Responsible business


Business and management schools play a key role in shaping the skills of future business leaders, and can be powerful drivers of corporate sustainability. The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) provides a platform to raise the profile of sustainability in schools around the world and to equip today’s business students with the understanding and ability to deliver change tomorrow.

PRME was Launched in 2007 by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with a mission to inspire and champion responsible management education, research and thought leadership globally. Working through the Six Principles, PRME engages business schools to ensure they provide future business leaders with the skills needed to balance economic and sustainability goals, while drawing attention to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and aligning academic institutions with the work of the U.N. Global Compact.

PRME encourages business schools and management-related higher education institutions to become advocates for an inclusive and sustainable global economy by incorporating values of business responsibility and sustainability into their activities, teaching, and research using the Six Principles. To learn more about the Principles for Responsible Management Education, please visit

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Acting Dean's commitment to the Principles for Responsible Management Education

I am very pleased to confirm the Federation University Business School’s commitment to the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education (UN-PRME) initiative. It is a core principle of the School as articulated in our Mission, Vision and Values Statement…..”We are committed to embedding the prinPicture of the Executive Dean of the Federation Business School, Bob O'Sheaciples of ethical practice, sustainability and social responsibility in our curricula, research, processes and practices”.

Our aim is to produce graduates who will be tomorrow’s leaders who will make a positive difference to society. We do this through our education programs, the impact of our research and through meaningful engagement with business, government and the community.

We also aim to ‘practise what we preach’ through our own personal and corporate behaviour such that the Federation Business School is seen as a role model for the principles for responsible management.

To help ensure that these goals and values are not mere rhetoric, we have spent considerable time during 2015/16 developing a 5 year strategic plan for the implementation of our commitment to PRME – a roadmap which sets out our targets, strategies and milestones.

Associate Professor Bob O’Shea
Acting Dean
Federation Business School