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 – to IPCC’s Code Red for human driven global heating -, 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.
I have had the privilege of serving as the Chair of the Board of GBSN over the last four years. One of the important tasks of the Chair and the Board is to recruit new members to the Board, a task that we take very seriously. I am delighted to share that in the meeting… Read more >
The year 2021 is declared the International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development at the 74th United Nations General Assembly. The creative economy –which includes audio-visual products, design, new media, performing arts, and visual arts– is a highly transformative sector of the world economy in terms of income generation, job creation and export earnings…. Read more >
I am an international graduate studying in the United States, originally from Romania and I have traveled the world since childhood. I have seen a lot of changes, positives and negatives. Most worryingly, I have noticed the dramatic climate changes in regions. I have seen the catastrophic floods in Germany and Belgium, which resulted in… Read more >
Sasin School of Management, the first internationally accredited business school in Thailand, recently renovated the first and second floors of its main building. The new world-class, participant-oriented facilities provide flexible, reconfigurable workspaces to meet the needs of the entire Sasin community. The renovations were made possible by a generous donation from an anonymous Sasin alumnus…. Read more >
Last year at this time, we were entering a new school year with the full wrath of the Covid upon us. Now as we start the new academic year, we do so in a markedly different context. The Covid vaccines have been available for about 6 months and by most measures have been a success… Read more >
For Otago Business School, it was essential to fully integrate the First Peoples of New Zealand in its new Bachelor of Entrepreneurship (BEntr) program. To deliver on such a promise and others like it, the school has two senior leadership positions, Associate Dean Māori and Associate Dean Pacific, charged with incorporating perspectives in the design… Read more >
This business school school in Mumbai is deploying a green curriculum to realize their sustainable and green ambitions to inculcate ´green thinking´ in students. They have come up with pioneering courses like Green Finance, Green Marketing, and Green Operations and Logistics. Green is sweeping across the business landscape as more and more consumers opt for environment friendliness in goods and services. Consequently, many business schools are prioritizing ´green´ in their programming, philosophy, and facilities.
Major hazards constantly threaten our communities, and climate change and population growth will only accelerate and exacerbate the threats. Yet, as these examples (and the Covid-19 pandemic) show, it is not easy to respond effectively and recover quickly from disasters. It is important to learn from our experiences, identify potential problems in advance, and develop and deploy workable solutions.