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IGC commits to the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education
The PRME are an initiative launched in 2007 by the UN Global Compact, the United Nations business network for sustainable and responsible management. In line with the Global Compact's vision of an inclusive and sustainable global economy based on universal principles of human and labor rights, environmental protection and anti-corruption, the PRME aim to reshape management education for a sustainable future.
They are based on six key principles:
We will develop the capabilities of students to be future generators of sustainable value for business and society at large and to work for an inclusive and sustainable global economy.
We will incorporate into our academic activities, curricula, and organisational practices the values of global social responsibility as portrayed in international initiatives such as the United Nations Global Compact.
We will create educational frameworks, materials, processes and environments that enable effective learning experiences for responsible leadership.
We will engage in conceptual and empirical research that advances our understanding about the role, dynamics, and impact of corporations in the creation of sustainable social, environmental and economic value.
We will interact with managers of business corporations to extend our knowledge of their challenges in meeting social and environmental responsibilities and to explore jointly effective approaches to meeting these challenges.
We will facilitate and support dialogue and debate among educators, students, business, government, consumers, media, civil society organisations and other interested groups and stakeholders on critical issues related to global social responsibility and sustainability.
Responsible teaching and research
These principles are intended to help make teaching and research at universities more responsible. Similar to the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact, they provide voluntary guidelines for embedding sustainability, ethics and responsibility in the education of students.
Universities and management schools play a key role in educating future leaders for all sectors of society and are therefore a powerful driver for sustainable development and responsible business.
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