Advancing SDG 13: Integrating climate change into management education

Hope, Alex, Molthan-Hill, Petra and Singh, Rajul (2021) Advancing SDG 13: Integrating climate change into management education. In: 8th Responsible Management Education Research Conference, 19/10/21 - 21/10/21, Online.

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It is without dispute that climate change is perhaps the most pressing challenge of our time. Its impacts will be far reaching for society both now and in the future. Most governments have recognised that human activities are the predominant cause of climate change and increasingly business organisations are seeking to address climate related issues through their strategies and operations. There is clearly a need then to incorporate climate change into management education to ensure that current and future leaders are equipped to address climate related challenges and opportunities. Despite this, little is known about how, when, and indeed if climate change issues are addressed in business and management curricula. We set out to address this gap and identify good practice related to climate related teaching in management education through an international survey of business and management academics. Preliminary results indicate most respondents agree that climate change should be addressed within management schools. Few however are teaching it themselves or are aware of other colleagues who are. Reasons include a lack of expertise among staff, competition for space in the curriculum and a paucity of adequate teaching materials. We will conclude with some ideas on how to address this gap.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: 8th Responsible Management Education Research Conference ; Conference date: 19-10-2021 Through 21-10-2021
Uncontrolled Keywords: Responsible management education, Sustainability, climate change
Subjects: F800 Physical and Terrestrial Geographical and Environmental Sciences
N900 Others in Business and Administrative studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
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Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2022 14:29
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2022 14:29

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