Developing the post 2015 agenda

In the year 2000, world leaders came together to establish the Millennium Development Goals - also known as the MDGs - a set of eight goals which member states and international organizations have agreed to achieve by the year 2015. The MDGs are to: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger Achieve universal primary education Promote gender … Continue reading Developing the post 2015 agenda

Competition Challenges Business Students to Rethink Course in Sustainable Terms

A team from MacEwan University, School of Business in Canada recently took second place in the PRME Leaders +20 Challenge, organized by Aarhus University. For this contest, students and lecturers in the field of management education teamed up to integrate sustainability perspectives into new or existing course descriptions. The second place team was made up … Continue reading Competition Challenges Business Students to Rethink Course in Sustainable Terms

Promoting Research around Sustainability: Examples from the UK, France, Belgium and Canada

During the 3rd PRME Global Forum at Rio+20 in June, one of the discussion topics revolved around research and how to promote research on sustainability topics. How can we facilitate faculty need for research publications on sustainability? What type of change strategy can be developed that will shift the emphasis in research toward rigorous, yet practical, … Continue reading Promoting Research around Sustainability: Examples from the UK, France, Belgium and Canada

Creating new courses around sustainability – 5 questions with the winning team of the PRME Leaders +20 competition

A team from the University of Auckland has recently been chosen as the winning team in the PRME Leaders +20  Challenge organised by Aarhus University. The challenge asked students and lecturers within management related education to team up to integrate sustainability perspectives into new or existing course descriptions. The winning course was created by Dr … Continue reading Creating new courses around sustainability – 5 questions with the winning team of the PRME Leaders +20 competition

Why Rio+20 was still a success – the contribution of the private sector and academic institutions in support of sustainable development and the Rio+20 process by Jonas Haertle

On my first day after returning from the Rio+20 conference - officially, the UN Conference on Sustainable Development which took place 20 years after the 1992 Rio Earth Summit - I spoke to a group of MBA students at Fordham University in New York. Admittedly, the instructor had asked the class to read about the … Continue reading Why Rio+20 was still a success – the contribution of the private sector and academic institutions in support of sustainable development and the Rio+20 process by Jonas Haertle

Getting ready for Rio+20 – The Nine Major Groups (Part 2)

Sustainable development cannot be achieved by government action alone. It requires the participation of all sectors of societies. At the first Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, a document called Agenda 21 was released that, among other things, formalized groups whose contribution is crucial to making sustainable development a reality. Since then, these … Continue reading Getting ready for Rio+20 – The Nine Major Groups (Part 2)

Getting ready for Rio+20 – The Nine Major Groups (Part 1)

Sustainable development cannot be achieved by government action alone. It requires the participation of all sectors of societies. At the first Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, a document called Agenda 21 was released that, among other things, formalized groups whose contribution is crucial to making sustainable development a reality. Since then, these … Continue reading Getting ready for Rio+20 – The Nine Major Groups (Part 1)