Sheffield Business School release UN-approved PRME report
Sheffield Business School (SBS) is ramping up its efforts to support Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) and embed them in its working practices. In 2014, we organised a conference and heard the inspirational stories of two keynote speakers: Professor Kathryn Haynes and Prof Bob Doherty. This was followed by workshops in which we debated PRME principles and discussed how to make PRME principles strategic to everything we do.
The PRME Project in SBS is led by Dr Rory Ridley-Duff and Dr Christine Gilligan working closely with Dr Christine O’Leary, Janette Hurst and Michelle Davey. These five members of the PRME Group liaise with other staff members to build relationships that support all aspects of faculty work. This is important in our endeavour to become known for our expertise in social responsibility, sustainable development and collegial working. It is also a key part of our AACSB accreditation agenda.
SBS is delighted to announce that it has taken a further step along our journey by submitting its first report to the United Nations PRME Directorate. We have collectively assessed how well we are delivering against SBS’s interpretation of the six PRME principles:
- Principle 1 – We will develop students as generators of sustainable value for business and society
- Principle 2 – We will embed the concept of responsible business into all educational curricula
- Principle 3 – We will create educational experiences that develop responsible leadership
- Principle 4 – We will underpin our education programmes with research on responsible management
- Principle 5 – We will create corporate / community partnerships to advance responsible business
- Principle 6 – We will facilitate critical debate on social responsibility amongst multiple stakeholders
This is another milestone for SBS. In the months ahead, we will provide more information on our achievements and circulate copies of the report. For now, you can read the highlights and download the full report.