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PRME UK and Ireland Chapter & UN Global Compact Network UK Summer Updates!

Last week, over 100 delegates from all over the UK and Ireland came together for our Annual Conference at the University of Exeter Business School. 

Here, they shared their research, engaged in fascinating discussions around how Business Schools can contribute to a ‘Greener, Healthier and Fairer Society’, and met other incredible like-minded academics and industry experts.

Some highlights from the Conference include: 

  • Fascinating keynotes on inspiring impact-oriented career journeys, circular economy in theory and practice, artificial intelligence, nutrition, and much more.

  • Incredible track sessions with research paper discussions and some with interactive workshops, focusing on the ‘greener, healthier, fairer’ conference theme.

  • Our Chapter’s Annual General Meeting, where eligible delegates formally confirmed the appointment of our Chapter Chair, Professor Natascha Radclyffe-Thomas.

Conference Delegates - we want to hear from you!

If you attended the conference, please complete this short, 5 minute feedback survey, so we can make next year’s conference event better! 

Is your institution a PRME UK & Ireland Chapter Member?

Do you want to find out more about your membership and explore collaboration possibilities with us? Please fill out this quick survey

2024 PRME Global Forum

Originating in 2008, the PRME Global Forum is an opportunity to gather all PRME stakeholders: students, faculty, deans, board members, and other stakeholders to discuss innovations and challenges in responsible management education. 

This year, the Global Forum took place fully online on June 18th, bringing together 791 attendees from over 50 countries to discuss how business schools can advance the Sustainable Development Goals. Several members of the UK and Ireland PRME community took part in sessions which covered topics including operations, marketing, management, and finance and, for the first time, the event featured content such as keynote speeches, and workshops translated in all six UN languages, expanding its global reach.

Look out for news of the 2025 Global Forum, you won’t want to miss it!

UN Global Compact Network UK: Annual General Meeting

On Tuesday 25 June, the UN Global Compact Network UK held its Annual General Meeting at Accenture’s offices in London and online. 

The day was introduced by Ben Ngobi, Global Supplier Inclusion and Sustainability Lead at Accenture, and UN Global Compact UK Network updates were presented by their Executive Director, Steve Kenzie. The event was an amazing opportunity for the nearly 900 Network members to come together, hear from industry experts, and provide the UK Network Secretariat with feedback on improving their ways of working in 2025.

Throughout the day, almost 200 attendees heard from Paul Polman (co-founder of ‘Net Positive’ and former CEO of Unilever) and other leaders from organisations such as IKEA and the London Stock Exchange Group. They also voted for new Board Members, learned about past and upcoming opportunities offered by the Network, and were invited to discuss the findings of the 2024 Participant Engagement survey. 

The PRME UK and Ireland Chapter work in collaboration with the UN Global Compact UK Network. If you would like to know more about how you can get involved with the UK Network, please contact 

UN Global Compact Network UK: Annual Summit

Please join us at the UN Global Compact Network’s annual flagship event in the London Guildhall and Online on October 1st. 

This year’s focus is on ‘Bridging the Ambition to Action Gap’, and our Chapter Chair, Professor Natascha Radclyffe-Thomas, will feature as a speaker! 

The agenda features eight unique sessions to equip and empower business professionals with robust solutions to respond to the challenges spanning all three aspects of ESG and will convene corporate, government, and civil society leaders for engaging discussions. 

Guest speakers include: 

  • Marija Rompani, Director of Sustainability & Ethics, John Lewis

  • Hazel Culley, Director, twentyfifty

  • Natasha Radclyffe-Thomas, our PRME UK & Ireland Chapter Chair,  and Professor, British School of Fashion, GCU London

  • Matt Sparkes, Sustainability Director, Linklaters

  • Inder Poonaji, Director ESG and Sustainability, Modulaire Group

  • Catherine David, Director Behaviour Change and Business Programmes, WRAP

And more to be announced!

For more information and to register click here.

Once again, thank you to all our attendees, speakers, catering and our wonderful host  for making this year’s Annual Conference such a success!

See you in our 2025 Annual Conference in Queen’s University Belfast (stay tuned for date confirmations and updates)! 🚀

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