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A global alliance of business schools shaping tomorrow's responsible leaders and businesses.

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The results of the 2024 student competition! 

Can business contribute to improving society and the planet? We believe.

A visionary global alliance founded in 2011, the  Council on Business & Society engages faculty, students, business leaders, practitioners, NGOs and policy-makers to explore how business can positively contribute to society, Planet, and the common good.

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The Council on Business & Society (CoBS) publishes research and thought leadership via its quarterly magazine Global Voice, weekly articles on its Community blog, white papers, eBooks and learning pods. 

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Our Recent News

- Download the Global Voice magazine
spring issue #29.

“[The Council's] Global Voice – yet another boring think tank, you might say? Not at all! The content is professional, exhaustive and explained. The tone is interesting, certain articles are wittily pitched and the style is fluid. Highly recommended!”

Nicolas Berrou,

Global Voice magazine #29: Stay Smart


This spring 2024 issue of the Council on Business & Society's Global Voice magazine features 28 faculty and practitioner contributors from CoBS member schools, partners and guests, with 99 pages of research and opinion in 2 sections: Leadership & Management and Business, Society, Planet.

Download and enjoy!

Council on Business & Society, Global Voice magazine #29, Sufficiency, sustainability, CSR, carbon emissions, management, leadership, team management, knowledge transfer, employee motivation, gender-based violence in Kenya, circular economy, entrepreneurship, integrity, corporate strategy, NGOs, green tech, tech4good, smallholder certification, research, sustainable clothing, marketing, responsible management education, Yin-Yang, China

Student CSR Article Competition 

Student CSR Article Competition 2024: The Results! 


The winners and finalists of the 2024 Council on Business & Society Student CSR article competition are now officially announced. 

View the competition results page! 

On the Council Community blog and special Gender Equality issue of Global Voice:


"This is one of the best sites I have ever visited. We all need to support women entrepreneurs in every aspect. The content is very informative. Thank you for sharing it."


The results of the 2024 CoBS student CSR article competition

- Discover the Routledge-CoBS Focus on Responsible Business series. 

This series is published in collaboration with the Council on Business & Society (COBS).  Routledge and COBS Focus on Responsible Business provides international and multicultural perspectives on responsible leadership and business practices in line with the UN SDGs. Contributors from 11 leading business schools on 5 continents offer local, cultural and global perspectives on the issues covered, drawing on high level research and transformed into engaging, and digestible content for students, academics and practitioners. Topics include but are not limited to; responsible finance and accounting, CSR and governance, supply chain management, leadership, diversity and inclusion, performance and innovation, responsible management, and wellbeing at work.

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