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TIAS reestablishes commitment to Principles for Responsible Management Education

July 14, 2015

TIAS School for Business and Society renews her commitment to the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME). PRME is a voluntary engagement platform for business schools and management education-related institutions. An organization that signs on to PRME expresses its conviction that academic institutions, through integrating universal values into curriculum and research, can contribute to a more stable and inclusive global market and help build prosperous and thriving societies.

TIAS operates on the basis of the philosophy that economic success goes hand in hand with social progress. Business is society and society is business. Businesses, authorities, and society are confronted with the challenge of devising solutions for the future in a co-creative process. TIAS empowers people and organizations towards this new context.

‘TIAS seeks to align its strategy with the major trends of the next decade and position itself as a business school that understands the challenges of business and society, and in particular their interconnectedness. This offers an opportunity to move beyond simply being good (in offering high quality education) to doing good, where we solidify our role not only in advancing the careers of future graduates and improving business, but also in directly addressing social, environmental, and economic challenges,’ says Kees Koedijk, dean and director of TIAS School for Business and Society.

Last year TIAS renewed her name and strategy. With this in place, it is only logical that the business school renews the commitment to PRME. Koedijk: ‘Clearly, the 6 Principles will strengthen the implementation of our new strategy. We have started a long-term, dynamic process based on the aspiration of truly being a school for business and society. We have mapped out the route, but cannot walk alone; along the way we will need the perspectives and feedback from various representatives of business and society.’

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