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BSL Launches New Thought Leadership Strategy

Business School Lausanne released new Thought Leadership strategy aiming to contribute to a transformation of the economy and society by enabling business to positively contribute to a better world through the development of strategic resilience and responsible leaders. The strategy encapsulates what BSL has accomplished over the past three years and provides a beacon for where the school is headed.

The Thought Leadership strategy comes in the context of helping companies to become responsible leaders and innovate for sustainability. One of its main objectives is to support the implementation, measuring and impact monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in business.

The strategy outlines three main activity streams:

a) Conceptual Design:  Groundbreaking concept development

Creating accessible and relevant frameworks and tools for companies and their executives to use in their strategic efforts towards positive impact

b) Action Research & Education: Applying research to learning and business contexts     

Enabling long-term strategic resilience and future-relevant people capacity through innovative programs, consulting support or case studies

c) Platform Collaboratories: Reframing context and co-creating change

Building and energizing platforms for a coherent framing of the discussion around relevant issues and related opportunities

To create strategic coherence in its activities and to better leverage its resources, BSL endeavors to focus on high impact activities under one thought leadership umbrella – The S.O.S for Sustainability Leadership (or Sustainability Leadership Hub): Achieving Seismic Organizational Shifts in service of a better world. 


“The working principle of all three areas of activities of the S.O.S. for BSL is that each initiative feeds on and grows as a result of activity not only within its own area, but also the two other defined areas. For example, all Action Research & Education contributes to general thought leadership including Conceptual Design. Conceptual Design work contributes to Action Research & Education that in turn can also be applied and tested within the Platform Collaboratories,” explains Dr. Katrin Muff.

Download the BSL Thought Leadership Strategy (2016)



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