Dear Partners, Associates and friends of GRLI
Taking into account the fragile state of our global systems - environmental, social, economical & technological - the GRLI recognizes the need for efficient ways of navigating varying terrain and uncertain conditions. While each of us will have a preference for how we travel and what role we can play in making globally responsible progress real, I like to think of the GRLI's work through the lens of cycling. Whether you are commuting or riding for recreational purposes or exercising - cycling requires both human effort and technological innovation. It is at once an ethical and efficient mode of transport - not speak of the health benefits to the rider!
Last week's two AGM annual meeting sessions gathered more than 60 representatives of the GRLI Partners and Associates community across continents and time zones to consider the GRLI's "vehicle" and our shared journey of making globally responsible progress real.
The AGM meeting not only ensures our legal compliance (Foundations for Public Benefit are required to call an “Annual General Meeting”) but is also the one opportunity we have to discuss forward looking changes to our engagement model, review progress made to date, and to welcome our new Guardians Elect (see below). The full recording of our AGM along with the slides will be shared with Partners & Associates in a follow-up email shortly.
It is also my pleasure to share in this newsletter a number of "Read, Listen, Respond" opportunities (scroll for more) and to highlight immediately upcoming events as well as new initiative focused on embedding sustainability in courses. Some of the highlights include:
- The virtual 7th RME (Responsible Management Education) Research Conference on 19-21 October, hosted by the University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons in Chur, Switzerland. The GRLI will co-present a plenary session with others on the theme of coalition building.
- GRLI will also be part of the innovative GSBN Beyond annual conference taking place online through October and culminating 9-13 November.
- 23-24 November GRLI Deans & Senior Business Leaders Roundtable co-hosted by GRLI and Antwerp Management School. See below for details.
- EFMD Job Fair for PhDs in Business and Management takes place 14-16 October virtually. This platform for job-seeking graduates allows them to present themselves and their research to faculty and recruiters from international business schools and universities.
Even with continuing uncertainty, there is an undeniable sense of strength to be gained from deepening relationships though virtual connection with our colleagues across the globe. If you or your organisation wishes to contribute to our ongoing and collaborative work I invite you to join the GRLI today.
With warm regards,