One has only to turn on the news to hear about the challenges we are facing in one, or several of the issues covered in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). But the news isn’t all negative. The reality is that there are countless news items, most of which get very little attention, that celebrate successes, … Continue reading Trends and Innovations in Sustainability and the SDGs – News Items From This Month
This month PRiMEtime is featuring examples and tools focused on the Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports, and in particular how schools are embedding the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into their reports, but also into their schools. One report that I particularly enjoyed reading through was that of PRME Champion Kemmy Business School in Ireland. Not … Continue reading Embedding the SDGs into your Reporting: An Example from Kemmy Business School
There are many common themes across the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Change is one of those, and more specifically, bringing about changes in behavior. This is particularly relevant to the SDGs relating to good health and well-being (SDG 3). Within the business school environment, developing and disseminating messages that will bring about positive changes in … Continue reading Engaging Marketing in the Sustainable Development Goals – Experiences from Griffith Business School
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
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.