PRME Principle 1 and 2: Purpose and Values
Principle 1: We will develop the capabilities of students to be future generators of sustainable value for business and society at large and to work for an inclusive and sustainable global economy. Principle 2: We will incorporate into our academic activities, curricula, and organizational practices the values of global social responsibility as portrayed in international initiatives such as the United Nations Global Compact.
The mission of SSE is to, through scientific teaching and research, strengthen Swedish competitiveness. Since our foundation in 1909, we have established ourselves as a globally recognized business school and are a leading Higher Education Institution in the Scandinavia. In the last years, more and more business and political leaders have emphasized urgent global challenges, ranging from climate change and ecological degradation to rising inequality, risks of digitalization and various threats to democratic societies. In 2015, the United Nations launched the Agenda 2030 and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a framework for countries, the private sector and the civil society to meet these challenges. Sweden and the Nordics are on the forefront of actions for the SDGs, and SSE seeks to strengthen its stakeholders in doing so.
SSE has worked thoroughly on its strategic positioning in the last years and formulated guidelines for its all opertaions with clarity of purpose. They fall within three dimensions:
1. Three strategic necessities: positioning, internationalization
2. Four academic “beacons” which have the potential
to attract further funding: finance, retail, innovation and
3. A set of learner-centered educational aims, summarized in the acronym "FREE"