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Strategic Plan For A Sustainable Business School

Future uncertainties are becoming everybody’s business. I believe it’s our role as a business school to address this challenge, which is the thrust of our new 20-25 Strategic Plan, ‘Impact Future Generations.’ It’s our roadmap as EDHEC embarks on a project of deep transformation, backed by an ambitious investment plan of nearly €230m.

This is a decisive step for EDHEC whose Global MBA is already ranked by The Economist at #1 in France, #2 in Europe, and #7 worldwide for opening new career opportunities. Our undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education participants will be the first to benefit, whether on our campus in Nice, Lille, Paris, London or Singapore.

We are committed to reinventing the kind of leaders we produce. The big shift will be in their ability to deal with global and complex issues. It’s about knowing how to learn, how to think and how to act, so they can

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How to teach sustainable habits to kids

How to teach sustainable habits to kids
How to teach sustainable habits to kids

In a world of Greta Thunbergs, the ever-looming threat of climate change, and its already disastrous toll, what can you do to ensure your kids understand the state of the world, without overwhelming them, and help them become part of the solution?

The good news is, many young people are already alert to the climate rumblings around them. “They’re more aware today of these broader, complex socio-scientific issues than I think even our generation was when we were younger,” says Carol O’Donnell, the director of the Smithsonian Science Education Center in Washington, D.C.

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She thinks that’s because we now have more evidence to show that humans are negatively impacting the environment, pointing to the consensus among 97 percent or more of climate scientists on this conclusion.

“We have evidence that we are depleting a lot of the resources that we know

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Can a cattle farm really be sustainable?

The Ethical Dairy
The Ethical Dairy

There’s nothing sustainable about eating meat, is there? The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations says livestock are responsible for 14.5% of what they call ‘human-induced’ green house gas emissions. Of that, around 40 per cent comes from cattle and 20 per cent from cow’s milk production. According to the World Wildlife Fund, soy is the second largest agricultural driver of deforestation worldwide, behind – you guessed it – beef. And around 75 per cent of soy is used for livestock feed.

My life as an omnivore looks shaky at best and in truth, untenable. I can’t lead a sustainable life and eat meat.

Or can I?

I first meet Will Harris, a fourth generation cattleman at a sustainability conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico in January 2020. I follow-up with an email requesting an interview and his reply comes back in all caps.

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