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PRME Conference 2022

Programme

The 8th Annual Conference of the UK and Ireland PRME Regional Chapter, hosted by Hull University Business School.

Professor Stephen Hardy

Prof. Stephen Hardy - Dean of the Faculty of Business, Law & Politics

Dear delegates

We are delighted to welcome all delegates of the 8th Annual Conference of the UK and Ireland PRME Regional Chapter to the University of Hull. Our University is the fourteenth oldest UK University. Given its Royal Charter in 1927, as a University it vowed to be an anchor institution for its region. Therefore, since its inception the University has been sighted on its mission to shape its place, support its local community and meet the social, economic, health and cultural needs of our region. We are also very aware of our role and responsibility to deliver global impact, as captured in our 2030 Vision: ‘motivated by society’s challenges and inspired by the power of our global community, we are shaping a fairer, brighter and carbon neutral future’.

The University of Hull was recently named in the world’s top 100 in the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings for its institutional commitment to the UN’s SDGs. We have also made an ambitious commitment to be carbon neutral by 2027 which sets our centenary as a target date and reaffirms our commitment to contribute towards the urgent action needed to reverse global heating and the climate crisis. As a University and Faculty, we strive to work with strategic partners to identify and deliver the high-level skills required to stimulate inclusive and clean growth. We deliver this through our research and development, consultancy and with ‘filling the skills gaps’ through our provision of highly trained graduates as a workforce in all key areas of business and public life.

To help achieve this, we have developed an ambitious Strategy 2030, which has at its heart the two themes of Environmental Sustainability and Social Justice, and is underpinned by our three pillars of People, Place and Partnership. Therefore, the University’s Strategy is clearly aligned with the UN's Decade of Action and the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. But this transformation journey will not be without its challenges, nor will we shy away from the difficult questions on what this means for our programmes, students and research. Consequently, together with the UK & Ireland PRME Chapter, we are proud to help steer these debates with this Conference’s three themes on ‘Transforming Programmes for Action’, ‘Students as Agents of Transformation’, and ‘Business and Systems’ Transformation’.

To that end, since this Conference was announced, however, the world has also seen another sudden transformation, with the Russian invasion of Ukraine and its ripples that will continue to change our social, political and economic landscapes. We could not ignore such developments in a conference focused on Responsible Management Education, so we have added a new Plenary Session on ‘Business for Peace’, where we invite all delegates to discuss and share the insights of our distinguished guest speakers. We trust you will enjoy your Conference and your time with us.

A very warm welcome to Hull!

Doctoral Colloquium

Doctoral Colloquium provides students the opportunity to present their research work and receive feedback from experienced researchers in a supportive atmosphere. The DC is a single-day event (invitation-only to PhD and Students).  It takes place on Monday 27th June, the day before the two- day PRME Chapter UK and Ireland Conference

(Note: for details on the programme of PRME’s Doctoral Colloquium on the 27th of June, please follow this link).

 

PRME Conference - Day 1 (Provisional programme)

Time

Tuesday 28th June

Format

8:30 – 9.45

Conference registrations

On-Campus

1st Floor Concourse, Wilberforce Building

10:00

 

Welcome and Introductions 

- Dr David Richards, UoH PVC Research and Enterprise)

- Dr Yvonne Moogan, HUBS Director

- Dr. Jonathan Louw, Chair UKI PRME Chapter

Blended:  On-campus & Online

Wilberforce Lecture Theatre 1 (LT1)

GoToWebinar Link

10:30

 

Plenary Session - Theme:  Transforming programmes for action (1)

Keynote: Dr Katrin Muff, Director of the Institute for Business Sustainability (online contribution)

Michael Winter, oikos International (online contribution)

Blended:  On-campus & Online

Wilberforce Lecture Theatre 1 (LT1)

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11:15

Coffee break

On-Campus

1st Floor Concourse, Wilberforce Building

11:30

Papers session

Johanna Clancy, J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics, National University of Ireland, Galway. “RME in the Business School: Putting the Horse Before the Cart”

Konstantina Skritsovali, Liverpool John Moores University: Collaborative initiatives with purpose: Implementing the UN SDGs in the curriculum to foster student employability

Anjana Basnet and Emmanuel MURASIRANWA, Arden University- “Digital Pedagogy for Sustainability in Higher Education: A Case Study of a Blended Learning Provider” 

On-Campus

Wilberforce Lecture Theatre 1 (LT1)

12:30

Lunch

On-Campus

13:15

 

Parallel Workshops

1. Lilian Schofield, Dr Szilvia Mosonyi, Dr Lisa Morrison Queen Mary University of London "Challenges, gaps and the way forward. Integrating sustainability in Management Programmes."

2. Steve Johnson, Sheffield Hallam University: “Developing Responsible Research Assessment tools to enhance responsible management education.”

Supporting material

On-Campus

 

Workshop 1 - WILB-LT29

Workshop 2 - WILB-LT28

14:00

 

Plenary Session - Theme:  Businesses and Systems' Transformation

Keynote speakers

Jonathan Oxley (CChem FRSC, CMgr FCMI), Humber Cluster Plan Manager

Laura Botham, HR Partner at Siemens Gamesa 

David Croft, Global Director, Sustainability, Environment & Human Rights, Reckitt (online contribution)

Blended:  On-campus & Online

Wilberforce Lecture Theatre 1 (LT1)

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14:45

Coffee break

On-Campus

1st Floor Concourse, Wilberforce Building

15:00

 

Papers session

Alec Wersun & Shariq Sheikh, Glasgow Caledonian University: “A Pedagogy for Action in Developing a Sustainability Mind-set through Carbon Literacy Training in the UN Decade of Action”

Laura Menzies, University of Liverpool: Carbon Literacy and Sustainable Supply Chain Management: We are on to a winner!

Aliya Tskhay, University of Liverpool: Hydrocarbon perceptions of energy justice: Contested visions of sustainability and the global struggle for the future. (online contribution)

Blended:  On-campus & Online

Wilberforce Lecture Theatre 1 (LT1)

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16:00

 

Plenary Panel: Theme: Transforming programmes for action (2)

Isabel Rimanoczy, Author and Academic Researcher of the Sustainability Mindset. (online contribution)

Megan Buchter, AIM2Flourish, Director of the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit, Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. (online contribution)

 

Blended:  On-campus & Online

Wilberforce Lecture Theatre 1 (LT1)

GoToWebinar Link

16:45

Break

On-Campus

1st Floor Concourse, Wilberforce Building

17:00

 

PRME Regions

On-Campus

Wilberforce Lecture Theatre 1 (LT1)

17:45 - 18:00

Reflections and first day close

 

On-Campus

Wilberforce Lecture Theatre 1 (LT1)

19:00

Drinks Reception and Conference Dinner

 

 

On-Campus

Kingsley Suite, CanhamTurner building

 

PRME Conference - Day 2 (Provisional programme)

Time

Wednesday 29th June

Format

8:30

Welcome and overview of the day

On-Campus

Wilberforce Lecture Theatre 1 (LT1)

8:40

PRME Chapter UK and Ireland - progress review, AGM, Tenth Anniversary planning and announcement of conference hosts 2023

Please follow this link to access the AGM documents.

On-Campus

Wilberforce Lecture Theatre 1 (LT1)

09:50

Papers session

Lee Rawlings, Tobe Uzuegbunam Christine Smith, Dr Geetha Karunanayake, University of Hull: “Knowledge Exchange for Change? Awakening the transformational potential of embedded enterprise skills learning ”

Michelle Davey, Sheffield Hallam University: “The Effect of Responsible Management Education on Business Degree and Degree Apprenticeship Graduates - Challenging and Partnering with Post-Pandemic Professionals For Global Change”

Ann Hindley, University of Chester, “Evolution not revolution”

On-Campus

Wilberforce Lecture Theatre 1 (LT1)

10:50

Break

On-Campus

1st Floor Concourse, Wilberforce Building

11:00

Plenary Session - Theme: Students as agents of transformation

Keynote speakers:

Anna Kurthand and Sofía Martínez Grijalva, PRME Global Students. (online contribution)

Amy Brereton, Enactus UK

Dr Fannie Yeung, Hull University Business School  and Megan Burnett, University of Birmingham (“Green Room Project”) 

 

Blended:  On-campus & Online

Wilberforce Lecture Theatre 1 (LT1)

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11:45

Workshop

1. Karen Cripps, University of Winchester: “Sustainability Mindset: Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviours for Responsible Leadership

2. Estela Castelli Florino Pilz, Sulitest.org: “Mainstreaming Sustainability Literacy – Discover the Sulitest Tools”

On-Campus

Workshop 1 - WILB-LT1

Workshop 2 - WILB-LT28

12:30

Lunch

On-Campus

1st Floor Concourse, Wilberforce Building

13:15

Papers session

Madina Tash, University of Sussex: “Embedding Employability in Teaching Practice to Combat Poverty, Gender and Racial Inequality”

Nilanthi Ratnayake, University of Hull: “Transforming Business-related Programmes for a sustainable future; Challenges & reflections”

On-Campus

Wilberforce Lecture Theatre 1 (LT1)

14:00

Plenary Session - Theme: Business for Peace

Keynote speakers:

Dr Christina Bache, Chair of Working Group on Business for Peace, UN-PRME. (online contribution)

Prof Vijay Reddy, Birmingham City University

Blended:  On-campus & Online

 

Wilberforce Lecture Theatre 1 (LT1)

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14:50

Coffee break

On-Campus

15:00

PRME Pedagogy competition winners

Dr Emma Surman, Birmingham Business School, Dr Caroline Chapain,Birmingham Business School, and Jen Ridding, Barber Institute of Fine Arts:‘Using Fine Art to Dismantle Colonisation in the Business School’.

Dr Medina Tash, University of Sussex Business School: ‘Integration of SustainableExperiential Learning in the Business School Curriculum’.

Dr Lauren Traczykowski, Aston University, ‘Ethics in Crisis – An Emergent VisualNovel’

On-Campus

Wilberforce Lecture Theatre 1 (LT1)

15:30

 

PRME research funding winners

Amizan Omar, University of Bradford, "Towards a Consolidated Approach to anInclusive Society: Understanding Barriers to Digital Inclusion Among theUnderprivileged Communities“.

Karen Neville, University College Cork, "All Ireland Industry SDG Skills-based & Emerging Roles Assessment to Develop Responsible Business Leaders of theFuture“.

Orla McCullagh, University of Limerick, "Developing Resilience: An examination ofthe use of capital market instruments in blended finance“.

Yang Wang, University of Dundee, "Be kind to mother nature: Are femaleindependent directors greener in the UK?“.

Julie Blanchard-Emmerson, University for the Creative Arts, "Do#blacklivesmatter in the education of fashion business students?"

On-Campus

Wilberforce Lecture Theatre 1 (LT1)

16:15

Farewells and conference close

On-Campus

 

 

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