We are requesting the assistance of UK and Ireland PRME members to find out if you could add to Chapter expertise and action in one or both of the areas outlined below:
COP26 - could something you are planning be brought to a wider audience by the Chapter?
As you know, COP26 will be held this November in Scotland – details here: https://ukcop26.org/ This is a really significant gathering of actors focused on Climate Change, and there may be opportunities for us as the PRME community to become involved.
Is this something you are already engaging with? Or would like to engage with? Do you have an idea you’d like to bring to fruition with PRME for an event, perhaps in the lead-in to COP26, or on social media, or at the event itself? If you have energy and ideas around this, we in the Steering Committee would love to hear from you, to see what we can do to connect, support and amplify the impact of our champions in the community around this event. If that’s you, drop an email to Sheila Killian on PRME@ul.ie with some background on what you’re thinking, and what you and the wider PRME community might contribute.
The Chapter needs some constitutional and legal expertise to draw on:
Like many small voluntary bodies, the Chapter is currently an unincorporated association with a constitution. Two years ago we updated our constitution to ensure its continued fitness for purpose. Now we think the time is right to take a considered and detailed view of:
1. the merits of continued unincorporated status vs the merits of incorporating as a legal entity
2. the merits of different legal forms, should we decide to incorporate (company limited by guarantee, community interest company, charitable incorporated organisation etc)
3. the implications for any incorporation of our geographical remit (UK and Ireland)
If you or colleagues in your Business Schools have the expertise to join a small, time limited working group to help guide the Chapter's thinking in these areas, please be in touch with Jonathan Louw on firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to hearing from and working with you.
Sheila Killian and Jonathan Louw
for the PRME UKI Steering Committee