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Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME)

Nottingham Business School (NBS) became signatory to the United Nations (UN) supported initiative Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) in 2015. The aim of PRME is to raise the profile of sustainability in business schools globally and equip today's business students with the understanding and ability to deliver change tomorrow.


NBS is proud of being awarded the role of PRME Champion for three consecutive terms (2018-2023) due to its strategic commitment and leading work in responsible business and management education. As a PRME Champion, NBS has an ambition to contribute to thought and action leadership in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Sustaining PRME championship furthers the School’s strategic commitment to responsible business and management education and research that places business at the heart of society. We integrate PRME principles and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes to ensure our students develop the skills, knowledge, and behaviours to become confident and pro-active global citizens and responsible leaders to address sustainability challenges. This is developed through the personalised learning experience, including: academic work, co-curricula, and Continuing Professional Development activities, volunteering, and work experience.

NBS’ interdisciplinary Responsible and Sustainable Business (RSB) Lab engages in conceptual and empirical research that relates to ethics, responsibility and sustainability. A key aim of the RSB Lab is to enhance responsible and sustainable business practices through dedicated academic research activities.

NTU’s strategy University, reimagined has now a core strategic theme ‘Embracing Sustainability’ with an ambition: “We have curated an intergenerational conversation with our students, colleagues, and stakeholders and are recognised as the most environmentally responsible University in the UK”. This strategic direction will further guide NBS to mainstream sustainability and the UN SDGs in all of its core business activities.

PRME Progress Reports

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Carbon Literacy Training for Business Schools (CLT4BS)

As PRME Champion, we led the design of the Carbon Literacy Training for Business Schools (CLT4BS) in collaboration with other PRME Champions, Oikos International and the Carbon Literacy Project. Since 2018, CLT4BS has been distributed worldwide through regular training sessions with UN PRME and in collaboration with major conferences including AoM.

We work closely with the Carbon Literacy Project to distribute our University Toolkit and CLT4BS is now also shared more widely as CLT-ECOS through the UN PRME working group on climate change in collaboration with the QS World Merit.

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