30 Nov '12, 1pm

From classroom to corporation: Bringing fresh thinking to sustainability learning

From classroom to corporation: Bringing fresh thinking to sustainability learning

Few problems pose greater difficulties for corporate executives than today’s sustainability issues. Complex and rapidly changing science, multiple stakeholders with conflicting agendas, societal disruptions and policy uncertainty create unique and constantly shifting circumstances for each issue that arises, taxing any leader’s professional experience and education. Cookie-cutter approaches don’t work, and the ability to think systemically and cross-culturally is at a premium. Such challenges call for fresh approaches to preparing leaders to implement sustainable business solutions, and for creative cross-sectoral partnerships to address today’s problems. In order to meet these challenges, we need innovation in educational curriculum and training that reaches beyond the classroom and engages business leaders more directly to help students understand contemporary realities ...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2012/11/30/classroom-corpora...

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