Key Achievements


Associate Professor Fara Azmat co-edited a special issue of the Australasian Marketing Journal on the relationship between Marketing and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Special Issue: Re-imagining Marketing Scholarship in the era of the UN Sustainable Development Goals was published in May 2022.

Participation in the EFMD SDG workshop. Fara Azmat and Harsh Suri were invited as panellists to talk about the integration of SDGs in EFMD SDG workshop on 9 February. The session had around 30 participants from over 24 schools participating from Mexico, Egypt, across Europe. Fara and Harsh shared their reflection on our PRME journey and the achievements/successes and the learnings associated over the past five years.

2022 Virtual PRME Global Forum. As a PRME Champion and Advanced Signatory to PRME, we have actively engaged with the recently concluded UN PRME forum (3 June) DBS PRME Director, Fara Azmat, moderated a session on  “practising inclusion”, which was joined by global panellists, including Karen Dunwoodie, CREATE Deputy Director.

Fara Azmat, along with her international colleagues, also shared her research in a session on Business Schools and Planetary Boundaries.

As PGS leader for Oceania, our PhD student, Shruti Verma, participated in thesession – PRME Global Students (PGS).


Associate Professors Fara Azmat and Harsh Suri contributed to the PRME Chapter Australia & New Zealand chapter of Responsible Management Education: The PRME Global Movement.

Deakin was the first Australian university to participate in the UN Global forum held in June 2021. Associate Professors Fara Azmat and Harsh Suri represented Deakin Business School in three sessions on embedding SDGs across research.

Associate Professors Fara Azmat and Harsh Suri led a Sustainability Centres Community (SCC) workshop in July 2021.

Recognised by the UN PRME secretariat for Execellence in Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) report at the 2020 Virtual PRME Global Forum. 

Contributed to the Blueprint (BP) for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Interration in Business Schools. Associate Professors Fara Azmat and Harsh Suri from DBS contributed to the Blueprint as research and curriculum leads, respectively. The Blueprint is a step-by-step guide for all Business Schools to implement SDGs across their curriculum, research and partnerships.

Selected for the second time in the 2020-2021 cycle of Champions for PRME One of the two Australian and 36 Global Business Schools selected in this cycle.

Won 2020 Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT) Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.Dr Craig Parker and Assoc. Prof. Harsh Suri were recognised for their sustained and coherent suite of innovations to support international students in developing environmental and social responsibility and employability skills in the Master of Information Systems program.


Right to Left: Dr Craig Parker and A/ Prof Harsh Suri receive VC Award

Won the Deakin University Award for Excellence in Teaching for Student Employability in 2019. Dr Craig Parker and Associate Professor Harsh Suri received the award based on their submission: ‘Improving the Employability of International Students through Evaluative Judgement and Real Business Problems’.

International PRME Champions Meeting

Co-hosted the final 2018-2019 PRME champions meeting with Latrobe Business School in October 2019 The meeting was attended by representatives of 39 PRME institutes globally to discuss the theme of ‘SDGs and partnerships’.

Left to right: A/ Prof. Harsh Suri, Girish Gupta,Nikolay Ivanov, Prof. Kim Watty, Beau Arnfield, Shruti Verma, A/Prof. Fara Azmat


Published a special issue of Social Business on SDGs across research and curricula.

Selected in the 2018-2019 cycle of Champions for PRME. One of the two Australian and 39 Global Business Schools selected in this cycle. 

2018-2019 PRME Champions

Won the Green Gown Awards Australasia award for ‘Learning, Teaching and Skills’ in 2018 for the Deakin Business School submission Bringing about a cultural shift for meaningfully integrating sustainability across mainstream curricula in Deakin Business School.

A/ Prof Fara Azmat presenting at the Annual YIPAA address, 2018

The Centre for Sustainable and Responsible Organisation (CSaRO) co-hosted the Annual YIPAA address with Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) in 2018. The event aimed to raise awareness about the SDGs amongst the young professionals working in the public sector and gave them the opportunity to listen and engage with public sector leaders, and understand how to take leadership on the SDGs. 


The Centre for Sustainable and Responsible Organisation (CSaRO) hosted a colloquium on the opportunities and challenges of integrating SDGs across research and curriculum. The colloquium, which was linked to the special issue of the ‘Social Business’ Journal was attended by around 30 academics and private sector representatives including members from Monash, Swinburne, LaTrobe, Charles Darwin University, University of Sydney, Melbourne Water and PRME secretariat.

The Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability (ERS) team won the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding contribution to Building Economic, Social and Human Capital in 2017.    

The Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability (ERS) team won the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding contribution to Building Economic, Social and Human Capital in 2017.

Left to Right: Fiona Vagg, Prof Michael Polonsky,
A/ Prof Fara Azmat, Prof Kim Watty and
A/ Prof Harsh Suri receiving the Vice Chancellor’s award
Attendees at the Deakin Business School DBS hosted the 5th Regional PRME meeting, 2017

Hosted the 5th Regional PRME meeting. The event was attended by 14 higher education institutes across Australia and New Zealand with around 40 participants.