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 730 signatories worldwide, PRME has become the largest organised relationship between the United Nations and
management-related higher education institutions.
Working through 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.
PRME's Vision and Mission
Business and management schools as well as other management-related higher education institutions play a key role in shaping the mindsets and skills of future
leaders, and can be powerful drivers of corporate sustainability.
PRME's vision is to realise the Sustainable Development Goals through responsible management education while
the mission is to transform business and management education, and develop the responsible leaders of tomorrow.
Governance of PRME
PRME is governed by the PRME Steering Committee which consists of the UN Global Compact and the main business school accreditation bodies and specialised
regional associations: AACSB, EFMD, AMBA, CEEMAN, AABS, CLADEA, ABIS, ACBSP, and GRLI. Strategic advice is provided by individuals within the PRME community, in particular through the PRME Advisory
Committee, as well as during Global Fora held every two years.