Exeter to host conference on how business schools can build greener, healthier and fairer societies

University of Exeter Business School students

A conference held at the University of Exeter Business School this month will look at how business schools can contribute to building a greener, healthier and fairer society.

The PRME UK (Principles of Responsible Management Education) UK and Ireland Chapter Annual Conference will be held on 20-21 June.

PRME works with higher education institutions to transform management education and develop the responsible decision-makers of tomorrow to advance sustainable development.

The conference is an opportunity to learn about the work of PRME and to network with and hear from educators who are embedding responsible management principles into their practice.

The two day event is organised by the three themes of ‘greener, healthier and fairer’ and will feature keynotes from senior Exeter academics including Professor Fiona Charnley, Co-Director of the Exeter Centre for Circular Economy and CE-Hub (greener); Provost and Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Janice Kay (fairer); and  Associate Pro Vice Chancellor of Education Professor Ian Fussell (healthier).

Other keynotes will be delivered by Barry Waddilove from Electrolux, who will talk about circular economy innovation, Tima Bansal, Chair of the PRME Board and Dr Omnia El Omrani, a Climate and Health Policy Fellow at Imperial College London.

Delegates from across the UK and beyond will come to the University’s Streatham campus, which covers over 100 hectares and is set in a Botanic Garden, to hear the latest research based on responsible management principles.

Attendees will experience the University’s commitment to Fairtrade and sustainable catering, and delegates arriving early on Wednesday 19th June are welcome to join a Multicultural Tour of Exeter led by Dr Ghee Bowman, a local storyteller, Quaker and historian, and co-ordinator of Exeter’s multi-cultural history project. (To join the tour meet at Exeter’s Mosque on York Road shortly before 5.30pm.)

Professor David Boughey, Interim Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor and Dean of the University of Exeter Business School, will deliver a welcome address to delegates on the first day of the PRME UK conference.

“We are excited to be holding the PRME UK and Ireland Chapter Annual Conference and look forward to welcoming some of the most highly regarded academics and thought leaders in the field of responsible management and business education to our Business School,” said Professor Boughey.

The University of Exeter Business School joined PRME in 2010 and has recently launched the first UN backed International Centre of Excellent on Sustainable Resource Management in the Circular Economy.

Delegates can learn more about the University of Exeter Business School’s relationship with PRME through its Sharing Information on Progress Reports.

Register for the conference via this link and visit the conference website. PRME Chapter members are eligible for a 25% discount.