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Universal Business School: India´s First Green Business School to Inculcate ´Green Thinking´ in Students

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.

Strengthening Disaster Resilience: The 2021 HUMLOG Challenge

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.

Announcing Winning Teams for GBSN Inaugural Africa Business Challenge

This past March 12 – May 14, GBSN hosted its first regionally focused virtual student competition, the GBSN Africa Business Challenge, supported by Peaqs, em lyon business school and Localized. Over the course of 6 weeks, student teams across the African continent worked hard to develop and illustrate a business concept that addressed a locally-relevant challenge or problem related to sustainable development and Agenda 2063. Over 80+ teams from 15 countries registered to compete for a chance to win the $5,000 cash prize, sponsored by AACSB International and Stanford Seed.

Business Education and the Inevitable Change

Just like in business, in business education the winds of change are always blowing. Unlike business, however, these winds usually seem to pass without significantly impacting the industry. In recent years, however, the pressures have been mounting. And the Covid-19 pandemic has spread the view that profound change is inevitable.

Africa Powering Digital Transformation

Digital transformation plays a central role in the sustainable development of Africa. Yet the continent does not yet have the tech talent to enable this transformation. How do we develop the skills to support the needed investment? How can business, academia, government, and civil society work together to create an environment that unlocks the full potential of Africa’s aspiring entrepreneurs? Can business schools and universities take the lead in connecting diverse talent needed to accelerate innovation? The fifth and final session in the Talent for Africa series aimed to answer these questions.

Austin’s Five Forces Model for Transformation

New beginnings (such as the current pandemic) bring about opportunities for transformation if we suppress current realities and augment possibilities. This enables us to adopt agile strategies to create new systems which then become our new realities. I have codified below, the relation between Transformation, Vision, Team, Time, Resources and Resolve in a model which… Read more >