Friday 19 June
Attendees to the recent Responsible Management Education event at
Aston Business School have pledged to make a difference within their
own Business Schools to ensure more of a responsible and ethical
approach to their activities in light of the UN Principles of
Responsible Management Education (PRiME).
The highly successful First Global Forum on Responsible Management
Education was held at the UN Headquarters in New York in the presence
of UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon. Aston Business School was one of
a small number of UK schools to take part. As a result of the talks,
PRiME was established to ensure responsible management education is at
the heart of the curriculum for current and future business leaders.
The day was a great success, offering lively debate and, for those
who took part, a way of looking towards the future of responsible
business education. Speakers from a range of Universities took part,
including: Carole Parkes from Aston Business School, Alan Murray from
Sheffield University, Jonathan Slack of the Association of Business
Schools and Jeanette Purcell Chief Executive of the Association of MBAs.
Carole Parkes Senior Lecturer at Aston Business School was at the
original UN Forum. She said: 'There is a real opportunity for schools
to adapt and transform their curricula as society demands business
exhibit a more responsible and ethical approach to its activities
particularly in light of the current economic circumstances.'
The event was supported by The British Academy of Management, The
Association of Business Schools and The Higher Education Academy. The
relevance and importance of the PRiME initiative is being recognised
and endorsed by accreditation bodies including the AACSB and EFMD as an
important indication of a Schools’ commitment to embedding ethics and
responsibility across programmes.
Delegates discussing the importance of PRiME >>
Carole Parkes, Aston Business
School, ‘Giving voice to values’ and changing the Business and Management
Jonathan Slack, Chief
Executive of the Association of Business Schools and Chair of the EQUAL Group
Alan Murray, Chair BAM CSR SIG; UN PRiME Taskforce member.
Chief Executive, Association of MBAs. ‘Responsible Management: The Challenges
Winchester Business School
“I wanted to
congratulate you and thank you for a very successful day. I enjoyed it very
much and it was great to have a chance to network and interact with similar
“It was a great event
on Friday. It gave me the push I needed to make changes at my own institution.
It is good to see so many people who want to make sure things
“Thank you very much
for organising a stimulating and interesting workshop yesterday. We enjoyed the
contributions and debates and the opportunity to share our concerns about
management education with likeminded people”.