The PRME initiative is the first organized relationship between the United Nations and business schools. Launched at the 2007 UN Global Compact Leader’s Summit in Geneva, the Principles of PRME provide an engagement framework based on universal values and the goal to inspire and champion responsible management education, research, and thought leadership globally.
The six principles were developed by an international task force of sixty deans, university presidents and official representatives of leading business schools and academic institutions under coordination of the UN Global Compact Office.
The PRME initiative serves as a framework for systemic change for business schools and management-related institutions, based on three distinctive characteristics of the initiative – engaging in a process of continuous improvement, reporting progress to stakeholders, and fostering a vibrant learning network.
The initiative currently counts over 560 active academic institutions from 80 countries, with 33% of participants based in Western Europe.
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