Open Access learning material on Sustainable Development Grand Challenges
The project has been developed 2020-2022 as a cooperation between seven PRME Champion schools: Hanken School of Economics (Finland), Audencia Business School (France), RANEPA (Russia), Copenhagen Business School (Denmark), T A PAI Management Institute (India), IÉSEG School of Management (France) and INCAE Business School (Costa Rica).
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Each grand challenge contains content modules that describe a central issue in relation to the grand challenge. The modules follow a similar structure: Introduction to the topic, 2-3 videos or audio files, readings, a case study, a quiz and a group discussion.
Grand sustainability challenges
What is social entrepreneurship and impact investment? Why are these concepts important for social inclusion?
Political polarisation of sustainability
Within the Global North, the highly developed urban centres tend to vote for ‘liberals’, who often call for policies that are increasingly framed as ‘green’. Meanwhile, the (often rural or semi-rural) areas.....
Sustainable infrastructures: smart cities
With the constant growth of urban population, the need for infrastructure is quickly growing and sustainable infrastructure development may be the solution...
Design thinking for sustainability in agriculture
Reinforcing the social and environmental resilience of cities
Over 55% of our global population lives in cities and by 2050 the urban population is expected to reach 6.5 billion. More than ever, urban communities must lead...
Mental health and wellbeing
From understanding climate to action on climate