With its mission to transform business and management education, and develop the responsible leaders of tomorrow, the PRME Secretariat commits to providing space for management-related higher education institutions around the world to share best practices on addressing COVID-19 challenges and learn from a vibrant community invested in responsible management education.

Principles for Responsible Management Education

New York City , United States of America
Academic or research
Established : 2007
Education and COVID-19 Response


Support the equitable continuation of learning
During the COVID-19 pandemic
Ensure a full and fair return to education
Following the pandemic
Strengthen learning systems
For the future
Close digital divides and enhance connectivity for education

PRME offers its Six Principles to guide management-related higher education institutions in achieving the SDGs and advancing the 2030 Agenda. The PRME campaign “Signatories Taking Action” enables Signatories to share how they are adapting to the current pandemic and offers the wider PRME community an opportunity to learn from other universities around the world about their challenges and solutions during this unprecedented time.

Regional Focus


Countries of Interest

Kenya, Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire, Nepal, Thailand


The PRME Six Principles:
Purpose: We will develop the capabilities of students to be future generators of sustainable value for business and society at large and to work for an inclusive and sustainable global economy.

Values: We will incorporate into our academic activities, curricula, and organisational practices the values of global social responsibility as portrayed in international initiatives such as the United Nations Global Compact.

Method: We will create educational frameworks, materials, processes and environments that enable effective learning experiences for responsible leadership.

Research: We will engage in conceptual and empirical research that advances our understanding about the role, dynamics, and impact of corporations in the creation of sustainable social, environmental and economic value.

Partnership: We will interact with managers of business corporations to extend our knowledge of their challenges in meeting social and environmental responsibilities and to explore jointly effective approaches to meeting these challenges.

Dialogue: We will facilitate and support dialog and debate among educators, students, business, government, consumers, media, civil society organisations and other interested groups and stakeholders on critical issues related to global social responsibility and sustainability. Participating business and management schools, called Signatories, voluntarily sign up to align their practices with PRME, ensuring that their systems engage sustainability entirely.

Action areas

Learner Wellbeing

Learning opportunities

Digital Learning Content

Digitize curriculum
Establish and expand repositories of learning resources
Build or strengthen learning platforms

Capacity Development

Capacity development to support distance learning
Capacity development to manage the reopening and return to education
Capacity development to strengthen system resilience and response to future shocks
Capacity development to support and provide training to teaching staff

Primary Contact

Mr. Nikolay Ivanov


Senior Contact

Ms. Dr. Mette Morsing