MBS continues its policy of social and environmental responsibility with its 10th Global Responsibility Week

 

In addition to special courses, educational projects and conferences (such as the recent visit from Zero Waste icon Béa Johnson), MBS’s Diversity and SER department dedicates a week each year to building awareness in the school population (students, teachers, staff, etc.) of sustainable development and social responsibility. MBS’s tenth Global Responsibility Week took place on campus from 10–14 April.

“The goal of this event is for us to participate in National Sustainable Development Week at our level, by organising different awareness-building activities,” said Sophie Gosselin, Head of the Health, Disabilities and Sustainable Development Project at MBS. “Everyone at MBS has pulled together to take part. Teachers are incorporating projects related to the theme into their classes; student associations are hosting responsible activities; even the cafeteria is set to serve a 100% organic meal during the week,”

After addressing student civic involvement in 2016, 2017’s event focused on equal treatment for men and women in the workplace. On the agenda were conferences, screenings and workshops designed to encourage discussion and take-up of the issues raised, all centred on promoting equality in the workplace and the tearing-down of stereotypes. MBS welcomed a number of speakers on the subject, including journalist Martin Meissonier, who produced a film on happiness at work, Christine Fernandez Faucilhon, HR Development Manager at the Caisse d’Epargne Languedoc Roussillon, and Muriel Avinens, Director of Sales Strategy & Planning at DELL.

Some of the activities that proved highly successful last year were repeated in this year’s programme, such as the “Trashion Show” hosted by Bachelor’s students, a fashion show unique for its clothing created entirely from recyclable material, followed by a charity auction. The organic market was also resurrected, complete with an on-site fruit and vegetable producer and the sale of organic drinks and other organic products. “These activities are not only fun and interesting, but engaging as well. We’re hoping they’ll create awareness, make people think and ultimately trigger initiatives to change things,” said S. Gosselin.

To wind down the week, first-year Master’s students also  took part in a challenge to improve the overall performance of the MBS campus, with a project competition in line with the school’s mission: to educate managers who are strong in their diversity, aware of their global responsibilities and capable of adapting to changing environments. “Students like being part of the action, so this year we’re going to be giving them more ways than ever to express themselves and share their ideas!”

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