The UFV School of Business has committed to adhere to the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME). Established by the United Nations in 2007, the PRME provide a framework for academic institutions to advance the broader cause of corporate social responsibility and incorporate universal values into curricula and research.
As a framework, the PRME guide a school’s effort to continuously improve instructional material and research on corporate citizenship and sustainability. The PRME are not a substitute for existing accreditation and quality assurance systems.
This initiative was originally developed by an international task force of 60 deans, university presidents and official representatives of leading business schools. It was co-convened by the United Nations Global Compact, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), the Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Program, the European Academy for Business in Society (EABIS), the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative (GRLI) and Net Impact.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has indicated he sees the PRME as having the capacity to take universal values and business curricula into classrooms on every continent.
The initiative seeks to give adopting academic institutions a leading role and defines a set of good practices on implementation and reporting of the PRME.
More information on the fundamental Principles for Responsible Management Education is available on the PRME website.