As the Manhattan College School of Business considers whether to become part of a United Nations-supported initiative that seeks to advance the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Brendan Pastor, participants and communications associate for the Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) at the UN, will give a campus talk on Wednesday, Feb. 21.
The focus of his discussion, which will begin at 1 p.m. in room 5B of the Raymond W. Kelly ’63 Student Commons, will be to address the UN Global Compact, a PRME initiative that partners with higher education business and management programs worldwide to help fulfill the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Adopted in 2015, countries adopted this set of goals to care for the planet, end poverty, improve work conditions for all people, make cities and communities sustainable, and implement economic practices that benefit as many people as possible.
By becoming a signatory of the PRME initiative, the School of Business would join business and management programs that have vowed to integrate this global effort into their teaching, research, and leadership agendas. According to Jolie Terrazas, Ph.D., visiting assistant professor of management and marketing, securing status as a PRME signatory aligns with the Manhattan College mission, as well.
“Part of the College mission is to teach our Lasallian Catholic values, which we do already, but becoming a PRME signatory will inspire us, motivate us to hold ourselves to a higher standard, and provide greater visibility for the College. The recognition will also open up more learning knowledge, and research opportunities for students and faculty related to the U.N. It’s important that ethics be incorporated into management education,” she says.
In addition to the School of Business, Brendan Pastor’s campus talk will be co-sponsored by Beta Alpha Psi, Modern Languages and Literatures, Peace Studies, Women and Gender Resource Studies, Campus Ministry and Social Action, MSA: Muslim Student Association, and the Multicultural Center.
On the day of the event, Pastor's talk will be livestreamed from the @MC_Business Twitter account.