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Teaching Climate Change in Business Schools: Call for Submissions

Share your experience teaching climate in business schools in this virtual event series. Reach a global community of faculty, and learn from others to take your approach even further. Proposals due November 19.

Do you have experience teaching about climate change in a business school? Perhaps you:

      • Have integrated a climate-focused lecture, case, or activity into a core business course;

      • Teach a sustainability-focused course where climate is a key topic;

      • Teach a climate-focused elective or certificate.

    If so, we want to hear from you.

    The Network for Business Sustainability is hosting monthly webinars, starting in January 2024, to showcase examples of teaching climate in business schools and foster discussion.

    These webinars will help educators learn from one another and catalyze the adoption of climate content in business curricula.  All interested academic faculty and staff are welcome to attend – and to contribute!

    Call for Submissions – Due November 19, 2023

    We seek faculty who can provide short (5-10 minute) presentations on a single effective approach they’ve used in teaching climate.  Each virtual session will feature multiple short presentations, as well as Q&A and breakouts.

    Across the series, we aim to profile a holistic, creative, and useful set of climate teaching materials that:

        • Exist in different and innovative formats (cases, exercises, simulations, etc.)

        • Can be integrated into core and elective courses

        • Span diverse management disciplines and ways of knowing (epistemologies)

        • Address climate challenges, mitigation, adaptation, and justice

        • Consider “strong sustainability” and systems transformation approaches

        • Represent international perspectives and are sensitive to context

      Your material does not need to address all these ideas. but we hope it will address some. If you have experience teaching climate, please apply to share it through this series using this form:

      More about the NBS Climate Teaching Series

      Individual session format

      Each session will begin by spotlighting several (2-5) short “success stories:” selected individuals will present a specific material or activity used to achieve learning objectives and describe student outcomes. Following a short plenary Q&A, participants will self-select into breakout rooms focusing on the topics addressed by presenters. There, participants can share their own related approaches, question the initial presenter, or discuss new ideas.

      Session follow-up

      Following each session, NBS will publicly share the following:

        • A recording of the presentation portion of the session

        • A summary of the resources discussed, plus additional resources, such as those curated by partner organizations.

      Additional climate teaching resources

      The following organizations are doing complementary and important work on teaching climate change in business schools. We encourage you to explore their resources and initiatives:

      Do you have a suggested climate teaching platform to add? Write to us: info@nbs.net

      Thanks to our Advisors

      This initiative was developed thanks to the input of the following advisors:

      Jill Bogie, Fernanda Carreira, Valentina De Marchi, Katie Kross, Sandra Navalli, Lynn Schenk, Marina Schmitz, Divya Singhal, Mike Toffel, Bruce Usher, Jessica Wingert

      About the Network for Business Sustainability

      The Network for Business Sustainability (NBS) is a non-profit advancing sustainable development to build a fairer and more environmentally sound future.

      We aim to improve business practice by facilitating knowledge sharing across an international community of business leaders, scholars, students and policy makers. 

      Each year, more than  200,000 people from around the world engage with our work. We also facilitate a community of 190+ sustainability research centres in business schools around the world.

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