From venture competitions to hackathons to master’s degrees, students have more opportunity than ever to explore social entrepreneurship. Universities – and wider society – have much to gain, says Manchester University’s Robert Phillips.
Universities must help create more sustainable economies by not only offering high quality education but also by acting as responsible employers and consumers, say vice-chancellors as Times Higher Education Impact Rankings released.
Work on sustainable cities and responsible consumption sees Manchester become first UK institution to lead the Times Higher Education’s Impact Rankings, knocking University of Auckland off the top spot.
Despite some efforts to nurture the responsible business leaders of the future, our education system – along with legislation and business practice – still prevents corporations from fulfilling their broader purpose. What needs to change?
Two new social impact bonds have been launched in the states of South Carolina and Connecticut in the US, students prepare to mobilise for social causes in the UK and USAID backs the Miller Centre for Social Entrepreneurship.