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REIMS Management School .:. Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform
Information
  • Submitted by: Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI)
  • Topic: Education
  • Keywords: education
  • Location: Reims, France
  • Date of completion: 2013
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Deliverables & Resources
Action network
  • This voluntary initiative came from Higher Education Sustainability Initiative
Dean
Signatory/Dean
François Bonvalet - Dean of Reims Management Schoo
REIMS Management School

Partner(s)

REIMS Management School

Description/achievement of initiative

Today, our Agenda 21 focuses on five objectives:

Nurture a new generation of responsible managers;
Intensify research on the concepts of Global Responsibility and Sustainable Development and foster exchange on these themes with academics and practitioners;
Promote social opening and equal opportunities for admitting students;
Raise the awareness of all our stakeholders about the concept of global responsibility (students, employees, companies and graduates);
Be widely recognized as a responsible business school

Implementation methodologies

Since 2003, sustainability has become a major issue in the agenda of Reims Management School.

The principles of social and environmental responsibility were distributed in all the missions of RMS. The faculty already conducted a thorough reform of the educational content of many programs in order to educate our student to exercise overall responsibility in companies. Today, our Agenda 21 focuses on five objectives:

• Nurture a new generation of responsible managers;

• Intensify research on the concepts of Global Responsibility and Sustainable Development and foster exchange on these themes with academics and practitioners;

• Promote social opening and equal opportunities for admitting students;

• Raise the awareness of all our stakeholders about the concept of global responsibility (students, employees, companies and graduates);

• Be widely recognized as a responsible business school

Since 2007, a reporting system has been implemented to measure each year our progress. This reporting system includes 52 indicators in the areas of responsible governance, education, research, environmental performance and social openness. Our annual Sustainable Development Reports are available online (http://www.reims-ms.fr/fr/groupe/qui_resp.php).

For the years 2012-2015, our action plan focuses on:

Design new teaching methods to strengthen the integration of SD and CSR principles in all our training programs.

Review all the courses in management through the prism of CSR by promoting transdisciplinarity among the faculty departments and creating a e-learning platform on SD/CSR for teachers and students.

Build a transdisciplinary research center Business and Society to increase the number of publications and develop applied research in SD and CSR.

Improve our governance by establishing stakeholders session to identify all their expectations.

Implement a genuine transport policy: promote soft and green transport as well as carpooling, create a bike repair stand and launch an annual smart move day.

Maintain our actions for a responsible food chain and reach 20% of organic food in our daily menu in 2015.
Generalize eco-design in all our activities and periodic point on the example of the eco-designed business week hosted by RMS since 2010.

Deliverables
Deliverable Date
Annual Sustainable Development Reports 2013
Resources
Type Details
Staff / Technical expertise Expertise of students and staff concerning sustainable development
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