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


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 taught participants the science of climate change, climate-related issues of social equity, and how individuals and organisations can take action. In 2022, the UQ Carbon Literacy Program took out the top prize in the Next Generation Learning and Skills category at the 2022 Australasian Green Gown Awards.

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Through generous support from the Australian Business Deans Council, we are offering Carbon Literacy Training (CLT) through an accelerated 8-hour program delivered online and across Australia and New Zealand by certified Carbon Literacy Trainers.

UQ PRME reports

Our Reports on Progress highlight UQ Business School’s commitment to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (UN PRME). In its latest report published in 2022, the Business School is committing to 10 actions for impact by 2025.

Report on Progress 2022

This report reflects on the progress we have made on our 2030 Pathway, and uses these insights to focus our action plan for the next three years. 

Download the report (PDF, 2.1 MB)

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)

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.

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Dr Daniel Nyberg
PRME Director



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Dr Jonathan Staggs
Associate PRME Director



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Dr Christoph Breidbach
Associate PRME Director

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Dr Sharlene Leroy-Dyer
Associate PRME Indigenous Engagement Director



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Dr Matthew Hornsey
Associate PRME Director



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Roxane Valier-Brasier
PRME Manager

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.