Haub Partners with the United Nations Initiative on Sustainability Dashboard
Last year, Saint Joseph’s joined 650 academic institutions from over 85 countries as a signatory member of the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative. Launched at the 2007 UN Global Compact Leaders Summit in Geneva, PRME is the largest organized relationship between the United Nations and business schools. Core to the initiative’s mission is a commitment to fulfilling the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through high impact management education. In collaboration with PRME, Haub has piloted a new data analytics tool to capture, measure, and report on schools’ performance on fulfilling the SDGs — the PRME SDG Dashboard.
On July 18, 2017, HSB Dean Joseph DiAngelo Jr., Ed.D. ’70, Associate Dean Vana Zervanos ’07 (MBA), and Associate Director of the Pedro Arrupe, S.J. Center for Business Ethics, David Steingard, Ph.D. presented the pilot results for 12 schools of the PRME SDG Dashboard at PRME’s Global Forum during a special session for university presidents and business school deans from around the world. Created by Steingard, with support from Assistant Professor of Decision and System Sciences Kathleen Campbell Garwood, Ph.D., the Dashboard “provides powerful analytics to business schools so they can assess their impact on educating future business leaders to positively impact humanity and the planet,” says Steingard.
“The pilot study and its results were enthusiastically embraced by university leadership and faculty alike,” says Steingard, adding that Haub looks forward to its continued collaboration with PRME and hopes to offer the program to an additional 100 business schools worldwide in the coming year.
On October 11-13, 2017 Saint Joseph’s will host the Mid Atlantic Association of Colleges of Business Administration’s 2017 Conference, during which Steingard and Jonas Haertle, head of the PRME initiative, will present the SDG dashboard.