Sustainable Enterprise Education: theory and practice

1:30 pm - 6:30 pm 08/07/2020


Education is widely understood to be critical to supporting more sustainable ways of life. For UNESCO, a fundamental aim of education for sustainability is to teach students how to make decisions that consider the long-term future of the economy, ecology and equity of all communities.  Sustainable entrepreneurship education would be expected to raise awareness in learners of fundamental systemic challenges, in ways that help to support innovative responses to social-ecological challenges. The outbreak of COVID 19 has triggered discussions and concern worldwide about how to re-create economic practice in more equitable and sustainable directions. Yet there are many questions regarding the relationships between enterprise and sustainabiity, as well what kind of education is needed to support sustainable enterprise.

Questions to be addressed in this webinar include:

  • How can entrepreneurship and business education contribute to sustainability and to education for sustainability?
  • How can entrepreneurial practice inform sustainable enterprise education and teaching?
  • How can stakeholders collaborate to create corresponding educational initiatives?
  • What are the barriers to progress and how can these be overcome?
  • How can we engage all aspects of leaners in a holistic way, considering heads, hands and heart?

The event is supported by the Sustainable Enterprise Enterprise Group (SEEG) at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) and Enterprise Educators UK.

In 3 roundtables this webinar brings together different perspectives and experiences from an international audience of academics and practioners in business, entrepreneurship and sustainability from the UK, France, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Spain and the US.

The event, which takes place on 08.07.2020 from 1.30-6.30 UK time via Zoom, is organised by:

  • Dr Rita G. Klapper, Reader (Associate Professor) for Enterprise & Sustainability, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK
  • Dr Amparo Merino, Associate Professor, Universidad Pontificia Comilla/UPCO, Madrid (Spain)

Guest speakers include:

  • Professor Luke Pittaway, Associate Dean, College of Business and O’Bleness Professor of Entrepreneurship, Ohio University
  • Professor Paul Dewick, Professor of Sustainability and Innovation, Keele Business School, UK

The full list of speakers will be available nearer the event date.

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