Sustainability Centres Workshop 2016

Sustainability Centres Workshop 2016

Sixty leaders of sustainability research centres gathered for the 2016 Sustainability Centres Community workshop in Fontainebleau, France.
NBS July 12, 2016
Leaders of business school sustainability research centres gathered for the biannual Sustainability Centres Community (SCC) workshop, November 2016, at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. Sixty leaders from five continents discussed shared challenges and opportunities related to centre management, teaching, research and outreach. Join the Sustainability Centres Community to become part of the learning and action network.
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Workshop Outputs


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What I Wish I Knew Before Launching a Sustainability Centre
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How to Manage a Sustainability Centre
Chelsea Hicks-Webster
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How Sustainability Centres Can Support Effective Teaching
Chelsea Hicks-Webster


Additional Resources Shared by Participants

Snowflake Resource
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The Snowflake Resource, from Sarah Ivory (University of Edinburgh), presents a way for students to map their priorities and impacts.
The Story behind the ESG Data
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Heather Lang (Sustainalytics) provides her PowerPoint on, The Story behind the ESG data.
SHIFT Collaboration Platform
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Jason Jay (MIT) includes a request for academic feedback for the SHIFT Collaboration platform. 

Workshop Agenda and Biosketches

Agenda for November 16 and 17
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Agenda for November 18
Detailed Biosketches
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About the Workshop

Workshop objectives included:

Our Partners

The Sustainability Centres Workshop was made possible by support from the Network for Business Sustainability, the INSEAD Social Innovation Centre, Sorbonne Universites, the Harvard Business School Business and Environment Initiative, the Erb Institute at the University of Michigan, the Michael Lee-Chin Family Institute for Corporate Citizenship at Rotman School of Management, and the MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative.
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 We appreciate the input of the workshop advisory committee:

About NBS and the Sustainability Centres Community

Hundreds of sustainability centres at business schools around the world are dedicated to helping create a more sustainable business model. These centres teach, conduct research, and work with industry to make social and environmental change. The SCC launched in 2012 in response to the need for greater centre collaboration and for an online platform to facilitate collaboration. NBS manages the SCC. If your centre has not already joined the Sustainability Centres Community, we invite you to join. 

About the Social Innovation Centre

To support INSEAD's Mission and Visions, the INSEAD Social Innovation Centre is an inclusive platform for cross-disciplinary research, education, projects and engagement in the area of Business in Society. The Centre aims to develop innovative business models across Corporate Social Responsibility & Ethics, Humanitarian Research, Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainability.

Related Resources

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