Developing the Global Leader of Tomorrow (vi)
76% of CEOs and senior executives polled in a global survey conducted during the height of the 2008 financial crisis believe that it is important that senior executives have the necessary knowledge and skills to respond to trends like climate change, resource scarcity and doing business in emerging markets marked by poverty, corruption and human rights violations. But fewer than 8% believe that these knowledge and skills are currently being developed very effectively by either their own organisations or by business schools more broadly. There is clearly a strong demand for more and better executive education around sustainable development that is currently not being met. The Global Leaders of Tomorrow project is part of the European Academy of Business in Society (EABIS) Corporate Knowledge and Learning Programme and has received financial support from the EABIS Founding Corporate Partners IBM, Johnson and Johnson, Microsoft, Shell and Unilever. The project has been conducted in support of the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative and will be launched at the Global Forum for Responsible Management Education at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, 4 December 2008. The research has been led by Ashridge Business School with Case Western Reserve University, the Center for Creative Leadership, China Europe International Business School, IEDC-Bled, IESE, INSEAD, Tecnologico de Monterrey, the University of Cape Town and the University of Waikato.
Gitsham, M. (2009) Developing the Global Leader of Tomorrow, Ashridge and EABIS