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RICS SBE becomes a member of UNGC PRME

01 September 2015

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RICS School of Built Environment is now part of the UNGC PRME with a five member committee constituted to take activities forward. Prof. KT Ravindran will chair this committee and Dr. Anil Sawhney will be the convenor.

This membership is a reinforcement of the fact that we stand by ethics and sustainability in our endeavour to educate young minds. It is also an extension of RICS active engagement with UN Global Compact since July 2013. 

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The PRME is the first organized relationship between the United Nations and management-related academic institutions, business schools, and universities. Since its official launch in 2007 by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, the initiative has grown to more than 500 leading business schools and management-related academic institutions from over 80 countries across the world. More than a third of the Financial Times' top 100 business schools are signatories to PRME. PRME provides a global network for academic institutions to advance corporate sustainability and social responsibility, and an engagement framework for the incorporation of universal values into curricula and research.

Henceforth, as part of this membership, RICS School of Built Environment will be:

  • Submitting ‘Sharing Information Progress (SIP) Report’ at least every two years.

  • Display the PRME logo on the website and other promotional materials.

  • Joining any of their existing issue-specific working group.

  • Participating in any regional PRME chapter.

  • Attending PRME meetings as scheduled by them.

  • Using various PRME sources including publication and toolkits for teaching.

  • Pay a nominal annual service fee.

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