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Principles for Responsible Management Education

The 10th Anniversary of PRME in 2017 coincided with the 10th Anniversary of the University of Winchester Business School. This is significant because although business and management had been part of the University curriculum at Winchester for some time, the establishment of the Business School provided the opportunity for Winchester to become an early PRME signatory and to use the principles as a guiding framework for the new programmes.

We were proud to be the 13th Business School in the UK to become a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact 'Principles for Responsible Management Education' initiative, or PRME. The aim of PRME is to develop a new generation of business leaders capable of managing the complex economic, environmental and social challenges faced by business in the twenty-first century. It now includes over 700 business schools worldwide and over 70 in the UK and Ireland.

Thus, from the outset PRME has played a central role in informing our strategies relating to teaching, research and external engagement. The fact that the Principles align so closely to the values and mission of the University ensures that PRME plays a central part of the Business School’s vision of creating of a more equitable and sustainable economy and society. It also helps to shape our future in being part of the continuing development of PRME, locally and globally. Locally, this includes playing a leading role in the development of the PRME Regional Chapter - UK & Ireland, in assuming the Secretariat for the Chapter, playing host to the Chapter’s first Conference in 2014 and in being home to the Founding and most recent Chapter Chairs Professor Alan Murray (2013 – 14) and Professor Carole Parkes (2014 -17). Globally, this includes being very involved in PRME Working Groups and the PRME Advisory Board.

In January 2016, Winchester became a PRME Champion School for 2016/7 and were reappointed in 2018 for 2018/19. In this, we work collaboratively with the broader international PRME community to contribute to UN goals and issues, particularly helping to realise the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Six PRME Principles provide the framing for the nature of our engagement in Responsible Management and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) sets out the agenda for our work towards 2030. 

Find out more about PRME Champions.

Read PRME Champion School Report 2018