Virtual Conference

The virtual conference will offer a program of keynotes, panel discussions, lightning talks, networking activities, and more, that generally focus on four themes: humanitarian logistics, climate change, healthcare, and human rightsGBSN Beyond will bring together members of academia, business, government and civil society to collectively explore new models, discuss challenges and develop solutions. Let’s translate current experiences into lessons for sustainable development.

Conference Program

Please note, this agenda is subject to change. All times are displayed in EASTERN TIME. The event platform will automatically display in your local time.

MONDAY, 15 November

8:00 I Opening Plenary

Dan LeClair, CEO, Global Business School Network, USA (READ BIO)

Soumitra Dutta, Board Chair, Global Business School Network, USA (READ BIO)

8:10 I WELCOME ADDRESS from Our Sponsors

  • David Capodilupo, Assistant Dean, Global Programs, MIT Sloan School of Management, USA (READ BIO)
  • Jonathan Levin, Dean, Stanford Graduate School of Business, USA (READ BIO)
  • Karen Spens, Rector, Hanken School of Economics, Finland (READ BIO)

8:20 I Keynote: Enabling Community Impact with Partnerships that Support Small & Medium Businesses

In this exchange, Carl Manlan will discuss how enabling small and micro businesses (SMBs) support individuals, households and communities. There are a number of critical enablers to access to markets such as financial education, digital payments that are in need of greater partnerships to advance economic transformation. Strengthen partnerships on core capabilities for purpose is at the core of SDG17. As such, more than ever, we require multi-stakeholders coalition to bring their strong assets to enable collaboration for human progress.

Carl Manlan, Vice President of Social Impact, Visa Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa, United Arab Emirates (READ BIO)

8:45 – 9:05 I Keynote: Risk Mitigation and Disaster Response Systems

We’ve built a powerfully connected world, which has generated great progress for humanity. But that world also is more volatile and uncertain than ever. How do global leaders across business, government, and civil society mitigate risk and respond quickly, effectively, and efficiently to major disasters? What role should universities and business schools play? Few people are in a better position to address these and related questions than Amédée Prouvost, who until on a few months ago served as the Chief Operational Risk Officer of the World Bank.

Amédeé Prouvost, Senior Advisor, Chapelle Consulting; Former Chief Operational Risk Officer, The World Bank, USA (READ BIO)

9:05 – 10:00 I Stakeholder Dialogue: Risk Management and Resilience Planning

Building on insights from Amédée Prouvost’s Keynote address in the previous session, this panel examines the roles and responsibilities of universities and business schools when it comes to risk. How are academic leaders managing risk and resilience for their own institutions? How are they preparing current and future leaders across sectors to plan for and address risk? What have we learned from our experiences in the last 18 months that can help us respond to risk and disasters more equitably and build more resilient organizations and communities?

  • Ulrich Hommel, Founding Partner & Managing Director, XOLAS, Senior Advisor, EFMD Global, Germany (READ BIO)
  • Courtney Davis Curtis, Assistant Vice President for Risk Management and Resilience Planning, University of Chicago, USA (READ BIO)
  • Amédeé Prouvost, Former Chief Operational Risk Officer, The World Bank, USA (READ BIO)


10:25 – 11:20 I Deans Panel: Climate Crisis and The Role of Business Schools

With GBSN Beyond following the COP26 summit we must ask what role business schools should play in the face of the climate crisis. This Deans’ Panel on Climate Change will identify the good work being done in the business education sector but more importantly highlight what needs to be done, discuss the impediments to climate progress, and explore ways to move those impediments. How do we mobilize collectively within management education, with the necessary urgency to address the challenges so starkly outlined in the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report.

  • Peter Tufano, Former Dean, Oxford Said Business School, United Kingdom (READ BIO)
  • Jikyeong Kang, President & Dean, Asian Institute of Management, Philippines (READ BIO)
  • Jean-François Manzoni, President, IMD Business School, Switzerland (READ BIO)
  • Sanjeev Khagram, Director-General and Dean, Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona State University, USA (READ BIO)

11:20 – 12:20 I Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships for SDG Acceleration

How can business schools contribute to achieving the SDGs by collaborating with business and civil society, as well as government. Featuring leaders from three GBSN partners, this session will explore the challenges and opportunities of business schools working across sectors, especially as it relates to sustainable development in emerging economies. Learn about, and get involved with GBSN programs that connect students and faculty to development opportunities across sectors.

  • Moderated by: Dan LeClair, CEO, Global Business School Network, USA (READ BIO)
  • Steve Pope, Head of Go Trade Program, Deutsche Post DHL Group, Germany (READ BIO)
  • Josephine Anan-Ankomah, Group Executive for Commercial Banking, Ecobank, Togo (READ BIO)
  • Ashish Kumar Deo, Senior Advisor, Commercial Solutions GAIN, United Kingdom (READ BIO)


The Positive Impact Rating measures how business schools solve societal challenges. The PIR was created by concerned business school experts and global NGOs – WWF, Oxfam, UN Global Compact – and international student associations. The unique methodology lets students assess their schools on positive impact across 20 questions in seven relevant impact dimensions. The 2021 Edition of the PIR saw 9000 students from 47 schools located in four continents and 21 countries participate in the survey. Join this session to hear how business schools use the PIR: to define their positive impact, to move from competition to collaboration, and as a tool for change. 

  • Dr. Thomas Dyllick, Director at The Institute for Business Sustainability, University of St.Gallen, Switzerland (READ BIO)
  • Dr. Varun Nagaraj, Dean, S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research, India (READ BIO)

12:50 – 13:30 I COVID Disruption: Education Evolving

Remote, in-person, hybrid, or all the above? COVID has disrupted how we teach and learn. Is it a beneficial (if unwelcome) nudge towards the future? A knowledge roadblock? Join us for an exploration of lessons learned and thoughts on where management education is heading after (during?) the age of COVID.

  • Ezra Zuckerman Sivan, Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning, MIT Sloan School of Management, USA (READ BIO)
  • Stuart Krusell, Senior Director, Global Programs; Senior Lecturer, Behavioral and Policy Sciences, MIT Sloan School of Management, USA (READ BIO)
  • Karen Bysiewicz, Esq., Director, Leadership Programs, Stanford Seed, USA (READ BIO)

13:40 – 14:35 I Global Innovation Index: Tracking Innovation through the COVID19 Crisis

Utilizing the recently-released 2021 edition of Global Innovation Index (GII), this session focuses on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on innovation. Moderated by GII co-founder, Soumitra Dutta, panelists will explore what we are learning about innovation and its various drivers, including the role of business education and research, and especially in emerging economies, where GBSN’s work is targeted.

  • Soumitra Dutta, Co-Founder, Global Innovation Index, Former Founding Dean, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, GBSN Board Chair, USA (READ BIO)
  • Enase Okonedo, Vice Chancellor, Pan Atlantic University, Nigeria (READ BIO)
  • Veneta Andonova, Dean, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia (READ BIO)
  • Sherif Kamel, Dean and Professor Management, The American University in Cairo School of Business, Egypt (READ BIO)
  • Rebecca Salt, Director, Global Initiatives, Amazon Transportation Services, USA (READ BIO)

14:40 – 15:30 I How Simulation Can Accelerate Your Digital Transformation

Technology has been steadily improving our ability to provide realistic and meaningful, yet safe, experiences for learners. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated this transformation. This session reveals how businesses as well as business schools have been innovating with simulations and expanding their use, as well as what it could mean for the future of experiential learning. Led by Capsim Management Solutions Inc.

  • Matt Shell, Market Development Manager | Capsim Management Simulations Inc., USA (READ BIO)
  • Erich C. Dierdorff, Professor, Department of Management & Entrepreneurship, Driehouse College of Business, DePaul University, USA (READ BIO)
  • Hayley Pearson, Executive Director: Faculty, and the Director of the MBA Programme at Gordon Institute of Business Science, South Africa (READ BIO)
  • Hélène Michel, Professor to department Management & Technology, Grenoble Ecole de Management, France (READ BIO)

TUESDAY, 16 November

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6:00 – 7:00 I Asia Deans Panel: The Leadership Role of Business Schools as Catalysts for Sustainability

The Asia-Pacific Region has not been on track to achieve any of the Sustainable Development Goals and COVID-19 has only worsened that outlook. At the same time the economic center of gravity continues its migration eastward and we continue to witness the remarkable rise of higher education across the diverse countries of the region. Deans from the region discuss the role of business schools in catalyzing sustainable development in business and in their country, region, and beyond. They discuss the contextual factors which are helping or hindering these efforts, as well as the importance of collaboration across schools and with industry, government, and civil society organizations.

Moderator: Prof. Himanshu Rai, Director, Indian Institute of Management Indore, India (READ BIO)

Dr. Xiang Bing, Founding Dean, Professor of China Business and Globalization, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, China (READ BIO)

Simon Wilkie, Dean, Faculty of Business and Economics; Head of Monash Business School, Australia (READ BIO)

Christina Soh, Dean, College of Business; Nanyang Business School, Singapore (READ BIO)


During the COVID-19 pandemic, developed countries have provided subsidies to their society and business. In developing countries this may not be the case as financial resources are much more limited. This has been exacerbated, in some countries, by the minimum role of the government in tackling the pandemic. It leaves people to develop a social capital to help themselves to mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19. SONJO is a social capital, based on volunteerism, in Yogyakarta, Indonesia during the COVID-19 pandemic. SONJO has more than 1800 members spread over 20 WhatsApp groups (WAGs), covering 20 programs in health, economy, and education. SONJO aims to help vulnerable people of the impacts of COVID-19 in Yogyakarta.

  • Rimawan Pradiptyo, Head, Department of Economics Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia (READ BIO)
  • Gumilang Sahadewo, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia (READ BIO)


Healthcare delivery around the world faced with long-present challenges of affordability, access, quality, and efficiency. As the pandemic has proven, communicable diseases, in addition to the ageing population and the steady increase in non-communicable diseases, continue to pose a threat, especially in emerging economies. In this session, we will discuss:• The regional and global issues of health care in 2021 and beyond•The imperative for business schools to play a role in healthcare leadership •Discuss the programs offered in healthcare by GBSN partner schools•Identify and highlight key challenges and trends for which we should prepare our students as healthcare leaders.

  • Renata Schoeman, Associate Professor: Leadership, Stellenbosch Business School, South Africa (READ BIO)
  • Maurice Goodman, Chief Medical Officer, Discovery Health, South Africa (READ BIO)
  • Sarang Deo, Professor Operations Management; Executive Director, Max Institute of Healthcare Management, Indian School of Business, India (READ BIO)
  • Magdalene Rosenmöller, Senior Lecturer of Production, Technology and Operations Management ; Director, Center for Research in Healthcare Innovation Management, IESE Business School, Spain (READ BIO)


The business issues associated with human rights are not only increasingly important, but also more complex and challenging than ever. The issues cut across social, technological, political, as well as economic domains. We welcome insights about business and business education from the head of human rights efforts at the world’s largest home furnishing retailer, who also is co-chairing the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Human Rights. The session is an initiative of the Global Business School Network for Human Rights, a GBSN Impact Community operating in collaboration with the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME).

Julia Olofsson, Head of Human and Child Rights at Ingka Group (IKEA), Sweden (READ BIO)

9:00 – 9:20 I Demand for Graduate Management Education: New Insights from GMAC Research

This timely session offers valuable insights from the annual GMAC survey of business school admissions offices about the factors, including the COVID-19 pandemic, shaping the graduate management education candidate pipeline and what it means for business schools around the globe. Get an exclusive preview of the anxiously awaited 2021 report, which will officially be released the day after this session.

Rahul Choudaha, Director of Industry Insights & Research Communications, GMAC, USA (READ BIO)

9:20 – 10:15 I Tackling New Frontiers of Corporate Responsibility

This session will discuss how to meet changing public and regulatory expectations towards the private sector to protect human rights, and support agendas on sustainability and Build Back Better post the COVID-19 pandemic. It will provide participants from business, government and civil society with ideas and tools to improve corporate responsibility and engagement strategies and human rights due diligence to keep pace with current developments in legislation and norms. The pandemic has seen novel interventions by companies help combat the effects of COVID-19 at the community level while the pandemic has made the vulnerabilities of the system even more visible. The planed EU Directive on mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence is setting the path towards new development. What are examples that companies and training programmes can use to go beyond Do No Harm, and respond to pressures? Speakers will draw on the findings from the research programme the UN Business and Human Security Initiative.

  • Linda Benraïs, Adjunct Professor of Comparative Law and Mediation, ESSEC; Director of the Governance and Conflict Resolution, ESSEC Business School, IRENE, France (READ BIO)
  • Maria Prandi, Founder and Director, Business and Human Rights, Spain (READ BIO)
  • Dr. Mary Martin, Director and Senior Policy Fellow, UN Business and Human Security Initiative at LSE IDEAS, United Kingdom (READ BIO)
  • Antonio Fuerte Zurita, Specialisterne, Spain (READ BIO)

10:15 – 10:45 I KEYNOTE: Dr. Obiageli “Oby” Ezekwesili

Human capital development, economic and social justice, transparency and governance have been dominant themes in the influential career of Dr. Obiageli “Oby” Ezekwesili. In this session, she shares insights on teach of these themes and how they are connected, by reflecting her experiences in Nigerian government, Transparency International, the World Bank, and more.

  • Dr. Obiageli “Oby” Ezekwesili, President, Human Capital África and Senior Economic Adviser, África Economic Development Policy Initiative, Nigeria (READ BIO)
  • Darius Teter, Executive Director, Stanford Seed, USA (READ BIO)

10:45 – 11:25 I The Role of Liberal Arts in Business Education

  • Howard Thomas, Professor Emeritus of Strategic Management & Management Education at Singapore Management University, Singapore (READ BIO)
  • Michelle Lee, Associate Provost, Undergraduate Education; Associate Professor of Marketing; Academic Director, SMU-SUTD Joint Program, Singapore Management University, Singapore (READ BIO)
  • Rick Smith, Ph.D., Professor of Practice and Vice Dean for Education and Partnerships, Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business, USA (READ BIO)

11:30 – 12:15 I Art as a Vehicle for Social Change

Art not only plays a vital role in society as a source of joy but it also plays a key role to encourage people to change. People around the world are drawing lessons from various forms of arts such as performing arts (theatre, music, dance etc), visual arts (drawing, painting, photography etc) to teach leadership, communication skills, create awareness about social issues & most importantly to ins till empathy. Moreover, the year 2021 is the International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development. In this context, it is pertinent to deliberate the need for business schools across the globe in using these art forms to make their graduates aware about grand challenges and encourage them to take up actions.The multi-stakeholder panel will foster dialogues on the importance of arts in various issues e.g. human rights, climate challenge and discuss various examples of arts integration into the business school curricula and other activities to advance the 2030 agenda.

  • Divya Singhal, Professor and Chairperson, Centre For Social Sensitivity and Action, Goa Institute of Management, India (READ BIO)
  • Fernanda Carreira: Head of the Integrated Education Program at the Center for Sustainability Studies, Fundação Getulio Vargas, Brazil (READ BIO)
  • Katell le Goulven, Founding Executive Director, Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society, INSEAD Business School, France (READ BIO)
  • Okan Pala, Co-director of Sustainability Platform, Ozyegin University, Turkey (READ BIO)
  • Abby Litchfield, Senior Associate at Network for Business Sustainability, Ivey Business School, Canada (READ BIO)

12:20 – 13:00 I Research for Business Sustainability

This session focuses on the role that business school research can and should play in transforming business for sustainability. It explores the challenges and opportunities from both a business perspective and an academic perspective, and where they intersect. What are some ways we can work together across sectors to strengthen the positive impact of research on sustainable development?

  • Wilfred Mijnhardt, Policy Director RSM, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, The Netherlands (READ BIO)
  • Sharon Bligh, Director, Health & Wellness, Consumer Goods Forum, France (READ BIO)
  • Mette Morsing, Head, Principles for Responsible Management Education, UN Global Compact, Switzerland (READ BIO)


Learn the latest results from an on-going field research project in Kenya showing that even a modest universal basic income can help the world’s poorest and most vulnerable populations survive crises like COVID-19. UBI also provides positive benefits in connection to food insecurity, physical and mental well-being, and the viability of entrepreneurs.

  • Tavneet Suri, Louis E. Seley Professor of Applied Economics, MIT Sloan School of Management, USA (READ BIO)
  • David Capodilupo, Assistant Dean, Global Programs, MIT Sloan School of Management, USA (READ BIO)

13:30 – 14:00 I From Quality to Impact: Reflecting SDG Engagement in Journal Metrics

Following a meeting at GBSN’s 2019 conference in Lisbon, David Steingard and Simon Linacre have been working on a methodology for analysing how a journal has engaged with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This has resulted in a new metric – SDG Impact Intensity™ – the first academic journal rating system for evaluating how journals contribute to positively impact SDG. SDG Impact Intensity™ provides a rating of up to three ‘SDG wheels’ to summarize the SDG relevance of articles published over a five-year period (2016-2020). Findings show that journals well-known for academic quality performed badly when assessed for SDG relevance, while journals focused on sustainability issues performed much better.

  • Simon Linacre, Director of International Marketing & Development, Cabells Scholarly Analytics, USA (READ BIO)
  • David Steingard, Associate Director, Pedro Arrupe, S.J., Center for Business Ethics, Department of Management, Erivan K. Haub School of Business, Saint Joseph’s University, USA (READ BIO)

14:00 – 14:55 I Business, Poverty and Climate Action: Promoting People-Centered Solutions in Africa

Although climate change is a global phenomenon, its negative impacts are more severely felt by poor people and poor countries. They are more vulnerable because of their high dependence on natural resources, and their limited capacity to cope with climate variability and extremes. The objective of this session is to contribute to a global dialogue on how businesses can respond and mitigate the many adverse effects of climate change in Africa while aiding poverty reduction efforts.

  • Franklin Ngwu, Associate Professor and Director, Lagos Business School Sustainability Centre, Nigeria (READ BIO)
  • Philip Thigo, Director for Africa, Thunderbird School for Global Management, Arizona State University, USA (READ BIO)
  • Douglas Brew, Head of Corporate Affairs, Communications and Sustainable Business for Africa, Unilever, United Kingdom (READ BIO)
  • Tiekie Barnard, Founder and CEO, Shared Value Africa Initiative (SVAI) and Shift Impact Africa, South Africa (READ BIO)


How can the finance and investment sector do more to accelerate the transformation of business for sustainability? What are the obstacles and opportunities? What role do business schools and scholars play? How can we work together in business schools to build capacity and capability in the sustainable finance space around research, teaching, and engagement, and how that may differ from what we normally do? Panelists will address these and other important questions in this indispensable discipline.

  • Iain Clacher, Pro Dean for International; Professor of Pensions & Finance, Leeds University Business School, United Kingdom (READ BIO)
  • Andrew Karolyi, Dean; Professor of Finance and Harold Bierman Jr. Distinguished Professor of Management, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, USA (READ BIO)
  • Ivan Diaz-Rainey, Associate Professor of Finance, Department of Accountancy and Finance, University of Otago, New Zealand (READ BIO)
  • Viviane Torinelli, Co-founder, Brazilian Research Alliance on Sustainable Finance and Investment (BRASFI), Brazil (READ BIO)

WEDNESDAY, 17 November

* All times are in eastern standard time

6:00 – 6:50 I An Inclusive Recovery: Gender Equity Key to Post PANDEMIC Resilience

Inequalities between women and men in the world of work have been exacerbated during COVID-19 and will persist beyond the pandemic. 13 million fewer women will be employed in 2021 compared to 2019, while men’s employment will have recovered to 2019 levels according to the ILO. The UN reports set backs to global efforts to achieve most gender-related SDG targets, especially those relating to SDG 3 regarding Good Health and Well-being and SDG 5, gender equality. The culture within business cannot be separated from the culture within business education. How do we proactively center gender equity in our recovery efforts?

  • Adwoa Bagalini, Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion Lead, World Economic Forum, Switzerland (READ BIO)
  • Vinika Rao, Executive Director, INSEAD Emerging Markets Institute and Gender Initiative; Director, Hoffman Global Institute for Business & Society, Asia, Singapore (READ BIO)
  • Dr. Alice Klettner, Senior Lecturer, UTS Business School, University of Technology Sydney, Australia (READ BIO)
  • Marie-Thérèse Claes, Professor, Head of the Institute for Gender and Diversity, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria (READ BIO)

6:50 – 7:10 I Keynote: Her Excellency Dr. Joyce Banda Former President of the Republic of Malawi

7:10 – 8:00 I Women’s Leadership: Innovative and Equitable Entrepreneurship

Already challenging for anyone, anywhere, the journey to becoming a successful entrepreneur can be particularly difficult for women in many low and middle income countries. This session will explore efforts to enable and empower women to start and lead businesses in especially complex environments, where solidarity can be as important as knowledge and skills. How can we truly make leadership, management, and entrepreneurship education more relevant and accessible to women?

  • Karen Sherman, President, Akilah Institute, USA (READ BIO)
  • Her Highness Sheikha Intisar AlSabah, Insitar Foundation, Kuwait (READ BIO)
  • Patricia Ithau, Regional Director, Stanford Seed East Africa, Kenya (READ BIO)
  • Olayinka David-West, Associate Dean and Professor of Information Systems, Lagos Business School, Nigeria (READ BIO)

8:00 – 9:00 I INNOVATION Break

9:00 – 9:30 I Mad Max or the Wild West: what is the future of lifelong and executive education?

In the next decades, a myriad of forces will continue to disrupt and displace, as well as create new opportunities for massive numbers of workers worldwide. They will need to learn new skills. Meanwhile, technology and other factors are transforming the higher education ecosystem. This session provides insights from The Future of Lifelong and Executive Education joint research by CarringtonCrisp and LinkedIn and will focus on helping business schools and universities to navigate the opportunities and challenges in the rapidly growing marketplace of adult learners.

  • Andrew Crisp, Founder and Owner, CarringtonCrisp, United Kingdom (READ BIO)
  • Andrew Cohen, Enterprise Account Executive – Education Vertical, LinkedIn, USA (READ BIO)

9:30 – 10:20 I Stakeholder dialogue: The Future of Work

A lot has been said about the future of work and the skills that will be required. But we haven’t talked enough about the differences across sectors and countries. This session is designed to consider these differences and what they mean for universities and business schools. How will the future of work be different in Africa versus the Europe? What does this mean for our views about the skills and competencies we need to develop? This has implications not just for the workplace and workforce but also raises important questions about what and how we teach in management education.

  • Martin Moehrle, Director Corporate Services & CLIP, EFMD Global, Belgium (READ BIO)
  • Michaela Rankin, Deputy Dean International, Monash Business School, Australia (READ BIO)
  • Peter Thomson, FutureWork Forum, USA (READ BIO)
  • Amolo Ng’weno, CEO, BFA Global, Kenya (READ BIO)

10:20 – 11:00 I Keynote: Impact of Remote and Hybrid Work on the Culture of Innovation

Has hybrid work put us at risk for social disengagement? Is it threatening to deplete one of our most important and relevant resources—our social capital? Perhaps more than ever, how we are connected is a critical determinant of success and well-being. Based on years of research and experience across major global companies–and leveraging the discoveries from the pandemic’s grand experiment with remote work–this session will explore the future of hybrid work and its impact on performance, productivity, learning, and innovation.

Michael Arena, Head of Global Talent, Amazon Web Services, USA (READ BIO)

11:00 – 12:15 I DEANS Networking Session, sponsored by GMAC

This invitation only* session, sponsored by GMAC, will convene Deans from leading schools across the globe to engage in conversations around the challenges and opportunities for business schools in our current environment. In this 75-minute session Deans will reconnect with peers and discuss key issues that matter most to you. This session offers a place to share creative thinking and innovative solutions your school is implementing to overcome obstacles. 

Sangeet Chowfla, President & CEO, Graduate Management Admission Council™, USA

11:00 – 12:00 I Business, Privacy, and Human Rights: The Example of Trusted Cloud Principles for Human Rights Protection

Issues related to privacy and human rights have always been complex, involving multiple stakeholders in business, government, and civil society. Recent advances in technology have made these issues even more important to address. This session will explore these areas of concern and examine how they can be addressed with the help of universities and business schools, using the example of the just released Trusted Cloud Principles for Human Rights Protection.

  • Mike Posner, Director of the Center for Business and Human Rights; Jerome Kohlberg Professor of Ethics and Finance, NYU Stern School of Business, USA (READ BIO)
  • Alexandra Givens, President & CEO, Center for Democracy & Technology, USA
  • Hasan Ali, Assistant General Counsel, Strategic Projects & Cloud Initiatives at Microsoft, USA (READ BIO)

12:00 – 12:15 I INNOVATION Break

12:15 – 12:25 I KEYNOTE: Health Supply Chains & Humanitarian LOGISTICS

The issues associated with the global supply chain have been at the top news agendas throughout the pandemic. These issues take on greater importance, and complexity, when it comes to health and humanitarian logistics and can be especially challenging to address in developing world contexts. Our keynote speaker has spent a career in this space, with PSA a leading consulting organization, UNICEF, United Nations Population Fund, and Oxfam GB.

Pamela Steele, Supply Chain Transformation Director, Pamela Steele Associates, USA (READ BIO)

12:25 – 1:20 I Stakeholder dialogue: building sustainable humanitarian supply chains

  • Moderator: Sherwat Elwan Ibrahim, American University in Cairo School of Business, Egypt (READ BIO)
  • Prashant Yadav, Affiliate Professor of Technology and Operations Management, INSEAD Business School, France (READ BIO)
  • Andrea Davis, Senior Director | Global Emergency Management, Global Security & Aviation, Walmart, USA (READ BIO)
  • Pamela Steele, Supply Chain Transformation Director, Pamela Steele Associates, USA (READ BIO)

1:20 – 2:00 I Making Business School Cases More Balanced and Diverse

In the hands of experienced teachers, case studies are an effective way to acquire knowledge and develop skills for managing in organizations. But there are critical gaps in the portfolio of cases available to educators worldwide. Most cases are not written to address challenging issues related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. There are not enough cases that are relevant to learners in emerging economies. Case libraries underrepresent the critical connections between government, civil society and business. This session explores these gaps and efforts to close them.

  • Richard McCracken, Executive Director, The Case Centre, United Kingdom (READ BIO)
  • Rebecca Weintraub, M.D., Assistant Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, USA (READ BIO)
  • Bas Koene, Assistant Professor, Department of Organization and Personnel Management, Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands (READ BIO)

2:10 – 3:00 I GOING BEYOND AWARDS Showcase

3:00 – 3:45 I GBSN Beyond Awards Ceremony

The HUMLOG Challenge Top 3 Teams

Capsim Microsimulation Top 3 Simulations

Going BEYOND Awards Top Nominations