Karachi, June 27, 2013 (PPI-OT): It is a matter of great pride and honor to inform that the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) has applied for membership of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)
LUMS is the largest business school of Pakistan and is acknowledged globally for setting highest standard of quality in higher education. Credit goes to the foresightedness of its dynamic Vice Chancellor, Dr. Prof. Adil Najam, himself a global champion of UNGC principles, for acceding to the idea of LUMS embracing the Ten Principles of UNGC thus inspiring other leading business schools in Pakistan to not only pursue the principles of responsible management education but to also play their role in shaping the future of responsible business in Pakistan.
The Global Compact Network Pakistan wishes to thank International Alert for facilitating this process. Alert is Alert is committed to building Plural Business Partnerships for Peace in Pakistan and its objectives overlap with those of UNGC vis-a-vis responsible business practices. Involving academic institutions such as LUMS is important for a continuous engagement with the principles of responsible and sustainable business in Pakistan.
LUMS joining the UNGC will prove to be a giant leap in Pakistan’s efforts to promote responsible business and will pave the way for more business schools to join hands in strengthening sustainable business leadership in Pakistan.
For more information, Contact:
M. Raza Ali
Global Compact Network Pakistan
State Life Building Building No. 2
Care of Employers Federation of Pakistan