Training the future leaders society needs - Green bag Lunch

Green Bag Lunch Series on Transforming Business Education

  • Starts:11:00, 1 December 2022
  • Ends:11:40, 1 December 2022
  • Location:Zoom
  • Enrolment deadline:01.12.2022 11:10
  • Contact:Ann Kristin H. Calisch (ann.kristin.calisch@bi.no)

BI’s Green Bag Lunch – with Nikodemus Solitander from Hanken School of Economics

Green bag lunch on sustainability

BI Norwegian Business School’s Centre for Sustainability and Energy hosts 30-minute inspirational sustainability talks on "why" and "how" to teach sustainability and responsibility in business schools.

This time, BI professor Caroline Dale Ditlev-Simonsen will talk about responsible business education with Nikodemus Solitander, researcher and Director for Centre for Corporate Responsibility at Hanken School of Economics.

He will share how Hanken work as a “PRME Champion” school and what it implies for the school priorities for curriculum, research, student engagement and for their wider societal engagement to impact sustainability transformation. Hanken has triple accreditations, like BI, is a PRME Champion school and is active in the GBSN network. 

image08p4q.png Caroline Dale Ditlev-Simonsen

Nikodemus Solitander, Researcher and Director for Centre for Corporate Responsibility at Hanken School of Economics and engaged in PRME. 


Caroline Ditlev-Simonsen, Professor BI Norwegian Business School , Co-director for BI Centre for Sustainability and Energy and PRME adviser to BI President



Why is this talk relevant?

To solve today’s dire societal challenges, we need leaders who are able to generate purpose, ethics, system-thinking, interdisciplinary innovations and societal impact. International businesses and global associations are urging management educators to transform programmes and courses to deliver the kind of leadership that the world needs.

Yet, there is still a scarcity of leaders who are sufficiently competent and willing to move corporate decision-making towards progressing societal betterment at the pace and direction required.

Are business schools too slow to transform curriculum, pedagogies and incentive structures to develop our future leaders? If so, how can they speed up?