How to Develop a Sustainable Business School?

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Tackling the pressing challenges that business schools face as they deliver the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), this How To guide provides rich insights into how to create and sustain the business schools of the future. The SDGs are ubiquitous and this signals that business schools need to embark on an urgent paradigm shift to embed the SDGs into their research, education and operations. Taking an integrated approach to sustainability, this work provides rich insights into how business school leaders, academics, students and professional staff can create the business school of the future; one that has close collaborative relationships with its stakeholders, that is inclusive and advances responsible management education, and ultimately generates positive societal benefits. The authors consider the drivers for sustainability and the roles of accreditation and rankings' bodies, and how through their research, educational offerings and governance, business schools can develop new modus operandi to embed sustainability. Accessible yet rigorous, the combination of theory with real-life examples in this research-based book will prove invaluable to leaders and managers in business schools as well as all those with an interest in shaping their agenda and activities, including students, scholars and all stakeholders interested in creating more sustainable futures.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCheltenham UK
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Number of pages119
ISBN (Electronic)9781802201215
ISBN (Print)9781802201208
Publication statusPublished - 2023

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