Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability
We are committed to developing leaders who transform business and society, fully recognising their ethical, social and environmental responsibilities.
Integrity is one of the core values of Queen’s Management School and this informs the actions of all our staff and students. We are proud to be a Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Champion Institution, and strive to integrate Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability (ERS) across three interconnected pillars: Education, Research, and Society. Dr Laura Steele
Director of Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability
Ethics, responsibility and sustainability are addressed within all of the degree programmes offered at Queen’s Management School. This is achieved through a combination of dedicated modules, including Business, Government and Society and Business Ethics, as well as via the integration of content on ERS within a broad range of other subject areas, such as Supply Chain Management, Financial Institutions and Markets, Public Economics, and many more.
You can learn more about our ERS related teaching in our award winning 2019 PRME SIP Report.
We have a long history of engaging in world-class research addressing issues related to ethics, responsibility, and sustainability. Recent examples include Professor Mark Palmer's research on geothermal energy, Professor Duncan McVicar's research on links between air pollution and ill health in Northern Ireland, and Dr Niall Cullinane's upcoming research project on working conditions in online retail warehouses in the UK.
Our mission at QMS is to educate and equip leaders to transform local and global businesses and societies. We promote ethics, responsibility and sustainability through all our engagement activities, including hosting events, working with businesses, engaging with policy makers, supporting communities, and developing resources.
For example, in September 2018 we hosted a meeting of the Northern Ireland Business and Human Rights Forum, where the Corporate Head of Human Rights, Food Sustainability and Food Packaging for M&S discussed their approach to respecting and protecting human rights. In summer 2022 we hosted an Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights Business Breakfast, attended by industry, students and alumni.
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