Monday, 17. July 2017

Commitment to PRME and UN Goals

Commitment to PRME and the UN Sustainable Development Goals

The PRME (Principles for Responsible Management Education) initiative of the United Nations Global Compact is convening the “2017 Global Forum for Responsible Management Education — 10 Years of PRME” in conjunction with the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development on July 18 and 19, 2017.

PRME encourages all signatories to make a public commitment before and during the 2017 PRME Global Forum that will underscore the ambition to meet the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals and to act against climate change:

As an institution of higher education involved in the development of current and future managers and thought leaders, WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, a signatory of PRME, hereby demonstrates its commitment to the UN PRME and the Sustainable Development Goals.

In line with other institutions of higher education, we as an institution do not only aim to transmit practically relevant knowledge, but also offer our students an education and orientation in values. The overarching goal at WHU is to train and educate future researchers, leaders, and executives who think holistically, who act with personal and social responsibility, and who are capable of working across disciplines. That is why CSR-focused projects and activities are integrated into all areas of the School. We carry out these activities in close cooperation with the society at large, and prepare our students to assume responsibility in every sector of their lives.

By promoting and supporting lifelong learning opportunities, embracing gender equality, and promoting sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth in all of our core areas, for instance, we foster the commitment of our alumni to create value above and beyond economic results. At the same time, we also understand that our own organizational practices should serve as a role model. Thus, all of us as a community foster the implementation of PRME’s Six Principles and encourage other organizations to engage in PRME and the UN Sustainable Development Goals as well.


About PRME:

Launched at the 2007 UN Global Compact Leaders Summit in Geneva, the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative is the largest organized relationship between the United Nations and business schools, with the PRME Secretariat housed in the UN Global Compact Office.

The mission of PRME is to transform management education, research and thought leadership globally by providing the Principles for Responsible Management Education framework, developing learning communities and promoting awareness about the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.