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The UWA Business School's commitment to corporate sustainability and social responsibility has been recognised in its acceptance as a signatory to the United Nations Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME).
The PRME initiative is the first organised relationship between the United Nations and management-related academic institutions, business schools, and universities.
Inspired by internationally accepted values such as the principles of the United Nations Global Compact, the PRME provide an engagement framework for academic institutions to advance global social responsibility through the incorporation of universal values into curricula and research.
Dean of the UWA Business School, Winthrop Professor Phil Dolan, said the School's commitment to responsible citizenship is reflected in its teaching, research and community engagement activities.
"One significant dimension is the UWA Business School Centre for Social Impact, whose mission is to create beneficial social impact in Australia through teaching, research, measurement and the promotion of public debate," Winthrop Professor Dolan said.
"We also embody these principles through a range of course offerings, actions and activities, and our ‘whole of School' educational, research and development and community engagement activities."
Associate Professor Dave Webb, who was involved in progressing the Business School's involvement in the initiative, said becoming a signatory to the UN PRME initiative would reinforce the School's already well entrenched commitments in the areas of ethics, social responsibility and sustainability.
"Becoming a signatory will open up the opportunity for us to share with and learn from the best practice examples of other top academic institutions participating in a global PRME community," he said.
Included in the principles are commitments to develop the capabilities of students to be future generators of sustainable value for business and society, and to work with the business community to explore effective approaches to meeting social and environmental responsibilities.
Over 450 leading business schools and management-related academic institutions from more than 80 countries across the world have now become signatories of PRME.