UN PRME and UQ Business School

UQ Business School is a proud supporter and Advanced Signatory of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (UN PRME).

PRME is an initiative of the United Nations Global Compact founded in 2007 as a platform to encourage and increase awareness and integration of sustainability in business schools around the world.

Today, PRME is the largest coordinated effort between the world’s business schools and the United Nations. UQ Business School became a PRME signatory in 2015. As a school, we understand the privilege and responsibility of providing quality education that gives learners the knowledge and tools they need to succeed, change lives and transform societies.

UQ Carbon Literacy Program - an Australian first


A first in Australia, the UQ Carbon Literacy Program helps individuals and organisations tackle the climate crisis head on with a short course that teaches the impact of everyday activities on climate and the steps that can be taken to reduce emissions as an individual and as part of a community group. The program shares facts to facilitate action.

After completing the course, participants undergo a pledge and assessment to become certified as Carbon Literate via the Carbon Literacy Project – a global not-for-profit organisation specialising in climate-action training that has certified more than 20,000 people worldwide. Carbon Literate Organisation Bronze

UQ Business School partnered with the Carbon Literacy Project in 2021 as part of its commitment to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (UN PRME), becoming the first university in Australia to launch a Carbon Literacy Program.

The course teaches participants the science of climate change, climate-related issues of social equity, what you can do as an individual and organisation, and how to communicate the need for action. Join the movement for a better world today, and email carbonliteracy@uq.edu.au to find out more.

 Read more about the Carbon Literacy Program

Register for upcoming courses

UQ PRME reports

Our Reports on Progress highlight UQ Business School’s commitment to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (UN PRME). They show a significant alignment between UN PRME and UQ Business School. The Business School is now committing to 8 goals by 2030, and 15 actions for impact by 2023.

We would also like to extend our appreciation to Alex Stathakis from Conversio for our carbon footprint analysis.

Report on Progress 2020

This report outlines our current contributions to the SDGs as well as our 2030 Pathway – the 8 goals we aspire to achieve and 15 actions to be taken in the next two years. 

Download the report (PDF, 6.9 MB)

Report on Progress 2018

Our inaugural report demonstrates the strong alignment between PRME and the Business School and defines responsible management education as a high priority for the School.

Download the report (PDF, 6.9 MB)

Carbon Footprint Report 2019

This report shows our carbon footprint, outlining direct and indirect carbon emissions. It identifies emission reduction opportunities, sets targets and strategic actions.

Download the report (PDF, 722.8 KB)

Our pathway forward

We are proud to launch our 2030 Pathway – the 8 goals we aspire to achieve by 2030, as well as 15 actions to be implemented by 2023. These goals and actions will guide our activities and commitment to ethics, responsibility, and sustainability under PRME as we continue to accompany
and build business for better.

PRME Directorate

As part of our ongoing commitment to our 2030 Pathway, we are pleased to announce the creation of our inaugural PRME Directorate. The Directorate will be responsible for guiding our 15 Actions for Impact between 2021 and 2023.


Dr Cle-Anne Gabriel
PRME Director




Dr Jonathan Staggs
Associate PRME Director




Dr Christoph Breidbach
Associate PRME Director




Dr Sharlene Leroy-Dyer
Associate PRME Indigenous Engagement Director



Roxane Valier-Brasier
PRME Manager




Dr Matthew Hornsey
Associate PRME Director




Dr Belinda Wade
Associate PRME Director


About PRME

Sustainable development goalsPRME is a global movement that aims to transform business and management education in order to raise the profile of sustainability in schools and develop responsible leaders of tomorrow.

It is underpinned by 17 Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) and works to engage business and management schools through the application of six principles.