Submitted by: United Nations Global Compact
Posted: Jun 20, 2007 – 08:30 PM EST
Jun. 20 /CSRwire/ - What:
Launch of the Principles for Responsible Management Education
at the 2007 Global Compact Leaders Summit
5 July 2007
United Nations Office Geneva (UNOG);
Palais des Nations Geneva, Switzerland
NEW YORK, NY – June 20, 2007 - The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), the first global guiding framework for academic institutions to advance the broader cause of corporate social responsibility, will be launched at the 2007 Global Compact Leaders Summit, to be held on 5-6 July at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. The launch will take place as part of a luncheon on 5 July, which will be attended by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as well as hundreds of leaders representing business, civil society, government, and academia from around the world.
The Principles of Responsible Management Education, calling for incorporating universal values in curricula and research, have been developed by an international task force of sixty deans, university presidents and official representatives of leading business schools. The initiative has been co-convened by the United Nations Global Compact, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), the Aspen Institute's Business and Society Program, the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative (GRLI), and Net Impact.
Confirmed members of the academic delegation to present the Principles for Responsible Management Education are Manuel Escudero, Head Networks and Academic Initiatives, UN Global Compact Office; John Fernandes, President and CEO, AACSB International; Gerard van Schaik, President, EFMD; Peter Lacy, Executive Director, European Academy for Business in Society; Anders Aspling, Secretary General, Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative and Dean, Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School, Belgium; Angel Cabrera, Chairman PRME task force and President, Thunderbird School of Global Management, USA; Labib Khadra, President, German-Jordanian University, Jordan; Bernardo Barona Zaluga, Dean, Universidad Javeriana Sede Cali, Colombia; David Saunders, Dean, Queen's School of Business, Canada; as well as representatives of ESADE Business School, Spain; XLRI Jamshedpur, School of Management and Human Resources, India, and CEIBS – the China Europe International Business School, China.
The Global Compact Leaders Summit will bring together hundreds of top executives from business, governments, civil society and labour. Through peer-to-peer interactions with top decision makers from all segments of the international community, business leaders will have the opportunity to access never-before released intelligence on socio-economic and geopolitical megatrends while developing strategic frameworks to address a range of issues at the nexus of business and society – including climate change, human rights, anti-corruption, and access to finance and capital.
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A press briefing on the Principles for Responsible Management Education will be held on 5 July at 2.30pm in the Press Briefing Room (Room III), Palais des Nations, UN Office Geneva. Journalists wishing to attend the briefing and/or the Leaders Summit must seek accreditation from the United Nations Office Geneva, presenting proof that they represent a bona fide media organization. Visit www.globalcompactsummit.org/pressaccreditation.shtml for more information. (No further accreditation is needed for members of the UN press corps in Geneva).
General information on the Leaders Summit, including a detailed agenda and updated speakers list, is available at www.globalcompactsummit.org. The Summit’s full press briefing schedule (including briefing panelists) as well as information on interview opportunities will be made available online shortly.
About the United Nations Global Compact
Launched in 2000, the UN Global Compact brings business together with UN agencies, labor, civil society and governments to advance ten universal principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. Through the power of collective action, the Global Compact seeks to mainstream these ten principles in business activities around the world and to catalyze actions in support of broader UN goals. With over 3,100 participating companies and hundreds of other stakeholders from more than 100 countries, it is the world's largest voluntary corporate citizenship initiative. For more information, please visit www.unglobalcompact.org.
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