| 04.02.2020

Hanken’s long commitment to responsible management education recognised at World Economic Forum in Davos

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Hanken has been implementing responsible management education formally since 2008 and our continuous commitment has led to us becoming a PRME Champions School for the fourth time in a row.

On 22 January, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Secretariat officially announced the 36 institutions selected from amongst 814 PRME signatories worldwide (as of 29 January 2020) for the PRME Champions Cycle 2020-21.

The PRME Champions group has been elected based on the schools’ thought and action leadership in the PRME community and is responsible for collaborative work and active engagement in the responsible management education space, with the underlying mission of realising the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As an example, the champions group will be working together on creating a blueprint for SDG integration in business schools, which could then be used as a resource by business schools around the world in their integration journey.

“Hanken's active engagement on the Champions level for past seven years, as well as with the wider PRME community for almost a decade, is greatly valued and we at the PRME Secretariat are very honoured and excited to have Hanken on board for the next 2020-21 cycle”, says Nikolay Ivanov, Manager, PRME, UN Global Compact Office.

‘’Being part of the Champions group provides us with a platform to be a front-runner in integrating responsibility and sustainability across our curriculum, research and partnerships and to exchange knowledge with other PRME Champions business schools. It allows us to challenge the PRME community with the aim of advancing Responsible Management Education’’, says Rector Karen Spens.

Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) is a United Nations-supported initiative founded in 2007 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. Hanken was the first university in Finland to sign PRME in April 2008, and it became a member of the PRME Champions group for the first time in 2013. More details on our past work can be found in the previous PRME Report!

The official announcement of the PRME secretariat can be found here!

More information:
Sanchi Maheshwari
Social Responsibility Coordinator
prme@hanken.fi