LEGO Foundation gives $6 million to UN initiative for leadership education

The LEGO Foundation has awarded a $6 million grant to a UN initiative focused on holistic skill development in leadership education.

The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) is an initiative of the United Nations Global Compact. It’s just made history by being granted the single largest grant awarded to the UN Global Compact family.

The $6 million will be paid over three years, used to focus on one project in particular: the Impactful Five (i5): Learning in Leadership Education. The aim is to further enhance PRME’s work in equipping today’s business students to develop and implement innovative and sustainable solutions in the private sector.

As well as receiving the money, PRME will also build on the LEGO Foundation’s existing pedagogical research to assist in their programmes.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with PRME to explore how our research and learnings in holistic skills development can be adapted to the skillset needed among a future generation of leaders, who will help address the fast-changing challenges of the 21st century,” said John Goodwin, CEO of the LEGO Foundation.

The project officially begins on September 1, when it will start to roll out into schools and universities linked to PRME.

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