Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) was first established in 2007 at the United Nations Global Compact Leaders Summit in the presence of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and more than 1,000 businesses, civil society, and government leaders. PRME is an offshoot from the United Nations Global Compact’s (UNGC) ten principles to encourage businesses to adopt sustainable and social policies. The PRME initiative was a natural next step for the UNGC, supporting its agenda by laying the foundations for responsible management in business education. Under the coordination of the UN Global Compact and leading academic institutions, the PRME task force developed a set of six principles that together lay the foundation for the global platform for responsible management education.
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.
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.
We will create educational frameworks, materials, processes and environments that enable effective learning experiences for responsible leadership.
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.
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.
We will facilitate and support dialogue 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
We understand that our own organizational practices should exemplify the values and attitudes we convey to our students.
Our responsibility as PRME Champion
Our membership of the Champions Group is an acknowledgement that reflects CBS’ commitment and contribution to the PRME initiative. It is with great pride that we have taken on the responsibility that accompanies being a PRME Champion school by further exploring and developing responsible management education. We have since engaged actively with UN agencies to strengthen our partnerships with UN Global Compact (UNGC) signatories and PRME schools, which has led to various projects within curriculum development and other PRME activities. CBS was, once again, represented at the UNGC Summit in New York in 2016. We engaged actively with the UNGC network, in particular the Danish network, to help strengthen the collaboration between our business school and different industries.