Global MBA in Green Energy and Sustainable Businesses: add an ethical dimension to the role of management

3 March 2022

The Global MBA in Green Energy and Sustainable Businesses is aimed at young managers who see in sustainability, in the efficient use of natural resources, and in the ethical dimension of manager role the principles of the business future.

The Program is built on six pillars (Accountability, Ethics & CSR, Law, Technology Management and Strategy, Entrepreneurship) and aims to generate virtuous innovation and to train managers to support the necessary green transition in companies.

The track in Green Energy and Sustainable Business is part of the School’s commitment to sustainability. Its flagship project is the BBS Initiative For Sustainable Society and Business, aiming to become a European benchmark for cutting-edge interdisciplinary research. The purpose is to generate a positive impact on business communities and society through the implementation of ethical views, social responsibility, and sustainability, in management training programs.

With activities on circular economy and social innovation, the BBS Initiative For Sustainable Society and Business focuses on three main areas: learning about sustainability management and climate change; disseminating its research on ethics, responsibility and sustainability among its students, the academic community, business partners, and society; and a direct impact on stakeholders.

With an Observatory on Corporate Sustainability that monitors 4000 Italian companies on 67 control parameters, the Centre for Sustainability and Climate Change of the Bologna Business School wants to contribute in a significant way to the progress of academic research on the Green Economy.

With this goal, BBS has created a podcasts series, Business 4 Climate, dedicated to sustainability and climate change. The Centre’s researchers, coming from different scientific backgrounds – Management, Economics, Physics, Medicine, Geology, Geography -, are invited to discuss topical issues related to the green vision and the impact that this approach can have on companies and society. Ludovica Ferrari, a young student of Philosophy at the University of Bologna, introduced the debate topic.

A key figure in the Programme is Matteo Mura, Associate Professor of Management Control Systems at the Department of Business Sciences UniBo and Director of the Centre for Sustainability and Climate Change at the Bologna Business School.

The Global MBA in Green Energy and Sustainable Businesses is supported by a Faculty with an international profile, made up of teachers as Alec Ross, Senior Advisor for Innovation to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the duration of her term as Secretary of State and he served as the Convener for the Technology & Media Policy Committee on Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign Distinguished Adjunct Professor at BBS; Alon Wolf, Professor of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering and Head of the Biorobotics and Biomechanics LAB at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology; Georg Wernicke, Professor of Strategy and Business Policy at HEC in Paris.

Full-time, in English, and followed by 500 hours of internship in Italian or foreign companies, the Global MBA in Green Energy and Sustainable Business is supervised by the PAC. The Program Advisory Committee is composed of top executives as Luca Bauckneht, HR Director, FAAC Group; Davide Bollati, President, Davines; Maria Luisa Parmigiani, Chief Sustainable Officer, Unipol and Chiara Taesi, HR Business Partner, ING Italy.

In addition to the academic curriculum, there are also meetings with distinguished speakers: the Leadership Talks. In recent years, MBA students have had the opportunity to meet Peter Wadhams, author of Farewell to Ice and Professor Emeritus at Cambridge University, who focused his talk on the evidence of the effects of climate change.  Ernesto Ciorra, Chief Innovability Officer of the Enel Group, has illustrated to the students the challenges that energy companies are facing: how to reinvent their business models? It is the business leaders of the future, those who are studying and researching today, who will have to understand how to turn this need into fact. John De Souza, CEO, and Founder of Ample INC., explained his company’s plans for new vehicle charging infrastructures.

The world needs people who are able to re-think business from a sustainable, ecological and ethical perspective. Our Global MBA in Green Energy and Sustainable Businesses aims to train future managers who will be able to lead companies towards social equity, environmental quality, and economic prosperity.

If you share our values, if you want to be one of the protagonists of this ambitious project, contact us for a one-to-one interview, we look forward to meeting you.


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