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Maria Perrotta Berlin is appointed as the new Global Challenges Development Director

Stockholm School of Economics has appointed Maria Perrotta Berlin as the new Global Challenges Development Director, with responsibility for the Global Challenges education track and the UN PRME initiative at the School.

Sustainability is one of the four main concerns in the strategy of Stockholm School of Economics. The Global Challenges track aims at broadly educating students about urgent and large-scale problems of modern times, as climate change, accelerating environmental damages, or the risks related to population growth, political instabilities or autonomous intelligence. The track involves introducing interdisciplinary content and also new methods to encourage self-reflection and taking responsibility for leadership in addressing these problems.

UN PRME initiative encourages business schools to examine their education and operations in relation to six principles – and assess their progress every two years. The six principles are: purpose, values, method, research, partnership and dialogue. The main objective of the assessment of the progress is to serve as a public vehicle for information on responsible management education.

Maria Perrotta Berlin, Assistant Professor at the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE), has been involved in the Global Challenges Program since its inception, as one of four teachers in the first-year courses (Knowing and Doing). Now she has been appointed as Global Challenges Development Director responsible for Global Challenges education track and the UN PRME initiative at the School.

Together with the other teachers, we have built and continuously developed the program over the past three years, drawing from our research experience and joint network of scholars, practitioners, NGOs and institutions. I want to continue developing the program further and integrating it even more into all education at the School.
Maria Perrotta Berlin.

From March Maria takes over from Svenne Junker, Researcher at Misum, who will start working for the Swedish National Financial Management Authority. 

It has been an honor for me working with the Global Challenges track. In the international context the Global Challenges track is viewed as ‘best practices’ for business schools and the teaching of responsible business conduct.
Svenne Junker

To learn more about Global Challenges education track, please visit the Global Challanges page (see here). 

And to learn more about Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME), please visit the PRME page (see here). 

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