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IPADE Business School, Woxsen University and Leuphana University of Lüneburg Among Going BEYOND Awards Top Submissions

The results are IN! Out of 54 submissions across 24 different countries and 46 institutions, we are delighted to announce the Top 3 Submissions for the GBSN-EFMD Going BEYOND Awards.

The GBSN-EFMD Going BEYOND Awards are a joint initiative to celebrate institutional programs and initiatives that serve our communities worldwide. The Going BEYOND Awards are designed to highlight and share programs and initiatives that strengthen society, demonstrate community impact and embody the spirit of inclusive and sustainable development.

These top 3 entries will be developed into posters that will be presented at this year’s GBSN Beyond conference in Cairo! They will also be featured in GBSN-affiliated publications and social media. All participants will have their submissions formatted and displayed in the presentation feature of the Whova event app, which will be made available to all GBSN Beyond participants and to the GBSN and EFMD networks.

1st Place

Research Center for Women in Senior Management

IPADE Business School, Mexico
Submitted by: Yvette Mucharraz y Cano

The Research Center for Women in Senior Management is a leading research center focusing on topics related to women in governing boards, high-impact female entrepreneurs, strategies for the promotion and inclusion of female talent in organizations, and the creations of cultures and environments that promote complementarity between women and men.

The Center has developed more than 25 cases, 11 books, 5 international seminars, numerous articles, events, special programs and participations in congresses and forums. Also, the article “Burnout effect on mothers in leadership positions during the COVID-19 lockdown” has been published in the Journal of Gender in Management.

SDG Goals: 5

2nd Place

STEP has been implemented in 12 countries across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. More than 10,000 students have participated in the training since 2008. It is evaluated according to the highest scientific standards in a randomized controlled trials design. Evaluations show that the training leads to a significant increase in business ownership (+33%), total income (+10%), and wage employment (+6%) among the training group in comparison to the control group two years after its implementation.

SDG Goals: 1, 8, 12

Student Training for Entrepreneurial Promotion (STEP)

Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany
Submitted by: Janina Peschmann

The Student Training for Entrepreneurial Promotion (STEP) is an entrepreneurship training for youths and young adults. The 12-week training develops young people’s skills, knowledge, and confidence to pursue an entrepreneurial career based on action principles that have been derived from the scientific literature. STEP provides an answer to adverse labor market conditions and limited employment opportunities. It can act as leverage for a successful bottom-up strategy to reduce poverty.

3rd Place

AI for Sustainable Development Goals Collaboration Initiative

Woxsen University, India
Submitted by: Dr. Hemachandran Kannan

The AI for Sustainable Development Goals Collaboration Initiative (AI4SDG) leverages AI to achieve sustainable development. It encompasses impactful initiatives in food wastage management, healthcare innovation, education, skills development, and support for entrepreneurs and SMEs. Through partnerships, the program drives innovation, addresses challenges, and contributes to sustainable development. Future prospects include growth, expanded partnerships, and advancements in leveraging AI for sustainable development goals.

Our Program’s Impact and Success: Implemented reuse initiatives, reduced food waste with a management system app, developed healthcare apps, partnered with 100 international educational institutions, certified 1000 individuals in high-demand skills, supported 6 entrepreneurial innovations creating 500 jobs, driving sustainable development.

SDG Goals: 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 17

Without the effort and consideration of our esteemed international panel of judges, none of this would be possible. Thank you!

Liyan Chen, Senior Accreditation and Member Services Manager, AACSB, Singapore
Betty Chung, Executive Director, AAPBS, South Korea
Lana Elramly, Executive Director, Association of African Business Schools (AABS), Egypt
Victoria Smith, Executive Director, International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN), Canada
Meredith Storey, Senior Manager, Impactful 5 (i5) Project and Leadership Education, PRME, USA
Howard Thomas, Professor Emeritus of Strategic Management & Management Education, Singapore Management University, United Kingdom