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11th UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

Theme

  • Rights Holders at the Centre: Strengthening Accountability to Advance Business Respect for People and Planet in the Next Decade.
  • Taking Stock of Efforts at Securing Accountability and Access to Remedy, to Focus on how the Implementation of the UNGPs can be Accelerated from a Rights Holder Perspective.

The 2022 UN Forum

The United Nations hosts its Forum for the world’s largest annual gathering on Business and Human Rights with 2,000+ participants. Registrants will partake in panel discussions regarding guiding principles as well as current business-related human rights issues.

Date & Location

Monday-Wednesday, 28-30 November, 2022

Virtual and In Person

Palais des Nations, Geneva (Switzerland)

Participating in the 2022 Forum

The Forum will take place in a hybrid format, which will include in person and virtual participation, as the situation allows. Information about the agenda, registration process, and any other relevant information will be posted on the Forum dedicated webpage in due course.

Registration & Program Information Coming Soon

FinTech Week | London | The Flagship Conference 2022

The Big Picture: City to City with FinTech at its Heart

Fintech Week London 2021 shined a light on the most interesting topics in financial technology, with a 2-day conference at its core. Traditional financial institutions came together with fintechs and other financial services companies, in one of the world’s oldest leading financial districts: London. From high-street banks to challengers, technology giants to disruptors, this five-day event showcased some of the best that London and global fintech has to offer. We would like to thank our partners, speakers, hosts and attendees for making Fintech Week London 2021 a huge success. Mark your calendars for the second edition on July 11-15, 2022. 

Registration

Registration closes 10 July, 2022 at 11:59pm

Key Topics

Open Banking / Banking as a Service
Explore the momentum and future potential of open banking in the UK and beyond as it hits its 4-year milestone in the UK, as well as understand what Banking as a Service and embedded finance can enable for your customer journeys

Digital Sovereignty
In a world that is ever more digital and data orientated, explore the importance of cybersecurity, privacy and fraud prevention in the quest for digital sovereignty. Understand how digital identity and biometrics can keep you, your customers and your businesses secure.

Big Tech and Big Banks: Coopetition
With so many mergers, acquisitions and partnerships taking place, the “coopetition” (collaboration vs competition) between big tech and big banks has never been more relevant as the fintech industry comes of age. Understand the rise in neobanks and the potential for new fintech communities as tech giants work to keep up and break new ground in the world of finance.

Trending in Fintech
From Buy Now Pay Later to Web 3.0, explore the hot topics in fintech to understand how now is the time of innovation and the levelling up of the fintech world. 

Crypto
Dive into the world of cryptocurrency to explore crypto and payments, as well as the ever-popular NFTs that show no signs of slowing down. Analyse the arguments for Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC) and examine the opportunities and challenges a UK CBDC would bring.

Fintech for good
Explore the advancements in climate and ethical finance in an ESG focused world, as well as understand the need for further change. With the potential to make a better future with tech and finance, ask the question: what does real transformation look like? Rest assured, it won’t be a one-sided story, with a panel battle between the good and the bad 

Agenda

Future of Digital Learning: Where Tech Meets Instructional Design

LOCATION

Zoom

DATE

June 22 I 11am EDT

CONTACT

Julie Labelle, jlabelle@gbsn.org

In 2016, there were 3.7 billion smartphone subscriptions worldwide, today there are nearly 6.3 billion and, by 2026, that number will top 7.5 billion. Smartphones have been revolutionizing many industries, including health, travel, and music. Yet, they have not yet made a major difference in education, especially in higher education and in environments where access to education has been low. Even when mobile learning is applied, it is often under-utilized relative to its potential, especially to support social (peer-to-peer) learning, experiential learning, gamification, and virtual/augmented reality. 

That is why GBSN and Gnowbe are partnering to empower up to 2,000 business and management professors with microlearning instructional design skills. Participants in the program will learn the principles of instructional design and how to apply that in a microlearning format for blended or asynchronous learning experiences. Upon successful completion of the programs, participants will earn a Microlearning Instructional Design (MID) Level 1 Certification, which can be applied to their LinkedIn profile.

Participants in the Gnowbe-GBSN program will also earn a certificate of completion from GBSN, which signals preparedness teaching specifically within the context of business and management schools. GBSN believes that the microlearning instructional design skills can be applied to increase inclusiveness and belonging, expand lifelong learning and executive education, generate additional value from case studies and simulations, make research more accessible to practicing managers, and increase the impact of business schools as catalysts for sustainable development. 

At this webinar, hear from Gnowbe’s CEO So-Young Kang, and Creator Engagement Manager Nicola all about Microlearning Instructional Design and the $10M Scholarship application process. Find out more about the $10M Scholarship here: https://hubs.li/Q015M36C0

Learn more about the GBSN-Gnowbe Scholarships here.

Date & Time

Wednesday, 22 June

11:00am – 12:00pm EDT

  • 8:00am Los Angeles
  • 10:00am Lima
  • 4:00pm London
  • 5:00pm Geneva / Cape Town
  • 6:00pm Nairobi
  • 8:30pm Mumbai
  • 11:00pm Singapore

Speakers

Registration

Please register for this event via the button below.

It’s Great to be Back | Let’s Celebrate @ AIB Annual Meeting

LOCATION: MIAMI

DATE: JULY 7

CONTACT:
Julie LaBelle
jlabelle@gbsn.org

Attending the Academy of International Business Annual Meeting this year? The Sonoco Department of International Business at the Darla Moore School of Business invites you to a Networking Affair at the Hard Rock Miami. Join our post-dinner event and enjoy live entertainment with colleagues from across the globe.

Date & Location

Thursday, 7 July @ 8:00pm – 11:00pm

The Hard Rock

401 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132

We ask you to submit an RSVP for this event to attend.


About the Sonoco International Business Department

The Sonoco International Business Department at the Moore School is widely recognized within the field of international business. The IB department offers an undergraduate degree, a master’s, and two Ph.D. programs: international business and international finance. Combined with the international expertise of our functional departments, the Sonoco International Business Department provides the Moore School with unparalleled competence in the critical area of the conduct of business across national boundaries and diverse cultures. The department emphasizes understanding cross-border inter- and intra-organizational relationships comprising the modern multinational enterprise, as well as the institutional, financial, sociocultural and sociopolitical contexts within which the multinational enterprise is embedded.The department offers an undergraduate international business major that has been consistently ranked as No. 1 by U.S. News & World Report. The department also offers a highly regarded international business major at the doctoral level and contributes extensively to the international master’s and executive programs of the Moore School. The department’s commitment to excellence in the classroom is evidenced by the faculty’s numerous outstanding teacher awards at all levels. Learn more

Call for Preliminary Judges: The Victoria Forum Student Essay Competition | PhD Students and Research Assistants

We are excited to announce the launch of our first Victoria Forum Student Essay Challenge, in partnership with the Victoria Forum. This international competition is open to all undergraduate and graduate students and invites and challenges individuals/teams to write original, unpublished essays sharing actual experiences and stories of courage, grit, and transformation, to inspire efforts to bridge existing divides.

Essays should focus on one of the following sub-themes:

  • Bridging Economic Divides
  • Bridging Social Divides
  • Bridging Environmental Divides

Thus far, this international competition has submissions from 15 countries ranging across 6 continents. 

PRELIMINARY JUDGING INVITATION

At this time, we would like to formally invite network members interested in becoming Preliminary Judges who would help determine the Top 10 essays.  These Top 10 essays would then go to the Victoria Forum final judging panel to award the winning essay.  We welcome you to please share this opportunity with your network of academic professionals.  We especially welcome PhD students, research assistants, graduate assistants, and professors who would be willing to assist us in judging the submitted essays and accompanying creative pieces. 

In addition to technical aspects, such as mechanics, organization, and narrative, essays will be judged for inspiration—the extent to which they have potential to tilt the conversation and inspire action towards a more inclusive and sustainable future. Preliminary Judges would read the essays and score them and the creative piece on a 100 point scale in four simple categories.

Preliminary Judges will be publicly acknowledged on the GBSN website and other external communications. In order to facilitate this, for those interested please email Julianna LaBelle at jlabelle@gbsn.org your preferred full name, official title and a brief bio with your confirmation of participating as a preliminary judge.

September Cross-Border Collab

DATE & TIME

Thursday, 1 September, 2022

8:00am EDT

LOCATION

Hosted on Zoom.

CONTACT

Emma Martens, emartens@gbsn.org

GBSN Members are Invited to September’s Cross-Border Collab

Details regarding the topic and speaker/s of the Cross-Border Collab will be announced closer to the meeting.

When?

Thursday, 1 September, 2022

  • 8:00am Washington D.C.
  • 2:00pm Paris
  • 1:00pm Lagos
  • 5:30pm Mumbai
  • 8:00pm Singapore

Register

Cross-Border Collabs are not open to the public and are only open to GBSN Members. 

What are Cross-Border Collabs?

Cross-Border Collabs are exclusive gatherings for GBSN members, focused on engaging our community to tackle some of the greatest challenges of our time. Facilitated by topic experts, these session will provide a place for our members be active participants in our mission of improving management and entrepreneurship education for the developing world. Collabs are held monthly on every first Thursday of the month. Collabs are an exclusive opportunity for member school ambassadors, deans and leading faculty members.

October Cross-Border Collab

DATE & TIME

Thursday, 6 October, 2022

8:00am EDT

LOCATION

Hosted on Zoom.

CONTACT

Emma Martens, emartens@gbsn.org

GBSN Members are Invited to October’s Cross-Border Collab

Details regarding the topic and speaker/s of the Cross-Border Collab will be announced closer to the meeting.

When?

Thursday, 6 October, 2022

  • 8:00am Washington D.C.
  • 2:00pm Paris
  • 1:00pm Lagos
  • 5:30pm Mumbai
  • 8:00pm Singapore

Register

Cross-Border Collabs are not open to the public and are only open to GBSN Members. 

What are Cross-Border Collabs?

Cross-Border Collabs are exclusive gatherings for GBSN members, focused on engaging our community to tackle some of the greatest challenges of our time. Facilitated by topic experts, these session will provide a place for our members be active participants in our mission of improving management and entrepreneurship education for the developing world. Collabs are held monthly on every first Thursday of the month. Collabs are an exclusive opportunity for member school ambassadors, deans and leading faculty members.

August Cross-Border Collab

DATE & TIME

Thursday, 4 August, 2022

8:00am EDT

LOCATION

Hosted on Zoom.

CONTACT

Emma Martens, emartens@gbsn.org

GBSN Members are Invited to August’s Cross Border Collab

Details regarding the topic and speaker/s of the Cross-Border Collab will be announced closer to the meeting.

When?

Thursday, 4 August, 2022

  • 8:00am Washington D.C.
  • 2:00pm Paris
  • 1:00pm Lagos
  • 5:30pm Mumbai
  • 8:00pm Singapore

Register

Cross-Border Collabs are not open to the public and are only open to GBSN Members. 

What are Cross-Border Collabs?

Cross-Border Collabs are exclusive gatherings for GBSN members, focused on engaging our community to tackle some of the greatest challenges of our time. Facilitated by topic experts, these session will provide a place for our members be active participants in our mission of improving management and entrepreneurship education for the developing world. Collabs are held monthly on every first Thursday of the month. Collabs are an exclusive opportunity for member school ambassadors, deans and leading faculty members.

Lessons from Europe: Deployment of Artificial Intelligence in the Public Sphere Webinar

DATE & TIME

Thursday

June 9, 2022

10:00am – 11:30am ET

OVERVIEW

The application of AI has been largely a private sector phenomenon. The public sector has advanced regulatory questions, especially in Europe, but struggled to find its own role in how to use AI to improve society and well-being of its citizens. The Wilson Center invites you to take a critical look at the use of AI in public service, examining the societal implications across sectors: environmental sustainability, finance, and health. Where are the biases in the design, data, and application of AI and what is needed to ensure its ethical use? How can governments utilize AI to create more equitable societies? How can AI be used by governments to engage citizens and better meet societal needs? The webinar aims to engage in a dialogue between research and policy, inviting perspectives from Finland and the United States.

This webinar has been organized in coordination with the Finnish-American Research & Innovation Accelerator.

Microlearning Instructional Design Level 1 Certification Workshop

MID Live Workshop

Wednesday June 1, 2022

12PM – 3 PM

Join the MID Live Workshop to be certified in Microlearning Instructional Design Level 1 for free!

While the program is self-guided and can be completed in an average of 2-3 hours, Gnowbe’s goal is to help you set aside a three-hour block of time to sit down and complete it in one sitting, with Gnowbe facilitators available to help you along the way with any questions you may have.

Don’t put it off another day – sign up now to join a community of content creators from around the world and complete the certification together!

REQUIREMENTS

Make a free Gnowbe account before jumping on, then you will receive a link to Gnowbe’s FREE MID Level 1 Scholarship at the beginning of the workshop on June 1st. Be sure to get there on time!

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