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College of Business and Economics Joins Responsible Management Education Group

Micron Business and Economics BuildingThe College of Business and Economics (COBE) at Boise State University recently became a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Measurement Education (UNPRME).

The mission of UNPRME is to inspire and champion responsible management education, research and thought leadership globally. As a signatory, COBE students, faculty and staff gain access to dynamic local and global learning communities that collaborate on projects and events to address the complex challenges faced by business and society in the 21st century, including poverty, health and inclusion.

UNPRME aligns with and supports the college’s commitment to responsible business, including the Responsible Business Initiative (RBI), sponsored by Wells Fargo. In preparation for becoming a UNPRME signatory, COBE integrated the six UNPRME principles into its 2015 Sustainability Report. As a signatory of PRME, COBE is well positioned to continue to integrate global social responsibility throughout its curriculum, research and community engagement efforts.

Dean Ken Petersen said, “We believe in role modeling responsible business practices by joining UNPRME. High performing companies like Boise-based Jitasa are signatories to the U.N. Global Compact and the college equivalent standard is UNPRME. We hope we are the first of many Idaho colleges to demonstrate this commitment to integrating economic, social and environmental impacts into the heart of our business aspirations and strategies.”

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