Uniting for the Planet’s Future
In the run up to COP26 in Glasgow, eight business 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 (University of Oxford) have joined together to equip present and future leaders to address climate change.
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.
COP 26 in Glasgow
To help meet these ambitious goals and clarify threats and opportunities, BS4CL launched the publication of a toolkit at the Sustainable Innovation Forum alongside COP26 in Glasgow, on November 10.
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Business schools taking coordinated action to prepare present and future business leaders for climate leadership
As leading European Business schools, the founding members the responsability to accelerate business activities towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change