CBE Recognized as Champion of United Nations Education Initiative


We’re equipping the leaders of tomorrow with the skills to build successful and sustainable businesses. A renewed partnership between U of G and the United Nations is cementing our University’s reputation as a leader in sustainable management education.

The College of Business and Economics (CBE) has been recognized as a Champion of the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) for another two-year period.

Champion schools receive preferred access for their students for internship and volunteer opportunities within the PRME Secretariat and UN Global Compact.

CBE is one of only two Canadian business schools considered a PRME Champion.

Originally named Champion in 2016, CBE will continue to contribute to thought and action leadership in responsible management education, supporting the United Nations sustainable development agenda.

“Our mission is to develop business leaders who act in a responsible and sustainable way,” said CBE dean Julia Christensen Hughes. “We are committed to taking transformative action towards the integration of the Sustainable Development Goals across curriculum, research and community partnerships.”

“The engagement of the University of Guelph’s College of Business and Economics on the Champion level, as well as with the wider PRME community, is greatly appreciated, and we at the PRME Secretariat are very excited to have them on board for the next two-year cycle,” said PRME head Jonas Hertle.

CBE recently hosted the fourth annual PRME regional meeting for North America.

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals