ABIS Education Initiative Report
ABIS - The Academy of Business in Society has launched a new (Global) Education Initiative to support the realization of its mission, to strengthen the exchange of institutional innovation and to drive change in business schools and universities to face the complexities and challenges of the 21st century.
As a first step, between February and July 2016, ABIS has focused on gathering and analysing data about full programmes dedicated to Sustainable, Responsible & Ethical (SRE) Business Education offered by its members. The overall objective of this phase was to map and estimate members’ SRE educational offer. This report provides an overview of this mapping exercise.
Feedback we received from ABIS members highlighted the importance to broaden our inquiry into the drivers, obstacles and key success factors, such as interdisciplinarity and faculty development, behind mainstreaming corporate responsibility, ethics and sustainability as a way to capture and learn from the experience of those members which embarked on a strategic integration of SRE themes across its portfolio of educational programmes.
This year, the ABIS Annual Colloquium focused on A New Agenda in Education, Learning and Talent Development represents the avenue to address the above-mentioned issues and to share insights and solutions to overcome the obstacles posed by the mainstreaming of new education and talent development models in business and academia. We believe that the results of the present report are a valuable starting point to ignite this debate among our members.download document