Responsible Business Education Awards: full shortlists

Runner-up Jan Bebbington, University of Birmingham; Henrik Österblom, Beatrice Crona, Jean-Baptiste Jouffray, University of Stockholm; Carlos Larrinaga, University of Burgos; Shona Russell, Bert Scholtens, University of St Andrews Accounting and…

Academic research award: smart ideas with real-world impact

It is difficult to define, challenging to achieve and hard to quantify, but the FT’s Responsible Business Education Awards show that a positive social impact can be made by business…

Awards celebrate schools that put purpose beside profit

The phrase “responsible business” might prompt a cynical smirk — and the suggestion that it is an oxymoron. But a significant number of companies are embracing the principle of people…

Space tourism prepares for take off

&nbsp Author: Lana Crowe, Features Writer January 20, 2022 Once dominated by national space agencies, private companies are revolutionising the technology-constricted space travel industry. Exciting scientific developments are funded by…

Alumni change maker award: passion meets purpose

Winners: from left, Elisa Dierickx, Gaetano Lapenta, Johanna Baare and George Boghos It used to be so simple: business schools could tailor courses to traditional career paths, such as banking,…

Teaching cases award: a world of eco-dilemmas

Case studies about sustainability are now playing a key role in shifting business school teaching away from the concept of shareholder primacy. As the Responsible Business Education Awards demonstrate, they…

The man who saved the world

“On March 19, 2020, as COVID-19 swept across the world, I challenged everyone at Pfizer to ‘make the impossible possible’: to develop a vaccine more quickly than anyone ever had…

From profit to purpose: business schools grapple with how to teach ESG

During the first year of their MBA at the University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) in South Africa, students are required to work with local non-profit organisations…

How business schools can nurture tomorrow’s impact investors

Impact investing has moved from the fringes towards the mainstream in the past few years, driven by the ever more evident effects of climate change and rising inequality. The sector…

Business schools learn to walk the ESG talk

It was not so long ago that Jaclyn Rosebrook-Collignon and her colleagues were dismissed as the “hippies on the third floor”. But, over the 12 years that she has been…