[AACSB]AACSB and EAIE Business Education Expert Community Collaborative Sessions
AACSB’s Business Education Alliance and EAIE’s Business Education Expert Community have teamed up to bring you a range of monthly collaborative sessions to discuss current issues and trends in business education. By bringing together these two prestigious networks for collaborative discussions, we hope to create a platform for the exchange of ideas and best practices to unite the business education industry at a time when working together is of utmost importance.
Each session will be led by a panel of thought leaders across different parts of the European region to ensure a well-balanced and engaging conversation. Participants will be encouraged to share their opinions, challenge the panelists, and raise awareness of issues which may be specific to their region.
Session 5: Instilling a sustainable mindset in our future business leaders: the role of business schools
Wednesday, 14 April 2021
5.00 p.m.–6.30 p.m. (CET)
- Mette Morsing, Global Head of PRME (Principles of Responsible Management Education), UN Global Compact, New York, USA
- Aurélien Decamps, Co-Founder of Sulitest and Associate Professor at Kedge Business School, Bordeaux, France
- Lars Moratis, Chair in Management Education for Sustainability and Professor of Sustainable Business at Antwerp Management School, Belgium, and Breda University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands
Educators play an important role in encouraging the development of a sustainable mindset in our future leaders. The need to consider the environmental and social impact of a project or initiative is now more important than ever, and is something which requires social awareness and a knowledge which is multidisciplinary in nature. To foster this mindset and develop the relevant knowledge requires implementing a sustainability strategy which embeds sustainability within the curriculum and requires a cross-functional internal buy-in within a higher educational institution, as well as local, national and international external stakeholder engagement with strategic partners. This session will explore some of the successful strategies which can be implemented to drive forward sustainability as a key underlying theme in business education.