CBS PRME Office
Responsibility at CBS
CBS is a pioneer in embedding UN Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) and is currently reviewing everything we do through this lens. The ambition is to make responsible management education an integral part of our core activities both in research and education while leading by example through our own organisational practices in delivering our services.
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. As an institution of higher education involved in the development of current and future managers CBS declares its willingness to progress in the implementation, within its institution, of the following principles.
Purpose - Principle 1:
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
Values - Principle 2:
We will incorporate into our academic activities and curricula the values of global social responsibility as portrayed in international initiatives such as the United Nations Global Compact.
Method - Principle 3:
We will create educational frameworks, materials, processes and environments that enable effective learning experiences for responsible leadership.
Research - Principle 4:
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.
Partnership - Principle 5:
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.
Dialogue - Principle 6:
We will facilitate and support dialog and debate among educators, students, business, government, consumers, media, civil society organizations and other interested groups and stakeholders on critical issues related to global social responsibility and sustainability.
“The Principles for Responsible Management Education have the capacity to take the case for universal values and business into classrooms on every continent” - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
What is Green Challenge (Grøn Dyst)?
Green Challenge is an annual student competition and conference held at DTU. The aim is to ensure that students integrate aspects of sustainability, climate, and the environment in their work. The selected teams are invited to pitch their green ideas to a panel of prominent judges at the student conference.
Green Challenge is held Friday 23 June 2017 at DTU.
To participate you must:
- Decide on a project that contains an element of sustainability, climate and/or the environment, the project must be ECTS giving and be prepared since Green Challenge last Summer 2016.
- Write and send in an abstract presenting the project/idea
- Prepare 120sec pitch to be presented at the Green Challenge Conference 23 June 2017.
Note that all selected teams shall be able to participate at the Green Challenge Conference as this is where the projects are being presented and judged.
You sign up by writing a summary of your project and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Wednesday May 17. NB! It is important that CBS teams sign up through this email, as CBS has separate prizes for the best CBS teams.
An abstract is a brief summary of your key project points. You can read more about how to register and access the summary template here. Note that the template must be followed, as all abstracts are published in a conference catalogue. The abstract must be written in English.
1st Prize DKK 20.000
2nd Prize DKK 15.000
3rd Prize DKK 5.000
On the Conference Day
On the day about 300 students and 25 judging panels consisting of 5 persons each. The judging panels consist of representatives from business, politics, professors and institute directors, teachers and students from DTU, CBS, KU etc.
At the conference, the students are present throughout the day. The projects are divided into 8 different categories, so everyone has equal opportunities to participate whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student.
Each project has 120 seconds to pitch for the judges followed by a few minutes clarifying questions and comments. Each jury sees about 15 projects during the day to ensure that all projects are evaluated by three different panels.
As project assessment is based on an overall assessment, it is a good idea to have the criteria in mind when writing your abstract. On the conference day, the projects are assessed at several stages by panels of judges. You can read more about the actual conference presentation under ‘Preparing your presentation’.
The projects are solely assessed in relation to other projects in the same category. All projects are assessed according to the following criteria:
1. Is the project well-structured and clearly communicated? Is there a clear thread running throughout the presentation, does the presentation stay within the allotted time frame, is there cohesion between the visual and oral presentation and is the message clear.
2. To what extent is the project likely to have a positive environmental or energy impact? Does the project demonstrate the extent of the environmental benefit and whether it is realistically feasible? We recommend using methods to support the probability of a positive environmental or energy impact.
3. To what extent is the project technically applicable and likely to be realized? Is the project realizable and can it be implemented within a reasonable time frame? How probable is it that the technology can be applied in the desired manner?
4. To what extent is it visionary and/or innovative? Is the project innovative? Are the findings surprising?