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BS4CL Africa was launch in Cairo, on november 2022
Six leading African business schools are recognizing the critical role that higher education can play in addressing climate change and its associated challenges, and launching a new initiative with the African Chapter of the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) in response. Business Schools for Climate Leadership Africa (BS4CL Africa) brings together schools of business in building a collaborative framework for climate action to transform business education curricula that matches the needs and adapts to the realities of the African continent. The initiative will also invite contributions from the private sector and civil society, and will mirror the ambitions of the UN Climate Conference (COP27) taking place in parallel in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.
BS4CL Africa now hopes to influence business in Africa with its growing momentum in collaboration with The AUC School of Business, PRME Chapter Africa, and the BS4CL European initiative.
“We are excited for the momentum of BS4CL Africa and envision that the Deans Roundtable will be a continued collaboration for impact, one which closely aligns with the ambitions of PRME,” said Sherwat Elwan Ibrahim, Chair of PRME Chapter Africa.
BS4CL Africa exemplifies how African businesses are already taking responsibility for their impact on the planet, and considering the planet’s impact on their businesses.
BS4CL Founding Team member Peter Tufano shared his support of the Africa-centered edition of BS4CL, “I am thrilled to represent BS4CL at the launch of BS4CL Africa aligning with the opening of COP27. Business schools and business have much to contribute to battling climate change and its impacts, and BS4CL Africa will bring an authentic and important African perspective to this global and local issue.”
BS4CL Africa participating schools are the School of Business at the American University in Cairo, Egypt; ESCA Ecole de Management in Morocco; Gordon Institute of Business Science in South Africa; Lagos Business School in Nigeria; School of Tourism and Hospitality at Strathmore University in Kenya; Stellenbosch Business School in South Africa. Also supportive of the initiative: the Association of African Business Schools (AABS); the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC); Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) at UN Global Compact and PRME Chapter Africa.