As a United Nations initiative, our 2030 Vision is to realise the Sustainable Development Goals through responsible management education.

PRME UK & Ireland Chapter's aim is to develop initiatives that support the Sustainable Development Goals by mobilising thought and action leadership in its 75 member institutions.

The UK & Ireland PRME Regional Chapter is committed to:

  • Providing a platform for dialogue, learning, and action on responsible management and leadership education and research
  • Increasing the visibility of PRME and its signatories in the region
  • Adapting the Six Principles of PRME into a local context
  • Developing and promoting activities linked to the Six Principles and the Sustainable Development Goals

PRME and the Sustainable Development Goals 

In both 2017 and 2018, UKI Chapter members worked in partnership with the Global Compact UK Network to deliver a series of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Workshops in the form of a ‘SDG Roadshow’. The aim of the Roadshow was to raise awareness of the SDGs and motivate business, academic, government, and third sector communities around the UK to contribute to achieving them. Following success of 11 events hosted by Chapter members in May-June 2017, the Global Compact UK Network extended the Roadshow in 2018 with a further eleven events, two of which were co-hosted by Chapter member schools in Winchester and Derby. Roadshow events are running throughout the UK in 2019. Associates should contact the Chapter Chair if they would like to learn more about how to partner with Global Compact local networks to organise this type of event.

Other collaborations & Partnerships:

  • BAM (British Academy of Management) In May 2018, in collaboration with the BAM Sustainable and Responsible Business Special Interest Group (SRB SIG) the Chapter co-organised an all-day workshop on ‘Educating for Responsible Business and Management in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals’ at Winchester Business School. Many PRME Chapter members also attend the annual BAM conference and participate in the SRB SIG.
  • CABS (Chartered Association of Business Schools). Steering committee members of the PRME UKI Chapter regularly speak at CABS events and are represented on the Teaching and Learning Committee. In April 2018, members of the Steering Committee delivered papers and chaired sessions at the CABS learning and teaching conference in Glasgow.
  • CSEAR (Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research). Members of the Chapter regularly present papers relating to the SDGs at conferences in the CSEAR network. In October, members of the steering committee chaired the second CSEAR Ireland conference at which papers addressed the SDGs and educating for responsible leadership
  • EAUC (Environmental Association of Universities and Colleges): The UKI Chapter endorses the EAUC’s SDG Accord. Since 2017, the UKI PRME Chapter has been connected with the EAUC led Sustainability Exchange – a valuable resource-sharing platform for academics working in PRME signatory institutions, and Chapter members have signed up to the EAUC SDG Accord, launched in 2018.
  • NUS (National Union of Students): Recognising interest from university students in the provision of sustainability, responsibility and ethics education, we work with the NUS on initiatives such as “Responsible Futures’, ‘Green Impact’, and the Sustainability Literacy Test.

To find out more please contact Alec Wersun