April 11, 2023, Dublin – UCD College of Business welcomed CEO Dan LeClair of the Global Business School Network (GBSN) to officially launch the College’s membership to the organisation which fosters cross-border networking, knowledge sharing and collaboration both within the network membership and with the broader business education and development communities.
“UCD is a powerful institution and an excellent fit for GBSN,” LeClair said during his visit, “The College of business and its incredible students, faculty, and leaders will contribute much to GBSN efforts to build more inclusive and sustainable communities globally.” He referenced the College’s strategy, “Creating a Better Future Together,” and said “our whole network and each of its schools will be stronger with UCD on board.
”The launch event invited faculty and staff to learn more about the broad engagement opportunities offered through GBSN with an emphasis on engagement for students, faculty and leadership. Beyond an introduction to the organisation, LeClair also discussed the types of activities that GBSN sees as priorities moving forward including the IMPACT Communities initiative around Sustainable Finance and Fintech. GBSN and Impact Communities like UCD College of Business will work together to identify clear desired outcomes and goals, and ensure support is available for related activities.
GBSN’s vision is to enable business schools to profoundly impact sustainable development worldwide through education, research, and community engagement. Students are invited to engage through a range of events, competitions and projects, and faculty are presented with professional development opportunities, as well as the use of platforms to complete research on critical developing world issues and problems.