Business Schools Driving Societal Impact Webinar Series

Listen, learn, engage, and commit to driving systemic change through business education.
May 11, 2022
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Learners, customers, and shareholders are demanding that organizations move beyond profit models and take action to have a positive impact on society. Demand for this shift to purpose-driven leadership will have a direct impact on how business schools deliver education–and how they prepare leaders to think about solving society’s biggest challenges.

The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), a United Nations-supported initiative and AACSB are partnering to present a series of webinars supporting business schools as they explore their roles in creating positive societal impact and commit to making that change.

We invite you to join a community of leaders committed to learning about upcoming shifts, engaging with top thinkers in the societal impact space, and committing to change and action.

Registration is free, and gives you access to all of the following events. The live webinars will begin at 11:00 a.m. ET. See below for a description and list of panelists for each webinar. 

Upcoming Webinars

May 11, 2022, live session: 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. EDT / 17:00–18:00 CET
May 12, 2022, rebroadcast: 9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. SGT / 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. AEDT

Explore the systemic changes happening in select business schools.

  • How are these schools transforming management education?
  • What changes are they making?
  • How are they changing the system to get results?
  • Highlight changes in curriculum, faculty development
  • Highlight campus strategies to meet students' needs related to social justice, DEIB, climate, etc.
  • Highlight changes to corporate recruitment strategies
Tim Mescon, EVP EMEA, AACSB International
Veneta Andonova, Dean, Universidad de los Andes School of Management
Soumitra Dutta, Dean Elect, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Ann Harrison, Dean, Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley
Morris Mthombeni, Dean, Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), University of Pretoria 

Click here to view moderator and panelist bios. 

Previous Webinars

Learn about the PRME-AACSB partnership and the need for systemic change in business education.

  • Why do business schools need to change?
  • What systems within schools need to change? What are the challenges to changing these systems?
  • Address the urgency and opportunities impacting the development and advancement of societal impact leaders


  • Andrew Jack, Global Education Editor, Financial Times
  • Caryn L. Beck-Dudley, President and CEO, AACSB International
  • Mette Morsing, Head of PRME Principles for Responsible Management Education, United Nations Global Compact

View the recording below: 

The Journey Begins: Business Schools Driving Societal Impact from AACSB International on Vimeo.

Click here to access the webinar recording in the AACSB Exchange. 

Explore the next generation of skills needed by societal impact leaders as business shifts to sustainable business models.

  • Listen to emerging business and leadership needs from top corporate executives
  • Surface leadership challenges business is facing to meet the needs of shareholders, consumers, employees, community, and society
  • Define the responsibilities and accountabilities of leaders at all levels to drive societal impact initiatives
  • Discuss best practices in shifting leadership focus
Jikyeong Kang, President and Dean, Asian Institute of Management

Austin Okere, Entrepreneur in Residence & CEO, Ausso Academy
Shona Quinn, Director of Social Consciousness, Eileen Fisher  
Shiv Shivakumar, Group Strategy Head at the Aditya Birla Group

Click here to view moderator and panelist bios. 

Click here to access the webinar recording in the AACSB Exchange. 

Learners are prioritizing the environment, sustainability, and social justice and are shifting their attention to organizations aligned with their values. Explore their changing needs and their impacts on school, program, and employer selection.

  • Understand how student needs are shifting and how they relate to curriculum and faculty
  • Define what learners are looking for in their careers
  • Find out how preference shifts impact both the school and business marketing messages to learners and prospective employees
  • Explore alternative avenues learners are using to gain knowledge
 Mette Morsing, Head, PRME, UN Global Compact 
Bill DraytonFounder and CEO of Ashoka: Innovators for the Public
Robyn S. Fehrman, President and CEO, Enactus 

Sofía Martínez Grijalva, Student, PGS Regional Leader – Latin America, Centro de Enseñanza Técnica y Superior

Roy Mathew, Partner, National Higher Education, Deloitte 

Li Yang (Marco), Student, PGS Regional Leader – Southeast Asia, Peking University

Click here to view moderator and panelist bios.