In 2011, Clark SOM became a signatory to the United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative, strengthening its commitment to education, research, and collaboration that fosters sustainable social, economic, and environmental change.
As one of only seven PRME signatory business schools in Massachusetts, SOM stands proud. The six PRME principles are infused throughout our business school activities and program curriculum.
We will develop the capabilities of students to be future generators of sustainable value for business and society at large and to work for an inclusive and sustainable global economy.
We will incorporate into our academic activities and curricula the values of global social responsibility as portrayed in international initiatives such as the United Nations Global Compact.
We will create educational frameworks, materials, processes and environments that enable effective learning experiences for responsible leadership.
We will engage in conceptual and empirical research that advances our understanding about the role, dynamics, and impact of corporations in the creation of sustainable social, environmental and economic value.
We will interact with managers of business corporations to extend our knowledge of their challenges in meeting social and environmental responsibilities and to explore jointly effective approaches to meeting these challenges.
We will facilitate and support dialog and debate among educators, students, business, government, consumers, media, civil society organizations and other interested groups and stakeholders on critical issues related to global social responsibility and sustainability.
- The Innovation and Entrepreneurship program held a grand re-opening of Clark’s Community Thrift Store, which continues to serve Worcester residents. The space now includes the Clark Collective – a place where Clark University student entrepreneurs can showcase their products and ventures.
- The 2018 and 2019 PRME Alumni Awards were presented to SOM alumni, Brad McNamara, MBA/M.S. ES&P ’13 and Maria Egan, MBA ’09, respectively, for their leadership, social responsibility, and community impact through personal endeavors and their professional careers.
- Led by SOM’s Assistant Director of International Career Services and Management Instructor Maria Barluenga, the Global Business Seminar course took students to London, where they visited numerous companies, met with executives, and discussed corporate finance, culture, and sustainability initiatives, among other topics.
- SOM faculty members representing nearly every disciplinary group completed research related to environmental sustainability; diversity, gender, and nationality; and economic development, resulting in numerous publications in top research journals.