Social responsibility and sustainability

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At Te Kura Umanga | UC Business School we are committed to our role as an ethically and globally responsible citizen that makes a contribution to sustainable goals and practice. 

Our mission and values have been developed to ensure that the principles of responsible management education permeate all aspects and activities of the School. 

The School’s vision of ethics and sustainability is driven by a commitment to biculturalism and kaitiakitanga, the value of stewardship and protection of the spaces that people have influence in. 

This is not just in relation to the physical environment (e.g. recycling and sustainable practice) but also in creating citizens that respect, honour and protect the integrity of the field they are entering into. 

Concern and respect for economic, social, environmental and cultural sustainability inform our teaching and research, our industry and community partnerships, as well as our internal policies and structures. Additionally, our commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals has become an important part of how we see ourselves and how our students can build a better and more sustainable future for all. 

The UC Business School has been a signatory to the UN’s PRME (Principles for Responsible Management Education) since 2017 and is committed to upholding PRME's guiding Six Principles. The mission of the Principles for Responsible Management Education is to transform business and management education, research and thought leadership globally while promoting awareness about the Sustainable Development Goals, and developing the responsible business leaders of tomorrow.

We work closely with business, government, third sector bodies and our Māori and Pacific communities to support enlightened governance and leadership of New Zealand commercial and social enterprises, encouraging them to be innovative and assisting them to be both successful and sustainable within a rapidly changing and sometimes volatile global environment.