A Statement from the Deans of the Council on Business & Society

The month of June 2021 marks the 10th anniversary of the Council on Business & Society (CoBS), which now counts seven member schools of business and management, all triple-crown accredited and leaders and educational pioneers in their respective countries.

As leading educational institutions in our respective countries, the member schools of the Council on Business & Society have a direct local and national impact on issues such as job and career prospects for our graduates and executive education, providing industry with talented individuals, offering engagement with – and economic value to – our local communities and giving knowledge and insight to policy-makers and governments at the highest level. Internationally, our alumni – some 231,000 among the seven member schools – work on every continent in leading corporations, government bodies, institutions and NGOs and, in many cases, have created employment and innovation through their entrepreneurial talent.

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Entrepreneurship and Diversity: A Singaporean signature dish

Entrepreneurship and Diversity: A Singaporean signature dish. Singapore-based entrepreneur and CEO Henri Bong shares his entrepreneurial journey, tips for the budding entrepreneur, and how diversity of culture and experience has led to the success of his company Unabiz. By Tom Gamble, following an interview with Henri Bong. With warm thanks to Shuhui Fu.

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Global Voice magazine special issue 2021

This Global Voice special 10 Years Anniversary Faculty and Student issue #18 is: 186 pages, 28 articles – faculty research-based and student winners and finalists from the 2021 CoBS CSR article competition, 8 Faculty ‘Top Reads’ articles (receiving most views and reads) from the last 5 years, From 34 contributors, An Editorial co-authored by Prof. Adrian Zicari, Executive Director of the Council on Business & Society and Prof. Mette Morsing, Head of UN PRME, A centre-spread timeline showing key moments and achievements in the Council’s 10 years of existence, And a special 10 Years’ Anniversary position statement from the Deans of the Council’s schools.

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How Purpose Beyond Profit Can Reboot and Reignite Business Schools

How Purpose Beyond Profit Can Reboot and Reignite Business Schools: Business education requires a hard-reset, assert Profs. Tanusree Jain of Trinity Business School and Julian Friedland of Metropolitan State University of Denver, as they point the way ahead for those in business and academia alike.

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Time to Invest in Biodiversity and Nature-Related Financial Disclosures

‘The Covid-19 crisis has provided additional scientific evidence around natural capital’, says Ksapa CEO Farid Baddache. ‘A Task Force on Nature-related Financial Disclosures should deliver a consensual framework for companies and investors to report on how they preserve biodiversity by the end of 2023. That is all very well, but with exponential biodiversity depletion, the faster we move, the better. That said, a reporting framework does not necessarily constitute a clear business case. Here is why we encourage companies and investors to change their mindset on nature.’

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The World after COVID? Co-Creating a Research Agenda for Social Innovation

Professors Adrian Zicari, ESSEC Business School; Tanusree Jain, Trinity Business School; Concepcion Galdon, IE Business School; and Mario Aquino Alves, FGV-EAESP, invite academics and researchers to a friendly, design-thinking workshop on Social Innovation. The 2021 SASE Conference, Saturday July 3rd, 6pm CEST.

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Into the Lives of Women Entrepreneurs in Brazil

Professor and Deputy-Dean Tales Andreassi, FGV-EAESP, with fellow researchers Vânia Maria Jorge Nassif, University of Sao Paulo, and Professor Maria José Tonelli, FGV-EAESP, share results from their critical incident-based research* into women entrepreneurs. What impacts them behind their business veneer and how do they cope with it?

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