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WEC Roundtable: "Preparing the Next Generation of Business Leaders to Implement Sustainable Development"

WEC Roundtable | September 16 and 17, 2010

“Preparing the Next Generation of Business Leaders to Implement Sustainable Development”


Hosted by IBM Corporation and F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Ltd.

The acceleration of sustainable development initiatives in the marketplace has stimulated a variety of responses from global companies and the business schools producing the next generation of leaders for those companies. In addition, government policies, economic trends, and the expectations of current and future employees all affect sustainability activities in corporations and business schools but remain disparate in actions and results. Within this context, WEC’s Roundtable focused on three major questions:

  • How is sustainable development currently integrated into business school curricula?
  • What skills does industry want its new employees to have?
  • How will sustainable development evolve in the future, and how must global companies and business schools prepare to respond?

Read WEC's one-page summary of the event

 

Panelists (L to R) Liz Maw (Net Impact), Eric Orts (Wharton), and Thomas Lyon (University of Michigan) discuss sustainability in business school curricula with Moderator Jane Nelson (Harvard University), September 16, 2010:
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