Corporate social responsibility and sustainable development have been prioritized by IBS for many years and since 2014 have been part of the School's mission and one of the directions of the School's strategic development.
The School has a long tradition of promoting and implementing the principles of social responsibility and sustainable development in all areas of its activities. IBS was the first Russian school to join the UN PRME initiative in 2008, and until 2012 remained the only active participant from Russia.
PRME is embedded in the UN Global Compact, who has more than 11,000 companies signed up to work towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Working with UN Global Compact, PRME’s vision is to create a global movement and drive thought leadership on responsible management education in the spirit of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
In 2018 IBS became the first and only Russian school in the PRME Champions group. In 2019, IBS was invited to the PRME Champions group for the next two-year cycle (2020-2021).
PRME Champions is a group of leading business schools with an ambitious commitment to collaborate to advance responsible management education.
IBS is committed to promoting principles of responsible management education and integration of SGDs into curriculum, research and partnerships.
The accelerator of social initiatives RAISE is a large-scale educational program with a competitive component for undergraduate and graduate students of Russian universities. Throughout the year, teams under the guidance of mentors and curators from the academic environment and with the support of business representatives and NGOs develop and implement their social projects, which are defended before an expert jury.
RANEPA has been hosting the All-Russian Accelerator of Social Initiatives RAISE since 2012, and since 2019 the program has been supported by the ANO Agency for Strategic Initiatives to Promote New Projects and is part of the Agency’s 100 Leaders in the Development of New Approaches in Education initiative.
In April 2022 twenty-seven IBS students presented three group projects:
NotiFire. Mobile application Notifire, with helps to save the environment by teaming up with other people. The application map shows the fires in the vicinity, and the notification system helps to consolidate efforts to extinguish the fire.
AdAstra. Mobile application for the prevention of acts of terrorism, primarily school shooting in educational institutions. The mobile app will have a “Red Button” that can be Used by any of the students and employees in the event of danger. Everyone will receive a notification on the phone about the shooting.
Vmeste. Application for finding volunteers. Any person or organization can leave a request for help, and all users can see this request in the application and provide help and support.