FIfth UN PRME NE Conference

Dear NBS Colleagues,
The Fifth PRME* Northeast Conference will be held on **March 26-27, 2020 at Rutgers Business School in Newark, NJ, and hosted jointly by Rutgers Business School along with its Rutgers Institute for Corporate Social Innovation, NJ Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability (NJHEPS), FDU, Rowan, and Ramapo.

This year’s theme is “Sustainable Development Goals: Transforming Business Education and Practice.” The conference program is designed to facilitate an exchange of ideas, share best practices, and create collaborations. It will give you an opportunity to highlight your thought leadership on best practices in sustainability education, share your sustainability-related courses, reinforce your students’ learning and publish your presentation to your social network online. Participants will discuss issues and challenges pertaining to responsible management education as it relates broadly to all aspects of sustainability – Economic, Environmental, Social and Cultural.

Highlights of the conference will be an opening Keynote presentation by Stuart Hart , a Youth/Student Panel , an Executive Panel featuring Senior Executives from Merck, Chimes International et al., a livestreamed Activist speaker , and a Dialog session facilitated by Michael Pirson, where we will approach some of the most challenging and seemingly intractable issues of our time in an open forum, simultaneously facilitated in multiple Universities throughout the NE and beyond.

Academic, student, corporate, and NGO participants are invited to submit proposals for papers, panels, symposia, workshops and experiential learning activities by January 19.

While all aspects of sustainability (economic, environmental, social and cultural) are appropriate, proposals consistent with the following topics are of particular interest:

  • Embedding sustainability in courses, curricula, and campus activities

  • Facilitating sustainable mindsets through experiential learning

  • Best practices with respect to organizational decision making and resource allocations

  • Measuring impact consistent with sustainable development goals and targets

  • Promising policy frameworks for closing on SDG targets by 2030

  • Work and jobs of the future in highly sustainable economies and societies

We are very much looking forward to welcoming your proposals and seeing you at the Conference.

Please feel free to address questions about the Conference to Jeana Wirtenberg at []

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy New Year!


*PRME (Principles for Responsible Management Education is an initiative of the United Nations Global Compact

Jeana Wirtenberg, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Professional Practice

Rutgers Business School - Newark and New Brunswick

Department of Management & Global Business

Associate Director, Corporate Social Innovation Education
Rutgers Institute for Corporate Social Innovation
1 Washington Park - 10th Floor
Newark, New Jersey 07102
Office: 973-335-6299
Cell: 973-769-4217
Editor/author: The Sustainable Enterprise Fieldbook, 1st & 2nd edition, (Routledge, 2008 & 2019)
Author, Building a Culture for Sustainability: People, Planet and Profits in a New Green Economy (Praeger, 2014)