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Day 71: Business in Conflict

In the Social Innovation elective, students worked alongside UNDP staff in Yemen to address some seemingly unsolvable problems brought about by the on-going conflict. With economic activity brought to a standstill and people unable to meet their most basic needs, students were challenges to answer: How do you overcome constrained – or no – access

By |April 17th, 2017|

Day 70: From Rio to Roskilde

Copenhagen Business School in Denmark has been partnering with Roskilde Festival since 2013. For two weeks in June and July, Roskilde Festival, the second largest music festival in Europe, becomes a temporary city with 130,000 residents. It represents a perfect laboratory for combining research with the development of business models related not only to the

By |April 16th, 2017|

Day 69: Reporting

ISAE/FGV in Brazil prepares annual sustainability reports outlining their sustainability practices. They use the G4 guidelines set by the Global Reporting Initiative – an international methodology that companies around the world use to prepare their reports. Weaved in throughout the report are also links to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals as well as their work

By |April 15th, 2017|

Day 68: Ideas for Action

Ideas for Action is a joint initiative of the World Bank Group and the Wharton School to foster youth engagement in international development. Every year, students and young professionals from around the world devise innovative new strategies for financing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Winners of the competition receive the opportunities to present their ideas

By |April 14th, 2017|

Day 67: Transparency

Students at Universidad EAFIT in Colombia analyse company sustainability reports as part of a course on ethics and social responsibility offered by the Business School. They then input the data from these sustainability reports relating to business response to the Sustainabile Development Goals into an online database called Wikirate. Students around at Universities around the

By |April 13th, 2017|

Day 66: The Challenger

The Challenger is a project of open innovation applied to learning where teams of students from different programmes at Barcelona School of Management in Spain work on the same business challenge. The project aims to move towards a new integral model of learning, based on resolving real life business challenges that really connect students with

By |April 12th, 2017|

Day 65: Culture and Identify Unit

The Nyungar Culture and Identity Unit at Curtin University in Australia is a one week intensive elective offered to students across all disciplines. Students travel to the Nyungar country where they spend a week meeting with Aboriginal elders of the community and discovering the history and heritage of the State’s Traditional Owners. All the content

By |April 11th, 2017|

Day 64: Our Green City

As part of UWE Bristol’s commitment to the city of Bristol in the UK being designated European Green Capital in 2015, they developed a massive open online course (MOOC) called Our Green City. This course was developed by 14 academic from across the university, in collaboration with 24 external organisations involved in the Bristol Green

By |April 10th, 2017|

Day 63: Social Impact Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Social Impact is an innovative partnership between the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne and the University of Western Australia in Perth. The certificate is open to students of any of the partner universities and focuses on social impact, entrepreneurship and social innovation and

By |April 9th, 2017|

Day 62: A World of Ideas

Presidio Graduate School has an MBA focused on sustainability. As part of this programme they have a course called Sustainable Products and Services that focuses on the entrepreneurial process of innovation, development and commercialization of new products that contribute to sustainable development. Small teams of students work together to identify a market opportunity, develop a

By |April 8th, 2017|