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EMFD Global- Mainstreaming the SDGs in Business Education: Strategy, Implementation, Practice

Event Details

Sustainability has become one of the great challenges of current management education.

This workshop focuses on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as internationally understood framework, and their relevance for progressing on efforts related to embedding ethics, responsibility and sustainability (ERS) in business school management and operations.

The objective of the workshop is to equip participants with thorough understanding of the SDGs and to guide them in developing a custom strategic plan to accelerate ERS integration in their business school, functional area or programme.

Through a mix of theory, good practices, peer learning and practical application, participants will review their starting points, specific institutional context, the capacity and needs in order to identify an effective way forward.

The three-week online workshop consists of four live sessions. In addition, with a support of a mentor and a peer group, participants will asynchronously work on populating a strategic template based on the specific context of their institutions.

Participants will improve and enhance their capacity:

  • To determine the relevance of the SDGs for the organisation’s operational, research and teaching activities;
  • To identify synergies between their organisation’s strategic priorities and the SDGs;
  • To identify gaps between the status quo and the priorities set out by the SDGs;
  • To design an SDG integration strategy appropriate to their organisation’s strategy and operating environment.


The workshop is designed for Deans, Associate deans, Deans for Faculty and Research, Programme directors and Sustainability officers, who are in the first stages of weaving sustainability into the institutional culture and are interested in learning how the SDGs can be applied in a systematic way.


  • 80% attendance of live sessions
  • Completing a strategic template, as shown by participation in feedback sessions


This workshop will be run using Zoom. To ensure the best Zoom experience, we recommend that you install the latest version of Zoom Client for Meetings. If you are not familiar with Zoom, you can test the tool via this weblink.

Dates & Times


  • 31 January; 9:00-12:00 CET: Live session 1
  • 2 February; 9:00-12:00 CET: Live session 2
  • Week of 7-13 February: Individual, asynchronous work & group check-in with a mentor
  • 14 February; 9:00-12:00 CET: Live session 3
  • 16 February; 9:00-12:00 CET: Live session 4



Practical Information

Program Fees

  • EFMD Member fee: 490 €
  • Non-member fee: 590 €