DMU becomes UN advocate for sustainable business practice

A pledge to put sustainability at the heart of management education has led De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) to join a United Nations programme committed to championing responsible business.

DMU’s Faculty of Business and Law has become a signatory to the United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), a global community of more than 800 business schools around the world.

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To be accepted, DMU had to demonstrate that it had integrated sustainability across the curriculum and promoted a socially responsible approach.

It is a public commitment to provide education that supports and develops leaders who are passionate about putting social responsibility and sustainability at the forefront of business.

PRME works with businesses and business schools to ensure that future leaders try to incorporate the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals into their companies. The SDGs are a set of goals created by the United Nations which address the global challenges faced, from poverty to inequality and climate change.

DMU is the only UK university to be chosen as a hub for SDG 16, to promote peace, justice and strong institutions. It does that by sharing best practice with other higher education institutions around the world, and embedding the SDGs throughout the curriculum.

Dr Leanne de Main, Associate Dean (Academic) for the Faculty of Business and Law, said: “We are delighted to become signatories of PRME. Not only does it recognise the inspiring work our staff and students at De Montfort already do, it reinforces our commitment to embedding responsibility and sustainability in all our future endeavours.”

PRME was founded in 2007 as a platform to rise the profile of sustainability in business schools around the world.

DMU has committed to run three projects a year during its tenure as the global hub for SDG 16. You can find more about DMU’s work with the SDGs here: https://www.dmu.ac.uk/community/sdg/projects/projects.aspx