PRME InFocus Reports

As the frontline of education, faculty is a crucial key in introducing and developing responsible management education for students. Here you can read various reports related to responsible management education.


#PRME InFocus Report no. 1. An Introduction to PRME at CBS

Businesses are under greater pressure than ever to adapt their traditional modes of production to new, more nimble approaches to address business in a globally challenged environment. Today’s educators and graduates are under ever-growing pressure to develop both the mind and skill sets needed to meet these global challenges. These global challenges are highly complex in nature and an ever-moving target and it is highly unlikely that any one institution will be equipped to develop the mind and skill sets required alone. It is now more than ever that initiatives such as PRME are crucial.






#PRME InFocus Report no. 2. SDG Mapping of CBS' Course Offering

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Beyond the scope of research and traditional student education, universities are increasingly playing a role in the challenges that surround their communities and the larger global community. Given

the national status and international renown of the CBS, this institution has the opportunity to lead in this changing social contract between the university sector and society.

Sustainability, as one of the most pressing global challenges, is currently being given attention from universities around the world through increased innovation in sustainability, and increased student

demand for ethical and educational commitments and initiatives.

Author: Kristjan Jespersen – Assistant Professor, MSC
Contributing Author: Charlotte Jule Freese, Student Assistant, MSC

READ THE REPORT HERE:  SDG Mapping of CBS' Course Offering



#PRME InFocus Report no. 3. SDG Mapping of CBS' Research Publications

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With the ambitious goal of meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, governments, organizations, universities and members of civil society are faced with the task of solving

complex environmental, social and economic challenges. There is an urgent need for these wicked problems to usher in a series of profound transformations,

focusing on solutions for our most urgent and time sensitive needs, as well as the way we coexist and thrive on our planet. 

Universities play a strategic role in supporting the sustainability transformation outlined by the SDGs. Our institutions of higher education gather and disseminate research and play an important role

in defining solutions and charting paths towards achieving these goals. Universities also play the important role of educating and spreading awareness about the SDGs, both locally and internationally. 

Copenhagen Business School (CBS) has identified sustainability as a major priority and theme for its research, teaching and community outreach. As part of CBS’ longstanding research agenda, the SDGs provide the opportunity for CBS to develop its business-oriented research in new and exciting ways. This research can explore not only the potential for achieving the SDGs, but also contribute to applying, testing and scaling these important goals within society at large.

Authors: Kristjan Jespersen – Assistant Professor, MSCContributing Authors: Heather Louise Madsen, PRME Strategy Manager, MSC, and Daniele Costantini, Student Assistant, MSC

READ THE REPORT HERE:  SDG Mapping of CBS' Research Publications 


#PRME InFocus Report no. 4. Carbon Literacy at CBS PRME

In many ways, humanity is resilient, coming together to solve the most difficult human and planetary challenges. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development i is a good example of this, with a


set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by all 193 United Nations Member States in 2015. The implications of these 17 SDGs are both far-reaching and interconnected, and the importance of achieving these goals is paramount. 

Carbon Literacy is a non-formal education initiative offered through CBS PRME (Velazquez et al., 2006). The Carbon Literacy training programme provides

participants with a new level of understanding regarding climate change, teaching participants to make feasible changes from an informed position. Upon completion of a written assignment, participants are granted a diploma, namely the Carbon Literacy Certificate.

Author: Martiina Miira Matharu Srkoc - Special Consultant, CBS PRME Office

Contributing authors: Caroline Aggestam-Pontoppidan, PhD, Academic Director of CBS PRME, Heather Louise Madsen, PhD, PRME Strategy Manager, and Malou Sophie Celander, Student Assistant, CBS PRME Office





Given that CBS has over 20.000 students, it is no wonder that it also has over 100 student-driven organisations. These cover a vast array of interest areas spanning from body and mind, culture, diversity and leisure through to business-oriented organisations and unions. The style and nature of these organisations span from the more traditional organization forms such as CBS Debating Society to the quite eclectic CBS Surf and range from homegrown initiatives to local branches of international student organisations.  CBS PRME has, throughout its history stretching back to it becoming a PRME signatory in 2008, monitored and reported on all responsible management education activities in not only curricula, teaching, research, and events but also student-led initiatives. What follows is a short introduction to some CBS student organisations that explicitly address responsible management education, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), sustainability and/or ethics and the like. The activities have been categorised into three pillars (ESG): Environmental (E), Social (S), and Governance (G).

Author: Martiina Srkoc, Special Consultant CBS PRME office

READ THE REPORT HERE: CBS Student Organisations: An Overview of Their ESG Related Activities






Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) have, during the last two decades, been incorporating sustainability into their systems at varying paces and using numerous methods. Growing efforts to integrate sustainability into education and curricula at HEIs, across disciplines, has been observed in research studies.

This InFocus report takes an interest in the interdisciplinary advancement of sustainability competences in higher education. More specifically, strengthening students’ learning on environmental sustainability is a key policy action area within the European Union, as set out in the European Green Deal. In Denmark, initiatives are set in motion to support the agenda of the European Green Deal, also in the area of higher education.

Authors: Caroline Aggestam-Pontoppidan, Jens Riemer, and Lavinia Iosif-Lazar

READ THE REPORT HERE: Green themes in higher education: The EU, Denmark and CBS




Sidst opdateret: PRME // 09/02/2024