Whilst business and management have been part of the University curriculum for some time, Winchester Business School was established around the time that the UN backed Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) was launched and is proud to have been amongst the early signatories to the Principles in 2007. Thus, from the formation of the Business School, PRME has played a central role in informing our strategies relating to teaching, research and external engagement. The fact that the Principles align so closely to the values and mission of the University makes our commitment to PRME such a central part of the vision of the Business School and helps to shape our future in being part of the continuing development of PRME, locally and globally.
Winchester have played a leading role in the development of the PRME Regional Chapter - UK & Ireland and in assuming the Secretariat for the Chapter, playing host to the Chapter’s first Conference and in being home to the Founding and Current Chapter Chairs. In 2012, Winchester Business School established The Hoare Centre for Responsible Management that aims to bring together the private, public and civil society sectors, in order to develop a community of practice, dedicated to the creation of a more equitable and sustainable economy and society through the following activities; developing responsible leaders, conducting practical research, building a responsible management community.
In January 2016, Winchester became a Global PRME Champion, one of only 3 in the UK and 30 worldwide. The mission of the PRME Champions group is to contribute to thought and action leadership on responsible management education through working collaboratively with the broader international PRME community to contribute to UN goals and issues, particularly helping to realise the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For more information about PRME Champions see; http://www.unprme.org/working-groups/champions.php
Winchesters main area of expertise lies in the broad subject area of ‘responsible management’, which is embedded across all programmes in the Business School and includes a wide range of colleagues with related interests. A relaunch of the Centre for Responsible Management as a Research Centre, aims to build on the local, national and international work of Winchester Business School for leading edge approaches to educating and developing the responsible business managers and leaders to meet the challenges of the 21st century globalised world.
For further information on PRME see
PRME Chapter UK & Ireland http://unprme.org.uk/index.php
PRME Secretariat, New York http://www.unprme.org