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Hub News Article May 05, 2015

UNCTAD Platform to Bolster Business Schools' Contribution to Development

On 16 October 2014, UNCTAD launched the Business Schools for Impact initiative as part of the World Investment Forum outcomes to bolster the contribution business schools and management education can make to development.

The initiative, undertaken in partnership with the Global Alliance in Management Education, the Global Business Schools Network and top business schools around the world, is part of UNCTAD’s proposed action plan for investing in the sustainable development goals – the set of targets being formulated by the international community to guide development efforts for the period 2016–2030.

UNCTAD has released a booklet to explain how business schools can contribute to sustainable development in the poorest areas in the world by changing the mindset of business graduates and teaching the skills required to invest and operate in low-income environments with positive social impact.