Prof. Danica Purg took part at the UN PRME Global Forum in New York in her role of a member and former Chair of the PRME Steering Committee and representative of IEDC-Bled School of Management which is the only PRME Champion from CEE and one of 29 in the world.
New York (USA) 18 July 2017: Prof. Danica Purg took part at the UN PRME Global Forum in New York in her role of a member and former Chair of the PRME Steering Committee and representative of IEDC-Bled School of Management which is the only PRME Champion from CEE and one of 29 in the world. The Forum is also a celebration of 10 years of PRME and it is taking place in conjunction with the UN's High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. A this occasion, the Global UN PRME Forum awarded Prof. Purg and for her pioneering work in establishing the UN PRME initiative. The ceremony took place in the UN Headquarters.
Close to 280 participants from 46 countries are taking part at the Forum, and a record number of high-level executives of PRME signatory institutions (close to 80 deans, rectors, presidents and associate deans). Prof. Purg delivered a speech in the highest executive session and presented her views and experience on »What do the SDGs Mean for Us? Challenges and Opportunities in Implementing a Responsible Management Education Paradigm". She focused on the importance of faculty development, incentive and training systems to support SDG implementation and stressed that IEDC-Bled School of Management has immediately embraced the UN PRME initiative and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, because they are right in the heart of IEDC’s vision and mission.
IEDC-Bled School of Management was represented also by the Coca-Cola Chair for Sustainable Development, Prof. Mollie Painter Morland who presented the project of integrated vocabulary for promoting responsible and sustainable business.
Also CEEMAN, the international association for management development of 225 business schools from 54 countries has an important role in responsible management education. One of its most important initiatives is IMTA (International Management Teachers Academy), where the best professors of management transfer their knowledge and skills to a younger generation of professors. And although they all integrate the PRME principles in their lectures, we introduced in 2013 a special track called “Business in Society”