(This post is cross-posted from StudentReporter.org, which is reporting live from Rio+20 and its affiliated events. Author Sunmin Kim is a doctoral student at the Erb Institute of Global Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan. Please see below for her full bio.)
This post is in reflection of the first day of the UN PRME Global Forum.
“I wonder if academics are afraid of action,” started Claus Pederson, Head of Sustainable Development of Novozyme, to a room filled with 300+ professors, deans and directors of business schools, and other academic participants. The relevancy and impact of business schools is an issue that has recently received much attention and criticism. This comes up in issues of research, curriculum, and responsibility, just to name a few. Are academics really afraid of action, and is it necessarily a bad thing? What does this imply for sustainable development? Continue reading