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Day 81: Training the Media

Lagos Business School, Gordon Institute of Business Science and Rhodes University have all partnered with the Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa (BMIA) .The six-month certificate program is offered to journalists and mid-career professionals in business and civil society to strengthen their skills in capital markets and data analysis and enhance their knowledge in financial and economic reporting. The

By |April 28th, 2017|

Day 79: Tackling Grand Challenges

UNSW Sydney in Australia aims to lead the debate and shape the public discourse on the some of the most important issues facing humanity. The Grand Challenges Programmes was established in order to facilitate these critical discussions, and in the process raise awareness of the ground-breaking research and excellent iitiatives undertaken by UNSW academics, staff

By |April 27th, 2017|

Day 80: No Poverty

In March 2016, Kent Business School’s Accountability Research hosted an international seminar on Tax and Poverty, part of a series of seminars called Architects of a Better World: Building the Post 2015 Business Engagement Architecture. This came as a direct response to the United Nations Global Compact’s call for business and business schools to support

By |April 26th, 2017|

Day 78: Core

The key when it comes to sustainability is embedding it into the core curriculum. The Business School at the University of Fraser Valley in Canada has made sustainability a key part of the Business Research Methods, a mandatory course for all business students. Within the course students complete a major research projects to learn the

By |April 24th, 2017|

Day 77: Steps to Change

The Sustainable Development Goals are a set of 17 goals and 169 targets agreed upon by the international community set to be reached by 2030. They were developed through the largest international consultation ever with a range of stakeholders including government, NGOs and business.  After the launch of the SDGs in 2015, ISAE/FGV initiated an

By |April 23rd, 2017|

Day 76: Waste Bucket Challenge

Recyclmania is an 8-week waste minimization and diversion competition and benchmarkting tool that takes place in Canada and the United States every spring. Over 400 schools participate by reporting the amount of recycling and trash collected each week. The schools are ranked in various categories based on who recycles the most on a per capita

By |April 22nd, 2017|

Day 75: 2030

A group of researchers from different disciplines across the University of Limerick formed a student think tank addressing the question of how to make Limerick a safer, healthier city. Health Futures Lab brought economics and marketing KBS students together with others from architecture, product design, engineering, interactive media and occupational therapy. Over a five-week period

By |April 21st, 2017|

Day 74: Trade, Investment and Development

In 2013, the Trade, Investment and Development Observatory was created with the support of the virtual institute of the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD). UNCTAD’s mission is to promote inclusive and sustainable development in international trade with a particular focus on emerging markets. The Observatory at EAFIT is organised by students from

By |April 20th, 2017|

Day 73: Water, Water, Water

The Student Water Environment Federation is an organisation at University of Wisconsin Whitewater in the US that educates individuals and organisations about emerging water business issues, promotes water business opportunities, and develops and support strong alliances. They promote an atmosphere where ideas and solutions to water problems can flourish. The group’s goal is to increase

By |April 19th, 2017|

Day 72: Changing the World

The Hult Prize is the world’s largest student competition with the prupose to transform students into entrepreneurs who are focused on using business to end poverty. Launched in 2009 as one student’s bright idea, the prize challenges students around the world to use business to solve some of the world’s toughest challenges. To help make

By |April 18th, 2017|