PRME Regional Chapter UK and Ireland 7th Annual Conference

Main Conference: 6th – 7th July 2021

Doctoral Colloquium: 5th July 2021. The 7th Annual Conference of the UK and Ireland PRME Regional Chapter was hosted by Lincoln International Business School.

This year’s theme was an acknowledgement of PRME’s ongoing key role in the shaping of responsible management education and to inspire each member to continuously re-think their purpose and practice. The declarations of a ‘Climate Emergency’, the Covid-19 pandemic, and the racial inequalities highlighted in 2020-2021 give rise to opportunity for reflection on the consequences of business as usual, the role and response of responsible management education and the construction of the future.

Theme 1: Advancing pedagogy; challenges and opportunities

Theme 2: Partnerships with purpose; breaking boundaries

Theme 3: Creating a vision of socially and environmentally responsible management

Keynote speakers, panels and workshops included leading figures from industry and wider society giving a unique opportunity to see practical partnership working on a local level.

Dr Claire May, Lincoln International Business School

 Claire is an Associate Professor within the Department of Marketing and Tourism and specialises in sustainability. She is the College lead for the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) and sits on the University of Lincoln Environment and Sustainability Committee, Lincoln Diocesan Environment Advisory Panel and the Lincoln Climate Commission.

Claire holds a PhD in Marketing which examined ways to change consumer food purchasing behaviour to become more environmentally sustainable and focused on the potential role of carbon labelling.  Her research interests continue to concern pro-environmental behaviour change.  Claire teaches on a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate modules, including specialist modules in marketing and sustainability.

Professor Ted Fuller, Lincoln International Business School

As UNESCO Chair on Responsible Foresight for Sustainability, Ted works with a series of co-laboratories with international partners to help design sustainable futures. Ted has practiced entrepreneurship in the business and university sectors, since starting his first business at 19 and spending nearly twenty years at the University of Durham Business School.

He currently supervises doctoral studies, is the University Champion for Principles of Responsible Management Education and continues in his role as Editor-In-Chief of Futures, the journal of policy, planning and future studies. Ted’s research focus is on future studies, foresight and anticipation.

Organising Committee –

Andy Brookes – Senior Lecturer / Programme Leader

Rebecca Herron – Associate Professor

Matthijs Bal – Professor of Responsible Management

Catriona Hyde – Senior Lecturer in Accountancy and Finance

Olanrewaju Olaoye – Lecturer / Programme Leader

Hilary Duckett – Senior Lecturer in Leadership

Mahfuzur Rahman – Senior Lecturer

Elena Antonacopoulou – Visiting Professor of Organisational Resilience

Christopher Wardle-Cousins – Digital Marketing Officer

Isobel Formoy – Senior Administrator/PA

The Main Conference was held on 6th – 7th July 2021

This event was hosted online

Search the twitter hashtag: #prmeuki2021 to see conversations on the day