Business schools are ideally placed to be the nexus between government, business and civil society in shaping a collective response to our most critical challenges.

2020 will be known as the year of realization. The COVID-19 pandemic compelled us to acknowledge a global need for communication and cooperation as existing inequalities present multiple challenges. In order to create a space to tackle these critical challenges, GBSN hosted the second virtual annual conference GBSN Beyond

GBSN Beyond featured three parallel track experiences during the month of October, leading up to a 3-day virtual conference, November 15-17, 2021. These tracks engaged Learners, Educators, and Leaders. The virtual conference offered a program of keynotes, panel discussions, lightning talks, networking activities, and more, that generally focused on four themes: humanitarian logistics, climate change, healthcare, and human rights.

A vibrant hub of exchange, learning, collaboration and discussion.

GBSN Beyond is a premier international forum that convened over 1,600+ registrants from over 35+ countries. With an innovative approach to what a virtual conference can be, GBSN Beyond provided a variety of engaging learning experiences, knowledge exchanges, and opportunities to network and connect with colleagues from across the globe. 


University leaders, including Rectors, Deans, Directors and Administrators from developed, emerging and frontier markets.


Professionals from industry dedicated to addressing economic and social challenges effectively and efficiently.


Professionals from industry, aid organizations, and civil society dedicated to addressing economic and social challenges effectively and efficiently.

GBSN Beyond hosted over 100 speakers, including our 7 keynote addresses.

Explore Our Sessions


Explore highlight reels from GBSN Beyond’s overarching themes.

Humanitarian Logistics

Climate Change


Human Rights

3 Parallel Tracks

Educators Track

Featuring the Capsim Microsimulation Competition

Congratulations to Jagdish Sheth School of Management for their winning microsimulation MakhanChor Milk!

Learners Track

Featuring the HUMLOG Challenge Student Competition

Congratulations to Team Colorado State University and their winning solution addressing natural disasters in Mozambique!

Leaders Track

Featuring the GBSN-EFMD Going BEYOND Awards

Congratulations to the winning award nomination, Lagos Business School Sustainability Centre at Pan-Atlantic University!

Thank You to Our Beyond 2021 Sponsors and Partners

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