From narrative to action: Are business schools walking the talk of responsible management education?

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ESCP Business School‘s Francesca Pucciarelli and Andreas Kaplan tell Stephanie Mullins from BlueSky Education about the opportunity that business schools have to develop students’ capabilities to be future generators of sustainable value for business and society. Here are their thoughts: Today’s business world, even more than the pre-pandemic one, needs leaders capable of making a strong social…

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Sustainable business applied to agriculture aviation

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EFMD has been delighted to support the Center for Industrial Productivity and Sustainability and the Product-Life Institute since 2007. For more information about this project, visit our website.  This week, EFMD Global and Ecole des Ponts Business School Circular Economy Research Center (CERC) are in Texas testing the abilities (specifically, aerial-imaging, flight characteristics and fuselage vibrations)…

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The responsibility turn: building responsible doctoral programmes for a responsible future

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Eva Cools, DBA Manager & Research Manager of Vlerick Business School and co-chair of the 2021 EFMD Doctoral Programmes Conference (DPC), shares her reflections from the conference. Recently I had the honour to co-chair the 2021 EFMD Doctoral Programmes Conference (DPC), together with Christine Unterhitzenberger from the University of Leeds. Although we already chose the…

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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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Call for Applications: The RRBM Dare to Care Dissertation Scholarship

EFMD Global is pleased to join the RRBM Community in announcing the inaugural Call for Applications to the Dare to Care Dissertation Scholarship in Management. Up to eight scholarships of $10,000 each will be awarded to doctoral students in business schools who are conducting dissertation research aligned with the principles of responsible research (www.rrbm.network). Eligible…

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BIMTECH: the pluridimensional concept of impact

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Demonstrating Impact BIMTECH’s journey of impact began when it decided to earn the label of Business School Impact System (BSIS) offered by European Foundation of Management Development (EFMD), Brussels. Going through the process, we realised that accountability should move from measuring output to measuring outcomes and impact. After receiving the BSIS label in 2019, the…

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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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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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