As you know, in September 2020 Telfer became a signatory to the United Nations’ PRME (Principles for Responsible Management Education). To gain a deeper understanding of all the possibilities that this opens for research collaborations, pedagogical innovations, and institutional growth, we have invited two special guests to share their insights and experiences with the PMRE with us. On January 29th, grab your lunch, and join us in welcoming Alfred Rosenbloom, from the Brennan School of Business, Dominican University, and Basma Majerbi, from the Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria. Al has been with the PRME since the beginning of the initiative and helps lead the global UN PRME Poverty Working Group. He will share with us the many different opportunities for curriculum and professional development, research and networking embedded in the PRME principles and SDG goals while Basma will provide very concrete examples of how they’ve integrated the PRME and SDGs in the research, teaching and operations at Gustavson. We hope that this will be an opportunity for all to learn more about the PMRE, engage in an active Q&A with our speakers and understand the many ways the principles can be leveraged at Telfer. Most importantly, we hope to be inspired!
Alfred Rosenbloom is Professor Emeritus and was the first John and Jeanne Rowe Distinguished Professor at Dominican University, River Forest, IL. His research interests include case writing, responsible management education, global branding, and marketing in countries with emerging and subsistence markets. Al co-leads the Anti-Poverty Working Group, Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) and participates broadly within PRME. He was a Fulbright Scholar in Nepal and Bulgaria and was twice honored with the Teaching Excellence Award from Brennan School of Business students.
Basma Majerbi joined Gustavson School in 2004 after completing her PhD in finance at McGill University. Her research interests are primarily in international finance, including international asset pricing, financial crises, currency risk and emerging markets. Her recent work explores the benefits of financial system diversity for sustainable development and macro-financial stability as well as the impact of climate risk on financial markets. Her research has been published in leading business journals and benefited from major research grants from national granting agencies.
Basma is passionate about sustainable finance and impact investing and integrates these themes in her graduate teaching in the MBA and MGB programs. Since 2009, she has overseen the calculation of the annual carbon footprint of Gustavson faculty, staff and students. She is a past recipient of the Gustavson Research Excellence Award, the MBA Best Professor of the Year Award and the Gustavson School Innovation Award. Basma is also a consultant with the International Monetary Fund where she contributes to training and capacity building programs on topics related to financial development and financial inclusion, monetary policy and other financial sector issues, offered to government officials in developing countries. She’s a member of the steering committee of the Canadian Sustainable Finance Network (CSFN) and is co-founder of the International Workshop on Financial System Architecture and Stability (IWFSAS), an annual conference offering a forum for academic researchers, practitioners and policy makers to discuss current issues related to the structure and design of financial systems and their impact on macro-financial stability and sustainable economic growth.