Adetola Olamide ’22, a student in the Master of Advanced Management program at the Yale School of Management, discusses her experience working on the Yale Africa Startup Review, which compiles an annual list of startups across the continent that are shaping the future of Africa through innovative solutions.
Awareness of the environmental and societal challenges facing our world has expanded dramatically in recent years. Since 2015, the year we published our inaugural report, Rising Leaders on Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change, an ongoing global pandemic has laid bare societal strains and inequalities in access to basic healthcare. Extreme weather events have intensified all over the planet. The sixth Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report included unprecedented warnings of catastrophic global warming in the absence of immediate action.
Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the network’s steering committee announced that the Moscow-based school has been suspended from participation in Global Network Weeks, Global Virtual Teams, Small Network Online Courses, and other network programming.
Virtual collaboration skills sharpened by months of remote learning helped students from 11 schools in the Global Network for Advanced Management accelerate their learning in the Global Virtual Teams course, which culminates in a simulated, real-time negotiation exercise.
The new director of the UCT Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB), Dr Catherine Duggan, believes that business schools can play an important role in rebuilding in the wake of COVID-19 – and that they have a special responsibility to take the lead in crafting healthier and more equitable societies and economies.
Students will develop an understanding of the green economy as a driver of sustainable development, and be able to assess the impact of climate change on business sustainability, identify private sector investment opportunities in the green economy, and apply green economy and sustainability strategies for business development.