BEIJING, September 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — In its effort to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) has produced a special publication, ‘CKGSB 2022 ESG and Social Innovation Report: Our Innovative Path to Sustainable Development’, providing examples of how the business school pursues ESG goals china.
Released on the 9thth of September 2022the report showcases CKGSB’s innovative programs, original research, hands-on projects, interdisciplinary partnerships, and global dialogues about the school’s environmental, social, and governance (ESG) efforts and impact.
The report also highlights representative cases from the past two years in CKGSB’s social responsibility, which include ESG-related courses among its programs, social innovation projects led by school staff, students and alumni, and unique views of research on teacher sustainability.
Emphasizing the social role of a business school like CKGSB, founding dean Xiang Bing writes in the report, “In this age of tectonic change, business schools have an unwavering responsibility to help people and institutions (businesses and NGOs) to better navigate through these turbulent times, and make the world a better place both economically and socially.”
With ESG becoming an increasingly relevant topic worldwide, the report includes CKGSB’s work to achieve ESG goals in china and globally Under “Programs and Courses,” the report highlights the field course “Social Innovation and Business for Good,” led by the professor of marketing. Zhu Rui (Juliet), which is required of Executive MBA students from 2021. The course allows students to identify social problems, explore solutions under the guidance of mentors and professors, and initiate ESG practices at their institutions. In the “Practice” section, the Ji’an Project shows how CKGSB contributed to Ji’an’s poverty alleviation efforts in Jiangxi province integrating its main business (education and business management) into social innovation. In the ‘Research’ section, the report includes Professor Brian Viard’s recent publication a from China atmospheric pollution and its economic costs, giving a mathematical model on pollution policy and economic growth.
This report has also been submitted to the United Nations Responsible Management Education (PRME) of which CKGSB is a proud signatory since November 24, 2008. As a signatory to PRME, a United Nations-backed initiative founded in 2007, CKGSB aims to promote sustainability and equip today’s business leaders with the tools to make changes for the future.
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