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University of Nottingham Malaysia and UN-GCMYB sign MoU to promote sustainability

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A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Nottingham University Business School (NUBS), University of Nottingham Malaysia (UNM) and UN Global Compact Malaysia & Brunei (UNGCMYB) was signed on 6 May 2021. 

The MoU expresses a convergence of NUBS Malaysia and UNGCMYB’s common agenda of promoting sustainability and the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in business and society.  The promotion of the UN-SDGs will be through collaborations in activities related to research, executive education and training, hosting of seminars and conferences, and business leaders’ sessions in various topics related to sustainability for business and society. 

The MoU was announced in an online event in the presence of UNM academics Professor Andy Chan, Interim Vice Provost for Research and Knowledge Exchange; Dr Jason Pandya-Wood,  Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences; Dr Lau Chee Kwong,  Dean of NUBS Malaysia; and Dr Avvari V. Mohan, Director of Research, NUBS. Also present were Faroze Nadar, Executive Director of UNGCMYB and members of UNGCMYB and NUBS faculty.

The MoU aims to enhance the University’s engagement with the industry and community in sustainability, as well as with UN-SDG related research and knowledge exchange activities of NUBS Malaysia. 

NUBS is a UN-Principles of Responsible Management Research (UN-PRME) Champion School and its vision is ‘To shape the future of responsible business and management in an increasingly interconnected world’ with activities to educate and influence leaders, managers and citizens from across the world to achieve success in a sustainable way. “This MoU will bring synergy to and create more impact in sustainability-related activities that NUBS and UNGCYMB have already been doing”, said Dr Avvari.

“Business schools have a key role in closing the gap between sustainability aspiration and actions. UNGCMYB’s formal partnership with NUBS will envision ways and solutions to do so from both thought leadership and practical aspects,” said Faroze Nadar, Executive Director of UNGCMYB.

He also extended his gratitude to Dr Avvari for his continuous support and expressed his confidence that this collaboration would result in a growth in the body of Malaysian centric corporate sustainability knowledge that will inspire actions.

This MoU between NUBS and UN-GCMY, with their shared agendas of promoting sustainability and UN-SDGs in business and community, will augment the collaborative work both organisations have been doing to promote Sustainability and UN-SDG action in the Malaysian business community through activities like research projects, joint webinars, case studies, organising industry roundtables and the development of case studies and guidebooks.

(Article and thumbnail image caption: The MoU between NUBS Malaysia and UN-GCMYB was announced at a virtual ceremony held on 6 May 2021.)


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Posted on 12th May 2021

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