The CoBS: Summer Break ‘Thank You’

Summer Break ‘Thank You’: Dear Readers, It’s time for a summer break “thank you” from the CoBS Editorial Team and all the wonderful faculty, student and practitioner contributors to CoBS Insights over the last academic year. Thanks for checking out the blog, reading our articles, dropping us a line with your comments and continuing to come back to the site in an ever-growing community.

Dear Readers,

It’s time for a summer break “thank you” from the CoBS Editorial Team and all the wonderful faculty, student and practitioner contributors to CoBS Insights over the last academic year.

Thanks for checking out the blog, reading our articles, dropping us a line with your comments and continuing to come back to the site in an ever-growing community.

For those of you who are new to the site, the Council on Business & Society – or “the CoBS” as we like to call it – is a global alliance of schools of business and management, leaders in their respective countries, recognized for their outstanding research and teaching, and all dedicated to providing education for tomorrow’s responsible leaders and businesses.

The CoBS and the new way of doing business

Responsible leadership and business practices means decision-making, practices and innovations based on profit, but also benefit and giving back for your stakeholders – whether your teams, suppliers, customers, local communities, economies, and very importantly the Planet.

It involves ethical thinking and exemplary behaviour. It calls for measurement: not only of results, but of cost to employee health, impact on the community, the environment, and natural resources. It calls for listening – to your teams, suppliers, local authorities and including them. It involves taking advantage of the extraordinary wealth of diversity in people – their skills, backgrounds, cultures, languages and gender – so important for innovation and the creation of value. And it requires businesses to go beyond the short-term profit mindset of taking and looking towards giving back to ensure the longevity and sustainability of the company and everything connected to it – its ecosystem.

So, if you believe as we do that business can positively contribute to improving society and the planet, keep on following us, take advantage of the research and expertise we can offer you, have a voice through an article you might have written, or explore and apply for the top-ranked international programmes our schools provide.

CoBS summer break

The CoBS team will now be off for a well-deserved summer break and back at the beginning of September for a full and exciting year ahead. We wish you a splendid August – whether on holiday or working, or getting your ideas together for the future.

Thank you!

Professor Adrian Zicari and Tom Gamble, Pavan Jumbai, Olga Panashchenko – the Council on Business & Society

  • Check out our summer reading via CoBS Insights: CSR, Sustainability, Leadership, Diversity,
  • And if you didn’t know it, the CoBS website offers a wide range of free, downloadable, or viewable content including Global Voice magazine issues, CoBS Learning Capsules, white papers, eBooks, and online Masterclasses. Check out our downloads and videos HERE.  

Learn more about 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.  

Member schools are all “Triple Crown” accredited AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA and leaders in their respective countries.

The Council on Business & Society member schools:
- Asia-Pacific: Keio Business School, Japan; School of Management Fudan University; China; ESSEC Business School Asia-Pacific, Singapore.
- Europe: ESSEC Business School, France; IE Business School, Spain; Trinity Business School, Ireland; Warwick Business School, United Kingdom.
- Africa: Stellenbosch Business School, South Africa; ESSEC Africa, Morocco. 
- South America: FGV-EAESP, Brazil.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.