Connected for Better
As AACSB connects and convenes diverse stakeholder groups, we summarize insights and perspectives through a wide variety of briefings, reports, and studies that will help shape and inform the societal impact leadership framework and competency structure that AACSB and its partners will collectively develop.
To view all articles, reports, and thought papers for societal impact, visit AACSB Insights.
Complex global environmental and social issues require attention from leaders across sectors with wide-ranging competencies. AACSB is calling for systemic change through the expertise and action of global business leaders and business educators.
AACSB’s Innovation Committee engaged in an accelerator workshop in April 2022 focused on advancing AACSB’s ongoing work in societal impact. The committee applied Three Horizons thinking to examine business schools’ role in driving positive change and preparing future societal impact leaders.
Organizations are increasingly called on to create and prioritize positive societal impact across their operations, products, and services. Leaders of this movement will need an expanded set of competencies to effectively meet new demands.
Explore the three overarching components that can be influential in creating societal impact: research that is cross-disciplinary, at the intersection of academia and practice, and that creates real change.
To solve its biggest challenges, the world needs business schools to graduate responsible leaders who will prioritize sustainable business practices, no matter what industries they enter or what careers they pursue.