PRME (Principles for Responsible Management Education) is an initiative of the UN Global Compact Office, the United Nation’s industry network for sustainable and responsible leadership. PRME was founded in 2007 and has the following goals:
With these ends in mind, PRME has developed six principles which are based on internationally recognised values (e.g. principles of human rights, workers’ rights, environmental protection, corruption prevention, diversity, inclusivity and sustainability of the world economy). These principles form the foundation for the development and advancement of social responsibility for the integration of universal values in curricula and research. Six Principles The principles are designed to support higher education institutions to
Many of the basic values of PRME are inherent in MCI’s philosophy since its inception. Officially, the MCI became a member of PRME in 2011. In February 2014, the MCI organised a successful UN conference for responsible Management Education in Innsbruck, in the course of which the subchapter of PRME in German speaking countries (DACH) was launched. Since becoming a member of PRME, the MCI has started and supported a number of initiatives and has integrated and promoted the six PRME principles at various levels.
The engagement in PRME is also an important aspect with regards to the MCI’s AACSB accreditation. Within the Assurance of Learning (AoL) process, for example, there are program level goals which aim to embed ethics firmly in the curriculum.