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The Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership

ALCRL attended 50+20 steering committee meeting

By Ben van der Merwe

Posted on 09 December 2011

On 20 and 21 November 2011 Prof Derick de Jongh and John North of the Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership (ALCRL) attended the steering committee meeting of the 50+20 group that took place at the Business School Lausanne in Grandvaux, Switzerland where the upcoming report of the 50+20 group was discussed. The report outlines a radical new vision for management education and a draft version of the report was reviewed.

It has been 50+ years since the agenda for management education has been reset. The effort is to align business and management education with the agenda that was set during the 1950s when the world was a very different place than what it is today. The aim and purpose of the 50+20 group is to provide future management education that is relevant, holistic, responsible and sustainable.

The 50+20 report will be launched at the RIO+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in June 2012, which will mark the 20th anniversary of the 1992 Rio Earth summit. It has been 20 years since governments have been collectively urged to rethink economic development and find ways to halt the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources. It is at this juncture in history where the 50+20 project takes action to reset the management education agenda.

The ALCRL is an institutional partner of the 50+20 group and Prof De Jongh and John North both serve on the steering committee. During the next six months John will be playing an active role in the group's external communication efforts, report writing and stakeholder engagement initiatives.

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