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United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME)
Description/achievement of initiative

The mission of the PRME initiative is to achieve the sustainable development goals through implementation of the principles for responsible management education. At the centre of PRME is target 4.7 - to ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development.

Implementation methodologies

PRME works on the basis of 6 Principles (http://www.unprme.org/about-prme/the-six-principles.php) As institutions of higher education involved in the development of current and future managers signatories to the PRME initiative declare their willingness to progress in the implementation, within their institution, of the following Principles, starting with those that are more relevant to their capacities and mission. PRME signatories report on progress to all our stakeholders and exchange effective practices related to these principles with other academic institutions: PRME Principle 1 Principle 1 | Purpose: We will develop the capabilities of students to be future generators of sustainable value for business and society at large and to work for an inclusive and sustainable global economy. PRME Principle 2 Principle 2 | Values: We will incorporate into our academic activities, curricula, and organisational practices the values of global social responsibility as portrayed in international initiatives such as the United Nations Global Compact. PRME Principle 3 Principle 3 | Method: We will create educational frameworks, materials, processes and environments that enable effective learning experiences for responsible leadership. PRME Principle 4 Principle 4 | Research: We will engage in conceptual and empirical research that advances our understanding about the role, dynamics, and impact of corporations in the creation of sustainable social, environmental and economic value. PRME Principle 5 Principle 5 | Partnership: We will interact with managers of business corporations to extend our knowledge of their challenges in meeting social and environmental responsibilities and to explore jointly effective approaches to meeting these challenges. PRME Principle 6 Principle 6 | Dialogue: We will facilitate and support dialog and debate among educators, students, business, government, consumers, media, civil society organisations and other interested groups and stakeholders on critical issues related to global social responsibility and sustainability.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Capacity-building and knowledge transfer takes place through a number of channels: 1. Online platforms on the the global PRME website (see www.unprme.org); 2. Bi-nnual workshops of members of the PRME Champions Group (see http://www.unprme.org/how-to-engage/champions.php) 3. Annual conferences of 16 PRME Regional Chapters (x 16) (see for example unprme.org.uk); 4. Research carried out by PRME Working Groups (that work on themes such as poverty, gender, climate change, etc..): see http://www.unprme.org/how-to-engage/working-groups.php Glasgow Caledonian University is a member of the PRME Champions Group (currently 38 members), and Chairs the PRME Regional Chapter of the United Kingdom and Ireland (75 member universities). PRME signatories normally hold a Global Forum every two years: (see for example http://www.unprme.org/global-forum/index.php)

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

PRME is an initiative of the UN Global Compact, and works on the principle of a 'network of networks', managed by a PRME Secretariat co-located in Global Compact offices New York. PRME is overseen by a Steering Committee made up of key stakeholders in higher education, and Advisory Committee members drawn from members of different PRME Networks. Amongst the networks are PRME Champions; PRME Regional Chapters (x 16) and PRME Working Groups (that work on themes such as poverty, gender, climate change, etc..). Glasgow Caledonian University is a member of the PRME Champions Group (currently 38 members), and Chairs the PRME Regional Chapter of the United Kingdom and Ireland (75 member universities)

Partner(s)

Glasgow Caledonian University; UN PRME; UN PRME Regional Chapter UK & Ireland; UN PRME Champions Group; UN Global Compact; UN Global Compact UK Network;
Progress reports
Goal 4
12/2030
Bringing the SDGs in to every classroom
12/2030
Realising the SFGS through responsible management education
Financing (in USD)
7,000 USD
Staff / Technical expertise
Staff are actively engaged in the PRME Champions Group and the UK & Ireland PRME Regional Chapter.

Basic information
Time-frame: 01/2007 - 12/2030
Partners
Glasgow Caledonian University; UN PRME; UN PRME Regional Chapter UK & Ireland; UN PRME Champions Group; UN Global Compact; UN Global Compact UK Network;
Countries
Contact information
Alec Wersun, Dr, a.wersun@gcu.ac.uk
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