Global Sustainability: How can business schools contribute?

At the recent (April 2008) UNICON (Universities Consortium) conference held at MelbourneBusiness School’s Mt Eliza executive education campus I was given the role of facilitating a morn-ing’s session on global sustainability. We were fortunate in that we had two excellent speakers to set the scene, William Kininmonth, science advisor to the Science and Public Policy Institute and former head of Australia’s National Climate Centre, and Kate Vinot, General Manager, CorporateStrategy for South East Water, one of Melbourne’s major water organisations.William Kininmonth argued that Humankind faces real problems but human-caused global warming is not one. However he claims that climate will change faster than we are prepared for and that water, renewable energy and food production are each regulated by changing climate. He also warned us that human survival is at threat and this is more to do with misunderstood science and misguided policies and that survival requires different policies to those for sustainability.

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Posted on: June 23, 2018, by :