News from GBSN

The SWIFT Institute – GBSN Case Writing Grant Competition: Exploring How to Minimize Cybersecurity Risks in Africa

As is the case everywhere, the financial sector has always been the most vulnerable and the main target of cyber-attacks, hence the importance of equipping financial institutions with the right tools and knowledge to ensure their resilience to such threats. Financial institutions in the developing world and emerging markets are more vulnerable to such attacks… Read more >

Announcing the GBSN Beyond 2021 Competition Winning Teams

In true fashion of “Going Beyond” for the 2021 virtual conference, GBSN was honored to continue our partnered track competitions from last year – the HUMLOG Challenge Student Competition in partnership with the HUMLOG Institute at Hanken School of Economics and the Microsimulation Development Lab faculty competition in partnership with CapsimInbox, while also introducing our leader’s track competition, the Going Beyond… Read more >

Connecting Across Sectors for Greater Impact: Welcome to GBSN Beyond

What does a former President of Malawi have in common with the VP for Talent and Development at Amazon Web Services, former Chief Operational Risk Officer of the World Bank, Head of Human and Child Rights at the Ingka (formerly Ikea) Group, and the VP for Social Impact at Visa CAMEA? They all are keynote… Read more >

Top 6 Teams Advance to the Finals Round in The HUMLOG Challenge

After much deliberation over the solution packages submitted, GBSN is pleased to announce the TOP 6 TEAMS who will advance to the Finals Round of The 2021 HUMLOG Challenge. This year attracted 37 teams of 130 students from 21 schools in 16 countries. In order to improve the systems and processes that predict community resilience,… Read more >

Student Innovation Success: The Dragons’ Den Goes Virtual

Students returned to the Dragons’ Den in April for the annual conclusion of the Innovation Thinking and Practice module. The Innovation Thinking and Practice module supports the development of student employability skills through setting real-world innovation challenges in partnership with local, national and international organisations. Students work in small interdisciplinary teams to create, develop and ultimately pitch their ideas to… Read more >

Climate Series: Embedding Sustainability in the Curriculum

A Business School initiative with the aim of embedding sustainability in the curriculum has been recognized by Net Natives’ Think Student Awards. The ‘Water Bottle Brief’ poster design competition, devised and delivered by Sally Chan to MA Advertising and Marketing / Design students was shortlisted in the ‘Best Campaign Supporting Sustainability’ category. The brief ‘Go Plastic Free…. Read more >

Member Schools Work Together for Map the System Challenge

Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) and ESA Business School working together to compete in the Map the System Challenge!   In partnership with the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, GBSN invites faculty and staff across the network to bring Map the System to their students.Map the System challenges students to use ‘systems thinking’ as… Read more >

Montpellier Business School Launched the “Communication and Organizing for Sustainability Transformations” (COAST) Chair

In March 2021 Montpellier Business School (MBS) launched the “Communication and Organizing for Sustainability Transformations” (COAST) Chair held by Dr. Helen Etchanchu and Dr. Domenico Dentoni. The COAST Chair explores the various drivers of societal change and transition mechanisms to reach the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). It combines two fundamental and inseparable pillars to… Read more >

American University in Cairo (AUC) Top African University That Produces Startup Founders, New Research

According to recently published research compiled by Antler, a Singapore-based venture capital (VC) firm, out of all African universities the American University in Cairo produced the highest proportion of individuals who went on to found highly successfully startups. More specifically, the report referred to growth-stage startups (ones that raised more than $10 million), soonicorns (raised… Read more >