Jonas Haertle, Head, The Principles of Responsibile Management Education Secretariat at the United Nations, will speak and the new Babson faculty book "The New Entrepreneurial Leader" will be launched.

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Babson will hold a community Party for the Principles on Monday, September 26, 5-7 p.m., featuring Jonas Haertle, Head of the Principles for Responsible Management Education Secretariat at the United Nations.

At the same time, we will celebrate the launch of The New Entrepreneurial Leader, a written and edited collection by Babson faculty. This concludes the 30 Days of Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) celebrated throughout the month.

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.  

Babson College has featured 30 days of activities, videos, and hands-on opportunities for the Babson community throughout the month to celebrate Babson’s commitment to PRME, including:

• Professor Bhardwaj video
• Samantha Stanley video
• Parvati Vaish video 
• Campus Community Garden - faculty led
• Studio Workshop September 14 from 6:30-8:30pm and on Friday, September 16 from 12-2pm Arts Studio
• ESL (English as a Second Language) program in Mattapan - led by Martika Jenkins '12 & Amy Mon '12
• ‘Born This Way’ campaign, and other diversity and inclusion initiatives – Katrina Fludd
• Babson-Rwanda Entrepreneurship Center - faculty, student and alumni led 
• Minority Women Entrepreneurs - faculty authors 
• Waban River Sustainability Project - faculty
• One-minute video profiles - students
• Three-Colleges Sustainability Certificate - faculty
• Off-shore service learning courses - Office of International Programs staff 
• Student themed dormitories including the Philanthropy Tower and the Green Tower
• Africa Business Forum - MBA student
• Social Innovation Laboratories - staff
• Animal Rights course - faculty 
• The New Entrepreneurial Leader - new faculty book 
• Service-learning in Ghana and South Africa - faculty
• Business, Values, and Ethics in History - faculty 
• Dialogue on curricular initiatives around SEERS (social, economic, and environmental responsibility and sustainability) – faculty
• Professor Allan Cohen 
• Collaborative art project for students, faculty and staff
•  Renee Edwards '13 and Madeline Pickering '14 - Babson-Rwanda Entrepreneurship Centre

Six Principles of PRME highlighted at Babson 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,, 781-239-4623 | 09/23/2011 04:01