The Responsible Leadership Initiative promotes business as a force for good and demonstrates through practice and research how business can drive achievement of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals established in 2016 by the United Nations Global Compact. The Responsible Leadership Initiative is supported by the College’s core values of respect, ethics, collaboration and a sense of purpose in all we do.
The College introduced the Responsible Leadership Initiative in Fall 2017, after becoming an advanced signatory to Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) and an associate member of the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative (GRLI) in Spring 2017. Both organizations are supported by AACSB, our international accrediting body, which advocates that colleges and schools of business teach business as a force for good throughout the world.
The Sustainable Development Goals provide a framework and common language for educating students on how to create and lead responsible business initiatives that contribute value to workers, communities and the environment in addition to generating profits.
Interested in learning more about the Sustainable Development Goals to transform our world?
WAYS TO LEARN MORE
GO STRAIGHT TO THE SOURCE
Learn about the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by visiting the SDG website.
ADD US ON SNAPCHAT
PRiME Time Thursday takes over the College’s Snapchat every Thursday to highlight a sustainable development goal and how the business community is helping.
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TAKE A COURSE
Every Fall and Spring, the College offers The Business Case for Sustainability (MIS 44009).
From India to France, the College of Business Administration offers a variety of education abroad experiences that focus on sustainable development and corporate social responsibility.
JOIN A STUDENT ORGANIZATION
oikos Kent is a new student organization dedicated to advancing and promoting the Sustainable Development Goals.