Fernanda Carreira, FGV EAESP, Brazil

Management Students Tackling Climate Change With Paintbrushes

Hence, it remains to be seen how this adaptation will take place: whether it is replicating the old models that brought us here – or whether to a rupture that will lead us towards fairer, more inclusive, and more resilient societies, with the final comprehension that we are nature, affecting and being affected by Earth’s complex dynamics.

And what do business schools have to do with all this? Everything! As educators, we cannot continue to fail to educate future managers and leaders to understand that planetary boundaries exist, and that companies and organizations need to operate within them. Furthermore, we cannot be satisfied with teaching “new” sustainability-oriented management tools or with how to design a good ESG strategy in companies. This is not enough in the face of a hotter, more unequal, more violent, and less democratic world.