GCU London hosts Responsible Business Week debate

26 March 2014

GCU London hosts Responsible Business Week debate

GCU London is to host a discussion on the role of universities in nurturing future leaders, innovation and economic competitiveness, as part of Business in the Community’s ‘Responsible Business Week’.

The discussion, on Tuesday, will be hosted by Glasgow School for Business and Society Executive Dean and Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor John Wilson, and chaired by Times Education Supplement editor Ann Mroz. They will be joined by Rt Hon Liam Byrne MP, Shadow Minister for Universities, Professor Fiona Church, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Education, Law and Social Sciences at Birmingham City University, and Ken Sloan, Registrar and Chief Operating Officer of the University of Warwick, to discuss the current state of the university sector and its social and economic impact.

Said Professor Wilson: “Responsible Business Week is a national initiative of Business in the Community intended to inspire and equip businesses to enhance their contribution to society and to adopt strategies and practices which are not exclusively determined by commercial considerations but which reflect broader societal ones. It can be argued that such an approach is in the longer-term interests not only of society but also of business itself. Glasgow School for Business and Society is an active participant in Business in the Community, and Scottish Business in the Community, and we are delighted that GCU London is to host an event focusing on the role of universities in nurturing future leaders, innovation and economic competitiveness.”

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