As part of our vision to advance business and society, Poole College has adopted the Principles for Responsible Management Education. PRME provides a framework for institutions of higher education worldwide to inspire and champion responsible management education, research, and thought leadership. As a signatory school, Poole College is part of an international network of institutions committed to building a sustainable global economy.
PRME is a UN Global Compact- backed initiative with the mission to inspire and champion responsible management by bridging relationships and catalyzing collaboration among the United Nations, the Global Compact, and academia. The Six Principles of PRME are based on internationally-accepted values endorsed by UN Member States and provide an engagement framework for higher education institutions to embed responsibility and sustainability in education, research, and campus practices through a process of continuous improvement.
Poole College has just released a progress report that offers a snapshot of sustainability initiatives over the past two years – and how far it has progressed in reaching its sustainability goals. Activities span everything from major events, high-profile research projects, partnerships to curriculum changes. Each of the initiative’s 650 signatory members – top business and management schools around the world – issues such a report every two years documenting their progress in implementing the six PRME principles.
Read more about how Poole College is advancing the six PRME Principles:
Principle 1 | Purpose: We will develop the capabilities of students to be future generators of sustainable value for business and society at large and to work for an inclusive and sustainable global economy.
Principle 2 | Values: We will incorporate into our academic activities, curricula, and organisational practices the values of global social responsibility as portrayed in international initiatives such as the United Nations Global Compact.
Principle 3 | Method: We will create educational frameworks, materials, processes and environments that enable effective learning experiences for responsible leadership.
Principle 4 | Research: We will engage in conceptual and empirical research that advances our understanding about the role, dynamics, and impact of corporations in the creation of sustainable social, environmental and economic value.
Principle 5 | Partnership: We will interact with managers of business corporations to extend our knowledge of their challenges in meeting social and environmental responsibilities and to explore jointly effective approaches to meeting these challenges.
Principle 6 | Dialogue: We will facilitate and support dialog and debate among educators, students, business, government, consumers, media, civil society organisations and other interested groups and stakeholders on critical issues related to global social responsibility and sustainability.