Uniting for the Planet’s Future
Business Schools for Climate Leadership is a unique partnership between eight of Europe’s leading business schools to help present and future leaders combat the climate crisis facing the planet.
The schools, which came together to launch their alliance at COP26 in Glasgow last year, are Cambridge Judge Business School, HEC Paris, IE Business School, IESE Business School, the International Institute for Management Development (IMD), INSEAD, London Business School, and Saïd Business School (University of Oxford).
The Challenge of Climate Change
Scientific evidence shows that climate change is unequivocally caused by human activity and its effects are noticeable across the world. Addressing this emergency will require radical changes in our use of land and ecosystems, energy systems, urban infrastructure, and industrial systems. Solutions and systems change demand creativity, commitment, and collaboration by governments, businesses, NGOs, individuals—everyone.
Creativity, Commitment and Collaboration: BS4CL
Business schools too must play their part as institutions that produce powerful ideas and leaders. Business Schools for Climate Leadership (BS4CL) is a substantive collaboration of eight founding leading European business schools, joining together to help business leaders combat the climate crisis facing the planet. Deans of the eight schools—Cambridge Judge Business School, HEC Paris, IE Business School, IESE Business School, the International Institute for Management Development (IMD), INSEAD, London Business School, and Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford—committed to jointly shoulder this responsibility.
BS4CL represents the beginnings of collective action across business schools starting with the founding members. As educators and researchers—as well as leading voices and stewards of powerful alumni bodies—we need to work together to incite, support, and mobilize our many stakeholders to protect humanity.