Global Compact Principles – Peace – Teaching Materials

The United Nations Global Compact is an initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption. One of the focus areas of the Global Compact is peace, exploring both how business can impact, and is impacted by, … Continue reading Global Compact Principles – Peace – Teaching Materials

The Future Corporation – The Future Business School (part 3)

The 2014 LEAD Symposium challenges 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 look to provide a beacon for the transition of the global business community that is already underway, fuelled by deeper integration of sustainability into … Continue reading The Future Corporation – The Future Business School (part 3)

The Future Corporation–The Future Business School

Every year, a number of leading companies in the field of sustainability who make up the Global Compact LEAD group meet to discuss current issues and key trends and to shape future developments in this area. The 2014 LEAD Symposium challenges participants to sketch a vision of The Future Corporation, identifying key characteristics of what … Continue reading The Future Corporation–The Future Business School

Economic inequality and the role of companies – ESADE

Why and how can companies contribute to the reduction of economic inequality in the world? This is the question that ESADE’s Global Integrative Module (GIM) aims to explore. In partnerships with business schools from around the globe, the module engages students from a variety of academic programmes in proposing concrete solutions to businesses around this … Continue reading Economic inequality and the role of companies – ESADE

Sustainability related MOOCs starting September and Beyond (part 1)

September has arrived, which means the start to a new school year for many students around the world. It also means the start of a range of new MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses) available for free online, presented by Universities across the world. These courses are open to anyone with an interest in the topic, … Continue reading Sustainability related MOOCs starting September and Beyond (part 1)

Implementing Sustainability Principles – Sharing Information on Progress (April/May)

Every month, several new Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports come across my desk. These SIP reports are full of interesting and innovative projects aimed at embedding the Principles of PRME across campuses. In this series of blogs, I will feature a small selection of these projects taken from recently submitted reports. This month, we … Continue reading Implementing Sustainability Principles – Sharing Information on Progress (April/May)

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

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 practice, … Continue reading Sustainable Business Examples from Around the World – Germany, USA, and Serbia

Creating Micro-Tycos – University of Guelph College of Business and Economics

Business School students are taught how to create and manage businesses. They are also increasingly being taught how to create and manage businesses as a force for good. What would happen if they were given one month, and one dollar, to see how much money and how much good they could create? That is what … Continue reading Creating Micro-Tycos – University of Guelph College of Business and Economics

Ten Ways to Bring Anti-Corruption Discussions into the Classroom

According to the UN Global Compact, “corruption is recognised to be one of the word’s greatest challenges.” In the private sector corruption impedes economic growth, distorts competition, and presents serious legal and reputational risks. It is also a challenge that students will be faced with in the workforce post–graduation, so it is important that they … Continue reading Ten Ways to Bring Anti-Corruption Discussions into the Classroom

Learning by Doing at Gustavson School of Business

The first week of a new school year is an opportunity to bring students together to meet and learn from each other. It is also an opportunity to send strong messages to students about the school’s approach to business education – in this case sustainability issues in business education. At University of Victoria Gustavson School … Continue reading Learning by Doing at Gustavson School of Business