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GIBS wins excellence award for United Nations PRME sustainability reporting

The University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) has been recognised for excellence in reporting for its Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) 2019-2020 report.

The GIBS SIP report was recognised for its approach to assessing progress in relation to the PRME principles and the sharing of challenges and learning experiences. The selection team was composed of 17 Signatories from 14 countries and four students from three countries.

Dr Mette Morsing, Global Head, PRME United Nations Global Compact said, "It is an honour for PRME to award you with this well-deserved recognition of your striking efforts in driving sustainability within and beyond your campus, congratulations on such a remarkable achievement."

GIBS has been a member of PRME since 2009 and one of the PRME Champion schools since 2018. The UN PRME Champions programme centres on developing the next generation of leaders with the necessary knowledge and skills to address the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As a United Nations-supported initiative that aims to amplify the important role of sustainability in business schools around the world, PRME equips today's business students with the understanding and ability to deliver change now and in the future. As a voluntary initiative with over 800 signatories worldwide, PRME has become the largest organised relationship between the United Nations and management-related higher education institutions.

GIBS PRME project leader and member of the GIBS faculty team, Dr Jill Bogie, said "It is a huge privilege for GIBS to receive this award. I am so proud to work with so many amazing people in the GIBS community who made this possible. This recognition goes to all the faculty, researchers, and staff who integrate SDG-related content into the programmes, projects and many other activities that we pursue and deliver at GIBS. A specific thank you to all those who have contributed to the report itself."

GIBS Interim Dean, Dr Morris Mthombeni said, "I would like to congratulate Dr Jill Bogie and the GIBS team on the amazing work that went into putting the report together. The report captures the essence of what we do here at GIBS, which is to develop current and future leaders who drive responsible individual and organisational performance that contributes to improving society."

To read the full report, click here.

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