Category Beyond Books & Browsers
05 October 2023

Road to Sustainability - Our most important PRME highlights of the past two years

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Road to Sustainability

Our most important PRME highlights of the past two years

Some time has passed since our last PRME update. And one thing is certain: a lot has happened in the meantime. That's why we are proud to present to you TUM's latest sustainability progress.


But first things first: What is PRME? (In case you have never heard of it) 


PRME is a United Nations-sponsored initiative launched in 2007, with over 800 signatories worldwide, and has become the largest organized relationship between the United Nations and management-related higher education institutions – including us, the TUM School of Management.


We signed on to PRME in 2013, stating that this initiative would trigger the integration of eco-consciousness into research and teaching. And it did. Over the years we have raised awareness of responsible management, ethics and sustainability among our students and faculty.


Our key PRME highlights



  • Launch of the new degree program Sustainable Management and Technology at Campus Straubing, with a focus on redesigning production processes for companies transitioning to climate-neutral and sustainable management.
  • The TUM Sustainability Award 2021 was assigned to Prof. Dr. Johannes Fottner and Prof. Dr. Magnus Fröhling for founding the CirculaTUM network.
  • Prof. Dr. Melanie Richard was appointed Associate Professor at the EQUA endowed Chair for Family Business Culture and Ownership, which focuses on sustainability and corporate social responsibility, among other topics.



  • Launch of the IMPACT FOR FUTURE consortium led by TUM School of Management in collaboration with other local partners. The program provides education and support for students, educators and founders aiming to make a positive impact on society.
  • During the first TUM Sustainability Day in October 2022, the TUM Sustainable Futures Strategy 2030 was introduced publicly for the first time. This strategy demonstrates our bold commitment to sustainable change. It was developed together with TUM students and staff. And TUM School of Management played a pioneering role in the process. It charts our common path to a sustainable future - with concrete and tangible measures.


Our latest PRME report is out


Every two years, we share with our stakeholders the progress made in implementing the PRME Six Principles (Purpose, Values, Method, Research, Partnership and Dialogue) through the Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) report.


Do you want to learn more about it? Click here to access our full report.


A big thank you goes to our Sustainability Manager Professor Dr. Frank-Martin Belz and his teammates Rossella Rocchino and Mohammed Bendaanane for their commitment!