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Nottingham University Business School champions Global Compact Network's #mySPACE4Change sustainability initiative


Nottingham University Business School (NUBS) Malaysia is proud to be a champion of the #mySPACE4Change initiative aimed at accelerating sustainable solutions launched on 9 June 2020 by Global Compact Network Malaysia (GCMY) at the Malaysian Houses of Parliament.

Officiated by Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Parliament of Malaysia, YB Dato’ Haji Mohd Rashid bin Hasnon, the initiative establishes the largest private-sector enabled and corporate social responsibility (CSR) driven national multimedia platform in Malaysia. The platform aims to promote the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development through public service announcements by partner creative agencies.

NUBS Malaysia has had a long-standing working relationship with GCMY. In October 2019, Director of Research, Associate Professor Mohan V. Avvari moderated a panel discussion on ‘Realising the Value of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – The ROI of Good Business’ at a GCMY ‘SDG Insight Series’ event, also held at the Malaysian Houses of Parliament. More recently, in May 2020, the Business School and GCMY jointly hosted a webinar featuring NUBS Honorary Professor of Sustainable Business, Tim Gocher, who spoke on how impact investment should play a role in the COVID-19 response.

Dean, Associate Professor Lau Chee Kwong said, “We are proud to support Global Compact Network Malaysia’s #mySPACE4Change initiative, whose commitment towards achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals goes hand-in-hand with Nottingham University Business School being a UN PRME (Principles of Responsible Management Education) Champion School.”

“Issues of sustainability and social responsibility have been at the core of what we do at the Business School, from research to teaching. Indeed, our Undergraduate and MBA programmes have been designed with ethics and sustainability themes built into the curriculum,” he added.

“We congratulate Global Compact Network Malaysia on the launch of this novel initiative, and look forward to forging more connections with GCMY and the SDG cause in the future.”

About Nottingham University Business School Malaysia

Nottingham University Business School is part of an elite global group of business schools accredited by the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) and the Association of MBAs (AMBA), with a vision to shape the future of responsible business and management in an increasingly inter-connected world. The School has unrivalled global reach through tri-campus locations in the UK, China and Malaysia, offering unique perspectives and connections to changing business ideas. Established in 2000, NUBS Malaysia has 20 years of experience in teaching and scholarship in business, management and executive education, providing students with insights into Asian business growth and development whilst reading towards a British degree.

NUBS brings a distinctive global awareness and perspective to issues of social responsibility and sustainability. The School was among the first UK business schools to champion the United Nations Principles of Responsible Management Education (UN PRME), and continues to be in its fourth cycle as a UN PRME Champion School.

For more information on #mySPACE4Change or Nottingham University Business School programmes, contact:

Assistant Professor Chan Wen Li, Director of Information and Communications, NUBS Malaysia

Associate Professor Mohan V Avvari, Director of Research, NUBS Malaysia

(Article image caption: Group photo at the launch of the #mySPACE4Change initiative at the Malaysian Houses of Parliament)

(Thumbnail image caption: (from left to right) Chan Wen Li, YB Dato’ Haji Mohd Rashid bin Hasnon, Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Parliament of Malaysia, Dr Mohan Avvari, Faroze Nadar, Executive Director, Global Compact Network Malaysia) 


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Notes to editors: The University of Nottingham is a research-intensive university with a proud heritage, consistently ranked among the world's top 100. Studying at the University of Nottingham is a life-changing experience and we pride ourselves on unlocking the potential of our 44,000 students - Nottingham was named both Sports and International University of the Year in the 2019 Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, was awarded gold in the TEF 2017 and features in the top 20 of all three major UK rankings. We have a pioneering spirit, expressed in the vision of our founder Sir Jesse Boot, which has seen us lead the way in establishing campuses in China and Malaysia - part of a globally connected network of education, research and industrial engagement. We are ranked eighth for research power in the UK according to REF 2014. We have six beacons of research excellence helping to transform lives and change the world; we are also a major employer and industry partner - locally and globally.

Posted on 9th June 2020

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