Fostering Discussions around Impact Investing Internally and Externally – Sauder School of Business

This month PRiMEtime is exploring different ways that business schools are engaging in Impact Investing, whether that is through their teaching, extra curricular activities, research or events. I recently had the chance to speak with Christie Stephenson, the Executive Director of the Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics at the Sauder School of Business at the … Continue reading Fostering Discussions around Impact Investing Internally and Externally – Sauder School of Business

Management Education’s Role in the SDGs isn’t limited to providing quality education (SDG4). It is broader and more important than that.

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.

Engaging Employees with Intellectual Disability – Antwerp Management School

ID@Work at Antwerp Management School in Belgium is a unique research project aimed at supporting organisations in attracting, developing and retaining employees with an intellectual disability. The project identifies the levers that can help facilitate the employment of disabled people, as well as the potential challenges and obstacles related to this type of employment effort. … Continue reading Engaging Employees with Intellectual Disability – Antwerp Management School

United for Refugees – JAMK University of Applied Sciences

Support for the continuing education of newcomers is quite broad in Finland, and as a university there is always the consideration for exactly how to support educational needs of asylum seekers and other newcomers at a university level, many of whom arrive with extensive professional experience and are highly educated. In response to this, students … Continue reading United for Refugees – JAMK University of Applied Sciences

Collaborating across borders – The CR3+ Network

La Trobe Business School in Australia has been a PRME signatory since 2008 and an active PRME Champion. They joined forces with several other PRME Signatories to create CR3+ Network. Together the network provides a supportive platform to build international collaboration and enables the participant business schools to work with the PRME and build international … Continue reading Collaborating across borders – The CR3+ Network

Universities Bringing the Business Community Together – Examples from Denmark, Iceland, Argentina, and USA

Business schools are creating and facilitating spaces where the business community and the academic community can come together to discuss current issues as well as potential solutions to these issues. These collaborative spaces, whether they explore sustainability and the SDGs more broadly or focus in on specific industries or topics, bring benefits not just to … Continue reading Universities Bringing the Business Community Together – Examples from Denmark, Iceland, Argentina, and USA

Sustainable Business Examples from Around the World – Hong Kong, Kenya, and Canada

As businesses become more and more engaged in sustainability around the world, we are presented with an increasing range of examples of active companies. However, when I speak with students and faculty, they say that they often hear about the same examples from the same international companies over and over again. In an attempt to … Continue reading Sustainable Business Examples from Around the World – Hong Kong, Kenya, and Canada

How the Social Impact Festival at University of Western Australia Supports Global and Local Progress

The Sustainable Development Goals help us consider everything – from one person, to the university, to our cities – in a global context. They provide a robust yet accessible framework for learning about global progress. This is the focus of the work being done at the Centre for Social Impact at the University of Western … Continue reading How the Social Impact Festival at University of Western Australia Supports Global and Local Progress

A Selection of MOOCs on Sustainability/Ethics for Fall 2016 (Part 1)

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 … Continue reading A Selection of MOOCs on Sustainability/Ethics for Fall 2016 (Part 1)

Integrating the SDGs into PRME SIP Reports

The operational merger between Ashridge Business School and Hult International Business School gave the PRME teams at both schools an opportunity to come together and review their approach to PRME and sustainability, in particular, in light of the newly agreed Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Part of this process was exploring a new approach to report … Continue reading Integrating the SDGs into PRME SIP Reports