United Nations honour for University of Winchester Professor of Management

24 Aug 2017

A Professor at the University of Winchester Business School has been made a Special Advisor to the United Nations (UN) for PRME (the Principles for Responsible Management Education). 

The prestigious appointment for Carole Parkes, Professor of Global Issues and Responsible Management, recognises her work with the PRME global community in advancing social responsibility and values in business teaching and research in the context of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals​. She also received a PRME Pioneer Award for her active leadership and commitment in the development of PRME over the last ten years.
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PRME is the largest organised relationship between the UN and business schools all over the world. It aims to transform management education, research and thought leadership globally and develop a new generation of business leaders capable of managing the complex challenges faced by business and society in the twenty-first century.
The University of Winchester Business School was a very early signatory to the Principles and hosts the PRME UK and Ireland Regional Chapter, of which Professor Parkes is Chair.
"It's a huge honour to be recognised in this way and I am absolutely delighted to be appointed as PRME Special Advisor for Chapters. I look forward to working with colleagues in the PRME community on the further development of the great work within Regional Chapters on the Responsible Management Education agenda in support of the Sustainable Development Goals," said Professor Parkes.
"I'm also proud that, as a PRME Champion Business School, Winchester is at the forefront of research and teaching that develops responsible managers and leaders who are making a positive impact on the social responsibility and sustainability agenda - including climate change - and the sustainability of the planet, people and communities who are impacted by these outcomes."
Professor Parkes received her awards at the PRME 10th Anniversary Global Forum​ in New York in July. As a PRME Champion School, Winchester was invited to submit a short film about the Business School which was shown to over 400 delegates from all over the world attending the Forum. The film is available to view online here.
Winchester academics led the Forum's first main plenary session on pedagogy, as well as other sessions for the Fighting Poverty as a Challenge for Management Education Working Group and the PRME Regional Chapter. 
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The Global Forum also saw the launch of a 10th Anniversary PRME special issue of the International Journal of Management Education​ which was edited by Professor Parkes with Professor Anthony Buono of Bentley University, USA and Professor Ghada Howaidy from the American University in Cairo.
"This special edition brings together contributions in research from across the globe on the key challenges in responsible management education. Reflecting on what has been achieved since PRME and looking forward to PRME's next decade, the edition will help inform and shape future research and practice," said Professor Parkes.


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