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Business and management schools play a key role in shaping the skills and mindsets of future business leaders, and can be powerful drivers of corporate sustainability.
Launched in 2007 during the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit in Geneva, the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) has become the largest organised relationship between the United Nations and business schools.
The mission of PRME is to transform business and management education, research and thought leadership globally, while promoting awareness about the Sustainable Development Goals, and developing the responsible business leaders of tomorrow. The initiative counts over 650 business and management-related higher education institutions across 85 countries. PRME is governed, alongside the UN Global Compact, by a Steering Committee comprised of the major accreditation bodies, specialised and regional associations.
PRME works with UN Global Compact participants to help advance the Sustainable Development Goals in academia, and connects responsible businesses with higher education institutions to help recruit talent with sustainability mindsets, skills and capabilities.