April 17, 2023. AACSB International (AACSB), the world's largest business education alliance, announces emlyon business school among 25 business schools highlighted in its Innovations That Inspire member spotlight program.

AACSB’s Innovations That Inspire

This annual program recognizes institutions from around the world that serve as champions of change in the business education landscape. In 2023, the highlights feature efforts to innovate the business school in ways that enhance value for all stakeholders, including students, businesses, and society. These schools are defining new realities for the future of learning, leading, and connecting, paving the way to a re-energized value proposition for business education.
“New demands from stakeholders require reimagined business school initiatives, and Act for Climate demonstrates a fresh way forward for business education,” said Caryn Beck-Dudley, AACSB president and CEO. “By leveraging innovation for knowledge co-creation, new methods of learning, and expanded educational access, business schools are meeting market expectations and increasing value for businesses, learners, and society.” Now in its eighth year, the Innovations That Inspire initiative has highlighted 214 business school efforts that exemplify forward-looking approaches to education, research, community engagement, entrepreneurship, leadership, and diversity and inclusion.


emlyon business school’s Act for Climate course

In its "Confluence 2025" strategic plan, emlyon affirmed its desire to develop the skills framework for all its courses based on the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Taught by Professor Xavier Blot, "Act for Climate", a mandatory course in the Master in Management – Grande Ecole, combines the understanding of climate fundamentals, the description of concrete climate situations, and the design of tailored actions plans. This course teaches students to develop climate change management theory at scale.