Gustavson named PRME Champion School

January 23, 2018 - The UN Principles for Responsible Management Education (PMRE) named its 2018-2020 Champion Schools in Davos, Switzerland at the World Economic Forum on January 22, 2018. The Peter B. Gustavson School of Business is one of two Canadian Schools in this UN-supported initiative.

PMRE Champions will work collaboratively to develop and deliver responsible management education as they support the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. The role business schools play in addressing such challenges – including climate change, poverty and gender inequality – is crucial. The 39 champion schools will collaborate with higher education institutions generally and Global Compact companies on strategic projects aimed at growing and strengthening the responsible management community.

“We are tremendously proud to be named a PRME Champion,” says Saul Klein, dean of the Gustavson School of Business. “Our faculty has a deep commitment to sustainable leadership that is showcased in our classroom teachings and our outreach activities. The opportunity to collaborate with fellow champion schools and develop further curriculum, research, partnerships and resources in this area is exciting for our teachers and students.”

Champion Schools also receive preferred access for their students for internship and volunteer opportunities with the PRME Secretariat and Global Compact.

What is PRME: The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) is a United Nations-supported initiative founded in 2007 as a platform to raise the profile of sustainability in schools around the world, and to equip today's business students with the understanding and ability to deliver change tomorrow. As a voluntary initiative with over 650 signatories worldwide, PRME has become the largest organised relationship between the United Nations and management-related higher education institutions. Working through a set of Six Principles, PRME engages business and management schools to ensure they provide future leaders with the skills needed to balance economic and sustainability goals, while drawing attention to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and aligning academic institutions with the work of the UN Global Compact.

Contact: Krista Boehnert (Associate Director, External Relations, Gustavson School of Business) 250-721-6630 or  boehnert@uvic.ca