In November of 2015, the Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility (CESR) Executive Director Dr. Mark Meaney was elected Chair of the North America Chapter of the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative. PRME is a United Nations Global Compact sponsored initiative with the mission to inspire and champion responsible management education, research and thought leadership globally. The PRME was developed in 2007 by an international task force of sixty deans, university presidents and official representatives of leading business schools and academic institutions.
The PRME Chapter North America is a PRME regional platform of 150 business schools in the US and Canada that helps advance the Six Principles of PRME. It is a local catalyser and, in coordination with the PRME Secretariat, a link with the UN Global Compact Local Networks in the USA and Canada.