Aligning Sustainability Across Campuses- KU Leuven Faculty of Economics and Business

Following a long process of reorganisation within the Flemish higher education landscape, KU Leuven acquired and integrated several academically-oriented degree programmes from the University Colleges Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussels (HUB) and Thomas More (Antwerp) in 2013. The new KU Leuven Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) is now responsible for research and academic offerings across four campuses: … Continue reading Aligning Sustainability Across Campuses- KU Leuven Faculty of Economics and Business

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

Examining the Impact of Diversity in Business – McCoy College of Business Administration

A growing number of schools are choosing yearly themes that expose students to issues important to the community and their careers. At the Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas in the US, their Common Experience programme chooses a theme that is explored thoroughly throughout the University, including in the McCoy College of Business Administration. … Continue reading Examining the Impact of Diversity in Business – McCoy College of Business Administration

The International Year of Small Island Developing States

Small Island Development States (SIDS) were first recognised as a distinct group of countries at the United Nations at the UN Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. There are currently 39 SIDS spread out across the Caribbean, the Pacific, Indian Ocean and South China Sea, which are home to over … Continue reading The International Year of Small Island Developing States

Sustainable Business Examples from Around the World – US, France and Finland

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 – US, France and Finland

ISO 26000 in Higher Education Institutions – La Rochelle Business School

  La Rochelle Business School is currently in the initial phases of using the ISO 26000 directives as a central pivot to assist the school in its efforts to operate as a socially responsible institution. The school has extensive experience with the standard’s use in the business sector, and is in the process of implementing … Continue reading ISO 26000 in Higher Education Institutions – La Rochelle Business School

Engaging with Local Government – Pforzheim University

Despite becoming more global, Business Schools are physically located in a community and are increasingly exploring ways to not just interact with, but contribute to and strengthen that community. At Pforzheim University, faculty and students are engaged in sustainability topics at both the local and national government level on a variety of important projects. I … Continue reading Engaging with Local Government – Pforzheim University

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)

Providing experiences through co-op placements – University of Victoria

  At the University of Victoria Gustavson School of Business, business students have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience, exploring how their education is connected to various industries and businesses that interest them, before they graduate. Students do this through participation in the University of Victoria Co-operative Education Program (Co-op) where they must complete … Continue reading Providing experiences through co-op placements – University of Victoria

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