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Global Responsibility Breakfast at EFMD Deans and Directors Conference
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Invitation-only breakfast discussion co-hosted by Global Business School Network (GBSN), United Nations Conference on Trade & Development (UNCTAD) and Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative (GRLI). Breakfast will be held immediately prior to the start of the EFMD Deans and Directors General Conference.

When: Monday, January 25, 2016
8:00 am - 9:45 am *Note time change
Where: Hotel Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge
Széchenyi István tér 2
Budapest 1051
Contact: Nicole Zefran

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Impact in Context: ʽHow can business schools be a vector for responsible and sustainable business?’

Registered attendees of the 2016 EFMD Conference for Deans & Directors General are invited to a breakfast event co-hosted by the Business Schools for Impact of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative (GRLI), and Global Business School Network (GBSN).

Increasing social and environmental concerns have elevated the prominence of sustainability issues on the international agenda, and the imperative to transform corporate behaviour is gathering pace. These next generation priorities highlight the role of management education in establishing a more socially responsible − and responsive − corporate mindset. 

The stakes for business schools are high. Changing demand (both on the part of students and the corporate sector), reputational considerations and a tight resource environment combine to create a highly complex terrain for business schools to navigate. However, opportunities also abound. Evolving mindsets around the impact of business are paving the way for innovation in management education, especially around new markets that can unlock future growth and help create shared prosperity. 

This interactive session will explore the role of business schools in a changing global environment and address the question: ‟How can business schools be a vector for responsible and sustainable business?”

Panelists that have been invited to share their views include:

James Zhan, Director, Director, Investment and Enterprise, UNCTAD 
Robert Kennedy, Dean, Ivey Business School & GBSN Board member
Dominique Turpin, President and Nestlé Professor, IMD & EFMD Board member
Cecilie Hultmann, Group Sustainability Risk Manager, DNV GL Group

Moderated by Arnold Smit, professor in Business in Society at the University of Stellenbosch Business School and GRLI Board member.

Please note that space is limited for this session and is available on a first come, first serve basis.  Please email  Nicole Zefran at or call +1.202.628.9040 with questions regarding registration.

Programme Co-Hosts

GRLI The Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative exists to catalyse the development of globally responsible leadership and practice in organisations and societies worldwide. It is the leading incubator for innovation and new practice in business schools and for collaboration with business in the space of ethics, responsibility, and sustainability.

UNCTAD’s Division of Investment and Enterprise is a global centre of excellence, dealing with issues related to investment and enterprise development in the United Nations System. It builds on three and a half decades of experience and international expertise in research and policy analysis, intergovernmental consensus-building and technical assistance to developing countries.

GBSN tackles the developing world's severe shortage of management talent by expanding access to quality, locally relevant management education. GBSN harnesses the power of a network of over 70 leading business schools on five continents to foster cross-border knowledge exchange and collaboration through international events, capacity building programs and advocacy.


Registration Fees:

Free to attend.         

Registration Details:

By invitation.  Seating is limited.

Please let us know in  advance if you are unable to attend,  as seats are limited. If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Zefran at



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