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The Network for Business Sustainability (NBS) expands it global reach – this time to the South American continent.
As Chile’s economy progresses, the need to address pressing sustainability issues becomes greater. NBS: Chile will work towards address these sustainability challenges to build considerable business and academic resources in the region.
NBS: Chile is housed at the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (UAI)’s Centre for Business Sustainability and is led by Pablo Muñoz, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Sustainability at the UAI Business School.
NBS: Chile’s Leadership Council will convene Chilean business leaders across key sectors annually to identify their sustainability challenges as an input to research. Their first meeting will take place in April 2014 at the UAI campus in Viña del Mar, Chile.
About NBS Regional AffiliatesNBS believes that sourcing local knowledge and sharing it worldwide will help create innovative and sustainable models.
NBS regional affiliates are groups of researchers and practitioners that convene under the NBS mission to enable sustainable business through collaboration between research and practice. They are managed independently but meet the same standards of rigorous content and good governance for which NBS is known. As NBS expands globally, regional affiliates will fulfill a critical role helping convene and co-create knowledge within a variety of local languages and contexts.
To inquire about NBS global affiliates, please contact NBS Managing Director Jane Sadler Richards.
For more information on NBS:Chile, please contact Academic Director Pablo Munoz.
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