Goals. We have gone from 8 to 17 Goals, from a set of goals determined by a small community of government officials to one that have the support of the international community including NGOs, business and educational institutions. Another … Continue reading Cross Cutting Issues – International Day of Person’s with Disabilities
In 2018, the Global Day to #act4SDGs, September 25th, marked the third anniversary of the Sustainable Development Goals where thousands of institutions, organizations and citizens across the world mobilised to take concrete actions for the SDGs. Events registered at http://www.act4sdgs.org took place in 143 countries involving over a million people. The University of Wollongong in … Continue reading #act4SDGs and the University of Wollongong
Every year there is an increase in the number of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) available on sustainability topics. These courses are available for free online and open to anyone with an interest in the topic, lasting between three and fourteen weeks and taking three to eight hours per week to complete. Below is a selection … Continue reading A Selection of MOOCs on Sustainability and Ethics for January 2018 (Part 2 of 2)
When I discuss the Sustainable Development Goals with business school representatives, and ask what kind of initiatives they are working on in relation to these Goals, the answer is often the same: “We educate, therefore our focus is on SDG 4: Quality Education”. But focusing solely on, and stopping at SDG 4 is a mistake, … Continue reading Management Education’s Role in the SDGs isn’t limited to providing quality education (SDG4). It is broader and more important than that.
Developing more sustainable cities require interdisciplinary solutions. It is this mindset that has framed the Heath Futures Lab, a five-week long interdisciplinary unit focused on ‘Innovations in Health and Well-Being for Limerick City’. The lab utilises design principles to organise the interaction between 14 recent graduates across a range of disciplines including Economics, Marketing, Architecture, … Continue reading Interdisciplinary Teams Developing Solutions for a more Sustainable City – Kemmy Business School