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New Additions

Wondering what's new? You'll find a list of the most recent additions to the PRME Library Collection here.

January 27, 2020

Video Series on the SDGs (The UN Global Compact, PRME and the SDGs)
PRME Champion schools Hanken School of Economics in Finland, Audencia Business School in France, La Trobe Business School in Australia, and ISAE/FGV in Brazil have created video based learning material on each of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Check out this blog post for links to videos about all 17 goals.
SDG Topics: All

Embedding Project (Multidisciplinary Resources)
The Embedding Project is an online resource to help companies embed sustainability into their decision-making and business operations. There is an open access website full of resources and many of these could also be used by business schools to integrate the SDGs into their core business model. 

SDG Topics: Decent Work and Economic Growth / Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure / Sustainable Cities and Communities / Responsible Consumption and Production / Climate Action / Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions / Partnerships for the Goals.

Redefining Success by Patricia M. Flynn (Editor); Tay Keong Tan (Editor); Milenko Gudić (Editor)  (Change Management / CSR / Organizational Behaviour)

Redefining Success: Integrating Sustainability into Management Education advocates incorporating sustainability concepts that go beyond the financial 'bottom line' into management education and business practice. Highlighting the UN Global Compact (UNGC), the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) and the Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs), it explores conceptual and practical issues, presents case studies and other empirical evidence, and offers solutions that will both encourage and assist management educators in the incorporation of sustainability into their courses and research. incorporating sustainability into their courses and research. Written by 34 individuals from 17 countries, the book addresses these topics from a variety of theoretical, disciplinary, geographic and organizational perspectives. The authors demonstrate how management educators, collaborating with business and civic organizations, can be change agents for a better world. Written for educators, scholars and business practitioners, the volume concludes with lessons learned, challenges encountered, and implications for responsible management education.
SDG Topics: Quality Education / Decent Work and Economic Growth / Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure / Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions / Partnerships for the Goals. 

January 24, 2020

Addressing the climate change and poverty nexus by Charles, A., Kalikoski, D. & Macnaughton, A. 2019, FAO (Management Science)
Climate change threatens our ability to ensure global food security, eradicate poverty and achieve sustainable development. About 736 million people live in extreme poverty, and the global response to climate change today will determine how we feed future generations. By 2030, UN member countries have committed to eradicating extreme poverty and hunger for people everywhere. As ending poverty and hunger are at the heart of FAO’s work, the organization is helping countries develop and implement evidence-based pro-poor policies, strategies and programmes that promote inclusive growth and sustainable livelihoods, as well as to increase the resilience, adaptive and coping capacity of poor and vulnerable communities to climate change. In order to achieve this, FAO encourages an integrated Climate-Poverty Approach to support policy development and action by policymakers, government officials, local-level institutions, communities, researchers, and development and humanitarian agencies worldwide. The Approach has been developed with insights from many perspectives, and includes not only climate and poverty aspects, but also indigenous, gender, food security, disaster response, resilience, SIDS and coastal community perspectives, among others. With a series of policy recommendations and tools to improve the design, delivery, and results of synergies and linkages between climate mitigation and adaptation, poverty reduction and food security actions, these synergies and linkages can make significant contributions towards achieving both the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Paris Agreement targets.
SDG Topics: No Poverty / Zero Hunger / Gender Equality / Climate Action / Life Below Water.

January 23, 2020

"Project Selection: Picking the Best Option" by Frank Ulbrich2020, SAGE Publications (Strategic Management)
For the past five years, Swotting School of Business had tried different ways to raise awareness among its students for the United Nations’ Principle for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In June 2019 the director of the school, Michael Wilson, met with his assistant, Lisa Brown, to discuss which project the school should favor to raise awareness during the next academic year. The two started the project selection process by reviewing previous projects and considering promising novel ones. Identifying critical traits should help Wilson and Brown assess how well each project would meet Swotting School of Business objectives. Wilson asked Brown to evaluate all possible projects in detail, using appropriate criteria and a weighted factor scoring method, and then to prepare a recommendation for him to select the most promising project.
SDG Topics: Quality Education / Decent Work and Economic Growth / Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure / Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions / Partnerships for the Goals.

​"Sustainability Case Competition: From Idea to Project" by Frank Ulbrich, 2020, SAGE Publications (Strategic Management)
Lisa Brown, assistant to the director at the Swotting School of Business, has been tasked with planning a new Sustainability Case Competition. Although she has organized previous events, this one is different. It is larger, higher profile, and in part academic. Brown would be able to draw on her experience from organizing events such as the Sustainability Symposium in 2017, but this time she needed a proper plan to get it done. In a meeting with Michael Wilson, director of the Swotting School of Business, the two brainstormed to bounce ideas off each other. It would be those ideas that eventually needed to be transformed into a project plan to assess the feasibility of the proposal. Hence, Brown needed to specify in more detail the potential project, prepare her analysis, and develop a recommendation prior to a meeting with Wilson the following week. This case invites students to take on the role of Brown, develop the proposed project, conduct an analysis, and prepare recommendations as to whether it is feasible to meet a certain deadline.
SDG Topics: Quality Education / Decent Work and Economic Growth / Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure / Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions / Partnerships for the Goals.