The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) is a United Nations-supported initiative to equip today’s business students with the understanding and ability to deliver change tomorrow. As a signatory school, Elon joins an international group of 800+ institutions in the commitment to provide future leaders with the skills needed to balance economic and sustainability goals.

Each year, Elon and the Love School of Business report annually to PRME on our efforts.

View the 2020 Elon LSB PRME Sharing Information on Progress report

The PRME Principles

Principle 1

Purpose: We will develop the capabilities of students to be future generators of sustainable value for business and society at large and to work for an inclusive and sustainable global economy.

Principle 2

Values: We will incorporate into our academic activities and curricula the values of global social responsibility as portrayed in international initiatives such as United Nations Global Impact.

Principle 3

Method: We will create educational frameworks, materials, processes and environments that enable effective learning experiences for responsible leadership.

Principle 4

Research: We will engage in conceptual and empirical research that advances our understanding about the role, dynamics, and impact of corporations in the creation of sustainable social, environmental and economic value.

Principle 5

Partnership: We will interact with managers of business corporations to extend our knowledge of their challenges in meeting social and environmental responsibilities and to explore jointly effective approaches to meeting these challenges.

Principle 6

Dialogue: We will facilitate and support dialogue and debate among educators, business, government, consumers, media, civil society organizations and other interested groups and stakeholders on critical issues related to global social responsibility and sustainability.


For more information, contact Dr. Elena Kennedy, who chairs the PRME program at Elon, at