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 1 of 2)
This past year was a big year for the Principles for Responsible Management. As a network of networks we celebrated our 10th anniversary including an opportunity to come together and look both back and forwards at the PRME Global Forum in July 2017 in New York City. This year was also the second year that … Continue reading 2017 Good Practices in Responsible Management Education (Part 1 of 2)
There are a growing number of excellent resources around the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, many of which can be used in the classroom or to inspire activities within University and Business School campuses. In this new series we will regularly feature a range of different resources that can be used to engage in, and raise … Continue reading Resources on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals – December edition – part 1 of 2
This past month, PRiMEtime has featured a number of programmes from universities around the world focused on impact investing. We finish off the series with an example from South Africa, from the University of Cape Town. There one faculty member has created a special one week intensive course focused on impact investing in the … Continue reading Impact Investing in the African Context – University of Cape Town
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
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.