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PRME UKI Chapter: News Update - 10th March 2022

News Update – 10 March 2022


Deadlines, dates for your diaries and details of initiatives that may interest you: a news roundup from the PRME Chapter UK and Ireland


Special issue of Sustainability on “Impact of Social Sustainability Orientation and Supply Chain Practices on Operational Performance”.


We have been asked to promote this opportunity to our membership:

Although this special issue focuses on social sustainability in the context of operations and supply chain management, we welcome submissions from researchers in other disciplines and fields studying sustainability related topics. Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions about this special issue.

The call for papers is available at: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability/special_issues/operational_performance. The deadline for paper submission is 30 November 2022 (the submission system is now open).


PRME Co-ordinator role profiles/job descriptions

As new members join us, we are increasingly asked for examples of the role profiles created for PRME leads/co-ordinators or their equivalents in established member schools. We would like to build up a resource of such examples, to help share good practice. If you would be willing to share any documentation along these lines – with the institution anonymised if you prefer – please forward them to our Secretariat on PRME_UKI@gcu.ac.uk


PRME Chapter Africa - launch event on Tuesday 15 March

PRME Chapter Africa have asked us to remind you of their half-day online launch event on 15 March 2022, starting at 10.00 GMT. Visitors welcome. More information and registration available here.


PRME Virtual SIP Writing Retreat on Tuesday 15 March

Time: 10am-12pm GMT / 11am-1pm CET / 12pm-2pm EET


This is our next Chapter level webinar, offered by our local networks in Ireland and Scotland working in collaboration with Copenhagen Business School.


This informal, collaborative event will provide an opportunity to advance your next SIP, as well as raise questions and concerns with experienced SIP writers. It will feature an interactive presentation and Q&A session with Caroline Aggestam Pontoppidan, Associate Professor and Academic Director of PRME, and Martiina Srkoc, Head of Section UNGC PRME Secretariat, at Copenhagen Business School.


In addition, there will be an overview of reporting requirements with Alec Wersun, Senior Lecturer and School Lead for the Common Good, Glasgow School for Business and Society. The event will conclude with a ‘PRME SIP Report Clinic’ led by Laura Steele, Director of Ethics, Responsibility, and Sustainability at Queen’s Management School.

For more information and to register, please click here.


PRME at the University of Winchester – Wednesday 6 April

On Wednesday April 6th from 1 – 3 pm (12.30 buffet available), as part of PRME and People Scapes Research Centre, an event is planned with local B Corporations – “ #Behind the B: Responsible Business and the B Corporation Movement”.



The University of Winchester Business School is delighted to invite you to a workshop delivered by Paul Coverdale of 'Purpose Amplified' and Richard Simpson of 'COOK Winchester'. 4000+ global businesses are part of the B Corp Movement, and this event follows on from 'B Corp Month' throughout March - #behindtheB. Some of the most pioneering companies leading the way in responsible business are B Corporations. Come and hear all about the movement and how they are driving positive change with insights from one the founding B Corps in the UK


You can join the event online or in person. For more information contact karen.cripps@winchester.ac.uk


Conference and Doctoral Colloquium – 27-29 June – University of Hull

We recently issued our calls for papers for these two high-profile events in our annual Chapter calendar. If you missed them, they can be found here. A reminder that the closing date for proposals is 8 April (conference) and 9 May (doctoral colloquium).


Items for future news updates

If you have items that might be of interest to our PRME readership, we would be happy to consider including them in these regular news updates. We are also trying to reduce the number of separate mailouts by issuing more regular news roundups like the one above. If you would like us to include items in future news updates, please send them to our Secretariat - PRME_UKI@gcu.ac.uk


That’s all for now – best wishes from the UK and Ireland Chapter Steering Committee

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