Decent Work, Green Jobs and the Sustainable Economy

ILOPeter Poschen, Director of the ILO Enterprises Department and author of Decent Work, Green Jobs and the Sustainable Economy: Solutions for Climate Change and Sustainable Development (Greenleaf Publishing 2015), argues that the world of work has a central role to play in tackling climate change and ensuring a just transition to a green economy.

 

 

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Closing the Gender Gap

Integrating GenderBy PATRICIA M. FLYNN, KEVIN V. CAVANAGH, AND DIANA BILIMORIA

What business schools can do to increase the number of women in the corporate world.

 

 

This article was originally posted in BizEd, on February 26, 2015: see www.bizedmagazine.com/en/archives/2015/2/features/closing-the-gender-gap

The data in this article is based on research highlighted in “Gender Equality in Business Schools: The Elephant in the Room,” a chapter in the newly published book Integrating Gender Equality into Business and Management Education: Lessons Learned and Challenges Remaining (Greenleaf Publishing). It is part of the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME)/Greenleaf Publishing book series.

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UK launch of Beyond Governments

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Beyond Governments
Making Collective Governance Work – Lessons from the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

Eddie Rich and Jonas Moberg
June 2015, Greenleaf Publishing

With a Foreword by Clare Short, former Secretary of State for International Development

In a world characterised by globalisation, governments increasingly find themselves unable to govern. Corruption is everywhere, natural resources are being exploited, the environment damaged, markets distorted, and the fight against poverty is often ineffective. Certain challenges cannot be addressed by governments alone. Increasingly, collective governance “beyond governments” is seen as part of the solution, with state and non-state actors working together.

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GSE Research and Greenleaf Publishing partner with the Italian Association for Management Education

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GSE Research and Greenleaf Publishing are proud to be partnering with the Italian Association for Management Education (ASFOR) to launch the ASFOR Annual Case Writing Competition.

The competition aims to enhance and promote the case study method as an educational tool in management, and to help disseminate the very best cases internationally through publication.

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Nobody’s Right if Everybody’s Wrong

by Dr. Kathy Miller Perkins

“Something is happening here. What it is ain’t exactly clear ”
Lyrics from For What It’s Worth-Buffalo Springfield, 1966

HEADLINES

 Six Officers Charged in Freddie Gray Death[1]

 Public division about climate change rooted in conflicting socio-political identities [2]

MLGAs I was writing the blog this month, I found myself distracted by news headlines that seemed to beg for my attention.  I read the stories of riots in Baltimore over the death while in police custody of, a young black man, Freddie Gray.  Eyewitness accounts differed dramatically on the “facts” of what transpired.  And each witness seemed to have great confidence in the details as he or she described them.

Moreover, I ran across an article on climate change that stated, “U.S. believers and skeptics have distinct social identities, beliefs and emotional reactions that systematically predict their support for action to advance their respective positions.”[3]  The authors argued that communication and education are unlikely to resolve the divide since the opinions are rooted in emotion. They stated, “Interventions that increase angry opposition to action on climate change are especially problematic.”

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Sustainability’s Tipping Point

Chris LaszloChris Laszlo, Associate Professor at Case Western Reserve University, is the author of numerous books on sustainability including Embedded Sustainability (2011), Greenleaf Publishing

 

 

 

A spate of recent articles condemns sustainability in higher education. The gist is that educators are foisting a “tightly organized set of beliefs” on students. These beliefs are alleged to be unfounded, inconvenient (one article cites “trayless cafeterias” in which students have to juggle their plates), and are depriving us of our fundamental freedoms. A National Association of Scholars (NAS) report goes so far as to assert that sustainability is not a discipline or even a subject area, it is an ideology that “takes aim at economic and political liberty.”

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