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Business Schools for Impact Project Launch at UNCTAD World Investment Forum 2014
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Business Schools for Impact Project Launch at UNCTAD World Investment Forum 2014

The 2014 edition of the UNCTAD World Investment Forum will bring together Heads of States and ministers, senior policy makers, corporate executives, investors and thought leaders to deliberate on the role of investment for development and on private sector-driven solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. The event will launch the Business Schools for Impact project, in collaboration with the Global Business School Network and the Global Alliance for Management Education (CEMs).

10/16/2014
When: Thursday October 16, 2014
10:00 AM
Where: Geneva, Switzerland
Contact: UNCTAD

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Business Schools for Impact
 

An UNCTAD project in collaboration with GBSN, CEMs and top international business schools

International launch on Thursday, October 16th
UNCTAD World Investment Forum 2014
Investing in Sustainable Development

The 2014 edition of the UNCTAD World Investment Forum (WIF), one of the most important events for the international investment community, will bring together Heads of States and ministers, senior policy makers, corporate executives, investors and thought leaders to deliberate on the role of investment for development and on private sector-driven solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Business schools are central to changing mindsets among future corporate managers, investors and entrepreneurs. At the Business Schools for Impact session of the WIF, on Thursday, 16 October, high-level panelists and discussants will debate on how business schools around the world can better encourage and prepare their students to invest in low-income environments while responding to social needs.

The event will launch the Business Schools for Impact project, in collaboration with the Global Business School Network (GBSN), the Global Alliance on Management Education (CEMs) and top international business schools. 

Elements for the debate:
  • How can the mold of conventional Masters of Business Administration be changed to advance the pro-poor investment agenda among business students.
  • What are the essential elements of a pro-poor investment curriculum?
  • What initiatives and incentives can prompt graduates to deploy their skills in the poorest countries and among the poor?
The project aims to create a world-wide network of academics and impact investment practitioners, help students gain professional experience in low-income countries, and develop teaching materials for business schools, including a Global Impact Masters focused on economically effective and socially productive forms of corporate behavior. 

Attendance is free of charge, subject to registration.

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