The Academy of Business in Society (ABIS)

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The Academy of Business in Society (ABIS) is a global network of over 130 companies and academic institutions whose expertise, commitment and resources are leveraged to invest in a more sustainable future for business in society. ABIS enables informed decision-making on business in society issues through collaborative research, education, thought leadership, policy insights and business acumen.

The ABIS secretariat supports its members by providing access to the network's expertise, commitment and resources. ABIS leverages these in collaborative projects and events that empower change and deliver impact.

ABIS was founded in 2001 and launched at INSEAD in 2002 with the support of the leading business Schools in Europe in partnership with five leading corporations.

This initiative was driven by a shared belief that challenges linked to globalisation and sustainable development required new management skills, mindsets & capabilities. In order to respond to this need and to support research to underpin better education and learning, ABIS developed a stronger role in the arena.

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