The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), the first global guiding framework for academic institutions to advance the broader cause of corporate social responsibility, will be launched at the 2007 Global Compact Leaders Summit, to be held on 5-6 July at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. The launch will take place as part of a luncheon on 5 July, which will be attended by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as well as hundreds of leaders representing business, civil society, government, and academia from around the world.
The Principles of Responsible Management Education, calling for incorporating universal values in curricula and research, have been developed by an international task force of sixty deans, university presidents and official representatives of leading business schools. The initiative has been co-convened by the United Nations Global Compact, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), the Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Program, the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative (GRLI), and Net Impact.
Confirmed members of the academic delegation to present the Principles for Responsible Management Education are Manuel Escudero, Head Networks and Academic Initiatives, UN Global Compact Office; John Fernandes, President and CEO, AACSB International; Gerard van Schaik, President, EFMD; Peter Lacy, Executive Director, European Academy for Business in Society; Anders Aspling, Secretary General, Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative and Dean, Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School, Belgium; Angel Cabrera, Chairman PRME task force and President, Thunderbird School of Global Management, USA; Labib Khadra, President, German-Jordanian University, Jordan; Bernardo Barona Zaluga, Dean, Universidad Javeriana Sede Cali, Colombia; David Saunders, Dean, Queen’s School of Business, Canada; as well as representatives of ESADE Business School, Spain; XLRI Jamshedpur, School of Management and Human Resources, India, and CEIBS – the China Europe International Business School, China.
The Global Compact Leaders Summit will bring together hundreds of top executives from business, governments, civil society and labour. Through peer-to-peer interactions with top decision makers from all segments of the international community, business leaders will have the opportunity to access never-before released intelligence on socio-economic and geopolitical megatrends while developing strategic frameworks to address a range of issues at the nexus of business and society – including climate change, human rights, anti-corruption, and access to finance and capital.