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Teaching Climate Policy in Business Schools – NBS Climate Teaching Series


Educators share two approaches to bringing climate policy into the business school classroom.

Policy is an important part of addressing climate change. In the third session of the monthly NBS Series on Teaching Climate in Business Schools, participants explored different ways to incorporate climate policy in classes.

Presentations covered a multi-stakeholder negotiation exercise, workshops on purpose and permanence, and the Climate Interactive ENROADs simulator.

Watch the full event recording here, and use the resources below to go deeper.

Presentation 1: En-ROADS Simulation, through the Lens of Purpose and Permanence 

Presenters described how they integrated the ENROADS Simulation (workshop from Climate Interactive and MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative) into a Product and Brand Management course. They paired the simulation with “sensitization” workshops on business sustainability, focusing on Gandhian ideas of ecology and the Deep Purpose continuum. 

Presenters: Sathyanarayanan Ramachandran, Sundram Fasteners Associate Professor of Marketing, IFMR Graduate School of Business, Krea University, India; and Sai Sridhar HogiralaConfederation of Indian Industry, India.

With commentary from Krystal Noiseaux, Associate Director for the Climate Pathways Project (En-ROADS host), MIT Sloan.

Read this document for more information on the material, access to the presentation slides, and other key insights from the presentation. 

Watch the presentation:  

Presentation 2: Model UNFCCC

MBA students participate in a simulation of the UNFCCC negotiations through three workshops culminating in an interactive exercise. Students learn about the challenges of generating international consensus on climate action and the role of different societal actors in climate action.

Presenter: Bettina Wittneben, Associate Fellow in Management, Pembroke College, University of Oxford, UK; Principal, AFRY Management Consulting.

Contact: wittneben@drbettina.eu

Read this document for more information on the material, access to the presentation slides, and other key insights from the presentation.  

Watch the presentation: 

More Discussion and Resources

Watch the group discussion at the end of the March 19 event for insights into the presentation topics plus wisdom and ideas from the crowd.

Participants also shared resources in the Zoom chat during the session:

Join the Climate Teaching Series

If you’re an educator seeking to include more climate and sustainability content in your teaching, make sure to join our virtual series Live, to discuss your ideas and challenges with others. Learn more about the series and sign up here.

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  • Abby Litchfield

    Abby Litchfield is the Community Manager at the Network for Business Sustainability, overseeing partnerships, processes, social media, and all things graphic. Abby is deeply passionate about bringing people and organizations together to advance sustainability, and loves creating new content with NBS collaborators because it's an opportunity to do just that.

  • Maya Fischhoff

    Maya Fischhoff is the Knowledge Manager for the Network for Business Sustainability. She has worked at NBS since 2012. She has a PhD in environmental psychology from the University of Michigan and has worked for government, business, and non-profits. She also covered the celebrity beat on her college newspaper. Working for NBS allows her to combine her passions for sustainability, research, and journalism.

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