A pertinent conference – Business Schools for Impact – took place last week at the World Investment Forum in Geneva and Business School Lausanne was happy to be present. UNCTAD, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, initiated this innovative project and different business schools are working with them on this idea.
Business as usual in business schools? No thanks!
The discussion which took place in the morning wondered about the ability of the present day business schools to deal with the problems the world is currently facing and will face in the future. A presentation by Professor Ted London from Ross School of Business, Michigan University looked at business at the bottom of the pyramid, so many opportunities and needs! Robert Glaser from CARE, a global humanitarian organization, http://www.care.org/ talked about those needs and about private public partnerships that exist today and cited the work they do with Starbucks in education and healthcare. Continue reading