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May 2024 Cross-Border Collab


Thursday, 2 May, 2024

8:00am EDT


Hosted on Zoom.


Emma Martens, emartens@gbsn.org

GBSN Members are Invited to May’s Cross-Border Collab: Navigating the Nexus of Business Education and Global Development

We are excited to feature a dynamic and thought-provoking May Collab with Professor Carlos Lopes. Lopes is Chair of the African Climate Foundationā€™s Advisory Council, an Honorary Professor at the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance, Visiting Professor at Sciences Po, Paris, Associate Fellow at Chatham House, London and former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. The conversation will delve into the intersection of academia and global development. Professor Lopes, will share his perspective on how educational institutions can play a more active role in advancing sustainable development goals and fostering positive change.

Professor Carlos Lopes, with his wealth of experience in international affairs, will provide the group with a deep understanding of the global dynamics shaping economies and societies. He will share his views on the pivotal role that education, particularly business education, can play in preparing leaders who are not only skilled in management but also socially responsible and attuned to the complexities of a rapidly changing world. The upcoming Collab is expected to transcend the traditional boundaries of academia and policy, as we explore innovative ways to bridge the gap between education and real-world impact. 

This Collab will help GBSN members navigate through the challenges and opportunities that arise at the nexus of business education and global development. We will examine our networkā€™s shared passion for creating a more sustainable and equitable future, underscoring the importance of cross-sector collaboration and a holistic approach to education. The Collab will serve as an inspiring exploration of the potential synergies between academia and international development, providing valuable insights for GBSN Members. 

We hope you will join us to explore a variety of questions like: 

  • How can educational institutions actively contribute to advancing sustainable development goals?
  • In what ways can business education prepare leaders to not only excel in management but also be socially responsible and adaptable to the complexities of a rapidly changing world?
  • How might the GBSN Network support innovative approaches in bridging the gap between education and real-world impact, particularly at the intersection of academia and global development?

Guest Speaker

  • Carlos Lopes

    African Climate Foundation Advisory Council
    South Africa


Thursday, 2 May, 2024

  • 8:00am Washington D.C.
  • 2:00pm Paris
  • 1:00pm Lagos
  • 5:30pm Mumbai
  • 8:00pm Singapore


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.