Welcome to this special issue of Global Voice magazine dedicated to a region which is very much in the news and, it seems, there to stay – Asia Pacific. Turning our gaze away from the Americas and Europe to the east and flicking back through the history books to the beginning of modern history, we learn – and not without a hint of surprise perhaps – that the world’s two greatest economic powers for many centuries were China and India, and that Korea and Japan also flourished alongside them during the Middle Ages. Today, the Asia-Pacific is once again the leading power house of development and economic growth and everyone from The Economist to the Wall Street Journal point towards tomorrow being Asian and Pacific – hopefully, for the world, “pacific” in more ways than one.
The Council on Business & Society has the great chance of having presence and impact in the Asia-Pacific region – physically via its member school campuses ESSEC Business School Asia-Pacific in Singapore, School of Management Fudan University in Shanghai and Keio Business School, Yokohama, Japan, and also on teaching and research exchanges – faculty from our other members FGV-EAESP Brazil and Warwick Business School, UK, regularly being invited by leading institutions in the region to provide their expertise.
In this issue, 100 pages of Asia-Pacific, research-based articles on business at the crossroads of society, management and leadership, and innovation in education.
Enjoy your reading!
Associate Director, Council on Business & Society
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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.