Societal and Sustainable: The 21st Century University

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The societal aspects of education provide some of its main benefits, its purpose being to contribute to society’s welfare. Universities should accordingly produce responsible and accountable leaders in their respective domains through education. However, higher education’s quest for revenue and reputation has led universities to sideline or even neglect this stated societal purpose. While it…

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Progressing on Sustainability within your Institution: Leading Transformation Part One

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EFMD Professional Development offers a ten-day-long programme focusing on two aspects of business school transformation essentials: digitalisation and sustainability With all that requires our attention these days, sustainability may not seem like such an urgent matter in comparison. The topic of sustainability has been present in the management education scene for quite some time, and…

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ABIS Call for Best Sustainability Teaching Practices

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In the last years, we have seen numerous initiatives and positive trends in responsible management education. The number of core courses that integrate sustainability content has been increasing. The number of published sustainability-related research from business school faculty as well. New academic journals devoted to sustainability and the climate crisis have been created. Despite this,…

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Emotional skills are key to resilience in management

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By Hugues Poissonniner, Professor of Strategy, Management and Purchasing at Grenoble Ecole de Management Fostering resilience during a crisis can be a game changer for managers and their team members. And the key to achieving this? Emotional skills offer a fundamental building block for managers to promote collaboration, resilience and well-being. Our emotions are an…

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We are all in this together

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I have been writing about, and promoting, the concept of interconnectedness for several years. It first came up in my academic life as I was conducting research into the mindset of sustainability champions. In several interviews with the respondents, I observed that the growth of their awareness that we are all interconnected always came as…

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Join the new Book Club with Jeffrey Sachs!

Join the Book Club with Jeffrey Sachs for monthly live conversations with renowned authors about groundbreaking work that examines the most important topics for humanity, including sustainable development, social justice, and more. January’s book is Martin J. Sherwin’s Gambling with Armageddon, which looks at the Cuban Missile Crisis and the origins, scope, and consequences of…

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Let’s face it

What comes to your mind when you read this title? Without trying to guess what I plan to write about here, when you hear a friend or someone telling you those words, what do they refer to? Or when you listen to the little voice inside you, perhaps….? Yes, I will go into my focus…

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Anti-Poverty Working Group Update October 2020

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7th Responsible Management Education Research Conference, Chur, Switzerland, 19-21 October The 7th RME Research Conference on The Promise of Digitalization and Artificial Intelligence: Implications for Responsible Management Education and Moving forward with the SDGs, the event gathered more than 210 participants from all over the world. The event was co-organized and hosted by the University…

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COVID, The Teacher: We, The Clever

In my last blog I mentioned how  every day I was discovering new things that COVID was teaching me, and ended with a thought-provoking question: What insights and discoveries are you making? So let’s take it a few steps further. Ninety-three year old Chilean philosopher Gaston Soublette observes that our civilization is increasingly being externalized,…

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