Conestoga news

June 19, 2023 7:13 AM

School of Business recognized with PRME award

Conestoga’s School of Business was honoured with the Excellence in Reporting - First Time Reporters award at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on June 14 by the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Secretariat. The award recognizes the college's first Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) Report.

“It is a great honour to be recognized by the international PRME community for the important work being done to advance responsible management education and the Sustainable Development Goals at Conestoga College,” said Amy Gleiser, chair, School of Business.

The SIP Report is a resource for storytelling, a tool for internal and external accountability, and a strategic document in the accreditation processes. The PRME Recognition for Excellence in SIP Reporting was created to recognize the time put into compiling these reports and to honour the efforts in transparency from the community.

Institutions recognized with reporting awards were honoured at the 2023 PRME Global Forum. PRME chair Amy Gleiser, accreditations consultant Anna Hohenadel, and faculty members Laura Matheson and Dr. Rajul Singh -- all members of the PRME Steering Committee at Conestoga -- accepted the award.

PRME is an initiative of the United Nations Global Compact that seeks to embed responsible management education and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) -- a set of 17 global goals adopted by the United Nations in 2015 -- across business schools worldwide. PRME represents a global network of more than 800 signatory business schools. The School of Business joined PRME in 2020 and was one of the first Canadian colleges to do so.

Viist the PRME website to view the 2023 SIP reports that received recognition.