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…

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…

Business schools need to get serious about sustainability

Business schools are perfectly positioned to influence sustainability, yet their role is both under-appreciated and insufficiently developed. When I left my job at the UN to do an MBA at…

Business schools lag behind Europe’s executives on ESG

Business is undergoing profound change. Urged on by regulatory reforms proposed by the European Commission, the continent’s executives are at the forefront of promoting purposeful, responsible and sustainable business. European…

European Business Schools ranking: profiles

The FT top 95 European Business Schools ranking of 2021 Le Centorial business centre housing France’s Edhec school Find out which are the best European business schools, according to the…

FT European business schools 2021: Methodology and key

This is the 18th annual Financial Times ranking of European business schools. It is a composite ranking based on the combined performance of Europe’s leading schools across the five main…

Business School Briefing: Top 95 European business schools ranking of 2021

Good afternoon from London. At last, we can tell you the results of the best European providers of MBAs, Masters in Management and short business courses. Apologies, Andrew Hill is…

Business schools aim for an international experience at home

International experience is “extremely valuable” to Fernanda Juárez Trevino, a Mexican student on the Bachelor of Business Administration at Esade business school in Barcelona. “One of the reasons I chose…