Events - Upcoming
24 Mar 2014
to 28 Mar 2014
The themes that underpin our discussion and work at Oulu are:
- The GRLI: Towards 2024
- Structural Changes in the Global Economy
- New Technology & Digitalization Advancement and its impact on Leadership
- The Renewal of Management Education
What are the main elements of the programme?
The programme has been designed to utilize the location to the full and to ensure an effective blend of project focused action and broader learning opportunities. Key elements of the meeting and related activities are:
- The first full meeting of the GRLI’s Council of Partners to set action plans towards 2024
- Work on the 50+20 Agenda of Management education for the World
- Learning journeys to Technopolis, a world famous hi-tech incubator and to hi-tech companies that have been born out of Technopolis
- A responsible leadership Top Forum which will see the GRLI engage with business and societal leaders in Finland
- An Ambassadors meeting for the next generation of globally responsible leaders
- The establishment of innovation cohorts in business on leadership and sustainability
- The announcement of the next six Honorary Fellows of the GRLI
- Accelerated learning and new project development utilizing uniquely Finnish approaches harnessing the power of the natural environment in the depths of winter
- An academic paper workshop on Globally Responsible Leadership which is a feeder event for the 3rd International Conference on Responsible Leadership taking place in South Africa in November 2014.
Full detailed programme here (Please not that the programme will be subject to update and modifications)
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26 Mar 2014
to 28 Mar 2014
26-28 March 2014 - Melbourne, Australia
In 2014 the new La Trobe City Campus on Collins Street will play host to an array of Keynote speakers from a variety of research areas including; CSR and Strategy, CSR and Reporting, Relational ethics in partnering with Indigenous Peoples, Education, Finance, Gender Equality, Faith and Spirituality, and Human rights.
Over the course of two big days a variety of new papers discussing the relevance of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in business will be presented.
Over the last decade, CSR has become a significant aspect of operating within the Business sector, both Private and Public. In recent years it has developed from a “Soft” Management Style into a widely accepted form of governance for global corporations who increasingly find themselves stretched across a number of legislative jurisdictions. Many authorities blame a lack of CSR at a management level as a leading cause of poor governance practices that lead to events such as the Lehman Brother’s financial collapse and subsequent Global Financial Crisis. But even so the importance of this conference at this time is noted:
‘We’ve kind of dropped off the moral discussion around what companies should be responsible for, given their great power… It used to be about the business case and moral case, but my engagement with companies is that they want to know how it’s going to help them this year’, said Dr Deanna Kemp, a Keynote Speaker for the conference and Deputy Director with the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM).
This United Nations supported Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) -backed conference will focus on how CSR can be integrated, and indeed, should be integrated into all aspects of an organisation; from dealings with colleagues, to dealings with stakeholders, across all departmental functional areas. The CR3+ conference will disseminate the views of academics and industry leaders from different parts of the world on effective and innovative ways to achieve this. Presentations will be made by industry and academic thought leaders from Australia, New Zealand, USA, and Europe.
See Web site at La Trobe Business School CR3+ conference.
07 Apr 2014
to 09 Apr 2014
PRME Steering Committee Member, AACSB International is hosting their largest and most anticipated event of the year, the International Conference and Annual Meeting (ICAM) in Singapore, 7-9 April 2014.
Gathering professionals from the top business schools worldwide, ICAM introduces and explores industry topics through new and thought-provoking perspectives. ICAM will provide new opportunities specific to your attendance and endless benefits to your school. Bring your b-school teams for this comprehensive and exceptional learning opportunity. The 2014 ICAM Program was developed to address Innovation, Impact and Engagement according to the 2013 Accreditation Standards. Sessions are themed to address the Accreditation, Sustainability and Collaborative efforts of B-Schools worldwide.
08 Apr 2014
to 09 Apr 2014
We are pleased to announce the 2nd PRME Chapter Forum UK and Ireland, hosted by University of Winchester Business School in Winchester, Hampshire, United Kingdom, will be held 8-9 April, 2014.
This forum aims to bring together experiences of responsible management education from universities across the UK and Ireland. It is not limited to current UN PRME signatories or signatories to the UK and Ireland chapter. Educating responsible managers for an uncertain and challenging future is one of the most demanding tasks of universities and one that many business schools and management departments have only started to address. The conference will be an opportunity to discuss experiences, plans, successes and difficulties with likeminded colleagues and learn from each others experiences. The conference will be held in parallel with the Futures of Capitalism conference, also taking place 8-9 April at the University of Winchester.
Delegates may attend sessions from both conferences.
View the Call for Contributions to the Conference, here.
14 Apr 2014
to 15 Apr 2014
Jounieh, Kesrwan, Lebanon - 14-15 April 2014
This International Conference of Governance - Corporate Governance across Ethics, Culture, and Citizenship: What to give and what to expect will be hosted by ESCA School of Management, Morocco together with the Faculty of Business and Commercial Sciences Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK) at their campus in Jounieh, Kesrwan, Lebanon, on 14-15 April 2014.
Much has been said about Corporate Governance (CG) issues, and it is generally held that the success of today’s businesses is strongly linked to these already expounded principles. Still few executives and managers are aware of the importance of the subject and its impact on the stakeholder’s perception when evaluating a company based on ethics and citizenship. In an increasingly complex environment, an ongoing debate remains open for leaders to identify and develop the components of a sustainable competitive advantage, under the flagship of “Responsible Company”.
It is within this spirit, that the conference aims to tackle issues of Corporate Governance with respect to Ethics, Culture and Citizenship. We will try to bring new approaches to rising problems in the aftermath of economic downturns while taking into consideration the role each stakeholder plays in economic recovery.
Who should attend?
- Constituents of academic institutions;
- NGOs focusing on issues such as CSR, social performance and corporate citizenship;
- Senior personnel and executives interested in corporate sustainability and CSR;
- Regional and international economic and financial institutions;
- Representatives from the public sector.
19 May 2014
to 23 May 2014
A PRME co-sponsored event, the 10th Bentley Global Business Ethics Symposium - The Opportunities and Challenges of Integrated Reporting: Stakeholder Perspectives in a Global Environment - and Faculty Development Teaching Workshop will take place May 19-23, 2014 at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts.
Symposium: Monday, May 19, 2014, Bentley University, Waltham, Massachusetts
Faculty Development Teaching Business Ethics Workshop: Tuesday May 20 – Friday, May 23.
The symposium, the 10th in a multi-year partnership, is intended to unite business and higher education in the common goal of building a strong ethical foundation from which to serve our many constituencies and communities. The event will bring together international experts for in-depth discussions of current practices and challenges in business ethics, corporate responsibility, and sustainability. Over 30 speakers and panelists from leading companies, universities and NGOs across the globe will share their thoughts throughout the day in a series of interactive panels. The full program and registration details will be available soon at: http://www.bentley.edu/events/symposium. Cynthia Clark (email@example.com), the incoming director of Bentley’s Alliance for Ethics & Social Responsibility, will be overseeing the program.
The Symposium is followed by Bentley’s Teaching Business Ethics Faculty Development Workshop (May 20-23). If you are interested in participating in the workshop or looking for more information, please contact Tony Buono (firstname.lastname@example.org). Due to the generous support of the State Street Foundation travel and accommodation stipends/support are available – but space is limited. Additional information on the Teaching Workshop is available at: http://www.bentley.edu/centers/alliance/global-business-ethics-teaching-workshop.
The event is held in memory of Timothy B. Harbert, Chairman and CEO of State Street Global Advisors and Trustee and Alumnus of Bentley College.
21 May 2014
More information to follow.
26 May 2014
to 28 May 2014
Launching and Implementing a Responsible Management Education Programme is an introduction course for business school faculty and administrators to help put Responsible Management Education into practice.
In the seminar attendees will discuss how to implement the philosophy of responsible management into teaching, research and administration at business schools. Topics covered in the seminar include responsible management in the core and elective curriculum, green campus initiatives, society outreach, and inclusion of responsible management education into the university brand and related communication activities.
The course is aimed at dedicated business school staff responsible for reviewing existing activities as well as developing and implementing an action plan for responsible management education at their own schools. For signatories to the U.N. Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) this would typically be the official PRME contact person. However, the program is also open to schools which have not yet signed up to PRME. The course is aimed both at schools that are just starting this process as well as those that have been driving it for years but now would like to compare notes with their peers in a dedicated environment. We recommend that participating schools send at least two participants (one faculty member and one administrator) since the practice of responsible management education requires broad interventions that draw on different competences. Furthermore, teams of participants will find it easier to implement learnings from the seminar when back on their home campus.
For follow-up questions please contact
Kim Pedersen, Program Director, CBS Executive, email@example.com, Tel: +45 38 15 60 03
Kai Hockerts, Professor and Director of Responsible Management Education, firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: +45 38 15 31 75
The participation fee of 2000€ for the first participant covers the seminar costs as well as catering during the program. The fee is reduced to 1000€ for each additional participant from the same school.
Accomodation can be arranged at nearby hotel at approx. 160€ per night per participant.
08 Jun 2014
to 20 Jun 2014
The 15th edition of CEEMAN's International Management Teachers Academy will take place on 8-20 June 2014 in Bled, Slovenia. Applications due 15 February 2014.
The 2014 IMTA disciplinary tracks include:
- Strategic Management
- Leadership and Change Management
- Business in Society, introduced in 2013
IMTA is an intensive and highly interactive two-week program with a well-balanced focus on general and discipline-specific aspects of management education.Week 1 focuses on common issues related to general aspects of management education, with special emphasis on the case method and project work. It also deals with the skills required in the multiple roles of faculty. Innovations in management development are discussed in the context of IT, project-based education, and the integration of the arts, culture, and science.
Week 2, structured into disciplinary tracks, such as Strategic Management, Marketing, Finance, Accounting, Leadership and Change Management, and Business in Society, when participants focus on requirements and opportunities more specific to their particular disciplines. Pre-program individual preparation and in-program lectures and discussions, individual preparation, small group discussions and teamwork, case discussions, simulations, role-play, presentations, and other work methods position IMTA participants at the center of the learning process.
See more information on the program structure, faculty and application process at www.ceeman.org/programs-events/imta-international-management-teachers-academy.
16 Jun 2014
to 19 Jun 2014
We are pleased to announce the upcoming 3rd PRME Latin America and Caribbean Regional Meeting, which will take place at EGADE Business School, Mexico City, Mexico on 16-19 June, 2014
More information will be made available shortly.
16 Jun 2014
to 18 Jun 2014
We are pleased to announce the upcoming PRME Meeting Nordic, which will take place alongside the Gronen Conference, hosted by Aalto University, Finland. The meeting will be held 16-18 June 2014.
More information to follow.
22 Jun 2014
to 24 Jun 2014
Sustainability, corporate responsibility, and ethics are an integral part of management education. They shape our values and help us understand our impact on the world around us. In order to provide students with these critical skills, programs must integrate these elements and initiatives into their curricula.
Revealing new ways and best practices in sustainability and corporate responsibility the Sustainability Conference highlights b-school efforts to further serve local and global communities. Join a diverse group of experts and educators to discuss how you can lead sustainability efforts at your institution.
Who Should Attend:
Deans, associate deans, MBA directors, research and faculty leadership, international directors, faculty, program directors.
Find program and registration details at: http://www.aacsb.edu/sustainability/
28 Jul 2014
to 30 Jul 2014
In spite of the fact that poverty has been reduced in some countries to date, approximately 50% of the world’s 7 billion people still live on less than US$2/day. Increasingly, multinational corporations, entrepreneurs, social businesses, and social investors are working to eradicate poverty in creative, innovative ways. Whether the academic research coming from business schools and programs captures this vitality and whether the design of management education programs and curricula develops managers to address the challenge of poverty in the 21st century is open to debate.
This conference focuses on poverty eradication as a responsibility of business and its implications for business curriculum and strategy. As such, this conference has these four goals:
- To take the issue of poverty out of its “academic tower” through a day-long, immersion field experience in a poor community for all participants
- To use Nicaragua as a learning/innovation laboratory through discussions with government, business, non-profit, community, student, and youth-services leaders involved in local and regional poverty alleviation programs
- To create opportunities for an exchange of ideas, perspectives and best practices through active, cross-discipline and cross sector discussions
- To develop a more sustainable, inclusive educational/research model in management education that moves the issue of poverty eradication from being peripheral in business curricula and programs to a more central standing.
Conference Host Institution: INCAE, a private, non-profit, multinational, higher education organization devoted to teaching and research endeavors in the fields of business and economics with an emphasis in integral Latin American development. INCAE focuses on managerial training, from a global perspective, of individuals capable of successfully holding top management positions in Latin America.
The conference will blend traditional paper presentations with small group break-out sessions and a day-long, field immersion experience on day 2. The conference will give delegates opportunities for interaction with policy and community leaders as well as with one another.
Delegates will be housed on the INCAE campus, Francisco de Sola, Nicaragua.
Simultaneous translation will be provided for all sessions.
Conference fee is all-inclusive including shared accommodations on the INCAE campus, all meals, transportation for the day-long field experience, all conference materials and transportation to and from the Managua international airport. Not included: Airfare to and from the conference and incidental, personal expenses.
Note: A limited number of conference scholarships are available. Please request scholarship information and criteria by contacting: email@example.com
View: Call for Papers
01 Aug 2014
to 05 Aug 2014
The 74th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, The Power of Words will take place August 1-5, 2014, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, this year focusing on this theme.
This meeting provides professional development and networking opportunities through workshops, topical discussions, paper presentations, and strategic teaching sessions. For the full program, visit the website here.
The sessions below are relevant to PRME, and include participation of PRME signatories and the PRME Secretariat. Look out for updates regarding times & dates, as well as newly added sessions.
August 1st & 2nd Participant Development Workshops:
- Using the Power of Spiritual and Religious Words to Create a Sustainable and Responsible World, with Jonas Haertle, Head PRME Secretariat, speaking
- "Responsible" Management: From "Just a Word" to Educational Frameworks and Action. (Program Session #11068)
- Cosmopolitanism and Ecological Citizenship: Re-Thinking the Politics of Sustainability. (Program Session #10652)
20 Aug 2014
The third of four 2014 PRME Chapter Brazil Meetings will be hosted by SENAI Parana in Curitiba, Parana, Brazil on 20 August 2014.
More information to follow.
03 Sep 2014
to 05 Sep 2014
PRME Steering Committee member CLADEA (Latin American Council of Management Schools) presents the Annual Assembly: “Leading in a global world Latin America and Europe, new connections”.
The host institution is ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain. We expect a very important number of participants not only from Latin America but especially from Europe. Do not lose the opportunity to assist to this great event.
10 Oct 2014
to 11 Oct 2014
We are pleased to announce the upcoming 1st PRME Regional Meeting North America, which will take place at University of Washington Bothell School of Business, Seattle, WA, USA on 10-11 October, 2014.
15 Oct 2014
to 17 Oct 2014
In collaboration with PRME, the 2014 Global Forum for Business as an Agent of World Benefit series will bring together leading business executives, management scholars, civil society leaders, and government policy makers from around the world to identify and to leverage new solutions that have the potential to change the nature of 21st century society. The format and content will encircle the globe, with delegates coming from around the world to attend the Forum and additional participants attending virtually. We will connect insights across disciplines, sectors, cultures, and geographic regions.
When and where:
October 15–17, 2014 at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
- Naveen Jain, Founder and CEO of inome and the founder of InfoSpace, Moon Express, and other companies
- Michel Giannuzzi, CEO of Tarkett
- Dr. Stu Hart, Professor Emeritus of Management and Organizations, Johnson School of Management at Cornell
- Dr. Raj Sisodia, FW Olin Distinguished Professor of Global Business and Whole Foods Market Research Scholar in Conscious Capitalism at Babson College. He is also co-founder and co-Chairman of Conscious Capitalism Inc.
Presentation and panel themes:
- Going beyond the business case for sustainability to engage hearts and minds in the pursuit of flourishing;
- Launch of the Prizing for Business as an Agent of World Benefit; and
- Sector specific action plans including rapid prototyping of possible solutions that are good for business and society.
The Forum is designed to galvanise change, and you are invited to be apart of it. Join the mailing list to stay up with the 2014 Global Forum's progress.
History of the 2006 and 2009 Global Forums for Business as an Agent of World Benefit
Inspired by several thousand interviews of business and society innovation, delegates at the first (2006) Global Forum shared the vision that business has the opportunity to be one of the most creative forces on the planet, challenging "the great trade-off illusion"; and exploring fresh research on the business case for sustainability. Nearly 500 leaders attended. An important innovation was the creation of the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME).
In the second (2009) Global Forum the theme was "Manage by Designing in an Era of Massive Innovation," focused on uniting design thinking with sustainable business practice and education. Over 600 leaders of business, policy and management explored the primacy and potency of design thinking as the vortex for creating a new breed of industry–leading stars, showing how the creative designer's attitude can transform 21st century corporate citizenship into a source of business opportunity and world–benefiting innovation. Designers from IDEO and the methods of Appreciative Inquiry helped turn the conference room into a real–time design studio—the place was rocking—and again books, major initiatives and agendas were shaped.
23 Oct 2014
to 25 Oct 2014
As part of a new partnership, PRME and Giving Voice To Values (GVV) are offering a $10,000 award for an outstanding GVV-style case on anti-corruption. The case competition will be managed by the North American Case Research Association (NACRA). Cases submitted for the award and judged acceptable will be presented at NACRA’s 2014 annual meeting in Austin, Texas, on 23–25 October 2014.
Cases should be submitted electronically, following the submission instructions provided on the NACRA website. [Instructions will be posted in early 2014.] The submission deadline is normally in mid-June. For questions about the submission process or about NACRA, please contact the 2014 Program Chair, Prof. Randall Harris. Questions about Giving Voice to Values should be submitted to Dr. Mary Gentile.
For more information about the award, please click here.
30 Oct 2014
to 31 Oct 2014
We are pleased to announce the 2nd PRME Regional Meeting DACH, which will take place at University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur, Chur, Switzerland, on 30-31 October 2014.
More information to come.
04 Nov 2014
to 06 Nov 2014
- Responsible leadership issues in bridging scientific, management, and political systems to create a just and sustainable world;
- Leadership and disciplinary issues in integrating across and within scientific disciplines: leadership and responsibility implications, ethical issues, and sustainability issues for the future in, e.g., energy, biodiversity, food security, agriculture, genomics, disease;
- How business and other types of enterprises are bridging across scientific, management, and social science disciplines to create a sustainable future; and
- Social-eco system management and governance, Earth System governance, global action networks (GANs), valuing ecosystem services.
Deadline for abstract submissions: 31st January 2014
10 Nov 2014
to 12 Nov 2014
The International Conference on Higher Education for Sustainable Development will be held in November 2014, in Aichi-Nagoya, Japan, in conjunction with the UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).
More information will be provided shortly.
10 Nov 2014
to 11 Nov 2014
We are pleased to announce the upcoming 4th PRME MENA Regional Forum, which will take place at ESCA School of Management, Casablanca, Morocco on 10-11 November 2014.
More information will be provided shortly.
The 3rd PRME MENA Regional Forum took place at the University of Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The 2nd PRME MENA Regional Forum took place at the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik in Jounieh, Lebanon.
The 1st PRME MENA Regional Forum took place at the American University in Cairo - School of Business in Cairo, Egypt.
13 Nov 2014
to 14 Nov 2014
We are pleased to announce the upcoming 5th PRME Asia Forum, which will take place at University Utara Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 13-14 November 2014.
More information will be provided shortly.
The 4th PRME Asia Forum was hosted by De La Salle University, Ramon V. del Rosario College of Business with support from the Asian Institute of Management and Ateneo Professional Schools in Manila, The Philippines.
The 3rd PRME Asia Forum was held at Keio University in Tokyo, Japan.
The 2nd PRME Asia Forum took place at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China
The 1st PRME Asia Forum took place at Kyung Hee University School of Management in Seoul, Korea.
19 Nov 2014
The fourth of four 2014 PRME Chapter Brazil Meetings will be held on 19 November 2014.
More information, including host university, will follow.
Sending Details of Events and Activities to PRME
Participating academic institutions are welcome to send relevant events and activities (to be published worldwide) to:
Email: PRME Secretariat