The PRME community has a number of Working Groups that aim to deepen collaboration in and across institutions on specific issues relevant to corporate sustainability and responsibility. They also aim to connect the work of the PRME network further with the Sustainable Development goals (SDGs).
This week I was privileged to host Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, Chairman of the United Nations Global Compact Foundation – regarded as the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. He was with us to deliver a public lecture at Newcastle Business School on how to make a global impact through sustainable development. The post here is a copy of the press release from the University itself.
Back in June, we held the UK and Ireland Chapter’s 5th Annual Conference at Queen Mary, University of London. The conference attracted over 60 participants from member Institutions in England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland along with guests from France and Malaysia. Delegates left the Conference with a renewed commitment to the PRME initiative, having been inspired by three days of knowledge sharing, networking, and inspiration from fellow delegates and guest speakers.
The world is changing rapidly and new demands face business leaders to deal with the planet and environment more sustainably, to deal with the numerous societies their organisations operate in more equitably and with greater cultural understanding, and to be more open, transparent and responsible with respect to their stakeholders.