Presentation on theme: "Agenda Brief Introduction of PRME Jonas Haertle, Head, PRME Secretariat Introduction to the Womens Empowerment Principles Lauren Gula, Human Rights Adviser,"— Presentation transcript:
Agenda Brief Introduction of PRME Jonas Haertle, Head, PRME Secretariat Introduction to the Womens Empowerment Principles Lauren Gula, Human Rights Adviser, UNGC Symantecs approach to the WEPs Cecily Joseph, Director, Corporate Responsibility, Legal and Public Affairs Gender and MBA Professor Elisabeth Kelan, Kings College Possible next steps for PRME: Working Group on gender issues and implications for MBA curriculum.
Jonas Haertle, Head, PRME Secretariat 21 January 2011
Principles for Responsible Management Education A UN-backed initiative to change the curriculum, research and learning methods of management education based on the values of the United Nations Global Compact
Business Case for PRME 2010 UN Global Compact – Accenture Study of over 750 Chief Executive Officers: –Sustainability and corporate responsibility business-critical: 93% of respondents believe that sustainability issues are important or very important to the future success of their business. –Recent crises have increased the business value of sustainability: 80% of CEOs believe that the economic downturn has raised the importance of sustainability as an issue for top management. –Management education has a vital role to play in driving progress: 88% of CEOs surveyed believe that to reach a tipping point it is important that educational systems and business schools equip future leaders with the mindsets and skills needed to manage sustainability.
PRMEs Value Proposition Framework for business schools and academic institutions to position themselves as innovators and leaders in integrating sustainability and long-term value creation into management curricula and research. Giving participants access to a global learning community of like-minded academic leaders and faculty. Serving as a means to recognize an organizations efforts to incorporate sustainability and corporate responsibility issues in teaching, research and internal systems.
Who Participates 340+ business schools and management-related academic institutions 28 of the Financial Times top 100 business schools
PRME Steering Committee
Activities Credibility through Reporting: Sharing Information on Progress every 18 months Growing number of activities: –Working Groups on Anti-corruption Poverty as a Challenge in Business Education Climate Change Business and Peace Sharing Information on Progress –PRME Global Fora, conferences and workshops
Womens Empowerment Principles Equality Means Business
1.Establish high-level corporate leadership for gender equality. 2.Treat all women and men fairly at work – respect and support human rights and nondiscrimination. 3.Ensure the health, safety and well-being of all women and men workers. 4.Promote education, training and professional development for women. 5.Implement enterprise development, supply chain and marketing practices that empower women. 6.Promote equality through community initiatives and advocacy. 7.Measure and publicly report on progress to achieve gender equality. Womens Empowerment Principles in Brief
For more information, please contact: Laraine Mills, UNIFEM (part of UN Women): Lauren Gula, UN Global Compact Office:
Gender & Business Cecily Joseph Director, Corporate Responsibility, Legal & Public Affairs Corporate Responsibility Update 14
About Symantec Corporate responsibility update 1 Confidence in a connected world Fast FactsFY10 Revenues: $6 billion Worlds fourth-largest independent software company More than 17,500 employees Operations in more than 40 countries Flagship products include Norton products and services #353 on the 2008 Fortune 500 Corporate Responsibility Update 15
Leadership in corporate responsibility advances our stakeholders interests and strengthens our own competitive positioning.... Our entire business centers around our responsibility to protect our customers and provide them with simple and secure access to their information. We invite you to learn more about the ways we define this responsibility and the progress we are making against our environmental, social, and governance goals. Enrique Salem, President and CEO Corporate Responsibility Update 16
Corporate Responsibility Update 17 Recent Milestones Corporate responsibility update 3 The Prince of Waless Copenhagen Communiqué on Climate Change Shares our progress and continuing work to advance Symantecs environmental, social, and governance performance. Online format allows for more direct dialogue with stakeholders. Engaging stakeholders Greening operations Supporting climate-change legislation Adopting gender principles Communicating progress 2010 Corporate Responsibility Report
Corporate Responsibility Overview Corporate Responsibility Update 18 Symantec Gender Equality Highlights… Symantec signed the recently launched UNGC/UNIFEM Womens Empowerment Principles Symantec funded the development of an online tool for businesses to asses gender equality Symantec participates in GRI gender working group to Corporate responsibility update 5 Gender training and education Resource Group for female employees (mentoring/leadership) Partner with non profits globally to promote gender equality Participate in thought leadership National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering Strategic Priorities Recent Key Actions to Promote Gender Equality Partnerships Symantec invests in global programs to support women and girls: CARE Room to Read Global Fund for Women Vital Voices
Our Published Gender Goals Establish development goals for 100% of top- performing technical women Increase understanding of gender issues in the workforce and among customers Increase representation of women in leadership from 25 percent to 27 percent Corporate Responsibility Update 19 Corporate Responsibility Update
Gender and the MBA Dr Elisabeth Kelan, Kings College London
Gender and the MBA The top 10 MBA programs in the FT ranking have an average female enrollment of 34% (Kelan, 2010) This figure has not changed substantially in the last 10 years Law and medical schools enroll around 50% women Business schools have tried to recruit more women through scholarships, women-only courses and part-time options The culture of the MBA program has to change to appeal more to women
Gender and the MBA (Kelan & Dunkley Jones, 2010)
Recommendations (Kelan & Dunkley Jones, 2010)
References Kelan, E.K. and Dunkley Jones, R. (2010) Gender and the MBA, Academy of Management Learning and Education, 9,1, Kelan, E. (2010) Gender issues should be integral to MBA course, Financial Times, 9 July 2010
Open Discussion During open discussion, click Raise Hand on the top left hand side of your screen. The moderator will then call on participants in the order in which they raised their hand. To add to this discussion please send comments, suggestions or questions to Ms. Lisle Ferreira at