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Integrating Sustainability into Business Schools (ISIBS) Final Project Workshop

20 - 21 October 2011


20-21 October 2011

Nottingham University Business School, UK

The project ‘Integrating Sustainability into Business Schools’ (ISIBS) is near completion. Therefore we want to present and discuss our findings with a wider audience at a final workshop on the 20th and 21st October at the Nottingham University Business School. The workshop has been conceived to provide a forum for wide ranging debate on approaches to integrating sustainability into business schools and the aim of the workshop is to enable an exchange of experiences by members of Business Schools, other University departments and wider institutions engaged with this agenda.

Keynote Speakers:
Jonas Haertle is Head of the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) secretariat of the United Nations Global Compact Office. The mission of the PRME initiative is to inspire and champion responsible management education, research and thought leadership globally. In his role as coordinator for Global Compact Local Networks he works with the country networks in Latin America and the Caribbean. Jonas holds a master's degree in European Studies of Hamburg University. As a Fulbright scholar, he also attained an MSc degree in Global Affairs from Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA.

Jonathan Slack is Chief Executive of the Association of Business Schools (ABS) and also chair of EQUAL, the group of nineteen European Associations which acts as the think tank for EQUIS, the accreditation scheme for international business schools. He has been centrally involved in the development of the National Subject Benchmarks on behalf of the UK Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, for undergraduate Honours degrees and also Masters degrees in business and management including the MBA.

Joanna Simpson is Senior Higher Education Policy Adviser for HEFCE. She is responsible for developing and implementing HEFCE's sustainable development strategy and action plan, working on projects to promote good practice and advising government, higher education organisations and other stakeholders on sustainable development issues. She also led HEFCE’s work to improve its own Corporate Social Responsibility.

Please find the full programme and registration form here.

Read the report ‘Integrating Sustainability into Business Schools – Analysis of 100 UN PRME Sharing Information on Progress (SIP)’ (Godemann et al. 2011) on the ICCSR website.

For more information, visit the event website.