I have been analysing business school sustainability reports for over a decade now, in particular those submitted to the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education (SIP). In addition to authoring the current SIP Guidance documentation for the UN and being part of the advisory committee exploring the future guidelines for reporting, I have coordinated the peer review process for the UN’s annual reporting Recognition of Excellence for the past decade. I am interested in how these reports are put together, how they are organised and what this communicates about a school to its readers. My aim is to identify interesting approaches highlighted within the reports and disseminate these widely to inspire other schools. Since 2015, I have been specifically focused on exploring if, and how business schools are reporting on their engagement in the Sustainable Development Goals. and have published several papers and article with my findings.
Business Schools Reporting on the SDGs (recent)
Business Schools are embracing the SDGs- But is it enough? – How business schools reporting on their engagement (based on data from 2015-2020) International Journal of Management Education January 2022
How Management Education is Engaging Students in the Sustainable Development Goals (Published July 9, 2021, International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education)
How to Write an Impactful Sustainability Report: Article over at AACSB aimed at increasing the quality of business school sustainability reporting. January 2022
Ten things that are missing from business school reports in relation to the SDGs (UNPRME, 2019, two part article)
I developed the Basic Guide on the Sharing Information on Progress Report for the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education which gives advice and recommendations and how to approach the reporting process as well as tips from schools around the world.
- Commit: Exploring why you are reporting and how to get the most out of the process
- Collaborate: Identifying and engaging key internal and external stakeholders
- Collect: Determining what information and data to collect, and how to collect and analyse it
- Create: Designing a report format that works for you
- Communicate: Sharing and using your report
- Continue: Keeping track of achievements, goals and targets in between reporting periods, through a process of continuous improvement
How I can help
Feedback on your last report (most requested)
Detailed feedback on a current or past report.
Come in at any point during the process
Ongoing feedback throughout the reporting writing process.
Stakeholder and Peer Review Process
Coordinate a review process for a school or group of schools.
Research on different approaches
Provide information on different reporting approaches or help you develop your own.
A Selection of Articles Exploring Reporting
PRiMEtime, November 2020
PRiMEtime, October 2020
Get in Touch
Interested in developing new innovative approaches to sustainability? Have an interesting approach you would like to share? I’d love to hear from you.