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March Cross-Border Collab


Thursday, 9 March, 2023

8:00am EDT


Hosted on Zoom.


Emma Martens, emartens@gbsn.org

GBSN Members are Invited to March’s Cross-Border Collab: Fostering the Growth of Sustainability Leaders

We are honored to have Ayat Soliman of the World Bank joining us for the March Collab. As the Regional Director for Sustainable Development for Eastern and Southern Africa she is responsible for setting policy direction and ensuring the integrated delivery of sustainable development programs in 26 countries across the region. Ms. Soliman’s knowledge will be invaluable as we discuss how GBSN Members can foster the growth of the sustainability leaders of the future. 

Ms. Soliman has over 25 years of experience working on sustainability issues ranging from water, agriculture, social and urban development, in addition to the multitude of issues surrounding climate change in various regions around the world. She helps support communities and countries alike as they make the change to greener low carbon economies in an effort to combat many of the cross-cutting issues of climate change. This shift is having an impact on the labor market and is highlighting the importance of having strong public and private sector stakeholders to support sustainability projects, locally and globally. 

In the March Collab, Ms. Soliman will help us examine a variety of questions surrounding sustainability in business schools including: 

  • What shifts do we see in terms of needed skills in the current sustainability labor market? 
  • How can business schools prepare their students to be effective leaders in the current sustainability sector? 
  • What can business schools do to support the sustainability efforts of their local communities and countries? 
  • How can business schools foster more effective public-private partnerships and leverage them to achieve their sustainability goals?

Guest Speaker

  • Ayat Soliman

    Regional Director, Sustainable Development, Eastern and Southern Africa
    World Bank


Thursday, 9 March, 2023

  • 8:00am Washington D.C.
  • 2:00pm Paris
  • 2:00pm Lagos
  • 6:30pm Mumbai
  • 9:00pm Singapore


Cross-Border Collabs are not open to the public and are only open to GBSN Members. 

What are Cross-Border Collabs?

Cross-Border Collabs are exclusive gatherings for GBSN members, focused on engaging our community to tackle some of the greatest challenges of our time. Facilitated by topic experts, these session will provide a place for our members be active participants in our mission of improving management and entrepreneurship education for the developing world. Collabs are held monthly on every first Thursday of the month. Collabs are an exclusive opportunity for member school ambassadors, deans and leading faculty members.