Business School Response to the Refugee Crisis

Sixty million people have been displaced by conflict and over 410,000 people have crossed the Mediterranean from the Middle East so far this year. Although the primary responsibility for peace rests with governments, the urgency of the global refugee crisis is a challenge that requires support from all actors in society on a short-, mid- … Continue reading Business School Response to the Refugee Crisis

Higher Education for Climate Change Action – Business School Engagement (Part 1)

On October 14th, the Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI) will be meeting in Paris. HESI is a consortium of UN entities created in the run up to Rio+20. Through HESI, higher education institution signatories commit to teach sustainable development concepts in the core curriculum, encourage research on sustainable development issues, green their campuses and support … Continue reading Higher Education for Climate Change Action – Business School Engagement (Part 1)

2015 is the International Year of Light – Sustainable Energy (Part 1)

Every year the UN chooses one or two themes that are celebrated throughout the year by governments, local organisations, businesses and educational institutions. This year was proclaimed the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies, and focuses on the topic of light science and its applications with the aim of recognising the importance of light-based … Continue reading 2015 is the International Year of Light – Sustainable Energy (Part 1)

April 7th is World Health Day (Part 1)

April 7th is internationally recognised as being World Health Day. This year’s theme is improving food safety, from farm to plate. According to the World Health Organisation, unsafe food is linked to the deaths of an estimated 2 million people annually. With increasingly globalisation come new threats to our food including harmful bacteria, viruses and … Continue reading April 7th is World Health Day (Part 1)

12 Visuals to get Inspired by for your next SIP report (Part 2)

Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports, beyond being a requirement for PRME signatories, are an opportunity to bring together the work a school is doing in the area of responsible management education, reflect on that work and explore future opportunities. SIPs can provide an important communication tool to raise awareness both internally and externally about … Continue reading 12 Visuals to get Inspired by for your next SIP report (Part 2)

12 Visuals to get Inspired by for your next SIP report (Part 1)

Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports, beyond being a requirement for PRME signatories, are an opportunity to bring together the work a school is doing in the area of responsible management education, reflect on that work and explore future opportunities. SIPs can provide an important communication tool to raise awareness both internally and externally about … Continue reading 12 Visuals to get Inspired by for your next SIP report (Part 1)

Engaging Stakeholders in Prioritising Issues – ISAE/FGV

Stakeholder engagement is an important tool for Universities to involve those groups and individuals who impact and are impacted by the Universities’ activities and programmes. Working with stakeholders provides the opportunity to explore a School’s strengths, look at what risks and opportunities exist and develop new ideas. ISAE/FGV in Brazil regularly organises Multi-Stakeholder Panels, inviting … Continue reading Engaging Stakeholders in Prioritising Issues – ISAE/FGV

Partnering with Local Business Networks to Advance Sustainability on Campus and Beyond – ESPAE

Developing partnerships with local business networks is an important way for schools to progress with their sustainability goals. ESPAE-ESPOL in Ecuador has developed over the past seven years a successful and ongoing partnership with local sustainability-focused business network CEMDES, the Ecuadorian chapter of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) made up of the … Continue reading Partnering with Local Business Networks to Advance Sustainability on Campus and Beyond – ESPAE

Engaging with Local Government – Examples from Turkey, Brazil, Australia, US, UK and Latvia

Over the past couple of years I have seen a significant increase in business school partnerships with government, and in particular local government. These partnerships are becoming more structured and focused, engaging not just faculty but students and staff, providing meaningful learning opportunities for students while contributing to moving the city’s sustainability strategies and policies … Continue reading Engaging with Local Government – Examples from Turkey, Brazil, Australia, US, UK and Latvia

The Future Corporation – A Student’s Perspective (Part 1)

The 2014 LEAD Symposium held late last year by the UN Global Compact and PRME, challenged participants to sketch a vision of The Future Corporation, identifying key characteristics of what the sustainable corporation could and should look like in the future. They looked to provide a beacon for the transition of the global business community … Continue reading The Future Corporation – A Student’s Perspective (Part 1)