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Northumbria in UN role to build a more inclusive and prosperous society

Newcastle Business School at Northumbria University has joined a prestigious group of 38 higher education institutions to be part of the 2018-2019 cycle of PRME Champion Schools in the UK and Ireland.

Northumbria in UN role to build a more inclusive and prosperous society

The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) is a United Nations-led initiative. Founded in 2007, it aims to raise the profile of sustainability in schools around the world, and equip today's business students with the understanding and ability to deliver change for a better tomorrow.

Newcastle Business School was appointed a PRME Champion School within the UK and Ireland PRME Chapter alongside Cass Business School at City University of London and Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University, during a special event in Davos, Switzerland.

The UK and Ireland Chapter now has seven representatives on the PRME Champions group.

Over 40 academic leaders and corporate executives from top business schools and CEOs from leading businesses, gathered for the event, which ran alongside the World Economic Forum.

As a PRME Champion School, Newcastle Business School will act as a role model and exemplar of best practice to other higher education institutions globally.

Dr Alex Hope, Associate Professor of Business Ethics and Academic Lead for UN PRME at Newcastle Business School, explains: “We are delighted to be appointed as a UN PRME Champion School for the next two-year cycle.

"PRME learning, engagement and professional development are integral to our teaching to ensure our students develop the knowledge, behaviours and skills to be confident, pro-active global citizens."
Dr Alex Hope, Associate Prof of Business Ethics

“This reinforces Newcastle Business School’s continuous commitment to responsible management education and research which always seeks to place responsible business and citizenship at the heart of society.

“PRME learning, engagement and professional development objectives are integral to our teaching to ensure our students develop the knowledge, behaviours and skills to be confident, pro-active global citizens.

“Education, integrity, values and ethical business practices have a huge role to play in tackling the societal challenges that need solutions which the private sector and social enterprise can deliver.”

PRME is closely aligned to the work of the United Nations and UN Global Compact Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the UK and UN member states to call for economic growth, innovation, affordable energy and upgraded infrastructure, as well as providing a path to end extreme poverty, fighting inequality and protecting the planet which will transform the world for the better.

The initiative aims to foster a future of social, economic and environmental progress while creating opportunities for both business and academia.

According to PRME estimations, there are over 16,000 business and management programmes worldwide. Organisations that join PRME believe that higher education institutions integrating universal values into curriculum and research can contribute to a more sustainable and inclusive global economy and help build more prosperous societies.

Northumbria University is one of the largest universities in the UK with almost 34,000 students from 132 countries. Newcastle Business School is in the top 1% of business schools worldwide with a double accreditation from AACSB (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), an international hallmark of excellence.

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Having enjoyed the experience of working within marketing and recruitment for a national charity, Duane moved into legal recruitment several years ago after completing his Law degree at The University of Manchester. He is now the director of Realm Recruit, a legal recruitment consultancy. Realm works across the North West, Yorkshire and the West Midlands to secure legal roles at all levels. Duane is also an active member of the Junior Chamber of Commerce and an ambassador for Forever Manchester.


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