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Carole Parkes is Emerita Professor of Responsible Management & Leadership at the University of Winchester, a UN-backed PRME (Principles for Responsible Management Education) Global Champion and she has both a business and academic background. Carole was a member (and Acting Chair) of the PRME Global Advisory Committee and a former Chair of the PRME Chapter UK & Ireland. At the PRME 10th Anniversary Global Forum, Carole was presented with a PRME Pioneer Award ‘for her leadership and commitment to the development of PRME’ and appointed a Global PRME Special Advisor.

As an International Journal of Management Education (IJME) Associate Editor, Carole edited the PRME 10th Anniversary Special Issue (2017) and the Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Special Issue (2020). Carole is an editor of Fighting Poverty as a Challenge for Management Education PRME Working Group publications, on the editorial board of Society and Business Review (SBR) and a Co Editor of the Sage Handbook of Responsible Management Learning and Education (2020). She is also a Princes Trust - Business in the Community (BITC) South East Board member and an Inaugural Fellow of the Environmental Association of Universities and Colleges (EAUC).

Carole was previously Director of Social Responsibility & Sustainability at Aston University, where she developed and led ethics, responsibility and sustainability, first in the Business School, the Aston MBA and for the MSc Social Responsibility and Sustainability then across all schools in the University. In 2012/13, Carole was invited to be the Christopher Chair in Business Ethics at Dominican University in Chicago and in 2015, a ‘Researcher in Residence’ at PRiME in New York. Carole regularly speaks, publishes and participates in academic and practitioner events, locally and globally and also works with a range of business and community groups.

Areas of expertise

Responsible Management and Leadership Education

Poverty and inclusion






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