UN presents winning business schools with their awards.

UN awards KBS with “recognition for excellence”

Wednesday, 26th July 2017

UL’s Kemmy Business School (KBS) has received a 'recognition for excellence' award from the UN for its Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) report.

KBS was one of nine schools honoured for their high-quality reports at the event, which was held on the first evening of the 2017 Global Forum for Responsible Management Education — 10 Years of PRME.

United Nations officials, academic deans, business executives, faculty, students, and other stakeholders were in attendance at the New York event.

The recognised institutions were chosen by a peer review group under the guidance of Giselle Weybrecht, author, Special Advisor to PRME and expert in sustainable business education.

SIP Recognitions have become a tradition of every PRME Global Forum, and are intended to highlight significant achievements in reporting progress against the Six Principles at higher education signatories to the Principles for Responsible Management Education.

Sheila Killian, Director of PRME, KBS, says: "We are really thrilled to receive this award from the United Nations PRME, which is a testament to the extent to which issues of sustainability, responsibility and ethics underpin our teaching, research and engagement activities in KBS."

"It’s part of what makes KBS distinctive, and to be recognised in this way is a real endorsement of this work, and how it contributes to the goal of quality education at all levels," Sheila adds. 

This prestigious endorsement not only recognises the quality of the KBS report, but also recognises the extent to which issues of sustainability, responsibility and ethics underpin teaching, research and engagement activities in KBS.KBS involvement with the UN as a PRME Champion School contributes significantly to the KBS international profile, opening the School to several high-quality networks. It also connects KBS at a high level to the major accreditation bodies, as well as facilitating and celebrating KBS external engagement.


The award-winning report is here and the full report on the UN website can be seen here.