Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education

2019 Edition
| Editors: Walter Leal Filho

Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Initiative

  • Florencia LibrizziEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11352-0_383

The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME): Definition

The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) is the United Nations’ initiative launched as a platform to integrate sustainability in business- and management-related higher education institutions globally and to equip students with the mind-set, skills, and knowledge to become responsible leaders. The launch of the PRME initiative took place at the 2007 UN Global Compact Leaders’ Summit in Geneva by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon. PRME was launched as a global call “to change the purpose of business education in order to adapt the teaching of business educators to a growing trend of corporate citizenship, corporate social responsibility and sustainability” (Alcaraz and Thiruvattal 2010).

PRME has become the largest organized partnership between the United Nations and management-related higher education institutions, counting over 730 signatory institutions in 92 countries worldwide, including 45 of...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.PRME, UN Global CompactNew YorkUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Petra Molthan-Hill
    • 1
  1. 1.Nottingham Trent UniversityNottinghamUK