Babson Celebrates UN’s Principles Of Responsible Management Education

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Babson College will host 30 days of activities, videos, and hands-on opportunities for the Babson community beginning today, September 1, to celebrate Babson’s commitment to the United Nations’ Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME).

Each day during September, a student, program, or faculty or staff member will be featured. 

Kicking off the month-long celebration is President Schlesinger on YouTube.

View the activities throughout the month on FaceBook and Babson's Buzz. They include:

Check FaceBook regularly for each day’s activity.

A Party for the Principles, held on Monday 9/26, 5:00-7:00 p.m., in the lobby of the Sorenson Center for the Arts, will feature a special appearance by Jonas Haertle, Head, Principles for Responsible Management Education Secretariat at the United Nations. We will also celebrate the launch of The New Entrepreneurial Leader, a written and edited collection by Babson faculty.

The collaborative art project, coordinated by Artist-in-Residence Danielle Krcmar, using only post-consumer cardboard and made by members of the entire community throughout the month and using PRME, will be unveiled at the Party for the Principles.  

From Day One, held August 30th, was the precursor to September’s focus on PRME. It was a marketplace of social innovation created to introduce students, faculty, and staff to expertise, resources, ideas, and entertainment around how they can make a difference at Babson and beyond. The day aimed at exposing the Babson community to social innovation and what it means to be a change maker.

Six Principles of PRME that Babson will highlight during the month-long initiative are:

  • Principle 1 - Purpose: We will develop 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.
  • Principle 2 - Values: We will incorporate into our academic activities and curricula the values of global social responsibility as portrayed in international initiatives such as the United Nations Global Compact.
  • Principle 3 - Method: We will create educational frameworks, materials, processes and environments that enable effective learning experiences for responsible leadership.
  • Principle 4 - Research: We will engage in conceptual and empirical research that advances our understanding about the role, dynamics, and impact of corporations in the creation of sustainable social, environmental and economic value.
  • Principle 5 - Partnership: We will interact with managers of business corporations to extend our knowledge of their challenges in meeting social and environmental responsibilities and to explore jointly effective approaches to meeting these challenges.
  • Principle 6 - Dialogue: We will facilitate and support dialog and debate among educators, students, business, government, consumers, media, civil society organizations and other interested groups and stakeholders on critical issues related to global social responsibility and sustainability.

By Nancy Sullivan, sullivann@babson.edu, 781-239-4623 | 09/01/2011 03:00