Scenes from the 2018 Sustainability Centres Workshop
Workshop participants came to the workshop from every continent except Antarctica.
Workshop participants found ways to address individual centre challenges and work collectively toward something bigger.
Breakout sessions aimed to help centres gain more traction. Topics included ‘developing your centre’s unique identity,’ ‘storytelling for dissemination,’ and ‘metrics for impact.’
Discussions about the challenges and opportunities of running a centre continued throughout the entire workshop – during our dinners, boat rides on the East River, and walks through New York’s streets.
Representatives from Harvard Business Review, The Conversation, and Bloomberg offered advice on how academics can reach a business audience.
Jason Jay, co-author of Breaking through Gridlock argued that we need to better understand our own motives and look more favourably at others'.
Our session on design thinking at frog design asked us to build empathy for stakeholders, in order to reach them more effectively.
Even the organizers had fun: a conference call between Cornell and NBS.
Tima's closing thought: We can feel energized by the progress made in sustainability within business schools, but also very aware that we have so much more progress to make.
Want to learn more about the Sustainability Centres Community and its biennial workshop? Check out the community's landing page
, which links to past events and resources for centre leaders.