Clark University Graduate School of Management recently became a signatory to the United Nations Principles of Responsible Management Education also known as PRME. By signing on to the 6 principles of PRME, GSOM commits to incorporate concepts related to responsible management such as environmental sustainability, social responsibility, diversity, community engagement, international development, governance, etc. into its curriculum, research, teaching, and student life.
As part of signing on to the principles, GSOM was required to complete a report detailing how we are meeting all of the 6 principles and how we plan to make improvements in the future to prepare business leaders to manage the complex challenges faced by business in society today.
I was honored to be asked to be part of the committee responsible for developing the report. We began collecting information and drafting the report in September, and I just received word today that is has been completed and published!
You can view Clark’s report on the UN PRME website. I encourage you all to take a look at the report and be proud of all that Clark University and GSOM are doing to develop responsible business leaders. And also acknowledge our ideas for constantly improving and striving toward our goals.
PRME, just like responsible management more generally, is not a one-time commitment. Because the challenges we face in business in society are constantly changing, we must be adapting to meet these challenges with innovative and collaborative solutions. I hope that GSOM continues to strive to be innovators in this field. I also hope that graduates of GSOM acknowledge the importance of the PRME principles and echo the commitment that GSOM has made in our own personal commitments to be responsible managers in our future careers.
Developing the report was truly a collaborative effort and I would like to acknowledge my fellow committee members for a job well-done. Working with you was truly a wonderful experience. Never have I been a member of such a productive, efficient, collaborative and committed team. Thank you, Laura, Will, Ainsley and Brad!