Raising awareness and encouraging discussions around Poverty – “Big Questions”

Big Questions - Syrian Refugees - Promo from Big Questions. A few months ago, the first episode of “Big Questions,” a TV show created by Dr. Patricia Werhane, Managing Director at the Institute for Business and Professional Ethics at DePaul University, aired in Chicago. The series of half hour shows, also available for download, aims … Continue reading Raising awareness and encouraging discussions around Poverty – “Big Questions”

Introducing Students to a Product’s Lifecycle

There are many different ways to embed sustainability into the classroom. In this new series of blogs, I will share examples of assignments used by faculty around the world to really get students thinking about these topics. This first Sustainable Business Assignment is courtesy of Stephanie Bertels, assistant professor at Beedie School of Business, who … Continue reading Introducing Students to a Product’s Lifecycle

Creating a space for Interdiscplinary Reflection – Lviv Business School

Over the past few years, Lviv Business School in Ukraine, has put in place several new programmes aimed at raising awareness, and supporting development of responsible and sustainable management education. One of these programmes, Reflexio, is an innovative, five-day interdisciplinary retreat that brings together faculty, entrepreneurs, religous leaders, artists, and a range of other individuals, … Continue reading Creating a space for Interdiscplinary Reflection – Lviv Business School

Global Compact Principles – Human Rights – 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. By doing so, business, as a primary driver of globalisation, can help ensure that markets, commerce, technology, and finance advance in … Continue reading Global Compact Principles – Human Rights – Teaching Materials

Developing a Sustainable Food Industry in Ireland – University College Dublin

The School of Business at the University College Dublin, Ireland has been building its portfolio of activities in the field of responsible management through research and teaching endeavours, and additionally, through an innovative partnership with Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board. The partnership with Bord Bia aims to promote and strengthen the food board’s Origin … Continue reading Developing a Sustainable Food Industry in Ireland – University College Dublin

Measuring Business School’s Impact on the Local Community – the Business School Impact Survey

Business schools, through their activities, have both a tangible and intangible impact on the neighborhood, city, and region that they operate in. This impact is part of the positive role schools can play. In order to help business schools better understand the value that they bring to a defined region, European Foundation for Management Development … Continue reading Measuring Business School’s Impact on the Local Community – the Business School Impact Survey

Using Online Tools to Engage Students in Sustainability – WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management

The Sustainability Lab is a new course at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management in Germany, focused on taking on challenges for business in sustainability. One of the unique elements of this course is that it uses social media, blogging, wikis and a range of other online tools to further engage the students in … Continue reading Using Online Tools to Engage Students in Sustainability – WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management

Using Partnerships to Create Innovative, Sustainable Solutions – INCAE

There are many case competitions for MBA students around the world, but not enough of them provide students with the opportunity to make a real impact and potentially see their proposals put into action. INCAE in Costa Rica partnered with Nespresso to create an innovative international case challenge that provides MBA students from around the … Continue reading Using Partnerships to Create Innovative, Sustainable Solutions – INCAE

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

Managerial Anthropology – Lagos Business School

Anthropology studies the social environment in which people live and the impact that this social environment has on our attitudes and behaviours. Managerial Anthropology explores how to better understand human nature in order to become better managers and employees. The concept, coined by Prof. Kemi Ogunyemi from Lagos Business School, has been turned into both … Continue reading Managerial Anthropology – Lagos Business School