Business schools play a vital role in preparing students for future employment by giving them the tools and skills needed to succeed in their professional lives.
While this is a key component to improving the future, and building more awareness to responsible management, corporate social responsibility (CSR), and sustainability. It ultimately lies within the business school to lead the way by trendsetting, innovating and evolving to the needs of our planet and to develop leaders of the future.
At the AMBA & BGA Global Conference 2022, Bodo Schlegelmilch, Chair of AMBA & BGA’s Board of Trustees, was joined by Josep Franch, Dean of ESADE Business School, Ramon Llull University, Clara Raposo, Dean of ISEG Lisbon School of Economics and Management, and Himanshu Rai, Director of the Indian Institute of Management Indore, to outline the main issues surrounding CSR, climate change and sustainability. They also discussed how, as a global community of business educators, we need to act collectively – and quickly – to future-proof leaders.
Schlegelmilch described the era into which business education is moving as a “vortex”. He explained: