The 2015 Global Forum for Responsible Management Education allows academic institutions to learn about and participate in the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) as part of the UN Global Compact as well as the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The 2015 Global Forum for Responsible Management Education – 6th PRME Assembly, hosted by the PRME Secretariat of the UN Global Compact Office, will be held June 23-25, 2015 in New York to bring together leaders in academia, business, government and civil society, to discuss and identify best practices for integrating sustainability and responsibility into management education. The PRME initiative facilitates organizational change, inspiring and recognizing higher education institutions that embed corporate responsibility and sustainability into their curricula — thereby producing business leaders equipped to manage the complex challenges facing business and society. This year one of the main discussion points will be the involvement of business and management education in contributing to the forthcoming UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Since the initiative’s launch in 2007, over 600 institutions have signed up to PRME. Inspiring examples will be presented at the forum, including Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University, Nigeria, who introduced a “Managerial Anthropology” programme, an approach to teaching a more holistic, human-centred vision for business than the traditional economic outlook:

“This deepened understanding of human nature helps students to be better able to lead and relate to selves and others. It emphasises the importance of fostering human dignity and human flourishing and enables responsible use of freedom. In the process, it empowers the students to be true leaders, whether informally or formally, in their future careers.” – Kemi Ogunyemi, Professor, Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University, Nigeria

PRME signatory schools and universities are working to improve responsible management worldwide through innovative strategies and initiatives. The Global Forum will provide a space to identify global trend for 2015-2030 and will include business and management education in responding to the proposed UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), engage in interactive discussions, share good practices, connect with other likeminded peers and stakeholders to help think of solutions for CSR, and shape a roadmap for how business and management education can leverage engagement through PRME to be leaders.



Registration for the Global Forum is by invitation only. To request an invitation, please contact [email protected] To learn more about joining PRME and/or the UN Global Compact, please visit: http://www.unprme.org/how-to-participate.

To view the agenda of the 2015 PRME Global Forum visit: http://www.unprme.org/global-forum.



About the PRME Initiative

The mission of the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative is to inspire and champion responsible management education, research and thought leadership globally. The PRME are inspired by internationally accepted values such as the principles of the United Nations Global Compact. They seek to establish a process of continuous improvement among institutions of management education in order to develop a new generation of business leaders capable of managing the complex challenges faced by business and society in the 21st century.

In the current academic environment, corporate responsibility and sustainability have entered but not yet become embedded in the mainstream of business-related education. PRME therefore provides a timely global call for business schools and universities worldwide to gradually adapt their curricula, research, teaching methodologies and institutional strategies to respond to the new business challenges and opportunities. By teaching current and future business leaders, management educators are uniquely positioned to facilitate the transition to a sustainable future. As the business sector increasingly demands an understanding of sustainability, educational institutions must adapt in order to produce graduates equipped for a changing business environment.

Taking the Six Principles as a guiding framework, any institution that is willing to integrate corporate responsibility and sustainability in a gradual and systemic manner is welcome to join the initiative. PRME was initially developed in collaboration between the United Nations Global Compact and representatives of business education. The Six Principles were first unveiled at the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit in July 2007. There are currently over 600 organisations signed up to the PRME initiative.