The Pears Business Schools Partnership (Report)
In 2009 The Pears Foundation in collaboration with Cranfield School of Management, London Business School, and the Said Business School, Oxford, developed The Business Schools Partnership which aimed to promote sustainable and responsible business in society by engaging and inspiring the next generation of leaders.
Business and society are often viewed as two separate entities, governed by different rules, aims and ambitions. The Pears Business Schools Partnership was developed to encourage future business leaders to deepen their thinking and understanding about the intersection between these two sectors.
The partners, through the development of case studies and an annual lecture series, have engaged with issues including: corporate responsibility; social enterprise and intrapreneurship; sustainability; core business practice; and, individual philanthropy. Lectures were given by Stephen Green, then outgoing chairman of HSBC Holdings plc; Sir Andrew Witty, CEO at GlaxoSmithKline and Jessica Jackley, co-founder of KIVA. Case studies include: Beyond BP; Aureos Captial, China Mobile, Eight19, New Leaf Paper, Sustainable Latin America and UBA Group.