The Pears Business Schools Partnership
UK's leading business schools to work together to promote culture of philanthropy and public service
The Pears Foundation has today announced the creation of a unique partnership between three of the UK's leading business schools to promote a culture of philanthropy amongst the business leaders of the future. Cranfield School of Management, London Business School and Said Business School have joined forces to establish the Pears Business Schools Partnership, which will write case studies and host lectures to help business students develop an understanding of and commitment to public service and philanthropy.
The initiative comes in the wake of research undertaken for the London-based Pears Foundation into the place of philanthropy and public service in MBA courses. The research found that MBA teachers and students were consistently expressing interest in values-based learning, and enthusiasm for courses which incorporate personal and organisational responsibility as an integral part of their work.
The principal projects of the Partnership will be:
- the publication of a series of case studies on the theme of contributing to the public good, such as philanthropy, personal service, social entrepreneurship individual and corporate responsibility.
- the staging of an annual lecture by a leading philanthropist or business figure.
Trevor Pears, Executive Chair of The Pears Foundation said: "Following 18 months of research and planning I am delighted that the Business Schools Partnership is up and running. We are pleased to be working with such impressive and dedicated colleagues in pursuit of our shared aim to grow the culture of philanthropy."
Professor Sir Andrew Likierman, Dean of London Business School said: "We are delighted to be part of this important initiative to integrate the culture of philanthropy and individual and corporate responsibility more extensively into business school education through new case studies and a new lecture series. The ability of the global economy to thrive depends on corporations operating in a generous and responsible way to the communities they affect and of which they are a part."
For further information on the Pears Business Schools Partnership please download the attached press release.