Posts Tagged ‘education’

Recalibrating Education as Usual: Teaching Sustainability and Social Innovation

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 2:42 1 Comment

If there is one thing that teaching a project based course to 205 MBA students in china, it is that we have to recalibrate how students are engaged, incubated, and engaged, and in this presentation I spend 30 minutes speaking to how I have attempted (and at times succeed) in doing this. 5 years into […]

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Moving Students into the Longtail of Sustainability

Monday, April 9, 2012 18:13 Comments Off

The other day while working with some colleagues on a paper, we began discussing the various approaches to sustainability and responsible leadership that we are seeing within the business school community. A discussion that has been taking place for several years, but what was interesting about this review was to see the progress that has […]

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Doing a Better Job Teaching Values

Thursday, January 19, 2012 23:27 Comments Off

Though my time at CEIBS teaching a course on responsible leadership I have been fortunate to meet peers at other schools and within the corporate world who are looking to push their student (employees) forward on issues of society, economics, and the environment. It is a process that at times feels like climbing a sheer […]

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Leading Business Schools Off the “Grid” to Develop Responsible Leaders

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 8:50 Comments Off

For the last three years, I have been fortunate to be working at the China Europe International Business school as an Adjunct Professor of Sustainability and Responsible Leadership. In this time I have facilitated a course that over 600 students have been required to take, and why it is different (and so much fun) is […]

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Understanding the Systems We Aim to Fix

Sunday, September 18, 2011 16:54 Comments Off

With the conversations around systems and sustainability still largely a moving a target that bounces between emotional polar bears and destructive weather systems, I honestly cannot think of a better time for a focus on understanding the systems that exist in our economy, the impact of our economy on our environmental systems, and taking steps […]

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The Role of Academia to Drive Leadership Towards Sustainability

Saturday, November 13, 2010 23:36 Comments Off

  In their 2010 Good Purposes report (download here), Edelman conduct 7000 interviews across multiple countries to understand consumer sentiment as it related to the role of business and sustainability. It was a report, sponsored by Pepsi, that was high lined by a convincing statistic that “86% of global consumers believe that business needs to […]

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Sustainability and Responsible Leadership Round 2 Begins

Wednesday, September 1, 2010 6:05 Comments Off

I know it has been a while since my last post, but I wanted to let everyone know that I have kicked off my second round of teaching a course at CEIBS on sustainability and responsible leadership.  It is a project based class that bridges lectures, research, and projects, and I am hoping to see […]

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Driving Sustainable Consumerism

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 8:21 Comments Off

With a rising level of awareness about the role of consumers in the overall environmental picture rising, it would make sense that we would not only begin seeing studies about how consumers felt about green, and whether or not they are willing to buy “green”, but begin to see companies take steps to understand what […]

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Making Sustainability Second Nature

Thursday, April 8, 2010 22:45 Comments Off

Following up on my previous posts on the role that academic institutions can play in developing leaders with a “sustainable mindset” and toolbox, I wanted to highlight four articles that Anthony D. Cortese recently wrote for Fast Company where he took a look at some of the trends occurring on US campuses. Part 1:Higher Education’s […]

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Hire a CEIBS Responsible Leadership Program Intern for Summer of 2010

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 20:04 Comments Off

Hello everyone. As some of you know, for the last 9 months I have had the privilege of teaching a project based course to 193 MBA students on sustainability at the China Europe International Business School.  Split into 35 teams, they have been focused their research projects across 25 separate issues, and for the last […]

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