European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)

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EFMD is a leading international network of business schools and companies (830 members/82 countries) at the forefront or raising the standards of management education and development globally. EFMD runs the EQUIS and EPAS accreditation systems as well as the EFMD Deans Across Frontiers development programme (EDAF) and the Business School Impact Survey (BSIS).

Within its scope, EFMD is committed to offer professionals and institutions involved with management learning and organisational development the opportunity to be part of a dynamic, relevant, and diverse network sharing the common objective of developing effective and socially responsible leaders and managers.

It is in this context that EFMD signed, in 2003, a partnership agreement with the United Nations Global Compact and launched the Global Responsibility Invitation which in turn led to the creation of the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative (GRLI), as a member of the PRME Steering Committee.

EFMD is one of the key reference points for management education worldwide. More information is available via, the EFMD blog and @EFMDnews on Twitter.

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