PRME Global Students Sustainability Awards 2024

Grant / Award
  • Apply Before : March 31, 2024

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 229084
  • Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
  • Language Requirement Not Required
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

The PRME Global Students Sustainability Awards are an exciting opportunity to recognize outstanding student organizations that prioritize sustainability and are affiliated with PRME Signatory Members. These organizations strive to uphold the principles of responsible management education and promote the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The PRME is pleased to announce the call for submissions.

Under the PRME Global Students (PGS) initiative, which is in collaboration with the PRME Secretariat and PRME Regional Chapters, student organizations from the global PRME community will be recognized for their resolute commitment to and significant actions taken to advance sustainable development in their local communities. The initiative will prioritize social, economic, and environmental advancement while also promoting responsible management and good governance. The awards will be given out in January 2023.

Brief Details:

  • Offered by: UNPRME
  • Deadline: March 31, 2024
  • Regional Judging Committee evaluation: 01-21 April 2024
  • Notification to the Regional Finalist: 22-26 April 2024
  • Regional Awards Ceremonies: 08 May 2024
  • Conscious Capitalism Competition (Global Awards): 09 May to 17 June 2024
  • Global Award Ceremony: 18 June 2024 at the 2024 PRME Global Forum
  • Gender: Any
  • Type: Awards
  • Eligible Nations: Only student organizations worldwide affiliated with PRME Signatory Members are eligible to submit (Afghanistan not included)

Categories of PRME Global Students Sustainability Awards:

There are two categories for the PGS Sustainability Awards: Regional Awards and Global Awards

  • Regional Awards

Submissions from international student organizations in nine distinct regions—Latin America, North America, Africa, Europe, Eurasia, the Middle East, South and Central Asia, East and Southeast Asia, and Oceania—will be accepted for consideration in the Regional Awards. The regional Judging Committees, comprising PGS Regional Leaders (students) and PRME Chapter members (faculty) from PRME Signatory Members in the area, will assess each region’s submissions both numerically and qualitatively. These nine Judging Committees will choose three regional finalists and determine who will win each regional award as well as the two runners-up. On May 8, 2024, at the PGS Regional Awards Ceremony, all of the Regional Finalists will be showcased, and the nine Regional Winners will be declared.

  • Global Awards

In order to form the competition team and participate electronically in MarketPlace Simulations’ Conscious Capitalism Competition, each of the nine Regional Winners will select four student representatives from their respective organizations. The competition will run from May 9 until June 17, 2024. The MarketPlace Simulations team will be in charge of outlining the rules of the competition and getting the teams ready to play. With teams able to play the Conscious Capitalism Competition remotely and at a time that works best for them, simultaneous sessions will not be required to better accommodate time zone disparities arising from a global competition. Nevertheless, in order to measure their performance and move on to the following rounds of the tournament, teams must turn in their weekly decisions for consideration.

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Eligibility Criteria:

  • Only student organizations worldwide affiliated with PRME Signatory Members are eligible to submit.
  • A representative of the student organization, who must be a student officially enrolled with a PRME Signatory Member during the 2023 calendar year (January to December 2023), is required to submit the submissions. Student organizations committed to promoting sustainability within responsible management are urged to submit.
  • Climate change, gender equality, sustainable finance, human rights, poverty alleviation, curriculum changes, environmental protection, consulting for sustainable practices, business for peace, inclusive economy, and multidisciplinary contributions are a few examples of these topical areas.

Submission Criteria:

For the submission to be eligible for the PGS Sustainability Awards, it must:

  • Advance the SDGs: Demonstrate how the student organization contributes to a sustainable and responsible world by taking action both on and off campus, with a focus on the SDGs.
  • Submissions should highlight unique approaches to advancing the organization’s objective, including inventiveness and novel student agency methods. They seek student-led events that promote significance, joy, active involvement, social connection, and collaboration.
  • Significant impact on the university ecology and local/regional communities: Submissions should highlight how the student organization has positively influenced the university ecosystem and neighboring areas. Students should show how their activities have enhanced local and regional ecosystems, promoted social, economic, and environmental progress, and fostered good governance and responsible management among stakeholders. Evidence from qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods will be considered.
  • Promote Student Development: Demonstrate how student-led initiatives provide learning opportunities for members, leading to the development of important skills and competences. Students’ participation with organizational practices has a positive impact on their academic, professional, and personal journeys outside the classroom. Share thoughts from them.
  • Global Cooperation: While they value diversity and culturally specific activities, submissions should also be useful and enlightening to student groups in other contexts, taking into account other value systems to foster global learning.

Submission Requirements:

The submission will consist of the following components:

  • Provide general information about the student organization, including its name, membership makeup, contact information, and proof of academic affiliation with a PRME Signatory Member.
  • Mission Statement: The student organization’s objective aligns with sustainable development, the SDGs, responsible management, and business practices, as outlined in the Principles of Responsible Management Education.
  • Key Activities: Demonstrate the student organization’s innovative approach to student agency, including incorporating SDGs and responsible management concepts, driving change in the university ecosystem, serving local communities, and impacting stakeholders. Supporting materials demonstrating the activities’ implementation are strongly recommended.
  • Student-led actions have had a positive impact on the university ecosystem, local and regional communities, and major stakeholders, including enterprises, non-profit organizations, social movements, and official agencies. Evidence from qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-method metrics will be evaluated.
  • Student development: Showcase how involvement in a student organization has helped students build necessary abilities for thinking leadership.

Selection Criteria:

Submissions will be evaluated fairly and transparently using a criteria that identifies significant content. The criterion for judging will include the following:

  • Alignment with SDGs and responsible management education principles
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Impact on the university ecosystem, local/regional communities, and other stakeholders
  • Promoting student development
  • Feasibility and relevance to other contexts
  • Demonstrating success

How to Apply?

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