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Dear Partners, Associates and friends of GRLI 

"I am issuing a global call for a Decade of Action to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Now is the time for bold leadership, both individual and collective...mobilize partnerships like never before." -UN Secretary-General António Guterres, September 2019

I trust that the New Year is starting well for you, and my wish for "all of us" is that the Decade of Action will be remembered by future generations as the Regenerative Twenties. (For more on Regenerative Management Education see the upcoming Deans & Directors Cohort co-hosted by Leeds School of Business, Colorado and Babson College this coming April.) 

During recent years we have anticipated the closure of the GRLI and winding up of the Foundation in January 2025, however it appears that our work is not yet complete. The “Towards 2024” framing encouraged us to focus on achieving impact and steered us away from institutionalising the GRLI for self-serving purposes whilst recognising the urgency of our times. 

27 representatives from our partnership have already confirmed participation at our first ever virtual GRLI gathering which takes place on 29 January. The event follows our November AGM in Portugal where the GRLI considered our role in the liminal space between extinction and hope. We anticipate that our work and vision requires the GRLI to transcend its current form in order to serve as a uniquely positioned catalyst and facilitator in a growing ecosystem of initiatives and organisations that share our purpose and align with our focus. 

Today on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, a group of GRLI friends and colleagues launches the new Positive Impact Rating (PIR). GRLI board member, Julia Christensen Hughes, is in attendance to facilitate the 3rd annual Deans Dialogue sponsored by Corporate Knights and co-hosted with UN Global Compact. PRESS RELEASE HERE.

A few other highlights to look for on our website and the Events page

The ten years before us must indeed be a Decade of Action -- for the regeneration of ourselves with others and the world we share. Welcome to the Regenerative Twenties - and the realization of Global Responsibility in leadership and practice.

Warm wishes,

John North

Join us for a January AGM Follow-Up

We're eager to continue the conversation that emerged from the last day of the GRLI AGM with a 2-hour Zoom call on 29 January. We invite Partners and Associates that couldn't make it to Lisbon to also join us for the discussion. If you haven't received an invite yet please follow below registration link. 

In case you missed the photo collections from our November event please visit here and here
Free registration: GRLI AGM Follow-Up Meeting

Journal of Global Responsibility: Call for Papers & Board members

Our colleagues at the Journal of Global Responsibility (JGR) have issued a call for papers and board members.

As well as a call for paper submissions to upcoming editions, the journal invites applications from eligible experts, scholars and researchers to join the Boards (Policy, Editorial and Review) of the Journal. More details on both opportunities seen below.

The Journal of Global Responsibility is dedicated to becoming the premier journal that publishes original and high-quality theoretical and empirical research in advancing our understanding of global responsibility issues in today’s interconnected and interdependent world.

See details on these opportunities on our blog.

Plan to attend! Regenerative Management Education:
The 5th Deans & Directors Cohort gathering

We're pleased to announce that the 5th GRLI Deans & Directors Cohort will be held 28 April to 1 May 2020 in Denver, Colorado with the theme "Regenerative Management Education".

Co-hosted by the Leeds School of Business – University of Colorado and Babson College, the Cohort will convene immediately following the AACSB International Conference and Annual Meeting.

Please complete the poll to indicate your interest in attending.
Poll: 5th Deans Cohort 28 April - 1 May 2020

The GRLI @ AACSB Deans Conference in February, Nashville

Founding Secretary General Anders Aspling will attend the AACSB Deans Conference this year in Nashville and hopes to see many of you there, especially at the Responsible Management Education Affinity Group Meeting on 2 February. Visit the AACSB Deans Conference website for registration details.

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