Future leaders:
fit for planet?


Emerald and SDGs
An Emerald mission in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

How can business schools produce the sustainable leaders that we need?

Are people looking away from their politicians and towards businesses to bring about changes for a sustainable future? Can business and business schools be a force for good?

Businesses are changing the way they operate, from remote and agile working through to meaningful relationships with society and stewardship of the environment.

We look at the ways that business schools are adapting in order to keep pace with these changes, and ask if they are producing the sustainable leaders that we need.

This mission supports our Responsible management goal


Introduction by Richard Oloruntoba

Richard Oloruntoba, Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management at Curtin Business School, Australia, introduces our mission centered around the responsibility of Business Schools to produce sustainability leaders.

This mission discusses the skills that future leaders will need in order to ensure businesses lead the way in solving some of the worlds' environmental and societal challenges. Richard encourages researchers and educators to join the discussion.

Opinion pieces



Building sustainable business schools for future leaders

The future of business education

The future of learning

Localising the Sustainable Development Goals

Diversity & inclusion in organisations

Are business schools future ready?

Resilience, transformative leadership, followership and more
What changes do we need to see in business schools?


Social responsibility – do frameworks help? 


What should be expected and what remains aspirational?


Future of work & change


Featured books


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Mission-led research – our goals

Our core area of focus is interdisciplinary research aligned with the UN SDGs, with these key goals in mind, all of which are about creating real world impact, at a time when it's needed most.

Fairer society

We are passionate about working with researchers globally to deliver a fairer, more inclusive society. This perhaps has never been more important in today’s divided world...



Healthier lives

We understand the value of a world that recognises and protects the most vulnerable and acknowledges the importance of a healthy mind as well as a healthy body...



Responsible management

We aim to champion researchers, practitioners, policymakers and organisations who share our goals of a more ethical, responsible and sustainable way of working...



Quality education for all

We believe in quality education for everyone, everywhere and by highlighting the issue and working with experts in the field, we can find ways we can all be part of the solution...



Sustainable structures and infrastructures

We recognise the transformative power of sustainable engineering, design and building practices in creating a world where our planet and its inhabitants can thrive.