Connected for Better
“Business cannot be a bystander in a system that gives it life.”
—Paul Polman and Andrew Winston
To solve society’s global challenges requires new thinking and leadership skills as businesses shift to a triple bottom line that includes people, profit, planet.
AACSB Accelerators bring together diverse groups of leaders in an immersive, online experience over a three-month period. Participants learn from each other and contribute to a larger body of knowledge and thought leadership that rapidly builds the societal impact leadership framework and competency structure. At the end of an accelerator, participants benefit by:
- Gaining a deeper understanding of their organization’s strategy for societal impact and how to achieve it.
- Engaging with Advisory Circle members that bring unique expertise in emotional intelligence, social capital, and related perspectives to innovate thinking and ideation.
- Building Societal Impact Leader competencies.
- Developing strong and lasting relationships with other passionate senior leaders.
- Expanding perspectives on societal issues and having renewed energy and a sense of purpose.
- Imagining new possibilities for systemic change initiatives and future collaborations.
Explore the outputs from each accelerator as AACSB works alongside societal impact leaders to design the next approach to business leadership.
Who Participates in AACSB Accelerators?
Leaders of large multinational corporations, social enterprises, nonprofits, governments, and business schools, including:
- Heads of organizations that lead strategy for sustainability, environmental, and social issues (chief executives, presidents, vice presidents, board members)
- Chief learning officers and heads of training and talent development
- Heads of human resources and recruitment
- Student organizations
- Student leaders
- Government leaders
- Business school deans
- Erik B. Foley, Director, Center for the Business of Sustainability, Penn State Smeal College of Business
- Manuela Brusoni, Associate Professor of Practice of Government, Health and Not for Profit, SDA Bocconi School of Management
- Roel Beetsma, Dean, University of Amsterdam Faculty of Economics & Business
- Jan Beyne, Researcher Sustainable Transformation Lab, University of Antwerp
- Elena Beleska-Spasova, Pro-Dean for Education and Innovation, University of Reading Henley Business School
- Henry Bradford, Associate Dean, IE University, IE Business School
- Randall Bass, VP Strategic Education Initiatives & Professor, Georgetown University
- Steven Cady, Director, Doctorate Program in OD&C, Bowling Green State University, Schmidthorst College of Business
- Shona Quinn, Director, Social Consciousness, Eileen Fisher
- Joel Hollenbeck, VP of Sales & Partnership, Wiley
- Rohan Nipuge, Young Impact Leader, UC Denver
- Sophia Rodriguez, Young Impact Leader, National 4 H Council
- Leia Ross, Young Impact Leader, Appalachian State University
- Daius Steiner, Young Impact Leader, Simon Fraser University & Re_Generation
- Michiel Bakker, Vice President, Global Workplace Programs, Google
- Jan-Willem Vosmeer, Global Manager, Sustainable Development & Stakeholder Engagement, Heineken
- Erik Thrasher, VP Strategic Partnership & Global Lead DE&I Publishing, Wiley
- Olivia Scriven, Federal Disaster Recovery Officer, FEMA
- Steve Kappler, President, Enactus
- Katie Pedley, Director R&D Liaison, Global Higher Education, ETS
- Austin Okere, Founder and Vice Chairman, CWG Plc
- Dr. Kristin Joys, Chair, Teaching & Curriculum Innovation, B Academics
- Heather MacCleoud, Chief Network Officer, Ashoka U, Ashoka