graduate seminars on Sustainable Development, Business & Society
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
I have the honor of being asked to organize and present a cycle of graduate seminars on Sustainable Development, Business & Society, the first of which to be presented to a class of MBA candidates in their last semester in a business school here in Paris, the Institut Supérieur de Gestion. It is an intensive, total emersion course crammed into an demanding three day period, 9-11 June 2011, with the students and myself working together in an interactive plugged-in environment eight hours each day.
To get most mileage out of such a short period, I am presently right in the middle of the process of working to create what I hope will become an easy-to-use internet-mediated " toolkit" in support of the seminar. I would like to draw this to your attention, with the thought that perhaps you may have some ideas and suggestions for us (the site is presently about 70% complete, but is still light on actual content).
To provide some orientation in how this works, I have just drafted a two page background note which I attach for your information. One of the areas in which we are still far too light is the identification of related university programs. So if you can send on URLs and names it would be great to be able to give them a good look.
As we all know well, this is a very tricky and still very much wide open area of policy and practice, and nobody who follows developments can be satisfied with our present level of knowledge or performance. You will find a few background words on how I see it playing out at http://sustainabiltyseminar.wordpress.com/about/syllabus/, but more on this will have to await further progress in the program and on the site.
If you wish to follow the action, let me invite you to subscribe, and once there I would suggest that you sign up for the weekly report so as not to be invaded by course details once things start to get rolling. We also have made arrangements for a certain number of course auditors, and if you wish to exchange some words on this I will be pleased to hear from you.
I very much hope that this is going to be a useful and creative exercise, not only for this first class but for all who choose to follow and eventually participate in some manner.
With all good wishes,
Eric Britton, Editor / Managing Director
World Streets / New Mobility Partnerships
8, rue Jospeh Bara 75006 Paris France
Tel. +331 7550 3788 | editor@... | Skype: newmobility
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