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ACBSP Joins UN Global Compact’s Principles for Responsible Management (PRME) Steering Committee

Tuesday, October 4, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Melinda Dorning

Launched at the 2007 UN Global Compact Leaders Summit in Geneva, the PRME initiative is the first organized relationship between the United Nations and business schools, with the PRME Secretariat housed in the UN Global Compact Office. The PRME initiative is a partnership of international co-convening organizations which form the PRME Steering Committee.

OVERLAND PARK, KS, USA (October 4, 2016) The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), the only global accrediting body to accredit business, accounting, and business-related programs at all degree levels, is one of 10 global organizations invited by the PRME Secretariat to serve on the PRME Steering Committee.  


The mission of PRME is to transform management education, research and thought leadership globally by providing the Principles for Responsible Management Education framework, developing learning communities and promoting awareness about the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.


PRME is governed, along with the United Nations Global Compact, by this Steering Committee, comprised of the main business school accreditation bodies, and specialized and regional associations. The PRME Steering Committee meets quarterly to provide direction in furthering the mission of the UN Global Compact.


PRME Steering Committee

 UN Global Compact

  AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)

 European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)

 Association of MBAs (AMBA)

 Central and East European Management Development Association (CEEMAN)

 Association of African Business Schools (AABS)

  Latin American Council of Management Schools (CLADEA)

  Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

 The Academy of Business in Society (ABIS)

 Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative (GRLI)


“The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) is very honored to join such an esteemed group of visionaries in management education,” said Jeffrey Alderman, ACBSP President/CEO. “We look forward to lending our voice in providing a platform for dialogue and leadership for increasing awareness and resources in responsible management education.”


The Six Principles of PRME are inspired by internationally accepted values, such as the United Nations Global Compact's Ten Principles, and provide an engagement structure for academic institutions to advance social responsibility through incorporating universal values into curricula and research. They seek to establish a process of continuous improvement among institutions of management education in order to develop a new generation of business leaders capable of managing the complex challenges faced by business and society in the 21st century.



ACBSP,, is a leading specialized accreditation body for business education. ACBSP’s mission is to promote continuous improvement and recognize teaching excellence in the accreditation of business education programs throughout the world. ACBSP accredits business, accounting, and business-related programs at the associate, baccalaureate, master, and doctorate degree levels. Recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in 2001 and again in 2011, ACBSP was the first to offer specialized business accreditation at all degree levels. ACBSP currently accredits business programs at more than 1,200 campuses in 57 countries. FAQs / Accreditation FAQs


Contact: Melinda Dorning 913-339-9356 —