Ten Ways to Bring Anti-Corruption Discussions into the Classroom

According to the UN Global Compact, “corruption is recognised to be one of the word’s greatest challenges.” In the private sector corruption impedes economic growth, distorts competition, and presents serious legal and reputational risks. It is also a challenge that students will be faced with in the workforce post–graduation, so it is important that they … Continue reading Ten Ways to Bring Anti-Corruption Discussions into the Classroom

Business Contributions to the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals – Issue Briefs (part 2 of 2)

Over more than a decade, the international community has been working on reaching targets set forth by the Millennium Development Goals, a set of eight goals which focused global attention on a limited set of concrete human development goals and provided targets for national and international development priorities. As these targets are set to expire … Continue reading Business Contributions to the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals – Issue Briefs (part 2 of 2)

Business Contributions to the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals – Issue Briefs (part 1 of 2)

Over more than a decade, the international community has been working on reaching targets set forth by the Millennium Development Goals, a set of eight goals which focused global attention on a limited set of concrete human development goals and provided targets for national and international development priorities. As these targets are set to expire … Continue reading Business Contributions to the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals – Issue Briefs (part 1 of 2)

Creating an Effective Centre – Milgard School of Business

Globally the rise in sustainability and social responsibility in the business sector has been met with an increase in specialised centres working specifically on this topic within business schools. These provide an opportunity for business schools to help advance sustainability issues within the business sector, but equally, and perhaps more importantly, to help embed sustainability … Continue reading Creating an Effective Centre – Milgard School of Business

Implementing Sustainability Principles – Sharing Information on Progress (Feb/March)

Every month, several new Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports come across my desk. These SIP reports are full of interesting and innovative projects aimed at embedding the Principles of PRME across campus. In this series of blogs, I will feature just a small selection of these projects taken from recently submitted reports. This month, … Continue reading Implementing Sustainability Principles – Sharing Information on Progress (Feb/March)

Learning by Doing at Gustavson School of Business

The first week of a new school year is an opportunity to bring students together to meet and learn from each other. It is also an opportunity to send strong messages to students about the school’s approach to business education – in this case sustainability issues in business education. At University of Victoria Gustavson School … Continue reading Learning by Doing at Gustavson School of Business

Management is too important not to debate – University of Leicester

Getting engaged in sustainability, CSR, and responsible management goes beyond putting key words into your mission statement or promotional material. It is about creating a culture on campus, opportunities to bring together different disciplines, and a space to discuss and debate these important issues. At the University of Leicester, School of Management, in the United … Continue reading Management is too important not to debate – University of Leicester

Sustainable Business Examples from Around the World – British Columbia, Canada

As businesses become 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 repeatedly hear the same examples from the same international companies. In an attempt to share some new examples of good practise, … Continue reading Sustainable Business Examples from Around the World – British Columbia, Canada

Creating a Sustainability Report – lessons from Hanken School of Economics

At the 2013 PRME Summit – 5th Annual Assembly in Bled Slovenia, a number of schools were recognised for their Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) Reports. Produced by schools on a regular basis, SIP reports outline a school’s approach and activities related to responsible management education. Hanken School of Economics was one of the schools … Continue reading Creating a Sustainability Report – lessons from Hanken School of Economics

Raising awareness and encouraging discussions around Poverty – “Big Questions”

Big Questions - Syrian Refugees - Promo from Big Questions. A few months ago, the first episode of “Big Questions,” a TV show created by Dr. Patricia Werhane, Managing Director at the Institute for Business and Professional Ethics at DePaul University, aired in Chicago. The series of half hour shows, also available for download, aims … Continue reading Raising awareness and encouraging discussions around Poverty – “Big Questions”