Integrating Sustainability into the Finance Curriculum – Experiences from Gustavson School of Business

Asset managers are faced with increased pressure to account for sustainability when managing their portfolios. However, these finance professionals receive only little training on these topics in business schools. In September 2020 at the UN Global Compact “United Business for a Better World” event, a panel discussion titled “New aspirations for global impact: SDG education … Continue reading Integrating Sustainability into the Finance Curriculum – Experiences from Gustavson School of Business

Using Virtual Reality to Engage Students in Sustainability – Experiences from the Wellington School of Business and Government at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington

Around the world curriculums are going online. But it isn’t just curriculum. Technology is providing opportunities to bring field trips and some experiential learning experiences online as well. Virtual reality, for example, can allow students the chance to learn about distant places together without having to travel anywhere. Christian Schott, along with an interdisciplinary team … Continue reading Using Virtual Reality to Engage Students in Sustainability – Experiences from the Wellington School of Business and Government at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington

A focus on SDG 15: University Campuses and Biodiversity

SDG 15 calls on the international community to protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss. While there have been some encouraging global trends in protecting terrestrial ecosystems and biodiversity since the Global Goals started, the UN fears that … Continue reading A focus on SDG 15: University Campuses and Biodiversity

Creating Interdisciplinary Platforms to Address the SDGs – The Honey Bee Initiative

Like most complex challenges, the problem of declining honeybee populations and its effects on economies, food security, and the environment will require an interdisciplinary effort to solve. Through the Honey Bee Initiative, George Mason University’s Business for a Better World Center has brought together the diverse fields of art, business, education, and science to do … Continue reading Creating Interdisciplinary Platforms to Address the SDGs – The Honey Bee Initiative

110 Sustainability Documentaries to Watch Right Now

NOTE: A regularly updated version of this list is now available here. Please keep sending your suggestions and I will add them. This list is no longer being updated. Documentaries have the power to help us dive, often deep, into a world we wouldn’t usually have the chance to. They help broaden our understanding of … Continue reading 110 Sustainability Documentaries to Watch Right Now

Hosting International Networks at Universities – Reykjavik University and the Arctic Circle

In 2013, H.E. Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, Iceland’s former President as well as the Chairman and founder of the Arctic Circle, was quoted saying that he started the Arctic Circle because he felt that the Arctic needed “a platform in a Medieval square format, where anyone could show up and present and share ideas”. Today the … Continue reading Hosting International Networks at Universities – Reykjavik University and the Arctic Circle

2019 PRiMEtime in Review – Good Practices in Responsible Management Education (part 1 of 2)

This week I want to both celebrate the past and look forward to 2020. Over the next few days I will share the 2019 PRiMEtime review, highlighting some of the fantastic work PRME Signatories are undertaking across the globe. Then we will focus in on what we are looking forward to in 2020 with some … Continue reading 2019 PRiMEtime in Review – Good Practices in Responsible Management Education (part 1 of 2)

30 Ways Business Schools are Supporting SDG 2 Zero Hunger – World Food Day (part 2 of 3)

World Food Day is celebrated every year on the 16th of October (the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945). The theme for this year is Healthy Diets for a #ZeroHunger World. As overweight and obesity rates soar worldwide, the day is a call for action … Continue reading 30 Ways Business Schools are Supporting SDG 2 Zero Hunger – World Food Day (part 2 of 3)

Seven Initiatives from Newcastle Business School – Australia

Newcastle Business School in Australia has been a signatory of PRME since 2015. The school committed to embedding learning objectives that are pertinent to responsible management and the Sustainable Development Goals into its assurance of learning. The School also has a strong focus on research of topics of global significance, such as climate change, disaster … Continue reading Seven Initiatives from Newcastle Business School – Australia

Engaging Secondary Students in Responsible Management and Sustainability

Universities don’t just engage their own students in responsible management and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They are also engaging their potential future students; secondary school students. Continuing on from last weeks celebration of International Youth Day, here are a selection of ways that Signatories are engaging with younger students on sustainability issues. Providing Equal … Continue reading Engaging Secondary Students in Responsible Management and Sustainability