Sharing Information on Progress Report on the United Nations’ Principles of Responsible Management Education, 2015, 2017 and 2019
Since 2015, Henley Business School has conducted a biennial United Nations report on the principles of responsible management and ethics (PRME), focusing on how they inform both institutional innovation in business school strategy and the internal social organisation of work, teaching and research.
The introduction of the PRME initiative in 2006 has led to continued academic recognition and validation within the field of management education. Engaging with PRME has inspired both institutional identity and curriculum transformation within Henley Business School.
The 2015 PRME report on the PRME principles within Henley Business School demonstrated Henley Business School's commitment to responsible management education, centred around the principles ofpurpose, values, method, research, partnership and dialogue. The report also highlighted achievements in line with PRME, most notably the educational focus of developing ethically conscious managers and leaders for the future, maintaining a responsible and sustainability focused research school, the implementation of ethics, responsibility and sustainability modules across the curriculum and the continuation of a systematic reduction in carbon emissions to provide a high quality of life on campus.
The 2017 PRME report highlighted the PRME work of Henley Business School from three perspectives: the engagement with cross-disciplinary research to generate important social impacts, embedding this research into the curriculum and strengthening the ethical ethos within the culture of Henley Business School. PRME achievements included the establishment of the successful Henley Inter-Disciplinary Sustainability Seminars, strengthening Henley Business School's 'culture of ethics' by promoting synergistic relationships with stakeholders such as alumni, students, business, NGO organisations and staff and the research findings that support the ethos of embedding research into practice and content within the curriculum.
The 2019 PRME report celebrated the renewal of Henley Business School's triple accreditation with AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA and set four new goals to focus on for 2021. These goals were to increase awareness of inclusion and work towards greater inclusion in the staff and student experience, reflect on how our international partnerships and presence enable progress towards sustainable development, adapt our BA in Business and Management programme in line with PRME principles and values relating to ethics and sustainability and to continue being a 'green' institution, with attention to reducing negative environmental impact.
|Authors||Professor Kleio Akrivou, Dr Lisa Schopohl|