Call for Best Teaching Practices
In the last years we have seen numerous initiatives and positive trends in responsible management
education. The number of core courses that integrate sustainability content has been increasing, as
well as published sustainability-related research from business school faculty. New academic journals
devoted to sustainability and the climate crisis have been created. Despite this, results from the ABIS
Members survey (2020) indicate that the most necessary development in management education for
the next 3-5 years is integrating sustainability truly into curricula of all courses - not just in content but also in teaching practices.
The drastic changes we are experiencing with COVID-19, climate change and biodiversity crisis in our
economy and society call for reflection and urgent changes. Inevitably business education is going to
face a sea change to ensure that the leaders they educate will be a force for good. In this sense, our
mission as ABIS - to contribute to the debate and the practice in equipping leaders with the knowledge
and skills for the success of business in society - is more relevant than ever.
In order to respond to these challenges and to support our members and business education in general
in stepping up their game, at this year’s ABIS Annual Colloquium we aim to collect innovative, high
quality resources, cutting-edge business cases and the best pedagogical methods to teach
sustainability in business schools. The initiative is designed to help our members to gain and access
relevant insights to accelerate sustainability uptake, learning capacity and teaching. It is time for all
courses and classes to integrate elements of sustainability, circularity, structural change, systems
thinking, collaboration and co-creation, among the others, in their curricula.
We invite the submission of teaching best practices and case studies from non-degree courses –
Executive Education in particular – with the potential to be implemented and scaled in graduate and
undergraduate degree programs. We welcome practices already tested in classroom on an
experimental basis and that proved to support exciting and productive lessons and achievement of
learning outcomes. We also invite submissions from corporate universities as well as non-formal
The goal is to provide access and knowledge sharing about methods and resources to our academic
members to support them in their teaching. Eventually, we would like to open the door towards
opportunities to co-create and develop innovative teaching practices grasping complex topics into
tangible outputs and stimulating learning of emerging trends and concepts.
Extended abstracts of 250-300 words must be submitted by October 15, 2020 by sending them to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Authors of accepted contributions have the opportunity to also submit
a short teaching note until November 15, 2020.
Please find more information and the submission form HERE.