Hard matter: Heart matters

by Isabel Rimanoczy / As an educator, I spend time reflecting on the complicated world for which we are called to prepare students. Today we “know” more than before about the problems, causes, consequences, & urgency of our planetary challenges, and in our management courses we make sure that students step into that body of … Continue reading Hard matter: Heart matters

The woke business school

by Carl Rhodes / Woke capitalism has becomes a catchphrase for reactionary pundits who want to condemn businesses who are increasingly taking a stand on political causes and toying with a new form of ‘elevated economics’. Whether it be Nike’s support for Colin Kaepernick’s Black Lives Matter anti-racist politics or Gillette’s engagement with the toxic … Continue reading The woke business school

Winning the war within: Radically reimagining management education’s relationship to the world

by Lars Moratis and Frans Melissen / In an op-ed earlier this year, Financial Times editor Andrew Hill put forward the question whether the pandemic could turn out to be an impetus to rethink business schools and management education. In a context of a perfect storm of systemic crises, including climate change and racial injustice, … Continue reading Winning the war within: Radically reimagining management education’s relationship to the world

Higher Education for sustainable development: From an individual effort to systemic action

by Alfredo Estrada / Due to the drastic transformations that the world is experiencing at multiple levels, institutions of higher education need to understand that their role is not just to train people in how to be successful in the current system, but also to create the path for an integral improvement of society. A … Continue reading Higher Education for sustainable development: From an individual effort to systemic action

Repositioning the weight of management history and its relationship to sustainability

by Stephen Cummings and Todd Bridgman / One of the perceived barriers to promoting sustainable management is the weight of history. It seems hard to advocate for such a new approach when the foundations of what management and business are believed to be about run contrary to sustainability. Management’s ‘good’, its primary aim or motive, … Continue reading Repositioning the weight of management history and its relationship to sustainability

Inaugural blog: Beyond discussion

by Lars Moratis and Frans Melissen / What should responsible management education look like against the background of a world that is on a trajectory of a two degree Celsius temperature rise by 2050? Which roles can business schools take to tackle systemic challenges such as pandemics, the biodiversity crisis, and inequality and oppression across … Continue reading Inaugural blog: Beyond discussion

Why Rio+20 was still a success – the contribution of the private sector and academic institutions in support of sustainable development and the Rio+20 process by Jonas Haertle

On my first day after returning from the Rio+20 conference - officially, the UN Conference on Sustainable Development which took place 20 years after the 1992 Rio Earth Summit - I spoke to a group of MBA students at Fordham University in New York. Admittedly, the instructor had asked the class to read about the … Continue reading Why Rio+20 was still a success – the contribution of the private sector and academic institutions in support of sustainable development and the Rio+20 process by Jonas Haertle