Engagement & Partnership
We embed responsible management into our organisational culture and our engagement with our community and external partners. And our activities with students, industry and alumni aim to take global social responsibility out of the classroom and into the real world.
- Connecting people and groups, in particular students to the PRME Global Students (PGS) network
- Building meaningful partnerships with industry stakeholders to create societal impact within the School of Business and the community.
- Collaborating with members of PRME Chapter ASEAN+ to further align the regional activities with the PRME global agenda and the school’s mission and vision.
Monash Business Responsibility Day was established to introduce first year students to the SDG’s as well as accentuate the importance and relevance of this framework to the future of businesses. For business schools to succeed in making an impact through the UN SDGs, our awareness as well as understanding our capabilities as influencers are key foundations that must be set forth first. Hence, we view the Monash Business Responsibility Day as a platform to begin the process of integrating the SDGs into the psyche of students at the commencement of their university studies. In 2019 & 2020, the School of Business continued to host the Monash Responsibility Day during Orientation Week.
The School of Business commemorated World Humanitarian Day with a public forum, entitled “Capacity Building for Refugees: The Way Forward”. During this event, attendees heard from key stakeholders on the current challenges faced by the refugee community in Malaysia and explored opportunities for education institutions to build capacity for refugee inclusion and access. Additionally, the event also hosted a bazaar by refugees, indigenous communities, the differently-abled and under-privileged communities to raise awareness and funds, through the sale of merchandise and handicrafts.
Organised by eiHub, the Youth Startup Bootcamp provides students with the opportunity to ideate, validate and finally pitch ideas and solutions that are able to tackle existing community and societal challenges. Engaging with like-minded peers, entrepreneurs, industry professionals, and mentors who provide encouragement, and valuable advice as well as realistic feedback, participants will learn to develop and apply entrepreneurial skill sets in context of real-world societal issues and concerns.
eiHub nurtures aspiring student entrepreneurs through providing coaching, training, research and engagement with the industry. It also leads by example as the unit supports social enterprises through workshops on building scalable and sustainable startups. Find more information on eiHub.
Organised by MMBAC, Thrive is a three-month alumni mentoring program with the aim of empowering young Monash alumni to achieve personal and professional growth while encouraging contribution to the communities. The program matches business alumni with industry mentors ranging from c-suite executives, start-up leaders and younger managers
- Mentoring for female professionals (SDG 5 Gender equality)
- Contributing to charities to support underprivileged people (SDG 1 Zero hunger)
- Involvement in the CERTE Bridge Course (SDG 4 Quality education).
The Monash Malaysia Business Alumni Chapter (MMBAC) provides a platform for Monash Business Alumni to connect, empower and develop through events that create impact among Monash Alumni and the wider community. Find more information on eiHub
Connecting and Equipping Refugees for Tertiary Education (CERTE) bridge course is organised with the support of UNHCR. In 2019, the program supported 16 young adult refugees in accessing tertiary education opportunities through knowledge and resource sharing, a bridge course, school readiness preparation, and mentorship.
The Gerontechnology Lab plays an important role in stimulating conversation and ideas for future technologies with key stakeholders. In 2019, the 3rd Gerontechnology Symposium was titled “Gerontechnology and Innovation: Challenges and Opportunities” and was jointly organised with The British Geriatrics Society (BGS) and the Malaysian Society of Geriatric Medicine (MSGM) and supported by the Malaysian Convention and Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB).