GSB featured in international sustainable management guide
28 June 2012
UCT's GSB and the Stellenbosch University Business School feature in a new guide by the United Nations on the principles of sustainable management education.
UCT's Graduate School of Business is among 64 global schools featured in a new guide by the United Nations on the principles of sustainable management education (PRME).
The Inspirational Guide for the Implementation of PRME: Placing sustainability at the heart of management education, an initiative of the UN Global Compact, was launched in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in June, on the occasion of the 3rd Global Forum for Responsible Management Education. The Global Compact looks at issues of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption in business.
The guide provides answers to the most frequently asked questions about the implementation of the PRME. It also seeks to inspire further integration of PRME by highlighting real world examples of the principles in practice at signatory schools and universities.
Speaking about the guide, director of the GSB, Prof Walter Baets, said that it is a testament to the innovation of the two South African schools - GSB and Stellenbosch University Business School - that they are included in the guide.
"Business schools in this guide are at the very forefront of new thinking in management education and it is impressive I think that a small country such as South Africa has such a good representation on the global stage."