Business Contributions to the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals – Issue Briefs (part 2 of 2)

Over more than a decade, the international community has been working on reaching targets set forth by the Millennium Development Goals, a set of eight goals which focused global attention on a limited set of concrete human development goals and provided targets for national and international development priorities. As these targets are set to expire … Continue reading Business Contributions to the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals – Issue Briefs (part 2 of 2)

Creating an Effective Centre – Milgard School of Business

Globally the rise in sustainability and social responsibility in the business sector has been met with an increase in specialised centres working specifically on this topic within business schools. These provide an opportunity for business schools to help advance sustainability issues within the business sector, but equally, and perhaps more importantly, to help embed sustainability … Continue reading Creating an Effective Centre – Milgard School of Business

Implementing Sustainability Principles – Sharing Information on Progress (Feb/March)

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 campus. In this series of blogs, I will feature just a small selection of these projects taken from recently submitted reports. This month, … Continue reading Implementing Sustainability Principles – Sharing Information on Progress (Feb/March)

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

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”

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

The next generation of PhD’s – Benedictine University’s College of Business

If we are to have a transformative impact on business and society, it is crucial that we not just change the way students and graduates are taught, but also how the next generation of academics are trained. At business schools around the world, new innovative PhD programmes are being created with the aim to do … Continue reading The next generation of PhD’s – Benedictine University’s College of Business

Bringing Sustainability into the Classroom – United Nations International Days (Jan-May)

Each year, the United Nations promotes awareness of and action on a wide range of political, social, cultural, humanitarian, and human rights issues through a range of International Days focused on particular issues. The first UN International Day – Human Rights Day, set on 10 December – was approved in 1950. Today there are dozens … Continue reading Bringing Sustainability into the Classroom – United Nations International Days (Jan-May)

Implementing Sustainability Principles – Sharing Information on Progress

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 campus. In this new series of blogs, I will feature just a small selection of these projects taken from recently submitted reports. This … Continue reading Implementing Sustainability Principles – Sharing Information on Progress