International Volunteer Day and Business Schools (Part 2 of 2)

December 5th was International Volunteer Day, an opportunity for individual volunteers, communities and organisations to promote their contributions to development at the local, national and international level.  It is a unique chance for people and volunteer-involving organisations to work with government agencies, non-profit institutions, community groups, academia and the private sector. In Part 1, we took … Continue reading International Volunteer Day and Business Schools (Part 2 of 2)

Sustainable Business Examples from Around the World – Germany, Nigeria and Costa Rica

As businesses become more engaged in sustainability around the world, we are presented with an increasing range of examples of active companies. However, when I speak with students and faculty, they say that they repeatedly hear the same examples from the same international companies. In an attempt to share some new examples of good practise, … Continue reading Sustainable Business Examples from Around the World – Germany, Nigeria and Costa Rica

Inspirational Guide for the Implementation of PRME – launch of the 2nd Edition

In collaboration with the 2013 PRME Summit – 5th Annual Assembly, case story contributions were invited for the Inspirational Guide for the Implementation of PRME, Second Edition: Learning to Go Beyond, which continues where the first edition, released at Rio+20 last year, left off. It contains a range of case stories around how business schools … Continue reading Inspirational Guide for the Implementation of PRME – launch of the 2nd Edition

Practical Wisdom and Management Education

The EABIS-Yale Practical Wisdom Initiative seeks to construct a bridge between the worlds of management and the spiritual and philosophical traditions. This cross-disciplinary project brings together practioners and academic experts within each of the world’s six great faith traditions (Christian, Chinese, Jewish, Islamic, Indian, and Buddhist) to discuss how to bring the value of wisdom … Continue reading Practical Wisdom and Management Education

Sustainable Business Examples from Around the World – Germany, USA, and India

As businesses become more and more engaged in sustainability around the world, we are presented with an increasing range of examples of active companies. However, when I speak with students and faculty, they say that they often hear about the same examples from the same international companies over and over again. In an attempt to … Continue reading Sustainable Business Examples from Around the World – Germany, USA, and India

Ethics and Service Learning at European Business School in Germany

Creating a generation of responsible leaders is not just about teaching topics such as ethics and CSR, it is about providing students with the opportunity to put their knowledge into practice and make a difference in their communities. At the EBS University of Business and Law in Weisbaden, students have the choice of two service learning … Continue reading Ethics and Service Learning at European Business School in Germany

Bringing together Academics and Practitioners to discuss sustainability – ESMT’s Sustainable Business Round Table

Business schools around the world organize a range of conferences and events to discuss sustainability challenges and opportunities with practitioners. Many of these only last a day but how do you create an event, a network that will help bring academics and practitioners together continuously to share lessons learnt and focus on making a real … Continue reading Bringing together Academics and Practitioners to discuss sustainability – ESMT’s Sustainable Business Round Table

A Toolkit for embedding Anti-Corruption guidelines into MBA curriculum

The PRME Working Group on Anti-Corruption in Curriculum Change has developed an innovative new resource for integrating anti-corruption values into the core curricula of leading business schools. Launched at the 3rd Global Forum, the Anti-corruption guidelines for curriculum change, or Anti-Corruption “Toolkit,” is part of a four-year project dedicated to providing a teaching framework that … Continue reading A Toolkit for embedding Anti-Corruption guidelines into MBA curriculum

Getting Faculty on Board with Sustainability

Business Schools are increasingly looking at how to embed sustainability into their curricula and in particular core courses. How to get faculty on board is one of the most common questions/concerns relayed by schools as they work in this area. Here are a handful of examples from Denmark, France, Turkey, Germany and the US showing … Continue reading Getting Faculty on Board with Sustainability