Norwich Business School are pleased to introduce our 2023 PRME report.

Over the past two years we have worked to recognise the six PRME Principles throughout our NBS activities. Working with the Principles has helped us to reflect on the extent to which our current teaching, research, and broader societal engagement integrate with the UN – Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We use our standing in the research and education communities to inform, challenge and change public policy, organizational and individual practice in the arenas of work & wellbeing, finance and accounting, data analytics, marketing, business regulation, international business, strategy and entrepreneurship.

We connect with local communities supporting business clusters in, for example, the financial sector and creative sector. We lever our critical mass of world class research on workplace wellbeing and business regulation in support of policy innovation; and mobilize our research excellence across strategy, innovation, marketing, work and organizations, finance and accounting to inform change in practice and curriculum enhancement.

Our social and technical capabilities in the virtual learning space have evolved and now become an embedded part of our educational delivery. Virtual learning spaces in combination with in-person learning spaces have opened up opportunities for students and staff to engage more creatively and inclusively. They have enabled expert speakers from across time zones and geographical distances to become part of the classroom learning experience in a sustainable way.

The six PRME Principles both connect and integrate with the University’s wider sustainability strategy that aims to balance the ‘three pillars’ of environmental, economic, and social elements. Indeed, UEA has signed the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG) accord, positioning it among a growing international consensus of universities taking positive steps towards creating a sustainable future.

As the Head of Norwich Business School, I confirm NBS will continue its dedication to the United Nations (UN) Global Compact’s PRME initiative and we are proud to support and promote the six PRME Principles, alongside the UN – Sustainable Development Goals, within our institution and community.