United for Refugees – JAMK University of Applied Sciences

Support for the continuing education of newcomers is quite broad in Finland, and as a university there is always the consideration for exactly how to support educational needs of asylum seekers and other newcomers at a university level, many of whom arrive with extensive professional experience and are highly educated. In response to this, students … Continue reading United for Refugees – JAMK University of Applied Sciences

Sustainable Business Examples from Around the World – Hong Kong, Kenya, and Canada

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 – Hong Kong, Kenya, and Canada

When Business and Healthcare Meet: A Look at an Interdisciplinary Business Run By Students from Hong Kong Polytechnic University

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) Faculty of Business has a mission of IDEAS (Innovation Driven Education and Scholarship).  Underpinning this mission is the responsibility to develop future leaders who can contribute to the society meaningfully and innovatively.  Over the years, their Faculty has gradually stepped up its emphasis on ethics, responsibility, and sustainability in … Continue reading When Business and Healthcare Meet: A Look at an Interdisciplinary Business Run By Students from Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Running a Successful Interdisciplinary Programme – Ryerson University

Since 2000, Ryerson University in Canada has been offering a unique interdisciplinary programme that brings together faculty from all of the university’s six departments. The Environmental Applied Science and Management (EnSciMan) Programme was a response to a clear societal need for graduates at the Master’s level with expertise in the core areas of practice in … Continue reading Running a Successful Interdisciplinary Programme – Ryerson University

How the Social Impact Festival at University of Western Australia Supports Global and Local Progress

The Sustainable Development Goals help us consider everything – from one person, to the university, to our cities – in a global context. They provide a robust yet accessible framework for learning about global progress. This is the focus of the work being done at the Centre for Social Impact at the University of Western … Continue reading How the Social Impact Festival at University of Western Australia Supports Global and Local Progress

A Selection of MOOCs on Sustainability/Ethics for Fall 2016 (Part 1)

Every year there is an increase in the number of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) available on sustainability topics. These courses are available for free online and open to anyone with an interest in the topic, lasting between three and fourteen weeks and taking three to eight hours per week to complete. Below is a … Continue reading A Selection of MOOCs on Sustainability/Ethics for Fall 2016 (Part 1)

Integrating the SDGs into the Business and Global Society Course – Hult International Business School

In response to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), schools around the world are stepping up their activities, embedding the SDGs into their strategies and, most importantly, their curriculum. Last week we learnt more about how Hult International Business School and Ashridge Business School embedded the SDGs into their reporting. This week I spoke with Joanne … Continue reading Integrating the SDGs into the Business and Global Society Course – Hult International Business School

Integrating the SDGs into PRME SIP Reports

The operational merger between Ashridge Business School and Hult International Business School gave the PRME teams at both schools an opportunity to come together and review their approach to PRME and sustainability, in particular, in light of the newly agreed Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Part of this process was exploring a new approach to report … Continue reading Integrating the SDGs into PRME SIP Reports

Developing Future Public Sector Leaders – International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

August 9th is the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People, a day to promote and protect the rights of the world’s Indigenous populations. This is particularly relevant this year as the theme for 2016 is "Indigenous Peoples' Right to Education". In June we featured examples from schools across Australia, Canada and New Zealand and the … Continue reading Developing Future Public Sector Leaders – International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

Training a New Generation of African Entrepreneurs – ALTIS and E4Impact

Sub-Saharan Africa is a region with enormous growth potential, but there are significant challenges to assure this growth is inclusive. In Africa, SMEs generate only 17% of the GDP and 30% of employment, while in OECD countries figures ram up to 50% and 60%, respectively. The «migration phenomenon» from the African continent is, in part, … Continue reading Training a New Generation of African Entrepreneurs – ALTIS and E4Impact