50+20 Management Education for the World

From June 13th to 20th  diverse events were held by 50+20 to orientate management education towards the common good at Rio+20.

50+20’s point of departure is the belief that “the time is ripe for critical reflection on the role business and management education plays in society, today and specifically tomorrow.”

This project was initiated by The World Business School Council of Sustainable Business (WBSCSB) as part of an initiative born in a supplementary event at the Academy of Management in Montreal in 2010, meanwhile the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative (GRLI), a global partnership of leaders from companies and business schools had launched project SB21, focused on a blueprint for the business school of the twenty-first century.

The Principles of Responsible Management Education (U.N. backed PRME) joined their efforts and, in January 2011, the three organizations signed a joined agreement of collaboration; projects SB21 and 50+20 were merged into one with the team members, complementing another in terms of know-how, skills, global make-up and competences.

You can visit http://50plus20.org/ to know more about the organization and the contents of the events that were held the past days.

By Luis Bravo

Luis Bravo is a Business Management student at Universidad Iberoamericana in Puebla, México. He was an exchange student at Leuphana Universität, doing a 3-months Internship at Cultura21 in the framework of the Leuphana Plus Program, and continues to collaborate with Cultura21.