Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME)
Wellington School of Business and Government is an advanced signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME).
PRME is a global business school initiative founded in 2007 with the support of the United Nations and the UN Global Compact. It serves as a global platform to promote sustainability and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in business schools, and to connect the 800 business school signatories in this common goal.
With our commitment to PRME, we’re educating our students to not just do well, but to do good too.
WSBG Funded Chairs Series on the Sustainable Development Goals
The Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) at Wellington School of Business and Government is pleased to announce the launch of the ‘WSBG Funded Chairs Series on the Sustainable Development Goals’. In this seminar series WSBG’s funded chairs will discuss the UNSDGs from their chairs’ and disciplines’ perspectives, ranging from Restorative Justice, to Economics of Disaster and Climate Change, to Regulatory Practice, to name but a few.
Upcoming SDG seminars
Professor Arthur Grimes, Chair in Wellbeing and Public Policy (Subjective Wellbeing & the SDG approach). Event cancelled due to COVID lockdown - new date tbc.
Professor Karin Lasthuizen, Brian Picot Chair in Ethical Leadership (SDG 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all, SDG 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation, SDG 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns). Event postponed due to COVID lockdown - new date 10 November 2021, 5.40–6.30 pm, location TBC.
Dr Jane Bolitho, Diana Unwin Chair in Restorative Justice, 24 November 5.40–6.30 pm, Lecture Theatre 2, Rutherford House (SDG 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies).
Past SDG seminars
Professor Ilan Noy, Chair in Economics of Disasters and Climate Change (SDG 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere, SDG 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all, SDG 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts). Watch this seminar.
Professor Jeroen van der Heijden, Chair in Regulatory Practice (SDG 11: Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable, SDG 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies). Watch this seminar.
Access recordings of past PRME seminars.
- Measuring the pulse of organisations: The psychological and physiological effects of stress on workplace performance—Associate Professor Modupe Akinola (Columbia University).
Message from Professor Jane Bryson
As part of the globally minded capital city university Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington School of Business and Government is second to none in its commitment to PRME and all it stands for.
Since becoming a participant in 2014 and our first report in 2016, our activities around the six PRME principles and the UN’s 17 associated Sustainable Development Goals have grown significantly and become ever more embedded within the research, teaching, and external engagement of our staff and students.
Wellington School of Business and Government values innovation and entrepreneurship for a more ethical and sustainable society and supports this through strong engagement with the public, private, and third sectors, as well as national and international collaborations with other universities and research institutions.
Our research and teaching endeavour to enhance the social, environmental, and economic wellbeing of the world around us for both today’s and tomorrow’s generations. In pursuit of this, PRME provides an excellent framework for action and a collaborative platform.
Professor Jane Bryson
Acting Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the Wellington School of Business and Government
For queries related to PRME, contact Dr Christian Schott, Chair of the Steering Committee for PRME at the Wellington School of Business and Government.