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Day 37: Impact Investing

  Credit:Duke Fuqua School of Business Duke Fuqua School of Business’s CASE i3 Consluting Programe offers organisations the opportunity to engage with a team of selected MBA students to work on impact investing projects. Projects have included working with an angel network in the US developing impact due diligence guidelines for its investors,

By |February 7th, 2017|

Day 36: A Course on Ignorance

  Although not a course from a business programme, perhaps this is something business degrees should be exploring. The University of Arizona has a Curriculum on Medical Ignorance. The premise behind the course is that there are a lot of things that we don’t know about the fields that we are in. Rather than assume

By |February 6th, 2017|

Day 35: Joint Degrees

Sustainability is a very interdisciplinary topic meaning it calls for a very interdisciplinary set of skills. A growing number of schools are putting in place innovative joint degree programmes combining an MBA or business degree with a degree in another, sustainability related topic. Rather than one, I’ll provide a handful of examples today. Students registered

By |February 5th, 2017|

DAY 34: Sustainability MOOCs

Every year there is an increase in the number of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) available on sustainability topics. These courses are available for free online and are open to anyone with an interest in the topic. Each term a list of currently available MOOCs focused on the SDGs and other sustainability topics is posted

By |February 4th, 2017|

Day 33: Institute for Sustainability Leadership

Credit:University of Cambridge The Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, an institution within the University of Cambridge, has a mission of empowering individuals and organisations to take leadership to tackle critical global challenges. They work with individuals, organisations and sectors to develop strategies that reconcile profitability and sustainability, and to work collaboratively with their

By |February 3rd, 2017|

Day 32: Creative Sustainability

  The international Master’s Degree Programme in Creative Sustainability was launched in 2010 at Aalto University in Finland. It is a joint master’s degree programme at School of Arts, Design and Arc hitecture, School of Business and School of Engineering. It provides a multidisciplinary learning platform in the fields of architecture, built environment, business, design, real

By |February 2nd, 2017|

Day 31: One Day of Emissions

  Credit:AUC Carbon Footprint Report In late 2012, The American University in Cairo (AUC) became the first institution in the Middle East and North Africa to conduct a comprehensive study of its impact on climate change. It publishes a biennial Carbon Footprint Report which outlines campus-wide efforts, measuring quantities of greenhouse gases being

By |February 1st, 2017|

Day 30: An Action Lab

  Credit:Babson The Babson Social Innovation Lab is an action tank that incubates people and ideas. New concepts in social innovation are prototyped, evaluated, and proven in real-world contexts. The Lab brings together a global, interdisciplinary community dedicated to building a better world.  Current projects are support food entrepreneurs, global health entrepreneurs, lean

By |January 31st, 2017|

Day 29: An Internal Sustainability Case Competition

  The Olin Sustainability Case Competition began in 2010 as a way to increase awareness and expand educational opportunities around sustainable business practices at the Olin Business School in the US. Designed as a traditional business case study, the competition is based on a current sustainability related business problem being faced by the University itself. Themes

By |January 30th, 2017|

Day 28: Crowdsourcing the MBA

  A few months after posting the idea of crowdsourcing for a new MBA (Idea 51 of The FutureMBA) I was excited to see that the College of William & Mary’s Mason School of Business in the US did this. When exploring how to differentiate and create a more sustainable and relevant MBA they created

By |January 29th, 2017|