United Nations Principles for Management Education
Our contribution to Greenleaf Publishers' PRME book on Sustainability: Redefining Success: Integrating Sustainability into Management Education
Integrating the UN Global Compact into Management Education includes a chapter written by Sheila Carruthers in collaboration with her colleagues Lisa Maria Fox, Dr. Meenakshi Kakkar and Dr. Carla Davidson.
Our chapter explores how Canadian business educational institutions have embedded the United Nations' Six Principles of the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) in curriculum, academic research, and in on-campus operations.
To develop the content, we built on our previous research (see below) of sustainability practitioners across Canada to ascertain their attitudes towards the availability of training specific to Corporate Social Responsibility. Respondents
overwhelmingly indicated the need for more training in this area.
We conducted a survey of academics, professionals and business schools, to determine how the Ten Principles of UNGC, in concert with the principles of PRME, are being integrated with management training.
Our findings indicate there are many opportunities to better implement the UN-PRME in Canada's educational institutions and to provide more training on the topics of sustainability and social responsibility.
Exploring potential for Professional Training & Certification
CSR Strategies Inc. worked with a team of CSR leaders in Canada to explore the potential of establishing a CSR Certification for CSR and Sustainability practitioners. We concluded that as much as there is interest, the establishment of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) certification offers a more holistic, global, professional accreditation.
Environment Sustainability & Governance (ESG)
CSR Strategies organized and managed a Forum on ESG for Canadian Business for Social Responsibility in 2012, 2013, and 2014 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
A nonprofit organization which works with its corporate members to promote and support CSR in Canada.
CMC-Canada fosters excellence and integrity in the management consulting profession as a whole.
CMC-Canada administers, and its provincial Institutes confer, the Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation in Canada. The Association and its members advocate for the CMC designation and are dedicated to advancing the profession and delivering the benefits of those efforts to the client community.
This has a useful and easy to follow framework for implementing CSR into your organization that is worth reviewing; after all, why reinvent the wheel?
Provides professional and educational resources to organizations that are looking to take leadership and employ strategies to manage natural resources, create opportunities for innovative sustainability solutions, and implement sustainability plans in communities.