The submissions for the Responsible Business Education Awards in 2023 reflected a rise in the quality of teaching materials on sustainability in recent years. The award submissions touched on some of the most important issues for promoting sustainable development but also demonstrated novel ways to teach digitally in a more inclusive way.
Business school teaching cases and pedagogical resources
The subjects covered in the shortlist include the alignment of business interest with sustainable goals, corporate social responsibility and how to tackle world hunger. Other studies address social impact projects, the circular economy and the reduction of single-use plastic.
Find out more about each winner by below. Where the winner is a case that is available via our website view an educator preview copy by clicking the links below.
Imperial College Business School
The course draws on Imperial’s Leonardo Centre on Business for Society’s huge database of more than 650,000 corporate sustainability initiatives from 6,000 companies for its case studies.
Global Leadership Skills
Ans De Vos
Antwerp Management School
The Global Leadership Skills programme aims to provide a global perspective and a focus on sustainability in business.
ESCP Business School
The Transform project focused on collaboration between institutions aimed at identifying innovative solutions for sustainability challenges, such as access to affordable and clean energy.
Highly commended cases that are available via our website can be viewed by clicking the links below. For all other materials and projects, more information can be found here on the FT website.
- SimplyGood: From a Mission to Rescue Waste to a Passion for Reducing Single-use Plastics
Tania Nagpaul and Koh Cheng Boon, Asian Business Case Centre at Nanyang Tech University
- Danish Crown: Feeding the Future
David Bell, Damien McLoughlin, Daniela Beyersdorfer and Mette Fuglsang Hjortshoej, UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School
- Cancel Culture: Corporations Flock to Carbon Offsets to Solve their Climate Problem, but do Offsets Truly Reduce Emissions?
Andrew Isaacs and Natàlia Costa i Coromina, Berkeley Haas School of Business
- MOOC on Sustainable Fashion
Esben Rahbek Gjerdrum Pedersen, Kirsti Reitan Andersen and Ana Lucia Diaz Schiavon, Copenhagen Business School
- Familia Torres: From Sustainability to Regenerative Agriculture
Alfred Vernis, Marcel Planellas and Veronica Devenin, Esade Business School
- Sustainability Management Simulation: Net Zero
Tim Rogmans, Zayed University College of Business, Dubai
- Allbirds: Decarbonizing Fashion
Michael Toffel, Ken Pucker and Eren Kuzucu, Harvard/Tufts
- Purposeful Leadership at Best Buy
Rodolphe Durand, HEC Paris
- Because There Is No Planet B: The Case of ECOALF
Martina Pasquini and Berend van der Kolk, IE Business School, IE University
- Gray to Green Transition - The Sustainability Journey of Dalmia Cement
Haritha Saranga and Sirish Kumar Gouda, Indian Institute of Management-Bangalore
- Digital Literacy of Disruptive Innovations iLearning course
Alain Goudey, NEOMA Business School
- Indian Railways and the Move to Full Electrification: Exceeding the Global Benchmark
Philip Zerrillo, David Sharp, Samriddhi Mukherjee and Rohit Kumar Kedia, Indian School of Business
- Amazon: Customers and Climate Change
Veena Keshav Pailwar, Institute of Management Technology, Nagpur
- ANGAZA: A Silicon Valley Journey
Vanina Farber, Shih-Han Huang, International Institute for Management Development (IMD)
- Lionheart Farms (Philippines) and the Tree of Life
Benoit Leleux, Anna Ziolkovska, Jose Mora, Said Chekri and Thibaud de Veyrac, International Institute for Management Development (IMD)
- Co-Operators: Catalyzing the Insurance Industry for Sustainability
Alison Konrad, Mary Enhua Xu, Ivey Business School
- Building Sustainability and Circularity at JSW Steel
Utkarsh Majmudar and Namrata Rana, Ivey Business School
- Daily Bread Food Bank: The Adoption of Social Missions
Neil Bendle, Wendy Wang, Ivey Business School
- BluSmart: Building an Eco-Friendly Experience in App-Based Ride-Hailing Services
Rambalak Yadav, Pallavi Pandey, Ivey Business School/International Management Institute
- Natura &Co: Sustainability at Scale
Stefano Turconi, Pranjal Singh, Rui Wang, London Business School
- Social Impact Project
Priya Sharma, Charis Wong and Radhikha Divya Chelliah, Monash University School of Business, Malaysia/Impact Catalyst
- JUST, Inc.: Clean Meat and the Future of Protein Alternatives
Andrew Hoffman, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
- Enhancing the Sustainability DNA of Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay through Induction Training
Thomas Menkhoff and Kevin Cheong, Singapore Management University
- Responsible Business Hub
Ian Thomson, University of Birmingham Centre for Responsible Business
- Corporate Greenwashing: Are Environmental Claims Just Empty Promises?
Andrew Isaacs, Natàlia Costa i Coromina, University of California Haas School of Business
The judging panel
The cases were assessed by a group of senior representatives of the private, public and non-profit sectors, alongside FT journalists:
- Diane-Laure Arjaliès, Ivey Business School
- Sam Baker, Walk2COP27
- Caryn Beck-Dudley and AI Renshaw, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
- Eric Cornuel, European Foundation for Management Development
- Javier Espinoza, Financial Times
- François Faelli, Bain
- Megan Kashner, Kellogg School of Management/ Impact & Sustainable Finance Faculty Consortium
- Vicky Lester, The Case Centre
- Tom Levitt, Claude Littner Business School
- Darija Miletic, oikos International
More about the winners
Find out more about all the winners on the FT's website.
You can also view the 2022 winners here.