BABSON ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGE VIDEO COMPETITION

Undergraduate students Michael Brady ’16 and Roxelane Wagner ’16 Earn Second Place

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Babson, the co-host of the Sustainable Development Challenge with the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Secretariat in New York, has announced three winners of its video case competition, including two current students - Michael Brady ’16 and Roxelane Wagner ‘16.

First Place

Reason to Be Free, by Waldir Teixeira Filho and Rodrigo Titon of ISAE/FGV, Curitiba, Brazil

Second Place

Fighting Inequalityby Michael Brady ‘16 and Roxelane Wagner ‘16 of Babson College

Third Place

Eliminating the Gender Bias, by Nicholas Ryfa, Momina Sumbal, Megan Shea, and Amatulsalam Al-Abassi of the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Thirteen videos were submitted from institutions around the world, and the first-place winners will be flown to New York for the 2015 PRME Global Forum​, June 23-25, 2015. Waldier Teixeira Filho and Rodrigo Titon’s video, Reason to Be Free, was cited by judges for its creativity, its powerful aesthetics, and its important subject matter—the lives and opportunities for incarcerated people worldwide.

Launched in 2007, the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative is the first organized relationship between the United Nations and business schools, with the PRME Secretariat being housed in the UN Global Compact Office in New York City.

Over 600 higher academic institutions have officially committed to implement the Principles for Responsible Management Education. Thirty of these institutions form a leadership group called PRME Champions, which work collaboratively to unlock the next level of responsible management and leadership education. The representatives of PRME Champions institutions have made an ambitious commitment to work collaboratively to develop and promote activities that address shared barriers to making responsible management education a reality.

Babson is one of the first colleges in the United States to become a signatory to the PRME and has been a leader in the Champions group, working on faculty development and participating in leadership initiatives to help advance the goals of the PRME.

About PRME Champions

Initially, the PRME Champions group has worked to refine what leadership means in the space of responsible management education, and to identify key areas where resources are needed to better support continuous improvement by all in the PRME community, such as curriculum development and faculty engagement. The Sustainable Development Challenge is a project of the PRME Champions initiative.

About The Sustainable Development Challenge

The Sustainable Development Challenge was conceived by Babson College and the PRME Secretariat, on the occasion of the 2015 PRME Global Forum and in advance of the launch of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, to invite students currently enrolled in PRME Champions institutions to create 60-90 second videos that represent their visions of business as a force for good.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​®. The College is a dynamic living and learning laboratory, where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society—while at the same time evolving our methods and advancing our programs. We shape the leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to create economic and social value. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought and Action​​​​​​​​​​​​® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.​​​​​​


By Barbara Spies Blair, blairb@babson.edu, 781-239-4621 | 06/22/2015 03:00