The Virtual PRME Global Forum 17 – 18 June 2020
More than 1,000 of participants from over 70 countries took part in what was the largest PRME event to date.
There were 76 speakers and moderators on the PRME virtual conference over two days, with a set of sessions titled "As Daylight Rotates" to accommodate for the various time zones registrants reside in. Importantly, there was an impressive number of active engagement in the Hopin Chat from the participants, providing the conference with a sense of a ‘real’ networking conference. This was indeed a pivotal moment for the PRME community.
To share some key takeaways from the Virtual PRME Global Forum, new PRME Board and a new PRME strategy were presented. Additionally, a new “Blueprint for SDG Integration in Business Schools" that was developed through the efforts of leaders in the PRME community was introduced. The Blueprint for SDG Integration in Business Schools is the main PRME resource for Business schools that look for guidance on how to approach SDG integration in curriculum, research and partnership. The experts from the IBS-Moscow, RANEPA took part in creating the Blueprint, sharing the experience on promoting and implementing the PRME and sustainable development.
During the session “PRME Community Toolbox on SDGs” one of the tools, the SDGs Dashboard, was presented. The SDGs Dashboard is a collaborative data reporting and analytics platform to share global business schools’ best practice impacts on advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The IBS-Moscow is an active user of the tool. It helps to analyze and systemize all the activities aimed at PRME implementation.
At the Global Forum webpage there is an opportunity to see recorded sessions and meeting minutes, the latter generously prepared by a group of dedicated oikos International student volunteers.
PRME will leverage on the discussions that took place in the virtual conference to advance the role of responsible management education in securing a more sustainable and just world. To continue fostering actionable conversations, the PRME Secretariat will begin a ‘PRME Deans Dialogue’ series and a ‘PRME Talks’ series.