Day 0 – 100 Innovative Examples Over 100 Days

Happy New Year! In 2014 I posted one short idea a day, for 100 days, exploring how we could rethink business education to ensure that it produces the kinds of leaders that our businesses and the planet need, in particular in order to reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). A very special thanks to all

By |January 1st, 2017|

Day 100: Implementing Sustainability Projects

SIPS is a formalised programme at the University of Tasmania in Australia for engaging multiple parts of the university in moving the school as a whole forward in terms of sustainability. The programme is formalised with a memorandum of understanding between the operational side of the university and the academic units that interested in doing

By |May 16th, 2017|

Day 99: Divesting

The York University Advisory Committee on Responsible Investment believes that the integration of environmental, social and corporate governance considerations into investment management processes and ownership practices is wise and aligned with the University’s commitment to sustainability, social justice and good governance. They create a platform to hear the concerns expressed by those in their community

By |May 15th, 2017|

Day 98: Parity

The University of Leicester is engaged in the HeForShe Impact 10x10x10 cohort, a group that convenes ten heads of state, ten global CEOs and ten University Presidents to fast-track gender equality in boardrooms, classrooms and world capitals. The University if committed to closing the gap between men and women in key academic and career areas,

By |May 14th, 2017|

Day 97: Green Fleet

James Cook University’s (JCU) innovative Green Bike Fleet programme gives new love to abandoned or unwanted bike. The programme has restored over 400 second hand bikes and sells them at a low cost to JCU students. The programme is so popular that bikes are often in short supply. Students also have the option of returning

By |May 13th, 2017|

Day 96: Innovation for Global Good

Thunderbird for Good, part of the Thunderbird School of Global Management started in 2004 with an idea to provide learning opportunities for Afghan businesswomen. Today they educate students from emerging markets around the world through a range of specific programmes that focus in on female entrepreneurs in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Peru and Central America in collaboration

By |May 12th, 2017|

Day 95: Carbon Innovation Programme

The University of Oxford has developed a Living Lab to support the University’s transition towards a sustainable, resilient and low-carbon campus, facilitate world-class research, guide and improve practice, and enhance real world learning. The Carbon Innovation Programme establishes multidisciplinary teams of staff and students to work collaboratively to identify new innovative ideas to help reduce

By |May 11th, 2017|

Day 94: Mindfulness and Courage

ISTUD Business School in Italy offers series of courses that aim to cultivate mindfulness and courage at the executive and senior management level. The courses aim to leverage various intellectual and cognitive dimensions, beyond the technical aspects of the managerial profession and that aim to widen and enrich the professional culture and personal development of

By |May 10th, 2017|

Day 93: Sustainable Campus

The University of Copenhagen in Denmark has set out ambitious targets for sustainability designed to make it one of the world’s most sustainable universities. The strategy involves a focus on the physical setting (buildings, facilities), using the campus as a living laboratory for the development of tomorrow’s sustainability solutions, and creating a sustainability culture that

By |May 9th, 2017|

Day 92: Sustainability Week

Sustainability Week is the largest student run sustainability programme in Switzerland. Now in its fourth year, it is organised by over 60 students from 5 universities with over 55,000 students in Zurich, ETH, Universitat Zurich, PHZH and Zurich University of the Arts. Over the past few years it has organised over 120 events with the

By |May 8th, 2017|

Day 91: Innovation Campus

The GIANT campus includes 250 hectares of research, technology research, companies and higher educational institutions such as Grenoble Ecole de Management in France. The campus includes 2 national research organisations, 3 key European research facilities, 3 educational institutions and represents 30 company partners as well as competitive clusters, local authorities and other public organisations. In

By |May 7th, 2017|