ULSB strengthens links with United Nations PRME initiative

Posted by als26 at Nov 08, 2018 12:59 PM |
ULSB has recently submitted its 2018 UN PRME Report

The University of Leicester School of Business (ULSB) is committed to the United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative. The School has recently compiled all its activities that highlights how the School’s activities all link in to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and how we promote socially responsible approaches to business.

PRME was founded in 2007 as a platform to raise the profile of sustainability in 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.

PRME's vision is to realise the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through responsible management education. The SDGs are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice. The Goals interconnect and in order to leave no one behind, the UN aims to achieve each Goal and target by 2030.

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.

As one of the original signatories to the UN Principles for Responsible Management education, ULSB is passionate about inspiring and developing students and works to equip them with the confidence, skills and knowledge they will need to make a distinct and positive contribution in the world.

Highlights from the School’s activities over the past year include a UN Sustainable Development Goals Day at ULSB, researchers influencing the digital world of work and empowering women in Vietnam, the development of a workplace menopause policy (the first University in the UK to have one), an entrepreneur in residence scheme and student success stories.

Fabian Frenzel, the School’s PRME Officer during the last reporting period, is delighted by the progress the School has made in promoting its achievements relating to PRME and the UN’S Sustainable Development Goals: “Universities have a huge potential to advance the Global Goals. Our teaching, research and engagement activities should aim to advance sustainable and equitable development globally.”

Professor Peter Lunt, Dean of the University of Leicester School of Business (ULSB), added: “Our report shows, across all areas of the running of the School of Business, staff are working hard to deliver a brighter, more inclusive and sustainable future.”

Read ULSB’s UN PRME Report 2018