Sustainable development is a key word for a majority of business leaders. It includes attention to a number of areas – such as impact on climate, work environment, business ethics and corporate governance. This focus is not only a result of moral concerns, but to a large degree based on the belief that sustainability is a prerequisite for future profitability.
Thanks to a collaboration with and support from the Global Challenges Foundation, Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) will, starting in the fall of 2016, include studies on global risks as a compulsory element of the curriculum for the first four semesters of their Bachelor program. This means that a great number of future high level decision-makers will have fundamental insights regarding the greatest global threats and an incentive to analyse how they can best be managed in harmony with successful economic development.
The collaboration between GCF and SSE, which has been named Global Challenges at Stockholm School of Economics, will continue for ten years and include approximately 3,000 students. GCF has great expectations that this concept – in addition to educating corporate decision-makers about new insights regarding the world we all operate in – will spark interest and create followers at other leading institutions around the world.