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)

Creating an Interdisciplinary Sustainability Research Network – University of Nottingham

A growing number of research projects are falling under the broad topic of sustainability. How can a university facilitate stronger connections between these different projects across departments and fields throughout the university, and empower researchers already involved and interested in these topics? A number of PhD students at the University of Nottingham created the Sustainability … Continue reading Creating an Interdisciplinary Sustainability Research Network – University of Nottingham

Sustainable Business Examples from Around the World – Kenya, Australia and Belgium

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 – Kenya, Australia and Belgium

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

Ten More Ways to Bring Anti-Corruption Discussions into the Classroom International Anti-Corruption Day – December 9

Earlier this year we posted Ten Ways to Bring Anti-Corruption Discussions into the Classroom, a selection of ways to bring this far-reaching and crucial topic into the classroom. According to the UN, every year $1 trillion is paid in bribes while an estimated $2.6 trillion is stolen annually through corruption—a sum equivalent to more than … Continue reading Ten More Ways to Bring Anti-Corruption Discussions into the Classroom International Anti-Corruption Day – December 9

Intensive training to prepare students to turn sustainability talk into action – Monash University

Business schools are providing a range of ways for students to get engaged in sustainability and become equipped with the skills to take a holistic approach to doing business. Whether that means looking at efficiency, innovation, wellbeing or productivity, these are all things that can fall under the banner of 'sustainability.' Monash University in Melbourne, … Continue reading Intensive training to prepare students to turn sustainability talk into action – Monash University

The Future Corporation – The Future Business School (part 2)

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 2)

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

Universities Divesting in Fossil Fuels (part 2)

Over the past year a growing number of student groups at schools from around the world have started up campaigns asking that their university divest from fossil fuels. Students, staff, faculty and alumni are coming together into groups that use a mix of open letters, petitions, debates, speaker series and events, film screenings, article writing, … Continue reading Universities Divesting in Fossil Fuels (part 2)

Universities Divesting in Fossil Fuels (Part 1)

As universities around the world are exploring how to embed sustainability into their programme offerings, curriculum and campus, a growing number of them are also looking deeper to see how they can ensure that they are being consistent in how they run their own operations. For example universities are increasing taking a closer look at … Continue reading Universities Divesting in Fossil Fuels (Part 1)