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The sustainability work at LUSEM

As a research-driven and comprehensive school of economics and management, LUSEM’s approach to engaging students in – and reflecting on – issues related to ethics, responsibility and sustainability is anchored in academic work in fields such as corporate social responsibility, social innovation, social entrepreneurship, sustainable finance, and behavioural economics. Being introduced to these issues early on is an important impetus for students to naturally adopt a responsible mind-set in their future roles as decision-makers and experts.

SSCEN Sustainability Prize for Master’s Theses 2024

A supervisor or examiner can nominate a master’s thesis with a focus on sustainability before 20 September 2024.

The SSCEN Sustainability Prize for Master’s Theses 2024, full details and assessment criteria

At Lund University School of Economics and Management (LUSEM), we strive to integrate these issues in teaching on all levels, from the introductory level to the PhD level. The enthusiasm and interest consistently shown by LUSEM students in issues related to ethics, responsibility and sustainability is a core building block in the School’s endeavour to educate high-skilled change agents who will contribute to sustainable development and responsible business practices.

Sustainability in education

Sustainability and research

While much of the core foundation has been in place for a number of years, recent developments include on-going renewal of the educational offering, a number of large research projects centered around sustainability issues, and a major collaborative undertaking in the form of the Sustainable Future Hub (2019-2023) and the Changemaker Future Track.

Sustainable Future Hub

At LUSEM we are strongly committed to conducting everyday activities in accordance with the standards that the School is founded upon and on the principles that our students are taught. This is an ongoing process and we are committed to continuous progress. In this process, we benefit greatly from our engagement with parties from practice and partner academic institutions nationally and internationally.

LUSEM’s commitment to responsible behaviour is reflected not the least in our membership in PRME.

The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME)


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– The Principles for Responsible Management Education

Lund University School of Economics and Management (LUSEM) is a member of PRME, a United Nations-supported initiative on sustainability. The goal: to transform business and management education through research and leadership. Since 2012, Lund University School of Economics and Management (LUSEM) has been signatory of PRME.

LUSEM and PRME including SIP reports –

What is PRME?

The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) is a United Nations-supported initiative, founded in 2007. As a platform to raise the profile of sustainability in schools around the world, PRME equips today's business students with the understanding and ability to deliver change tomorrow.

Working through Six Principles, PRME engages business and management schools to ensure they provide future leaders with the skills needed to balance economic and sustainability goals, while drawing attention to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and aligning academic institutions with the work of the UN Global Compact.

As a voluntary initiative with over 800 signatories worldwide, PRME has become the largest organised relationship between the United Nations and management-related higher education institutions.

What is PRME Chapter Nordic?

The PRME Nordic Chapter consists of PRME signatories from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. The first informal meeting of this group was held at Copenhagen Business School (Denmark) in June 2013 during the Sustainability in a Scandinavian Context Conference. In September 2013, a second meeting for the PRME Chapter Nordic was held alongside the 2013 PRME Summit – 5th Annual Assembly in Bled, Slovenia. Following these two meetings, the PRME Chapter Nordic became established on 13 September 2014, after formalising a Memorandum of Understanding between the Chapter and the PRME Secretariat.

PRME Nordic Chapter –

The six PRME principles for sustainability

Principle 1: Purpose
A new strategy for ethics, responsibility and sustainability.

Principle 2 & 3: Values and method
Educational curricula and processes.

Principle 4: Research
A portfolio for responsibility.

Principle 5 & 6: Partnership and dialogue
Integration with community, sharing ideas and building relationships.