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At SSE, the core principles in the PRME framework can be found across the school. This can be read in the Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports or through the initiatives and activities in Education, Research, Campus and Outreach.

SSE has been a signatory of PRME since 2013. The initiative is administered through Misum, but it is the entire school that works towards the purpose of being a signatory. 


SSE has formulated its overarching educational aims through the acronym FREE. Some examples of SSE's activities that align with the PRME principles can be found below:

Global Challenges

SSE's Global Challenges courses are aimed at broadly educating students about urgent and large-scale problems of modern times, as climate change, accelerating environmental damages, or the risks related to global health, inequality or autonomous intelligence. 

Sustainability and Responsible Management Education at SSE

Here at SSE, we acknowledge the profound importance of sustainability. Misum, PRME and the group ‘Sustainable SSE’ have initiated a series of pragmatic internal films to support the endeavor of making sustainability explicit in SSE course content. These videos are a tool for SSE staff and can be accessed on the internal portal here. Alongside the video series, we have also developed a module focused on training faculty in responsible business education, which can be found here.

SSE Executive MBA: MBALive®

This program brings hands-on action and real-world experiences to the classroom through cases, live projects, and the experiences of the participants. To find out more about the special pedagogy- MBALive® read here.


SSE is home to some 30 research centers. Some are embedded in one department, others link two or more departments, and others operate autonomously. Many of these units conduct research that addresses various SDG topics, and some are exclusively dedicated to such research. 

Sustainable Finance and Accounting

With finance and accounting being a key component of the transition to a sustainable global economy, there are a number of SSE researchers exploring this topic to reveal the ways we can design and implement accounting infrastructures to create fair and just markets. Some examples of their work can be found at some of the following centers:

Sustainable Business Development and Practice

Sustainable business practices and development is informed by research carried out on entrepreneurship, innovation and management. There are a number of centers and departments that focus on these areas, looking a range from inclusive hiring practices, resilience and innovation within family businesses, and design thinking as a means of developing new solutions to age old problems. For further information, take a look at:


SSE is implementing a holistic approach to sustainability in its organizational character so that its academic and extra-curricular activities embody the values of global social responsibility and seeks to reduce its own environmental impact over time and ensure overt positive social impact in society. 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

SSE works strategically with diversity, equal opportunities and inclusion in accordance with the Discrimination Act, Swedish working environment provisions, and our policies and action plans. At SSE, we actively work for increased diversity, equal opportunities and inclusion of everyone.

Contact: Karol ViekerDiversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager


Recycling and Facilities at SSE

SSE seeks to have sustainability as a stable feature of its operations. Over the last two years, the efforts to improve SSE’s operational practices have built upon existing solutions and created new ones. 

Contact: Karin ElgFacilities Director

SSE Art Initiative

SSE Art Initiative embeds art in the academic environment of SSE to make the school even more knowledge intensive. The initiative has engaged in making visual arts and poetry central to the School’s overall educational mission. Aesthetics opens pathways to ethics and socially responsible decisions. 

Some interesting past exhibitions include:

A Place in Europe by Cecilia Parsberg and Erik Pauser

CO2 Lock-In sculptures by Bigert & Bergström (pictured above, photo by Jean-Baptist Béranger)

Contact: Tinni Ernsjöö Rappe, Director, Art Initiative and Literary Agenda

Student contributions to sustainability and inclusion

There are two major student groups dedicated explicitly to questions of sustainability at SSE.

One is the SASSE Sustainability Group (SSG), a multifaceted group with a broad range of responsibilities, such as:

  • organizing various events and activities for students to raise awareness about sustainability.
  • promoting more sustainable operations within the student association, and,
  • representing students interests in sustainability internally and externally.
  • Some initiatives include Effective Altruism, the Sustainable Finance Club, and Focus CSR. 

Student groups independent from SASSE also promote sustainability at SSE. The SSE Students for Climate Action (SSCA) is one such group. SSCA is a student-led initiative that connects and engages students, alumni, and faculty members at SSE to increase the focus on environmental and climate-related issues within academia and to accelerate the shift toward a sustainable economy. 


Outreach at SSE through the media and debate articles, academic events, research seminars, or popularized publications and presentations for general audiences is how the school gives back to society and the business community. 

Sweden through the Crisis

A collaboration between many SSE researchers and some of their national and international partners, this is an edited volume that collects interdisciplinary insights into how and why Sweden’s approach to COVID-19 differed from that of other nations. 

Outreach Events

SSE’s departments and research centers value public engagement and their relationships with their stakeholders. For this reason, communicating about ongoing research is a part of their contribution to society

A few flagship events from our research centers include:


Misum Annual Forum 2023: Reimagining capitalism: How to measure performance in a new moral economy, Mistra Center for Sustainable Markets 

Digital Day 2022: Dialogues on Digital, House of Innovation

Women in Finance, Swedish House of Finance