Transforming business education to meet global unsustainability’s survival and flourishing challenges NOW.
This posting describes the globalmovement.net strategy and evolving tactics for meeting the survival and flourishing challenges created by climate change and the many other aspects of global unsustainability.
The essay will evolve at this site over the next six months, at least. The first draft will be completed by December 12, 2021, but emerging versions of that draft will be posted as they occur in the coming weeks.
Date of this notation: November 15, 2021.
We invite you to join an initiative addressing the problem of global unsustainability – a reality that threatens the continuing existence of our own and other species. Around the world individuals, groups, institutions, and nations are recognizing the need to transform who we are as individuals and how we produce, distribute, and consume the goods and services we need to live fulfilling lives. This initiative is part of that worldwide movement and is contributing to its growth and impact.
In this initiative, the world’s business schools are no longer teaching, researching, and legitimatizing the business-as-usual mindsets and practices that are destroying the planet’s capacity to support our own and other species. Instead, they are aligning their teaching and much of their research toward the creation of a sustainable, flourishing, and regenerating world and doing so in only three years. And they are working with businesses and other institutions as they bring about similar transformations.
Business schools are excellent leverage points for being leaders in this global movement and bringing about these transformations through their network of students, professionals, and others. The schools possess the global reach, the intellectual and financial resources, the global visibility, and the sheer numbers to take the current movement to the next level. Business schools have served as incubators of change in the past and can do so again faster, cheaper, better, and sooner than any other lever of society.