In 2016, faculty within the Freeman College of Management unanimously approved joining the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (UNPRME) program as a testament to:

  • Our identity as as a management college embedded in the liberal arts.
  • Our commitment to responsible management education.

The Freeman College works to infuse the six core PRME principles and identified Sustainable Development Goals throughout the curriculum, equipping all management students with the tools to transform the future of our communities, industries and planet.

2019-21 PRME report

Freeman College of Management PRIME Champion 2024 – 2025

PRME Champions

2024 – 2025

The Freeman College of Management is proud to be one of only three institutions in the US to be selected for the 2024–25 cohort of PRME Champions – a global collective of business and management schools who are dedicated to raising the bar for sustainable business education. As a group of 47 institutions, we look forward to demonstrating our commitment to the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) through collaborative projects to equip future business leaders with the skills to contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through business.

The Six PRME Principles

Sustainable Development Goals

The 17 UNPRME Sustainable Development Goals address the most important economic, social, environmental and governance challenges of our time. They represent the ideals and purpose of responsible management education.

1.End poverty in all its forms everywhere.
2.End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
3.Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
4.Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
5.Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
6.Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
7.Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
8.Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
9.Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.
10.Reduce inequality within and among countries.
11.Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
12.Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
13.Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
14.Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.
15.Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.
16.Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.
17.Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development.

PRME Student Ambassadors

Students interested in more deeply engaging in responsible management can become a PRME Student Ambassador within Freeman College. This group of peers supports the PRME initiative on campus through annual events, conversations and activities centered on social and environmental sustainability.

Learn more about the program