The Future MBA is about rethinking and reinventing business schools to ensure that they train the kinds of sustainability leaders, managers, entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs that our businesses and the planet need. We need a new generation of graduates who are not only aware of, but can play a key role in moving the sustainability agenda forward and business schools are ideally placed to do this.
The Future MBA brings together 100 ideas on how to rethink management education in order to embed sustainability. Rather than a roadmap, the 100 ideas are meant to be a source of inspiration. Some ideas could be put into practice tomorrow, some would require a complete rethinking of the way we view business education, and others are meant to encourage more ideasÉand more action, to turn management education into a key player in moving the sustainability agenda forward.
To accompany the book starting on January 1st for 100 days author, Giselle Weybrecht will post 100 examples of innovative programs from around the world. Click here to view the examples
There is also a free short course for faculty to explore their own innovative ideas around the future of management education, one that embeds sustainability. Click here for more info
There are several ways that you can get involved in the project.
- Browse through the ideas in the book and use or adapt them for your own programs/school. Give copies to your team to start your own brainstorming session or contact me to arrange a workshop.
- Submit an idea/example to be included in the database of innovative ideas being put into practice, and sign up to receive the next 100 examples. The 100 examples will be shared on numerous platforms and is a great way to get the word out about your innovative programs. Click here to submit
- Comment on and share the ideas that you find most interesting (#100futuremba).
- Learn more about sustainability and the SDGs and how your business school can become a player in reaching these goals.
About the Author
Giselle Weybrecht is a recognized advisor, speaker, entrepreneur and author focused on business and sustainability and works with businesses and business schools around the world. Her particular focus areas include exploring creative and innovative solutions, bringing together different disciplines to engage groups in sustainability topics. She is the author of The Future MBA: 100 Ideas for Making Sustainability the Business of Business Education (Greenleaf 2016) and bestselling The Sustainable MBA: A Business Guide to Sustainability. (2ed. Wiley 2015). She is the founder of the Primetime blog, gowi (short online courses on sustainability) and The School of Sustainable Chocolate, and a Special Advisor to the United Nations Global Compact/Principles for Responsible Management Education. Giselle is a graduate of London Business School and previously worked as a program specialist and consultant with UNESCO, the UN and the World Bank. She is an in demand keynote speaker and a regular contributor to major media outlets.