GBSN and EFMD are pleased to announce a joint initiative to celebrate institutional programs and initiatives that serve our communities worldwide. The Going BEYOND Awards are designed to highlight and share programs and initiatives that strengthen society, demonstrate community impact and embody the spirit of inclusive and sustainable development.

Qualifying entries describe programs and initiatives that have demonstrated a positive impact on society BEYOND the traditional degree programs offered by institutions and academic research published in journals. Qualifying entries will be organized and featured in an online showcase.

The top entries will be featured during a plenary session during the virtual conference, Nov 15-17.

The Winning Award Nomination

Lagos Business School Sustainability Centre

Lagos Business School, Nigeria

Congratulations to the Top 4 Award Nominations!

EMBA “Social Innovation and Impact Investment Program”

International Institute for Management Development (IMD), Switzerland & Singapore


Leadership and Management Program (LAMP)

Management Skills for Wildlife Conservation, United States

Lagos Business School Sustainability Centre

Lagos Business School, Nigeria

Macheo Program

Strathmore University, Kenya

Award Values

Program entries will demonstrate one or more of the following values:

Empowers and enables people

GBSN and EFMD are especially interested in programs targeting people who have been historically excluded from management education and development activities. For example, programs targeting people in developing countries, vulnerable populations such as refugees or low-income neighborhoods, rural communities without basic infrastructure, etc.

Catalyzes inclusive and sustainable development

The program has a direct positive impact on society beyond helping learners to find jobs or insights that can be shared from a published article. GBSN and EFMD are looking for programs that benefit business in a way that fosters sustainability and approaches beyond the narrow view on short-term profit making and shareholders.

Demonstrates contextual relevance

GBSN and EFMD believe that learning is most effective when it is contextually relevant. The program or initiative should have special meaning within the context most relevant for the learners. For example, the programs can show how content is localized and/or leverages peer-to-peer learning and builds-in context-specific experiential learning.

International connectivity and collaboration

Global connectivity can support local development. Describe how the program creates value through international connections, whether it be through GBSN, EFMD or other means.


Top Award Nominations


Make the Case: A Unique Competition to Identify and Showcase High-impact Plastic Waste Reduction Initiatives in India

Goa Institute of Management, India  


FLOW: Female Leaders Opportunities and Wholeness| 

Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO, Russia

Sustainable Enterprise Development 

Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping University, Sweden


Macheo Program

Strathmore University 

Kenya


The Embedding Project 

SFU Beedie School of Business, Canada

Halad to Health 

Monash University Business School, Australia

Master of Science in Public Policy and Human Development

Maastricht University School of Business and Economics  Netherlands

Startup Launchpad 

The American University in Cairo School of Business, Egypt



Residual Water Treatment Plant

Universidad Tecnológica ECOTEC, Ecuador


Female Academic Role Model Empowerment, Equality and Sustainability (FREE) Project 

The American University Beirut, Lebnon


Volunteering@WU-Lernen Macht Schule

WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria

The Chipita Future Leaders Learning Series:Developing a Growth Mindset for the Digital Era

Alba Graduate Business School, The American College of Greece



Leadership and Management Program (LAMP)

Management Skills for Wildlife Conservation, United States

Agriculture Initiative in Refugee Camps 

Coventry University, United Kingdom


Industry Immersion Africa

ESMT Berlin, Germany


Indigenous ACE Program (I-ACE)

University of Victoria, Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, Canada


CoBS Student International CSR Article Competition

ESSEC Business School, France


Corteva Women in Agriculture Program 

Gordon Institute of Business Science, Entrepreneurship Development, South Africa


AIM Team Energy Center for Bridging Leadership

Asian Institute of Management, Philippines


Small Business Academy Development Program

University of Stellenbosch Business School, South Africa



SONJO (Sambatan Jogja)

Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia

Post Graduate Program in Management Sustainability Centre

Athena School of Management, India


Lagos Business School Sustainability Centre

Lagos Business School, Nigeria


Ikashna

Universal Business School, India



EMBA “Social Innovation and Impact Investment Program” 

International Institute for Management Development (IMD), Switzerland & Singapore


Digigallus Connect 

University of Glasgow, Scotland


Foresight and Strategic Design

EDHEC Business School, France


Captured

Newcastle University Business School, United Kingdom


Impact Legacy

Fundação Dom Cabral, Brazil


Going Beyond Judges

  • Piet Naudé

    Director
    University of Stellenbosch Business School
    South Africa
  • Howard Thomas

    Professor Emeritus of Strategic Management & Management Education
    Singapore Management University
    United Kingdom
  • Jaime Bettcher

    Program Manager
    Aspen Institute Business & Society Program
    USA
  • Giselle Weybrecht

    Special Advisor to the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education
    United Nations Global Compact
    Australia

Program Showcase + Virtual Conference

The top entries will be invited to participate in a plenary session during the virtual conference, Nov. 15-17. This open sharing process will involve not only Leaders presenting programs and initiatives, but also the broader GBSN Beyond audience of educators, leaders and learners from academia, business, civil society, and government.

Top award nominations will be combined into a collective report that will be made available to all GBSN Beyond participants and to the GBSN and EFMD networks.