Among over 880 business schools worldwide, BI is acknowledged by UN for its sustainability reporting.
At the PRME Excellence in Reporting Award in New York earlier this June, BI was recognized for its Sustainability and responsible management report 2022. This annual award is organized by Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), an initiative supported by the United Nations. This is a network of international business schools, that works for high-level integration of sustainability and responsible management in educational institutions worldwide. BI is one of the members together with INSEAD, HEC, University of St. Gallen, IESE, HAAS Berkeley, and Cornell among others.
Sustainability reporting – a valuable toolSustainability reporting is one of the PRME-pillars, considered being a tool for internal and external accountability, a resource for impactful storytelling, and a strategic document for schools in their accreditation processes.“The PRME reporting helps us reflect upon our achievements and areas for improvement. The report also serves as a catalyst for involving the organization in setting ambitious sustainability goals for the next two years”, Karen Spens, President of BI states.
The schools part of the community are encouraged to report based on the six PRME principles – Purpose, Values, Method, Research, Partnership, and Dialogue. These principles reflect the importance of integrating sustainability and responsible management in the entire organization and in all the schools’ activities.