Jul 21 2021

Arden University signs up to United Nations PRME

Reinforcing Arden University’s commitment to developing business leaders of the future with sustainability in mind, we have signed up to the UNITED NATIONS PRINCIPLES OF RESPONSIBLE MANAGEMENT EDUCATION (UN PRME) to share best practice across a network of almost 900 leading business and management schools in 99 countries around the world. 

By signing up to UN PRME, Arden’s Faculty of Leadership and Management is committing to six key principles: Purpose, Values, Method, Research, Partnership and Dialogue.

Dr. Alison Watson, Head of the School of Leadership and Management at Arden University, says: “This is such a big movement in the world’s business community and we’re very excited to be part of it. Since Arden was formed, it has used UN Sustainable Development Goals to shape its CSR strategy so it is right that we have this opportunity to learn from educational institutions around the world and share best practice so that we can all improve together.”

Arden University is already carrying out several initiatives to support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) outlined by the UN, including donating laptops to schools and setting up a ‘hardship’ fund; a partnership with Mind and  providing access to the Together-All student support portal. 

These actions demonstrate our dedication towards helping students’ mental wellbeing and making education as truly inclusive as possible. 

It is a move that should provide great benefits to students. “Graduating into a world that is so heavily focussed on sustainability and social good, students need to be operating responsibly to succeed. The ideas and principles of UN PRME are vital if we’re to achieve that,” said Dr Alison Watson. 

Building on its sustainability focus, the university has already set itself a goal of becoming carbon neutral by December 2021, with one of its promises being to plant one tree for each graduate to help sustain rural parts of Scotland.