In Davos, Corporate Knights and PRME host a high level luncheon to discuss sustainable rankings and finance
Davos, Switzerland – Today, PRME and Corporate Knights co-hosted a high-level luncheon, attended by Deans of leading business schools and corporate executives on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The luncheon focused on two key topics — business school rankings and the finance curriculum in business schools.
The discussion on rankings was informed by a report titled Business School Rankings for the 21st Century, published today under the aegis of the UN Global Compact and with the support of Aviva Investors. PRME was a contributor to the report. Drawing on consultations with business schools, progressive businesses, rankings publications, accreditation agencies, and relevant civil society organizations, the report gives an overview of the current state of the business school rankings and suggests possible changes to help align business school education with the needs of the 21st century.
The high-level luncheon provided a space for Deans of business schools and corporate executives to contribute further to the ongoing debate on integrating sustainability considerations into business school rankings.
“Significant progress has been made towards integrating the Sustainable Development Goals into business and management education,” says Lise Kingo, CEO & Executive Director of the UN Global Compact. “But to achieve the Global Goals by 2030, we need an even more rapid transformation in our institutions so that the business leaders of tomorrow are equipped with the skills and values needed to mainstream corporate sustainability.”
The discussion on integrating sustainability into the finance curriculum was informed by key remarks from both the supply perspective (e.g., business schools) and the demand perspective (e.g., corporates and the investor community). There was a clear understanding that business schools and businesses can and must work closely together to transform the finance curriculum and to educate future business leaders who understand that having a positive impact does not sacrifice financial returns.
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