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A unique alliance of leading business schools dedicated to the common good

The Council aims to be an alliance with global reach and an influential impact on tomorrow's responsible leaders at the crossroads of business and society.

A message from the Deans

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The Council on Business & Society

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 and the common good.

Welcome to this unique adventure represented by the coming together of leading international business schools with a global reach. Society has new expectations on how business should be done. Managers and leaders have new aspirations with respect to the purpose of corporations. And students want to give meaning to their lives and careers.

Founded in June 2011, the CoBS is a community of leading schools of business and management around the world who want to engage their students, alumni, the business world and civil society in addressing this major and lasting change in their environment.

Through our individual and collective efforts, the Council's member schools create and disseminate knowledge for tomorrow's responsible business leaders. Join the Council and contribute to positively changing the world at the crossroads of business and society. 

The Council on Business & Society member schools: ESSEC Business School, FGV-EAESP, School of Management Fudan University, IE Business School, Keio Business School, Smith School of Business, Stellenbosch Business School, Trinity Business School, Warwick Business School, ESSEC Asia-Pacific, ESSEC Africa
Dean Brito FGV-EAESP

Dean Luiz Artur Ledur Brito,

FGV-EAESP

Dean Lu School of Management Fudan Unive

Dean Xiongwen Lu,

School of Management Fudan University

Dean Andrew Burke, Trinity College Dublin Business School

Dean Andrew Burke,

Trinity College Business School

Dean Dr Wanda Costen, Smith School of Business

Dean Wanda Costen,

Smith School of Business

Dean Andrew Lockett WBS.PNG
Lee Newman, IE Business School

Dean Andrew Lockett,

Warwick Business School

Dean Lee Newman,

IE Business School

Dean Mark Smith, Stellenbosch Business School

Dean Mark Smith,

Stellenbosch Business School

Yu Sakasume Keio Business School, Council on Business & SocietyG

Dean Yu Sakasume,

Keio Business School

Dean Vincenzo Esposito Vinzi.PNG

Dean Vincenzo Vinzi,

ESSEC Business School

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As the Deans of the Council on Business & Society, we are delighted to invite you to share in the unique adventure represented by the coming together of leading international business schools across the world. Whether you are a policy-maker, educator, thinker, student or professional, we invite you to take part in the adventure via our events, initiatives, CoBS Insights blog, Twitter and LinkedIn pages and contribute to shaping business for the common good. Together we can change the world.

Sincere regards,

The Deans of the Council on Business & Society

The Council on Business & Society

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