To educate global business leaders, and to advance knowledge in the theory and practice of management globally.
For many, sustainability is synonymous with the conservation of natural resources: land, water, energy, minerals – and the debate on climate change. But the scope of sustainability extends far beyond reducing, reusing and recycling. Community interests must also be guarded, and economic viability secured, for long term success. At Nanyang Business School, we nurture leaders who understand and balance the interests of people, businesses and the environment – to secure a sustainable future for our world.
Sustainability for a company must begin at the core of its business model. How does it operate? What interests does it seek to advance? Does it consider the impact of its operations on the environment and the stock of natural resources? Does it care about how it treats its employees and the impact it has on the community of which it is a part? A company that seeks enduring success must optimise the triple bottom line of people, environment and business.
Awareness is knowing that a one-dimensional pursuit of profit is no longer adequate. But there is still much to be done to embed sustainability in our governments, businesses and society. Strong and fresh leadership that possesses the knowledge, skills and passion is needed to make a positive impact on the environment and community. Sustainability is more than mere pragmatism. It is an obligation. Just as we stand as beneficiaries of those who came before us, who harnessed physical, economic and social resources to give us this world of opportunity, so too should we ensure a better world for those who come after us.
It is this ethos that underpins our mission of Nurturing Global Leaders for a Sustainable World.