The CoBS welcomes Smith School of Business, Queen’s University, Canada, as the 9th member of the alliance dedicated to responsible leadership and sustainability education.
This highly respected institution housed at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, is widely reputed for its teaching, business and management research, and commitment under Dean Wanda Costen to responsible leadership, diversity, and responsible business practices.
Smith’s membership now gives the CoBS alliance a firm presence in North America, with Canada’s stature as a major economic democracy, coupled with a high level of soft and hard power, also providing the CoBS alliance with additional reach in the higher education, business and policy spheres.
A global alliance at the crossroads of business, society, and planet
Combined, the CoBS is now an alliance counting:
- 9 schools
- 11 countries
- 5 continents
- 14 campuses
- 1,203 permanent faculty
- 40,083 students and participants
- 323,000 alumni.
Together, the 9 schools of the Council on Business & Society provide a global voice – combined with a unique local perspective – on the major business, society, and environmental issues of our day. Convinced that business can contribute to positively impacting society and the planet, the CoBS offers the wider audience of instructors, students, practitioners, NGOs, and policy makers with cutting edge research in the form of readable and practical insights, a quarterly magazine Global Voice, online masterclasses, condensed learning capsules, events and a series of accessible books in the Routledge-CoBS Responsible Business Focus series.
- Discover Smith School of Business, Queen’s University
- Meet Dean Wanda Costen, Smith School of Business.
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.
- ESSEC Business School, France-Singapore-Morocco
- FGV-EAESP, Brazil
- School of Management Fudan University, China
- IE Business School, Spain
- Keio Business School, Japan
- Smith School of Business, Canada
- Stellenbosch Business School, South Africa
- Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
- Warwick Business School, United Kingdom.