From 17 to 19 May, 2023, XJTLU International Business School Suzhou (IBSS) and Changzhou University Business School co-hosted the 2nd Annual Conference of the China Academic Committee for Responsible Management Education (CACRME) and the China Forum on Responsible Management Education and Sustainable Development.
Professor Mette Morsing
Also speaking at the event was Professor Mohan Munasinghe, Former Vice-Chairman, UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Co-Laureate and Winner of the 2021 Blue Planet Prize. During her speech she noted that "Multipolar development is more conducive to achieving globalized and sustainable development. It is hoped that through collaboration and conversations under the guidance of the UN PRME, the PRME China Academic Committee and the China Network will support and expand the impact of PRME on Chinese higher education institutions. Once again, congratulations and best wishes for an important step in our common journey towards sustainable development."
Professor Mohan Munasinghe
XJTLU Vice President for Academic Affairs, Professor Zhoulin Ruan, officially appointed Professor Mette Morsing and Professor Mohan Munasinghe as Visiting Professors at XJTLU IBSS during the event. He said, "As a leading international university in China, XJTLU continues to explore and lead change in higher education. This year in March, we signed a cooperation agreement with the International Centre for Higher Education Innovation (ICHEI) under the auspices of UNESCO. We hope to work closely with universities and institutions in China and abroad to commit to and actively promote sustainable business education."
Professor Zhoulin Ruan
This year's annual conference was co-hosted by XJTLU IBSS and Changzhou Business School, and is one of series of events celebrating the 17th anniversary of XJTLU. The conference featured keynote speeches, keynote addresses, a Dean's Forum, Cross-border Forum, Youth Forum, roundtables and parallel workshops, all of these focusing on themes within responsible management education, responsible leadership, sustainable development and changes in business management education. These forums, roundtables and workshops stressed the importance of responsible management education and sustainable development to the future of higher education in China, advocating that all Chinese universities and business schools work towards positive global change through the PRME initiative.