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About PRME

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The Forum for Responsible Management Education is a UN-backed initiative. It is organised by the PRME Secretariat of the UN Global Compact Office, with the active support of PRME participant institutions, the PRME Steering Committee and strategic partners.                                                      

The mission of the PRME initiative is to inspire and champion responsible management education, research and thought leadership globally.

The PRME is inspired by internationally accepted values such as the principles of the United Nations Global Compact. It seeks to establish a process of continuous improvement among institutions of management education in order to develop a new generation of business leaders capable of managing the complex challenges faced by business and society in the 21st century.

In the current academic environment, corporate responsibility and sustainability have been introduced but not embedded in the mainstream of business-related education. The PRME is therefore a timely global call for business schools and universities worldwide to gradually adapt their curricula, research, teaching methodologies and institutional strategies to the new business challenges and opportunities.

The Six Principles of PRME

As institutions of higher education involved in the development of current and future managers we declare our willingness to progress in the implementation, within our institution, of the following Principles, starting with those that are more relevant to our capacities and mission. We will report on progress to all our stakeholders and exchange effective practices related to these principles with other academic institutions.

Taking the Six Principles as a guiding framework, any institution which is willing to integrate corporate responsibility and sustainability in a gradual but systemic manner is welcome to join the initiative.

These Principles are as the following (Figure 1):

 

Figure 1: The Six Principles of PRME

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The PRME (Principles of Responsible Management Education) were developed in 2007 by an international task force of sixty deans, university presidents and official representatives of leading business schools and academic institutions. The Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business, Universiti Utara Malaysia is a signatory to the PRME Global Compact. The PRME Chapter ASEAN+ is the regional platform that advances the Six Principles of PRME within a particular geographic context, performing an important role in rooting PRME within different national, regional, cultural and linguistic contexts, and facilitating the growth and engagement of PRME with respect to implementing the Six Principles. PRME Chapters were officially endorsed as an outcome of the 3rd Global Forum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2012, and often maintain close connections with PRME Regional Meetings and Forums. The Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business (OYAGSB) has been given the responsibility at the 5th PRME regional forum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2014 to be the secretariat and lead the PRME Chapter ASEAN+ and promote meetings and activities of PRME in the region.

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