Carole Parkes, Professor of Responsible Management at the University of Winchester Business School has been made a Special Advisor to the United Nations PRME (The Principles for Responsible Management Education) initiative, working with PRME Regional Chapters globally. She also received a PRME Pioneer Award for her active ‘leadership and commitment in the development of PRME over the last ten years’. Professor Parkes received her awards at the PRME 10th Anniversary Global Forum in New York in July 2017 in recognition of her work advancing sustainability, social responsibility and values in business teaching and research in the context of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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 has been the Chair since 2014.
“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.
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.
The 2017 PRME 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.