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UNPRME Colloquium on Higher Education (2016-07-07)

Centre for Corporate Sustainability and Innovations organised
“The 1st UNPRME (Principles for Responsible Management) Colloquium”
to Encourage Collaboration for Sustainability

The 1st UNPRME (Principles for Responsible Management) Colloquium, 2016, organised by the Centre for Corporate Sustainability and Innovations (CCSI), Hang Seng Management College (HSMC) was held in conjunction with the 7th PRME Asia Forum, organized by the Faculty of Business of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), on 6 to 7 July 2016 in Hong Kong.

The Forum, themed “Stakeholder Engagement for Responsible Management Education in Contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals” was held in conjunction with UNPRME Colloquium on Higher Education hosted by Centre for Corporate Sustainability and Innovations (CCSI), Hang Seng Management College (HSMC).

During the two-day event, 130 participants from  China, India, Malaysia, the Philippines, South Korea, Thailand and other countries explored ways of engaging students, businesses, non-governmental organizations, policymakers, accreditation bodies, and non-business faculties in promoting responsible leadership, sustainability, and corporate responsibility. Guests of honour at the opening ceremony were Dr. Christine Loh Kung-wai, Under Secretary for the Environment of the HKSAR Government and Mr. Jonas Haertle, Head of PRME Secretariat & Academic Affairs at the UN Global Compact Office. On July 7 of the 1st UNPRME Colloquium, President Simon Ho, Hang Seng Management College and Mr. Jonas Haertle, Head, UNPRME Global Compact Office, delivered Welcome Remarks to around 60 participants from seven countries. Panelists include Dr. Christopher To, Construction Industry Council, HK; Mr. Shaun O’Rourke, The Trust for Public Land, US; Prof. Lee Ngok, UNESCO Hong Kong Association, HK; Prof. King Chow, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Mr. Pro Goshen, Crowdx, Israel.

During the concurrent sessions, academics and students discussed how business research, responsible management education and accreditation relate to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Meanwhile, the 1st UNPRME Colloquium on Higher Education consisted of three workshops covering the context, practices and actions for developing a sustainable mindset, offering responsible management education, and fulfilling SDGs. Students, academics, representatives from NGOs, business, professional bodies and PRME had an open dialogue.

The Forum concluded with roadmaps going forward for the three emerging chapters in the
region – Chapter ASEAN+, Chapter East Asia, and Chapter India. And, Dr. Shirley Yeung, Chair of UNPRME Colloquium and Director, CCSI signed MoU with Prof. Eunice Areola, School Dean, Letran University, Philippines for sustainability related activities.

During the closing remarks of UNPRME Colloquium on July 7, Dr. Shirley Yeung, UN Sustainability Mindset Working Group Member and Member of Organizing Committee of the 7th Asia Forum highlighted the importance of collaborations for establishing a platform of knowledge exchange for long lasting socio-economic, socio-cultural and socio-technological impacts.

For photos of UNPRME Colloquium 2016, please visit:

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B2XWwU6xT0dlX1haZ3duNEdUY1k&usp=sharing

http://www.fb.polyu.edu.hk/mobile/photo_gallery.aspx?page=1&mode=P&catid=371&gallery=16707

For speakers’ presentation, please visit:
https://goo.gl/FCkzCw

For detailed programme rundown,
please
visit:

http://unprme2016.hsmc.edu.hk/umpc2016_leaflet.pdf

Further information of the
conference can be obtained from:

http://unprme2016.hsmc.edu.hk/main.php

Media Contact
Dr Shirley Yeung, Director, Centre for Corporate Sustainability and Innovations, Hang Seng Management College  
Contact Email: ccsi@hsmc.edu.hk