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Aim and Description:
SDGs and their relationship with and / or application in education at all levels

The track includes different initiatives, approaches and methodologies related to (a) institutional arrangements (management, policies, models, practices) – and (b) educational contents and processes ( pedagogic approaches, curricula, programs, disciplines, teaching material, etc,) that are aimed providing quality education to improve people’s lives and sustainable development.

The track addresses the integration of the SDGs at and the idea of responsible management at all educational levels, from the primary and secondary school up to higher education, including through life-long learning.

Contributions can refer to a specific SDG or a set or subset of the different SDGs.

Type of contribution:
Scientific Papers (oral or poster presentation)
Thematic presentations
Case presentations

Coordination:

Gustavo A. A. L. Fernandes (EAESP – Brazil)

Consuelo G. De La Torre (Tecnológico de Monterrey – Mexico)

Aim and Description:
Bringing SDGs into scientific research

The track includes theoretical concepts, and frameworks, as well as practical approaches and methodologies aimed at obtaining a higher and deeper knowledge on how research on SDGs and their impacts on organizations, sectors, regions and society have been carried out in different contexts and countries.

Contributions can refer to a specific SDG or a set or subset of the different SDGs.

Only research proposals or complete papers will be accepted in this track.

Type of contribution:
Scientific Papers (oral or poster presentation)

Coordination:
Marcos Cohen (PUC-RJ-Brazil)

Mariana Fregonesi (FEA-RP/USP – Brazil)

Aim and Description:
Bringing SDGs into business and management practice

This track aims to present and discuss how business organizations deal with the SDGs. It includes organizational strategies, structures, business models, initiatives, programs, projects, products and other business approaches that are related to the implementation and advancement of the SDGs. These approaches may include also new business models, cases or studies on inclusive businesses and finances, social businesses, impact business, B-sector business, start-ups and others.

Contributions can refer to a specific SDG or a set or subset of the different SDGs.

Type of contribution:
Scientific Papers (oral or poster presentation)
Thematic presentations
Case presentations

Coordination:
Luciana Cezarino (UFU – Brazil)

Diva Vieira (FIEP – Brazil)

Aim and Description:
SDGs in relationship with the formulation and implementation of public policies and the government role.

The track aims to present and discuss how government at different levels (local, regional and national) and sectors (executive, legislative, judiciary), as well as various national and supranational agencies are integrating the SDGs into the policy formulation and implemention processes advancing the within their respective contexts and constituents.

Contributions can refer to a specific SDG or a set or subset of different SDGs.

Type of contribution:
Scientific Papers (oral or poster presentation)
Thematic presentations
Case presentations

Coordination:
Luciana Aguiar (UNDP – Brazil)

Graziella Comini (FEA-USP Brazil)

Aim and Description:
Societal perception of the SDGs and the implications: a systemic view.

The track aims to discuss how civil society, including NGOs and various advocacy initiatives, are involved as proactive agents, partners and/or accountable actors in the implementation and advancement of the SDGs within their different contexts and configurations.

Contributions l can refer to a specific SDG or a set or subset of different SDGs.

Type of contribution:
Scientific Papers (oral or poster presentation)
Thematic presentations
Case presentations

Coordination:
Lutz E. Schlange (PRME DACH and University of Applied Sciences – Switzerland)

Aim and Description:
SDGs and their relationship and impact on various PRME Working Groups and initiatives.

PRME has several workgroups all around the world, and each one has been debating a specific topic. We invite participants to submit their contribution to the groups they already belong to or to the one they wish to be a part of.

Type of contribution:
Scientific Papers (oral or poster presentation)
Panel proposals
Case presentations
Conceptual and experiential papers, work in progress, cases

Coordination:
See each Working Group

Aim and Description:
The vision of the Sustainability Mindset Working Group is achieving the SDGs by developing a Sustainability Mindset. Such a mindset is a way of thinking and being that results from a broad understanding of the ecosystem’s manifestations, an introspective focus on the personal values and the higher self, and it finds its expression in actions for the greater good of the whole.

The Sustainability Mindset framework invites to connect the Knowing, the Being and the Doing, and this Track will bring together colleagues with papers, cases, stories, and innovative teaching approaches that are developing a generation with a paradigm shift, necessary for addressing the big challenges of our time.

Coordination:
Isabel Rimanoczy (Global Academic Ambassador for AIM2Flourish – USA)

Aim and Description:
Relevant and Impact-oriented Responsible Management Education for Poverty Alleviation

The research component of the track is focused on new research questions that provide meaningful insights into the root cause of poverty and therefore enable responsible management education to better contribute to poverty alleviation.

The teaching/learning component concentrates on new educational approaches, programs and processes aimed at developing relevant skills and competences for advancing the implementation of the SDGs and poverty alleviation through business and management practices.

The track welcomes conceptual and empirical research papers, work in progress and innovative research design, as well as papers and case studies illustrating creative classroom approaches, as well as innovative action and experiential learning aimed at responsible management, poverty alleviation and advancement of the SDGS.

Coordination:
Milenko Gudić (Serbia)

Aim and Description:
The goal of the working group is to tackle curriculum change through a two-sided strategy. On the one hand, vertical—encompassing self-contained, independent business ethics modules in all open programs comprising lectures (on cases, technical notes, etc.), and experienced practitioners as on-campus speakers, case and discussion sessions on dilemma situations with compliance officers, and short programs focused on recent academic and business trends of best practices and compliance. On the other hand, a horizontal strategy, through the introduction of business ethics aspects/dimensions into existing academic courses, in particular governance and strategy issues (including stakeholder and trust theories) within business policy courses and compliance risk as a block in risk management (ERM) in finance courses.

Coordination:
To be defined

Aim and Description:
This Working Group (WG) aims to engage both business schools and corporations on a range of projects, providing a forum for dialogue and action on human rights issues.

This group encourages academic institutions to educate future managers and leaders on business and human rights.

Coordination:
To be defined

Aim and Description:
The purpose of the PRME Business for Peace (B4P) Working Group is to create a value proposition of continuous, applied research that will provide tools for incorporating business for peace into management education, and encourage the sustained wide-spread integration of contributions to peace into company operations and strategy—while also helping to establish which business practices contribute most directly to peace.

Coordination:
To be defined

Aim and Description:
The aim of this Working Group goes beyond that of assisting business schools. It also aims to act as a resource for all organizations who wish to embed climate change and environmental education into their teaching and training. The PRME Working Group on Climate Change and Environment has three main objectives: 1) Policy/Strategies: This section provides business schools and universities with policy templates on how climate change and other environmental issues can be integrated into operational policies/strategies but also into learning and teaching policies/strategies. 2) Teaching: Sharing of good ideas, best practice and innovative training methods on how to integrate climate change and other sustainability issues into management education and training within universities and beyond. A special focus is on how to encourage student to work towards sustainable solutions. 3)

Cooperation: Explores the dialogue between business schools and private/public sector organizations especially through Global Compact in order to work together on solutions to climate change and other environmental challenges. The vision is that companies put up ‘wicked ‘ problems and the best brains across the world will contribute to solving them.

Coordination:
To be defined

Aim and Description:
The PRME Working Group on Gender Equality brings together academics and employers in order to provide support and resources for integrating gender issues and awareness into management education, business school curricula, and related research to facilitate respect and support for the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) and PRME.

Coordination:
To be defined

The PRME Working Group on Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) aims to raise awareness and facilitate dialogue and research on SIP reporting. The goals of the Working Group are as follows:

1. To increase the quality, quantity, and timeliness of reporting, to identify and eliminate any barriers to advanced reporting, and to make SIP reporting more inclusive, accessible and user friendly for all stakeholders, to increase utilization of SIP by all stakeholders.

2. To leverage SIPs as a vehicle for translating reporting into more integrated, sustained action, and to aid with capacity building – making the jump from ‘saying’ to ‘doing’.

3. To improve PRME Secretariat management of SIP-related communications.

Coordination:
To be defined