Our current economic system is under rising pressure because of unsustainable exploitation and pollution of planet earth, the population’s high levels of toxic stress and anxiety, and deepening social inequality
Business as usual co-creates those impacts. Business as un-usual can contribute solutions to these issues. Businesses are the dominate drivers for innovation, jobs, and economic wealth, which in turn address real problems of real people. And it is possible for businesses to do this while making healthy profits and without causing ‘collateral’ damage to nature, employees, health, equality, or local communities. This is what Conscious Businesses do!
‘Conscious Business’ refers to conducting business that is purpose-driven, ethical, human-centered, sustainable, inclusive, and beneficial to all Stakeholders – not only shareholders and managers. We believe businesses can be drivers for good, if they design, organize, and create their business consciously.
During the last 10 – 15 years, research demonstrated that consciously led companies created benefits for all stakeholders and prospered financially at the same time, in many cases above and beyond shareholder-driven companies.
Educate Current and Next Generation Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs to Conduct Business More Consciously
A passionate group of academics and business professionals will develop a ‘Conscious Business Education’ Syllabus in order to change business education at universities and business schools.
We will create 21 innovative conscious business courses for Bachelor-, Graduate- & Executive-level education.
The project is open source: All 21 courses will be shared with anyone who is interested to make use of our course material.
In order to educate current leaders, we are developing a Conscious Business Executive Education program. Here we focus on C-level leaders of small and medium sized companies, family-owned business, as well as European subsidiaries of larger global corporations.
Executive Education is led by Impact Centre Erasmus (Netherlands), in collaboration with PIMEC, the employers’ association of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (Catalonia/Spain).
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How to expand Conscious Business Education in business and economic faculties
How to educate conscious leaders, the role of Universities and Companies
Annual Conscious Business Education Conference
Lisbon, 27-28 of June, 2024
NOVA School of Business and Economics