Engaging with Local Government – Pforzheim University

Despite becoming more global, Business Schools are physically located in a community and are increasingly exploring ways to not just interact with, but contribute to and strengthen that community. At Pforzheim University, faculty and students are engaged in sustainability topics at both the local and national government level on a variety of important projects. I … Continue reading Engaging with Local Government – Pforzheim University

The Post-2015 Process – Bringing together the Sustainable Development Goals

In 2000, world leaders put in place the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), a set of eight goals which have focused global attention on a limited set of concrete human development goals and provided targets for national and international development priorities. Specific progress on the 21 targets and 60 indicators associated with the goals can be … Continue reading The Post-2015 Process – Bringing together the Sustainable Development Goals

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 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)

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

Global Compact Principles – Human Rights – Teaching Materials

The United Nations Global Compact is an initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption. By doing so, business, as a primary driver of globalisation, can help ensure that markets, commerce, technology, and finance advance in … Continue reading Global Compact Principles – Human Rights – Teaching Materials

Measuring Business School’s Impact on the Local Community – the Business School Impact Survey

Business schools, through their activities, have both a tangible and intangible impact on the neighborhood, city, and region that they operate in. This impact is part of the positive role schools can play. In order to help business schools better understand the value that they bring to a defined region, European Foundation for Management Development … Continue reading Measuring Business School’s Impact on the Local Community – the Business School Impact Survey

Using Online Tools to Engage Students in Sustainability – WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management

The Sustainability Lab is a new course at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management in Germany, focused on taking on challenges for business in sustainability. One of the unique elements of this course is that it uses social media, blogging, wikis and a range of other online tools to further engage the students in … Continue reading Using Online Tools to Engage Students in Sustainability – WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management

Implementing Sustainability Principles – Sharing Information on Progress

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 new series of blogs, I will feature just a small selection of these projects taken from recently submitted reports. This … Continue reading Implementing Sustainability Principles – Sharing Information on Progress

Inspirational Guide for the Implementation of PRME – launch of the 2nd Edition

In collaboration with the 2013 PRME Summit – 5th Annual Assembly, case story contributions were invited for the Inspirational Guide for the Implementation of PRME, Second Edition: Learning to Go Beyond, which continues where the first edition, released at Rio+20 last year, left off. It contains a range of case stories around how business schools … Continue reading Inspirational Guide for the Implementation of PRME – launch of the 2nd Edition