What is the PRME?
The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative was developed in 2007
by an international task force of sixty deans, university presidents, and official representatives of leading business schools and academic institutions.
Inspired by internationally accepted values, such as the principles of the United Nations Global Compact, PRME seeks to establish a process of continuous
improvement among institutions of management education in order to develop a new generation of business leaders. Launched at the 2007 UN Global Compact Leaders
Summit with the presence of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, the mission of the PRME is to inspire and champion responsible management education, research, and
thought leadership globally.
How to Get Started
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.
For many participants, PRME has been a catalyst for initiates already in progress within the academic organization. While for others, joining PRME has started
a process to develop a new framework. In some instances, the organizations leadership started the process, and in other circumstances, faculty or students were
the driving force. All approaches are valid and demonstrate that there is no one-size fits all approach.
The initiative embodies a voluntary set of principles. It is important to note, however that each PRME participant can start with implementing those principles,
which are more relevant to the organizations specific value-creating strategies and capacities and do not need to have programs or initiatives
that relate to every principle. There is no financial cost to become a PRME Signatory.
How to Join
In order to join the PRME initiative, an academic institution is asked to:
For questions or further information, please visit the PRME website or contact AACSB International via email at PRME@aacsb.edu.
To speak with someone directly please contact:
senior vice president and chief education officer
manager, marketing communications
For additional information, tools, and discussions regarding ethics, sustainability, and corporate social responsibility in business schools,
please visit the AACSB International Ethics and Sustainability Resource Center.