Nottingham University Business School


Nottingham University Business School awarded PRME Champion status

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Nottingham University Business School has once again been chosen as one of the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Champion Schools for 2018-19.

This prestigious status has been given to only 39 business schools. PRME Champions commit to a significant transformation in teaching, research, and partnerships underscored by the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

The PRME Champion Schools

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, the new Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Champions Cycle was announced on 24 January 2018 in front of over 40 deans of top business schools and chief executives from leading businesses.

The PRME Champions are intended to provide leadership and work collaboratively on developing resources to help other higher education institutions to integrate the UN Global Goals into operations.

PRME Champions commit to work together to achieve higher levels of performance in transforming business and management education in five key areas: curricula, research, educational frameworks, sustainability-based partnerships, and thought leadership.

Our leadership in responsible management education

Nottingham University Business School first committed to adhere to the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) in July 2007, when they were first unveiled by a group of scholars and leading academic organisations at the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit.

The Business School’s International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility is an established leader in responsible management research and education and offers a specialist MSc in Sustainable Business. Social responsibility and sustainability issues are embedded across all the Business School’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Student action

Several student societies develop innovative projects that contribute to sustainable development goals including driving regeneration both in the Nottingham area and in developing countries. Business School students are very active in Enactus Nottingham and AIESEC and a number of University-wide societies and clubs are linked through the Environment and Social Justice Network.

Our Sustainability Research Network is a dynamic network of PhD students and early career researchers who collaborate on sustainability matters. The network has over 200 members across the University of Nottingham.

The Principles for Responsible Management Education provide a framework for academic institutions to advance the broader cause of corporate social responsibility and incorporate universal values into curricula and research. As a framework, the PRME is meant to guide a business school’s effort to continuously improve curricula and research with regard to issues of corporate citizenship and sustainability.

What is PRME

PRME  is a United Nations-supported initiative founded in 2007 as a platform to raise the profile of sustainability in business schools around the world, and to equip today's business students with the understanding and ability to deliver change tomorrow. As a voluntary initiative with over 650 signatories worldwide, PRME has become the largest organised relationship between the United Nations and management-related higher education institutions. Working through a set of Six Principles, PRME engages business and management schools to ensure they provide future leaders with the skills needed to balance economic and sustainability goals, while drawing attention to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and aligning academic institutions with the work of the UN Global Compact.

Posted on Wednesday 31st January 2018




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