Partners

CEMS is a global alliance of leading business schools, multinational companies and NGOs dedicated to educating and preparing future generations of global business leaders to enter into a multilingual, multicultural and interconnected business world through the CEMS Master’s in International Management. It promotes global citizenship, with a particular emphasis on the performance and ethical conduct, understanding of cultural diversity, and professional responsibility and accountability in relation to society as a whole.

GBSN is a global network of business schools which aims to tackle the developing world's severe shortage of management talent by building local management education capacity with programmes, networking and events. Through its network and its capacity-building programmes, GBSN fosters connections between top international business schools and developing world educators, and helps schools and faculty at different stages of development learn from one another.

Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative (GRLI) serves as a catalyst to develop globally responsible leadership and practice worldwide. The Initiative supports transformation in management education and business to advance global responsibility. GRLI is a founding partner of the 50+20 initiative..

The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) is a UN Global Compact-backed initiative with the mission to inspire and champion responsible management education, research, and thought leadership globally by bridging relationships and catalyzing collaboration among the UN, Global Compact, and academia.


UNDP's Business Call to Action is a global advocacy platform providing recognition for private sector contribution to development. Its mission is to challenge companies to advance core business activities that are inclusive of low-income populations and thus contribute to the achievement of sustainable development goals.

Empower Women is the movement for women’s economic empowerment. EmpowerWomen.org connects women and men from the private sector, civil society, academia, governments and international organizations in 190+ countries. It offers action-oriented tools, resources and networks to drive this agenda online and offline.

Empretec is UNCTAD's flagship entrepreneurship training programme. With centres in 36 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, Empretec has trained 310,000 entrepreneurs in almost 10,000 workshops since its inception in 1988.

The United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) Initiative is an international network of investors working together to put the six principles into practice. Its goal is to understand the implications of sustainability for investors and support signatories to incorporate these issues into their investment decision making and ownership practices.

The Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative is a peer-to-peer learning platform for exploring how exchanges, in collaboration with investors, regulators, and companies, can enhance corporate transparency – and ultimately performance – on ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) issues and encourage sustainable investment.

The HealthCom Global Network Foundation is a non-governmental organization committed to promoting the health status and well-being of individuals living in low and middle income countries through the assurance of accessible health care providers and resources, and by improving institutional, economical, socio-cultural and environmental determinants of health.

The IILA is an initiative in collaboration with the University of St Gallen Business School, based in São Paulo, Brazil. The platform coordinates the collaborative activities in the area of impact investment of a network of partners.

The Institute for Social Entrepreneurship in Asia (ISEA) is a learning and action network set up by social enterprises and social enterprise resource institutions to catalyze knowledge creation, capacity development and movement-building for social entrepreneurship in the region.

PeaceNexus provides expertise to business educators who seek to offer additional education on complexity- or conflict management, conflict prevention, good stakeholder relations and related issues. In addition to trainings and education, it supports activities demonstrating good practices and innovative conflict solutions related to private sector activities in conflict-affected areas.

The Case Centre is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the case method in business education and sharing its knowledge and expertise in case teaching, writing and learning.

Emerald is a global publisher linking research and practice to the benefit of society. The company manages a portfolio of over 290 journals and over 2,650 books and book series volumes. The Group publishes two collections of case studies for teaching. Cases in the BSI collection come from Emerald's Emerging Markets case collection.

oikos is an international student-driven organization for sustainable economics and management. Founded in 1987 in Switzerland, it helps future leaders to drive change towards sustainability worldwide.

ALTIS Graduate School of Business and Society of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan, Italy, specializes in the development of skills and business strategies designed to combine economic and socio-environmental goals.

Essex Business School, at the University of Essex, is one of the major research-intensive business schools of the United Kingdom. The school is internationally oriented, with most of its students and half its staff coming from abroad.

Riara School of Business is based in Nairobi, Kenya. Its courses include degrees and diplomas in business, consultancy, and information technology aimed at training innovative andentrepreneurial graduates. Its programme on social entrepreneurship trains participants on linking innovation and entrepreneurship to achieve positive social outcomes.

Based in Mumbai, India, Tata Institute of Social Sciences provides higher education programmes in various inter-disciplinary areas of social sciences. Its research on social sciences is mainly focused ondevelopment issues and is aimed at influencing policy and practice for positive social change.

HEC Lausanne, the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Lausanne (UNIL) trains capable, responsible economic leaders and entrepreneurs. It offers management and economic education and conducts research across various fields of business studies which foster a clearer understanding of the economic world.

The Graduate School of Universidad del Pacífico offers a set of MBA and masters programmes focused on developing leadership skills and ethical attitudes. Located in Lima, Peru, it provides academic training of professionals on combining competitiveness and corporate responsibility in public institutions and private organizations.

The University of St. Gallen was established in 1898 in St. Gallen, Switzerland. The University specializes in business administration, economics, law, and international affairs, and is rated as one of the leading business schools in the world.

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