The programs shape participants’ entrepreneurial mindset to be proactive and persistent. Rigorous research has proven their impact on fostering entrepreneurship, and we are convinced that it is time to scale up tremendously. We are currently looking for new partners, sponsors, and supporters on our exciting journey! Need more inspiration? Read about the success story of… Read more >
The Chair stands out by its trans-disciplinary approach which brings together hard science expertise to assess the challenges and objectives, and social science expertise to promote sustainable transformation and stakeholder buy-in. COAST makes a point of leading by example and is committed to changing its own practices in research, teaching and consulting in order to… Read more >
From March 31st to April 16th , 2021, MBS’ “Communication and Organizing for Sustainability Transformations” (COAST) Chair, held by Dr. Helen Etchanchu and Dr. Domenico Dentoni organized the first MBS SDG (Sustainable Development Goal) Challenge, in partnership with the associations “I love Planet” and “la Fresque du climat” (the Climate Fresk). This educational event brought… Read more >
Esade welcomes the first class of its new bachelor in Transformational Business and Social Impact. 44 students from 27 different countries start today the Transformational Business and Social Impact bachelor (BITBASI), Esade Business & Law School’s newest program. A university program designed to train the next generation of business leaders, the program aims to address… Read more >
A new report has expert insight from industry-leading cybersecurity and risk practitioners on the cyber threat faced by today’s organisations. Importantly, there are recommendations and practical steps to develop a cybersecurity strategy aimed at business leaders and practitioners in organisations of all sizes. James Crotty and Professor Elizabeth Daniel are the co-authors of Lessons from… Read more >
All major corporations are expected to account for their environmental and social footprint. This is carried out through a diverse set of standards, frameworks, and metrics related to what is referred to as an ESG (environment, social, governance) report. Such reporting enables the corporations to better manage their contributions to the attainment of the United… Read more >
When I consider the ways I can catalyze positive change in the world, my first thought is always about influencing people. It was for this reason that I initially chose a business education. Businesses – for better or for worse – are some of the greatest sources of influence today, whether through political lobbying or… Read more >
Dr. Divya Singhal in conversation with Dr. Padhmanabhan Vijayaraghavan Divya: What is your opinion about Art and Change ? Paddy: Art could be used as one of medium to teach, to develop perspectives and create change in the mind of students. It is a powerful tool that could be used to explore without a debate… Read more >
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.