Several initiatives are being developed for Mission Zero to collaborate
with the MBA programme. On July 7th, a teacher’s day is being organized
with the theme “Education as Regeneration”. This theme aims to instill
the fact that sustainability is an inherent part of education, as
education has an impact on the world. It will build on the Berlin
declaration of UNESCO (2021), which calls for increased ecological and
relational approaches to education. The focus of this declaration is to
nurture action competence by linking everyday wicked problems and by
inviting a multiplicity of learning.
A ‘menu’ is also being developed for MBA staff. This focuses on key
literature and materials related to sustainability and the different
components of an MBA, such as finance, strategy, and learning &
development. The menu will also include case materials, pedagogical
materials, and potential exercises that combine eco-subjectification,
eco-qualification, and eco-socialisation to empower the development of
future students. This menu is a tool which will transform existing
courses pedagogically and content-wise, to be more in line with
For the students a ‘tasting platter’ will be developed, which will
provide a variety of possibilities to get engaged with Mission Zero
activities. This will already be offered to MBA students starting
September 1st 2021 during a kick-off event.
Next year, the aim is to develop, alongside the fundamental MBA
programme, a top-up programme focused on circular business. The aim is
to launch this programme in September 2022.