Education Program (PRME). The B school on February 25 organised a sensitization workshop on PRME.
The mission of the PRME initiative is to inspire and champion responsible management education, research and thought leadership globally. It is “inspired by internationally accepted values such as the principles of the United Nations Global Compact. They seek to establish a process of continuous improvement among institutions of management education in order to develop a new generation of business leaders capable of managing the complex challenges faced by business and society in the 21st century.”
The workshop at IMS was conducted by Prof Ronald E Berenbeim, a graduate of Cornell University; Balliol College, Oxford and Harvard Law School, and an Adjunct Professor at the New York University, Stern School of Business Administration.
The main agenda of the workshop was to discuss issues in integrating anti-corruption in management programs and understand the issues involved in teaching, research, and outreach interface in anti-corruption.
The second expert was Prof Shiv K Tripathi, professor and head (consultancy and short-courses) at Mzumbe University Dar Es Salaam Campus Business School, Tanzania. He's been visiting scholar at ISAE Business School, Curitiba (Brazil) and Visiting Professor (International Higher Education Management Certificate Program) at University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (South Africa).
Dr C S Nagpal, director of IMS Ghaziabad, inaugurated the workshop and Dr Urvashi Makkar, chairperson-research, coordinated the event.
According to PRME website, it has been formed based on six principles –
Purpose: Developing 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.
Values: Incorporating the values of global social responsibility as portrayed in international initiatives such as the United Nations Global Compact into academic activities and curricula.
Method: Creating educational frameworks, materials, processes and environments that enable effective learning experiences for responsible leadership.
Research: Engage in conceptual and empirical research that advances the understanding about the role, dynamics, and impact of corporations in creating sustainable social, environmental and economic value.
Partnership: Interacting with managers of business corporations to extend the knowledge of their challenges in meeting social and environmental responsibilities and to explore approaches to meet these challenges.
Dialogue: Facilitating dialog and debates 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.