New Report Reveals the ESG Performance of the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in China

New Report Reveals the ESG Performance of the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in China

BEIJING, September 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — In its pursuit of achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) has released a special publication, “CKGSB 2022 ESG and Social Innovation Report: Our Innovative Path to Sustainable Development’, giving examples of how the business school is pursuing ESG goals in China.

Released on the 9e from Sep 2022The report showcases CKGSB’s innovative programs, original research, hands-on projects, interdisciplinary partnerships and global dialogues about the school’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) efforts and impact.

The report also highlights representative cases from the past two years in the CKGSB’s social responsibility, with ESG-related courses in its programs, social innovation projects led by the school’s staff, students and alumni, and unique insights from faculty research into durability.

Emphasizing the social role of a business school like CKGSB, founder Dean Xiang Bing writes in the report, “In this era of tectonic change, business schools have an unwavering responsibility to help individuals and institutions (companies and NGOs) better through these turbulent times, and to make the world a better place, both economically and socially.”

As ESG becomes an increasingly relevant topic worldwide, the report features CKGSB’s work to achieve ESG goals in China and worldwide. Under “Programs and Courses,” the report highlights the “Social Innovation and Business for Good” field course, led by Professor of Marketing Zhu Ruic (Juliet), which has been required for Executive MBA students since 2021. The course enables students to locate societal problems, explore solutions under the guidance of mentors and professors, and initiate ESG practices in their institutions. In the ‘Practice’ section, the Ji’an project shows how CKGSB has contributed to Ji’an’s poverty reduction efforts in Jiangxi province by integrating its core business – education and business operations – into social innovation. In the ‘Research’ section, the report contains Professor Brian Viard’s recent publication about China’s air pollution and its economic costs, providing a mathematical model for pollution policies and economic growth.

This report has also been submitted to the United Nations Responsible Management Education (PRME), of which CKGSB has since November 24, 2008. As a signatory to PRME – a United Nations-sponsored initiative founded in 2007 – CKGSB aims to promote sustainability and equip today’s business leaders with the tools to make changes for the future.

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