Professor Hamid Bouchikhi spoke with ESSEC Knowledge LIVE to discuss COP 23 and the critical role entrepreneurs must play in a more sustainable future.
According to professor Hamid Bouchikhi, many large corporations are doing their best to cut CO2 emissions or reduce their ecological footprint in other ways. Nevertheless, they are stuck with environmentally unfriendly business models: think of energy producers and automakers.
At the same time, Hamid Bouchikhi argues that “the business side of the global conversation on sustainability is somehow hijacked by big corporations which are very active in international fora like within the UN Global Compact. Without dismissing big corporate efforts toward responsibility as mere greenwashing, it’s important today to put the spotlight on responsible entrepreneurs who are implementing business models with built-in sustainability.”
Read the full article and Danielle Steele’s video interview with Prof. Hamid Bouchikhi.
Learn more about the Council on Business & Society
- Website: www.council-business-society.org
- Twitter: @The_CoBS
- LinkedIn: the-council-on-business-&-society
The Council on Business & Society (The CoBS), visionary in its conception and purpose, was created in 2011, and is dedicated to promoting responsible leadership and tackling issues at the crossroads of business and society including sustainability, diversity, ethical leadership and the place responsible business has to play in contributing to the common good.
In 2020, member schools now number 7, all “Triple Crown” accredited AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA and leaders in their respective countries.
- ESSEC Business School, France-Singapore-Morocco
- FGV-EAESP, Brazil
- School of Management Fudan University, China
- IE Business School, Spain
- Keio Business School, Japan
- Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
- Warwick Business School, United Kingdom.